Nathan’s Birthday Party

This is our friend Etta Belle:

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We visit her in Bartlesville, to play violin or give blessings or do song and dance numbers. She is amazing, and misses her husband:

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She is also an exceptional artist:

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So we decided we would crash her place to open Nathan’s presents:

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And he racked it up!

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And he opened my present!

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It was a gift card for four private sessions of glass blowing class!

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I also got him a five year old with multiple fractures and behavior problems, but we didn’t take pictures of that bundle of joy.

Happy birthday, Nathan!

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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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