A Family Affair

6.24.2011

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It's not uncommon in our large family for holidays and birthdays to fall on close dates. April is our busiest month with three birthdays (almost four with my mom's being on the first of May) and my parent's anniversary. But June gets almost as hectic with Father's Day, Amy's birthday and Lindsay's all within a week. To make things simpler, we knock all the celebrating out at once. Here's a little preview of our Father's Day slash dual birthday festivity right before I headed to my false orientation.

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We don't skimp when it comes to food. Almost everyone brought a dish. From Jimmy's gourmet bruschetta (pronounced broo-sket-uh as Jim and Chris will remind you), Mom's longtime favorite Green Goddess carrotts and Elsa's delightful Peruvian cookies -- alfajores.

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If the many lunch dishes weren't enough to stuff me silly, dessert was plentiful also. Note the girls keeping a careful eye on the sweets as Mimi lights the candles.

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You're never to old to blow out your candles. Happy birthday to both my sistas! Much love to you both.

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