Mom’s 70th Birthday in Durham

 - by Gretel

March was a very busy month! I was in San Antonio for a conference the first week, in Philadelphia for a conference last weekend, and we went to Durham for my Mom’s 70th birthday in the middle. We drove this time, renting a van and making the two-day trek across the eastern half of the country. It was a good time overall, but definitely a long drive.

Here are some pictures of the family event. It was great to have the whole family there – all four siblings, spouses, and 12 grandchildren! It made for a loud, fun, and intense three days.

The full photostream is on Flickr, but some selected photos are below.

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Tim, Kate and baby Isa

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Lots of playing in the backyard, with cousin Ben being the center of the fun.

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Bill and Cathy, enjoying watching the outside fun.

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Maggie and Evelyn. Evelyn sort of wondered what this “outside” thing was.

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More outside fun in wonderful 70 degree weather.

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Ilyana being carried by Ava while Micah looks on. (She managed to be carried by someone most of the weekend!)

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A brief view of dinnertime, with everyone in the dining room.

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Isa trying to decide if he can eat Evelyn’s hand (he eventually did, and she didn’t mind).

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My personal favorite of the two babies.

Again, the other pictures are here.