It's been awhile since my last Blast from the Past so I thought it might be fun to do another one. For this week's BFTP I decided to focus on my wonderful relationship with my only "real" sibling. I have two older step siblings but only one full sibling. My younger brother Joe and I have ALWAYS been SO VERY CLOSE. I just can't imagine my life without him.
Me at 3 helping to give my little baby brother a bath
We had our share of fights growing up, mainly him beating me up, but my god we were so close. Thankfully, we remain very close today. Even though we are three years apart, there are times when he feels like my twin because we ARE so close. I am so thankful to have him in my life and it is so amazing to see him as "Uncle Joe" to Nathan and Austin and soon to be Haley. For several years it was just me, my brother, and my mom. The three of us. The three of us are so close and we are an incredibly affectionate family. We say "I love you" all the time, like non stop, and we are never afraid to talk about our innermost feelings with one another.
Me at 3 again with oh sooooooo lovely pants and shoes. Thanks Mom! LOL!
I know you all are mad jealous of my pants and shoes! Just admit it!
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Me at 3 again. I adore and cherish this picture with my brother. I have no clue what the serious look on my face is for. This same day they DID get a totally happy SMILE from me with the individual shot.
Me at 5
Me at 5 again. Notice the big hair cut?! My mom SOOO DID NOT get my hair cut. My evil step mom did it without my mom's permission. Nice huh? Most step mom's are fine and wonderful, mine? Was not so wonderful. My step dad on the other hand has been in my life for 20 plus years and he is my dad just as much as my real dad was before he passed away in '95. Step parents CAN rock!
Me at 6
Me at ?????? No date on back of picture.
Me dressed up for the Freshman Dance. Can you say wayyyyyy toooo much Aqua Net?!!!!!!!!!!! And my baby fat awkward stage?!!!!!!!!!!
Me at 20. 20!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And me in a DRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! SHOCKING I KNOW!
Me at 22 on my wedding day. Joe was Kevin's Best Man.
I am SO VERY lucky and blessed to have him in my life.
Obviously, there are many more photos of the two of us but it's getting late or should I say early, it's nearly 2 am, OMG, and I really should go to bed.
(Edited to add a link of a more recent picture of Joe) --
Joe has changed a lot since my wedding day, HERE is a pretty recent picture of him from Nathan's birthday party. He doesn't have any trouble getting the chicks, trust me lol!
Ok, I need to go to bed now, I AM getting older after all. lol.
PS I FINALLY updated our picture Flickr account! There are 5 new pages of pics. Some of which I have not posted here on my blog.
PPS I would LOVE to hear about any sibling relationships you may have. I often wonder how many siblings my online friends and readers have, if any.