Simon and Sarah, Kerensa and Thida. Today's birthday party felt a lot like a reunion from the three years I lived in the Bay Area (1996 - 1999). We're all much the same as fifteen years ago, with the addition of some pounds, some grey hairs, and some awesome children (all three unevenly distributed). Also, generally a much stronger sense of ourselves. I think we win. Heather and Nalo, foreground, Diana and Jim in the back. Shannon with baby Avi, wearing a proud U Chicago shirt. Kavya teaches Susan and Debbie Kid Carcassone.
Last pics from the party. Heather and River in adorably matching geeky t-shirts. Anand first climbs on Nalo's head (sorry!) and then I'm afraid may have kicked her. He thought it was funny; we're working on it. Jed and Simon build an elaborate pyramid, which unfortunately didn't survive long. And finally, me and Arthur. I think we're greying at a comparable rate.