My big brother Jim is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Happy birthday, Jim! This t-shirt was from his son and it says "Born in 1946; Limited edition."
His birthday bash was held last weekend at his house in Ohio and I'm glad to say that Ben and Paul and I were all there. It was a lot of fun to see my brothers and my sister again. I think the last time we were all together was three years ago.
That's my brother Glenn on the right, then Jean, then Jim, and then me.
Many of my extended family were also there and it was great to see them.
We all love watching the little ones having fun, like cute Clarke here who is making faces with his father's face.
And we love seeing the ones who were once little and are now growing up, like inquisitive Reed who was fascinated by our tales of bobcats in Colorado.
And what a treat it was to meet this charmer, my grand-nephew Owen, who will soon be one year old.
I'm quite a fan of my sister-in-law, Kathy, here in the blue shirt, who is the mother of five of my nieces and nephews. I've known her since she was eighteen, can you imagine? We're shown here with Kathy's daughter Amy and four of Kathy's grandchildren.
Jim and Kathy were great hosts and Kathy even got Captain America to drop by and wish Jim a Happy Birthday.
Jean brought Jim a pan of my mother's much loved homemade fudge and then surprised the rest of us with little packages of it to take home. I've already had three pieces!
And if all that wasn't enough I finally got my 2016 Mother's Day photo. Thanks to Paul for posing and to Amy for taking the picture!
Jim is a big fan of my blog and one of the reasons I write it. Have a great day, Jim!