Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of David Brenneman after his passing in September 2013. * Congratulations to David Spiro, Nathan Curtis, and Dawn Seckler, who all welcomed babies this year. David and wife Ri Alam celebrated the arrival of Madeleine Adele on March 15. On June 6 two little babies named Charlie were born: Nathan and his wife, Kimberly, had a little girl, Charlotte “Charlie,” and Dawn and husband Greg Baltus had a little boy, Charles Buzz. * Congratulations to Eben Peck as well. In June he and his wife, Colette, welcomed Stuart Alexander Peck, who joins sister Lucy and dog Landry. Stuart has already spent time with members of the growing Washington-area Colby ’98 baby boom, including the kids of Chris Coakley, Todd Poling, and Jesse Carlson. Eben recently started a new job as vice president of government affairs for the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), where he’s responsible for all of ASTA’s federal and state lobbying efforts as well as its political action committee, ASTAPAC. * Brian and Kristelle Aherne Gill, Peter and Sarah Eno Felmly, and Raja and Liz Hooper Bala met up for a family camping weekend in Freeport, Maine. Raja impressed all with his ability to catch fish freehand in the local rivers. * Samantha Spielman and her husband recently celebrated their six-year anniversary and the first birthday of their amazing daughter, Livia. They live in Wilton, Conn., only about a mile from Betsy Kies Raftery. Samantha works as an elementary school teacher. * Emily Larsen’s daughter turned 1 in September. Emily and her husband are expecting another child in April 2014! Emily continues to teach high school biology in Phoenix and is preparing to apply for a physician assistant program next year. * Congratulations to Kevin Zimmerman Thurston, who married Brooke McNally ’03 June 29 on Mayflower Hill. Forty-five Colby grads were in attendance. * Cindy Lohmann Million welcomed a daughter, Hazel, to her family June 24. Last March Cindy and her family traveled to Maine to visit Rachel Gitelson ’00 and her family and to ski at Sunday River. Cindy said, “It was great to be in Maine and introduce our son to skiing.” * Chris and Kristina Smith Gates were part of a small Colby gathering this summer at Hammonasset State Park in Connecticut. They had a fun, short family camping trip with Taylor Smith, Geoff Kelsey, and Harris Eisenstadt.