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Lindsey's birthday

We celebrated Lindsey's 17th birthday for several days while we were on vacation. Here she is with her cousins and aunt. Nathaniel, Brinley, Lindsey, Morgan, and my sister. We went bowling on her actual birthday a few hours before the Osmonds and MoTab concert. Christopher is showing us his sweet skills here.
Lindsey is about to open her gift from her cousins, which was a cute blouse and a bracelet that she loved.
After the concert, Morgan and Lindsey and their dates for the night, Michael and Brian, came over to play cards. They had an awesome time.
The girls changed out of their dresses and into comfy clothes and the boys just relaxed, still dressed up from the conference center. Brian loved showing off his card tricks. He was really doing an awesome job!
Hanging out at Aunt Julie and Uncle Tom's was really fun. We stayed there for three nights in Riverton at their house, then headed down south to Las Vegas.
Madison was busy knitting a scarf while we were there. Her Oma taught her how to knit. Nathaniel had just completed his big Eagle project and as a reward, was able to finally break into the Rock Band game that was in the basement, still in the box.


Julie said…
Wow - 17?!?! How did that happen? Happy birthday Lindsey!!! Celebrating a birthday for several days is the best!!
Morgan said…
man i still love lindsey for agreeing to the date, i had such a blast and perhaps someday i'll repay her. <3 you lindsey!

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