I took none of the following photos, which explains why I really love them. I wish I had more.
Last Friday, Chris was home overnight, and Dave was just a week past his birthday, so we had a family dinner to celebrate those two things. It was an excellent evening, at which only one of us took photos, which was really a shame because we'd spiffed up the patio, laid on a good-sized meal which included Chris's special request for roast beef and yorkshire pudding and shared the hand-made birthday greetings that some of the people at Dave's 60th birthday had given us to present to Dave on his next significant birthday. Food, drink, friends, family, balloons, kids, and emotion---it couldn't have been better, unless it had been bigger, which Dave had especially asked that we not do.
Dave, post-food, pre-birthday greetings:
Me and our friend Merv, watching kids' hi-jinks:
And an especially lovely photo of Emily:
We have been so lucky to have such wonderful days to treasure.