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?

4 comments:

  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! :)

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    1. Weird how that works!gotta love family!

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  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!

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    1. That's awesome with your sisters!

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