Monday, July 16, 2012

Family Similarities

Lee and I took a quick jaunt to LA this last weekend for our nephew's baptism and to help my sister and brother-in-law clean up their apartment before moving to Iowa.

(On a side note, yay for completing Item 4 on my Summer of Progress and Fun list!)

My crazy nephews!

I can't believe my nephew is 8 years old! I remember when I first met this little guy--my heart just melted. Gosh, I'm going to miss them--Iowa is so far away!

At my nephew's baptism with the Mad Scientist

Anyway, over the two days of travel and being in LA, I was told on three separate occasions that I either sounded like, looked like, or acted like each of my three sisters.

Gem the Rocker and the Phoenix

You know, when I was a teenager, I would have cringed if someone told me this. I was my own person; I didn't want to be associated with those weird people.

Dimples and I flexing our muscles

But now, it sure is a compliment. I love my sisters and brother a whole bunch and we are definitely good friends now that we're older. I hope I can live up to their good (and crazy) names!

Happy family picture

Crazy family picture

How has your relationship with your siblings changed as you've gotten older?


  1. Love that last pic!

    My brother and I are 10 years apart, so we really are nothing like each other.
    For many years, he resented that I had been like a "second mom" to him. But recently, we've gotten much closer, and I really like him now! :)

    1. Weird how that works!gotta love family!

  2. Family is such a weird thing - you don't get to choose them, and you can't really replace them. So we're stuck with them. But that stuck-together thing can be such a blessing!! We were "us against the world" growing up - I have 3 sisters. We're still that way - very close! Now I'm trying to teach my kids the value of family. Thanks for the reminder!

    1. That's awesome with your sisters!


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