Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SWEET 16...I mean...

My brother did NOT want us to call his sixteenth his "sweet 16" and celebrate like we did for mine. We had a low key dinner at my grandparents with our awesome family and my grandparents got CREATIVE with making my brothers cake. Backstory -- he is a lead drummer in his high school's drumline -- boys got talent. So, what did they make? A freakin Pearl Drum. AMAZING.




My Nanny made amazing sweet and sour chicken with grilled pineapple and everything. They are both amazing at cooking and baking and hope to have even HALF of the skills they do once I'm their age.



 Seeing this next shot makes my heart so happy. I love the relationship Caleb and my brother have. It's so sweet, they are hilarious together, and they truly act like brothers. I couldn't ask for a better brotherly figure for my baby brother, than my husband.

and honestly...how beautiful is Sophie?!


The night was just great. Being able to celebrate the young man my baby brother is becoming makes my heart swell. So once again, happy 16th Brandon, we are so proud of you!!

Sunday was fun...I got the house to myself while Caleb went to the Bengals game with his brother (its his birthday today -- happyyyy birthday Jared!!). I cleaned, relaxed, and did absolutely nothing. I loved it. Later on when Caleb got home, I went out and grabbed our dinner, and before I got back home Caleb was frantically texting me to "get home quick!". As you probably know by now, the mid-west was hit pretty hard with storms/tornadoes Sunday evening. Luckily, we are safe, but our power went out for about 4 hours. Which meant it was time to cue the candles and snuggles. It was so awesome, like I said yesterday, spending some uninterrupted time with Caleb, no phones, no distractions. Love it.

Happy Tuesday, friends!

14 comments:

  1. awww! That cake is awesome and your family sounds amazing too :)

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  2. That cake is so awesome!! Glad your brother had a great birthday and you guys could be there to help celebrate :)

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  3. I'm sure I've said it before, but I think I was ready to run to the wedding chapel and marry Freddie when he met my family and starting treating them and loving them as his own. The best!

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  4. what a cool cake!!! glad he had an "un sweet" sixteen :)

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  5. Oh my goodness...my baby brother is going to have his "sweet" 16 next month! So crazy :) Don't you just love watching your little brother grow up? They're becoming young gentlemen...slowly :)

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  6. That cake is genius. What a doll face he is. Except for that's way worse than saying happy sweet sixteen. Muahaha

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  7. Happy Birthday to Brandon!!! He sure is handsome! I love that he's the lead drummer…that takes some talent! I often think that our garage will be turned into a "rehearsal space" one of these days.

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  8. What a cool cake! Happy 16th to your "little" bro!

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  9. The picture of you and your brother is adorable! Also, that cake is incredible. I wish I had an ounce of artistic talent...

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  10. I love seeing you with your brother because it reminds me how sweet it is to the older sibling. My little brother is a junior in highschool and I just couldn't imagine life without him.

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  11. Happy birthday to your brother! And can we talk about how candles seem to fix everything? Come home from a bad day at work - light a candle. Boom - all better :-)

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  12. Awww... Happy birthday to your brother!!! That cake is AMAZING!!! :-)

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  13. That cake is seriously awesome!! Nanny & Buddy rock! :)

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