I have no idea why Sibling Day got all crazy on social media this year, but I’m going to embrace it. Sibs ARE awesome, important in our lives, and I love having 5 of them!! 3 boys & 3 girls! I actually think it’s a good idea to take a day to celebrate them. But we’re going to have to find a way to incorporate cake and possibly bunting…. maybe a few poms poms.
You should check out this TED talk on the sibling bond. The speaker mentions the interesting fact that our siblings are the only family members who are with us our whole lives! Even longer than our spouses and parents. He also points to evidence that ALL PARENTS HAVE FAVORITES. I knew it!! :)
I can’t even get into writing everything I’ve learned from each of my sibs and from being part of a large family. Of course, all of us were super annoying at times, but we worked together and learned from each other. And if that didn’t work out, we bit, pinched, and punched. Haha. :)
My big brother & me! We’re the closest in age out of any two sibs in the whole family! I think we’re dressed in our Easter attire here, so I thought it was timely! By the way, they’re selling little ruffled anklets like the ones I’m wearing in the pic at Target these days….. I’m basically vintage now. So happy Kelly made it out to Colorado this year to visit with his family — best time ever!!!
Loved growing up sandwiched between two brothers. Can you believe I got Luke to match me???? Something fun about Luke and me is that we actually were at the same college together for a year? Or two? That was pretty cute. We would eat together in the dining hall sometimes, and he ended up marrying one of my El.Ed. classmates. Can’t believe I haven’t been to his house in FLORIDA yet. He’s the only one of us who managed to get out and go somewhere truly warm! Smart!!!
I can’t stop calling Josiah white. I don’t know why. I haven’t returned to my natural Irish roots since coming back from the Dominican (seriously – it definitely helps living in sunny Colorado). I love that he decided to go to college in CO, and that we get to see him a good bit. I was his “mom” dropping him off at college in the pic above. I think I did a great job!! I didn’t cry or anything. Josiah and I have an agreement where the two of us can make decisions for the family. If the two of us decide on something, the consensus is reached! One vote for the oldies from me, and one for the young ones from Josiah. It actually works REALLY well. :)
Love my Hannah Elizabeth-Rose! I finally got a sister just when I didn’t want one. I was hoping Josiah would be a girl, but by the time Hbear rolled around… I was happy to be the only girl and not impressed with that little screamer. Thanks for ruining my life. Just kidding. More like thanks for finally being (almost) big enough to wear my clothes, and I can at least wear your baggy xc sweats. Your visits to Denver are huge highlights of my year… good thing you decided to run xc if you know what I mean. ;) ;)
Yeah, I still have a little sis who I can tote around on my back!! It’s pretty cool. AJ is sweet, hilarious, and the true BABY of the family. We will tease you about that for LIFE. Or at least until we are in our wheelchairs, and you are pushing us around. I love that you are super girly and mom’s little clone. Don’t even get me started on my favorite AJ jokes!
Okay, so we have a bonus sib!!!!!!! Someone who has been in our family longer than one of our “blood sisters.” Someone who spent a lot of time sewing our wedding bunting.
Love this happy pic of my brother and my sister-in-law She is now an extra-official member of the family because she’s become a running addict. We also have our own secret language… so there’s that!!
I hope I didn’t make any math mistakes in this post guys…. I get a little confused about peoples’ ages… I was home schooled. Just kidding, Mom!!!!! :)
So I love big sentimental posts… can’t help it. I could’ve made this twice as long. I hope my sibs don’t read this, because if they were decent sibs, they’d do a word count of their respective paragraphs in an attempt to determine who’s my current favorite. :)
Do you have sibs? Wish you had more? I always wished for a sister closer to my age, but they’re growing up now so it’s all working out! And we never had to fight over the one bathroom at Mom & Dad’s so we can be thankful for that!!!