Wordless Wednesday - 4.14.10

Today is a very special day.

21 years ago today I was blessed with the best gift I could have ever received from my parents besides my own life, a brother.

My little brother isn't so little anymore.

Happy 21st Birthday Neil!
We love you!

Without Neil, my life wouldn't be complete.

I wouldn't know the joy of sibling love... or the joy *cough* of sibling rivalry.

We wouldn't have gotten to spend endless hours playing together. Building lego towns, block towers, and all the fun things kids build. Going on adventures, vacations, amusement parks, reading together, playing outside together, playing games {you KNOW we was pimp with them Pokemon ;) }, even doing chores. I wouldn't trade a second of my time with him for the world!

I wouldn't know the immense feeling of love I felt the first time he held Elijah. Or every time he comes up to see him. I also wouldn't know the huge feeling of pride and love I felt the other day when Elijah said Neil for the very first time after looking at his photo.

My life also wouldn't contain so many inside jokes.

I could own purple undergarments, I would not feel guilty about the scars under his lip or in the back of his head and I wouldn't know what things like this mean:

"Yes they come with the little pants and the little hat. They come as a set. From sears."

"This is Neil. I don't care."

"I dont know man, being an elf sounds like something you should do in private!"

"What the Five?"

Without Neil, My life would have been boring!

Thank you Mom for giving life to this brother I love so much.
Thank you Neil for being my brother and for loving me too! Happy Birthday, you adult you! xoxox



Auntie E said...

Happy birthday to your brother. I have four of them!!
My WW link for you

Libby Lu said...

Brothers are the best! Happy birthday to yours! Happy WW!

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday to your baby brother! I have a little brother, too. He's over in Afghanistan right now and we miss him terribly :(

Baby bro's are the best!

*.::alex::.* said...

Happy Birthday to your brother, Neil!

Sibling Love..... ahhhh, that is one heck of a love hate relationship. HAHA~!

Happy WW!


Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

Happy Birthday Neil!

jen p said...

now go get him drunk! legally...

Neil said...

I love you, Erin!! Thanks for the amazing post this reallllly made my day!!! PS- I look gangster in that cardigan

granny said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO NEIL!on his 21st I have so many great memories of both of you growing up! I am so happy to see him turn 21!!I love you both so very much and always will. I used to call him gas ass because his mother always had him in his car seat going somewhere! lots of love

Brandy Ellen said...

Awww... Happy Birthday to your brother!!!

Happy WW too!

MOM said...

Great Pics made me cry!! I love you both very much!!It seems like yesterday for me that you two were that age with the "hat and the pants!!!"Happy Birthday Neil

Kristi Bonney said...

Happy 21st birthday to your little brother! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking your WW post up on my linky. Have a great day!

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

Pricousins said...

what cute pics! Happy Birthday Neil!

Amber @ Because Babies Grow Up said...

What a terrific birthday post for your brother. Thanks for visiting today :)

Olivia said...

How sweet! Happy Birthday to your brother and Happy WW too!

StacieinAtlanta said...

That is the sweetest post!

Krajcimama said...

What a great post!

I want to go and call my sister and just scream: MONTANA!!! (total inside joke between us)

Thanks for sharing and following me on Twitter! It's so great to "meet" you!

Carma Sez said...

Hope your brother had an awesome birthday. What the five??? (loves it)

Pamela M. Kramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

oh wow that is sweet!

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