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Monday, November 16, 2015

Welcome to adulthood

Today, my (baby) brother turns 18.

He's officially an "adult", which kind of blows my mind. I remember when he was born, and I was SO EXCITED to finally have a brother. I was 7 years old, so I was kinda lonely with no siblings up until that point. I just knew we would be best friends, and I'm really thankful that I was right.

I'm really thankful to have a brother who is so loving, so goofy, so caring, and so fun to hang out with. He's wise beyond his years - he and I have been through a lot together; a lot of pain, a lot of love, and a ton of laughter. I'm so grateful he actually enjoys hanging out with his older sister ;) we've made so many memories in our short life together, that I couldn't count them all if I tried.

I'm especially grateful for the man my husband is, for loving Brandon like a true brother. When they are together, things get crazy, weird, and hilarious. I love them both to pieces and am so thankful for the true friendship they've formed. I didn't even suggest that Brandon be a groomsmen in our wedding (since those positions were up to him to fill), and Caleb genuinely wanted him to be part of the party. That meant the world to me!
throwback to 2009 ;) crazy how much can change in a few years! 
Brandon, I know you're going to do amazing things with your life. I'm proud of the man you've become and I can't wait to watch your future unfold. Keep being selfless, keep being awesome, and keep working hard. Thanks for being the brother and friend I've always needed. I love you! Enjoy your birthday, you deserve it!!

Happy Monday, friends!


  1. Happy Birthday for your bro :)!

  2. Happy birthday to your brother! Love that ya'll have an awesome relationship :)

  3. Happy Birthday to your brother!

  4. Aww so sweet!! Happy Birthday to your brother! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Happy belated birthday to your brother! Maybe having to wait 7 years to have a sibling was a good thing. My brother and I are only two years apart so we seemed to not get along as much as we were growing up. Now things are good though. There is nothing like the relationship between a brother and a sister. :)

  6. Happy belated birthday to your brother - just wait until he gets older, or graduates from college, then'll you'll really feel like the older sister ;)

  7. Love all these pics! :) So awesome that you guys have an amazing relationship- it's why I always wanted a brother!!


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