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23 Years Ago…

by Courtney on December 14, 2010

Man, I am a lucky girl! I got to have another delicious, home-cooked meal tonight, courtesy of mi Madre!


Homemade chicken parm + shells with homemade sauce. Mmmm mmm GOOD. :-P


Tonight’s dinner wasn’t just any dinner though…today is actually a very important day for somebody special in my life! :mrgreen:

It’s my brother’s BIRTHDAY!!!


I can’t believe my “little” brother is 23 years old today?!? :shock:

I’ll admit…23 years ago when this guy came into my life, I wasn’t always super excited about having a younger brother. It would annoy the crap out of me when he’d do things like mess up all my Precious Places, tattle on me with any and everything he could think of, and try to spy on me when my friends were over.

Oh, and let’s not forget all the attention he stole once he showed off his cute, chubby face. :roll: I’d pick on him pretty bad, always saying it was ok because he was “smaller than me.” My parents warned me…he wasn’t always going to be smaller!


But then it was time for the “little guy” to start Kindergarten, so I guess you could say my “Big Sister” instincts started to kick in and he became a little less of a pain. That’s not to say there still weren’t days where I would have been happy to trade him away for a few extra Lisa Frank folders. ;)


As we grew older, I think it’s safe to say we went through some “Love/Hate” times, which is nothing out of the ordinary for siblings. My parents were right – he definitely wasn’t “smaller” anymore. But once we were both finished with high school, I’d say we really started to become close.


And now I can honestly say that I don’t know what I’d do without having him around.



To the best little brother a girl could ask for…


Happy Birthday, Dan!!

And on that note, it’s time to call it a night. :)

Question for the Evening:

Do you have any siblings? Are you close with them?

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jess December 14, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Happy birthday to your bro! I have two older sisters and an older brother. We’re all very close!


2 Jessica @ How Sweet December 14, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Happy birthday to your brother!


3 tat December 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post!!!! great pictures!


4 vvvv December 14, 2010 at 9:57 pm

you are so beautiful!!!!!!!!


5 Di @ December 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Happy Birthday ‘little’ brother ! Hope it was great.


6 Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover December 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Nothing beats Mom-made food!
Loved the pics of you and your brother.
You guys look so cute!


7 Mariana December 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm

WOW your brother and I are exactly the same age. I have a sister; she is 17 and we are very close.


8 sonal chopra December 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Happy birthday to your brother :) I have a little sister, 8 years younger and unfortunately we live away and I can barely ever make it to her birthday :( Loved to see all the beautiful pictures you have up here…


9 movesnmunchies December 15, 2010 at 2:02 am

no way we have the same bday!! tell him happy bday!!


10 Liz @ Blog is the New Black December 15, 2010 at 7:02 am

Happy birthday to Brother Sweet Tooth! ;)

How cute were you guys as kids?! (And now!) I am very close with my 2 youngr brothers.


11 withasideofhope December 15, 2010 at 8:24 am

Happy Birthday to your brother!! I have a younger sister and we are really close. She is my best friend. :)


12 Brittney December 15, 2010 at 8:30 am

Awww cute! I also have a younger brother and it sounds like our upbringing/relationship was similar. Yay for little brothers :)


13 CaSaundra December 15, 2010 at 9:28 am

Aww this is such a great post–sounds like a great brother to me..and I am sure he thinks you’re a great sister as well!


14 Shanna, like Banana December 15, 2010 at 10:54 am

Awww, what a sweet post ;)

I have a half-sister and we are not close at all. I like my in-laws better than her!


15 Leanne December 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Very cute post!!

I have two sisters and although its not always easy, deep down we are best friends and love eachother to the moon and back!


16 Kelly December 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm

So cute!! Happy birthday to your little bro! I have brother that is 3 years younger than me and we have always been close. As a kid he was definitely my best friend and we did everything together! Now, we are still close and make it a point to talk on the phone at least once a week and go out to dinner at least once a month.


17 Kayla December 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Aww, you and your brother are way cute! I have FOUR little brothers and although I love them, we always have our hate moments, too!


18 Katy December 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Awww I love this post! I am an only child so I missed out on the whole sibling experience, but this semester I gained 36 sorority sisters if that counts? ;)


19 Michelle December 15, 2010 at 5:06 pm

It is so fun to reminisce about the good, old days!


20 Vanessa December 15, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I have two brothers. One is 2 yrs older, the other is 7 yrs younger. I think of them both as my friends. I am very close to them. I look up to my little brother and consider him my best friend. Growing up I was his 2nd Mommy,haha, but now he is one who teaches me stuff. I am blessed.


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