Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Thing About Little Brothers

The thing about little brothers is that they come along and steal your limelight.


They smell and make weird noises. They are the first to point out a zit on your chin. They celebrate the fact that you failed your driving test. Five times. And they never let you forget the time you decided to make a 173-point turn inside the garage, because you thought that would be easier than putting your VW Bug into reverse and backing out the driveway.

But...

then they grow up and marry somebody really cool.

And they provide your kids with some of the world's best cousins!



And, suddenly, you realize that a little brother can be one of the most amazing people you know.


(Luckily, he will never hear this sappy confession, because he thinks blogs are as dumb as turning a VW around in the garage...)

Thanks, J & C!


Memories of a very Amish Thanksgiving...










12 comments:

Heidi said...

I wanna go one year! That looks like so much fun. I'm glad you had a great time!

brooke said...

I wish I could have seen the 173 point turn in the garage.

Lauren in GA said...

I don't care what he says. I think a 173-point turn is pretty impressive. Your tenacity is truly impressive.

Such a lovely post. I am glad you all had a lovely time together.

You are so right...he totally redeemed himself by providing you a fabulous Sister-in-Law and great cousins for your kids.

Anna said...

We are J & C fans here at our house. We met them in Boston, they are great!

Lauren in GA said...

Oh, and by the way...that is the greatest picture of you and your sweet baby brother. You were just trying to love him to death, weren't you?

calibosmom said...

I don't know about little brothers but I would know a thing or two about big ones-five to be exact! Older/younger they are all wonderannoyingful! I love Amish country.

Christie said...

It WAS so much fun and is already tucked away in our memories as one of the best thanksgivings ever. Thanks so much for everything!

Christie said...

P.S. I will make him read this now. I'll pass along his very heartfelt comments, too. :-)

queenieweenie said...

You and Christie are both so cool that I secretly want to be part of your family!

You both have amazingly beautiful families!

Cathy said...

Cool! The turn sounds cool too!

crystal said...

I love that photo of the kids lined up down the table...and your brother at the very back.

(Please tell me you had apple pie at Amish Thanksgiving....)

Travelin'Oma said...

It looks so fun! I love the cute photo!

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