Thursday, April 16, 2009

Brotherly love!



Today is my brother’s 26th birthday! Happy Birthday Blake! I seriously could not have asked for a better brother. Now, don’t get me wrong, there were the years of teasing, taunting, yelling, and wedgies. But looking back, I wouldn’t have traded those years for anything, because the passing of years and growing up have proved to do our relationship a lot of good. My brother is a guy of few words, not very emotional and sentimental, but he has this unspoken love for my sister and I, that we just know he loves us without a doubt and would do anything for us. I’ve seen him become a husband and a wonderful father to my niece. We swear he’s going to be blessed with all girls for the torture he’s caused over the years, haha. After he got married he and his wife built a house right next to her parents out in the country. I NEVER thought I would see my brother become a country boy, and he always swore he never would, ha. I’ve learned so much for him whether he knows it or not and I couldn’t be more proud of the man he’s become. I love you Blake and hope you have a wonderful day celebrating you!

Here are some pics from our birthday dinner last night celebrating my sister-in-law's birthday and my brother's birthday! We went to a Japanese restaurant where they cook right in front of you. So YUMMY!

Me and the sis!


The preparer of the wonderful meal :o)




A monster of a plate. I seriously had enough food left over for lunch and dinner today, ha!


It just simply does not get any cuter than this!


Eat up little girl. She couldn't leave the table till she ate every bite. JK!


The sweet family!


The whole gang!


And then I capped the night off by spilling my drink everywhere, ha!!!

THE END!


P.S.
I just had to show off my amazing strength. Yes, believe it or not, and contrary to popular belief, I do have strength. I knew the working out at the gym was paying off somehow. So much so, that I was able to change the water jug on the water cooler here at work yesterday. And yes I'm a dork and documented the occasion with pictures and yes, I made sure noone was in viewing distance so my co-workers wouldn't have me committed. So humor me please as we all sit in awe!

Before the changing of the guards!


Behold as I take on the mission!


Mission accomplished!


Yes, I do Crystal Springs water proud!


Okay, so now really, THE END!! :o)

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25 comments:

Jordan said...

Aww How fun! =]

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

What a fun time! Your neice is a cutie and you're right~your brother probably will have all girls:)

yours truly... said...

You are such a gladiator!! Sheera, Princess Warrior!! LOL!!

I LOOOOOOOOOVE hibachi!! It's probably my favorite! Cute pictures!!

Kelsey said...

Haha you are so funny, Lauren!!

Carpoolqueen said...

I adore my three brothers...I think every girl ought to have at least one.

Jennifer said...

I always wanted an older brother!

Melissa said...

Very sweet post! That Japanese restaurant looks yummy! I love hibachi!

Rebecca Jo said...

Nothing like a brother... my brother & I grew up with the teasing & fights... but I know he's always got my back!! Such a cool feeling!

And yeah.. I'm the designated water bottle changer at my job too... who knew how heavy those things are!! you go girl!

Whitney said...

Happy Birthday!

Niki said...

The restaurant looks so good! Cute pics!!

Kendra said...

Hey, your brother and I share the same birthday!

Nothing says strength like lifting those water jugs. HEAVY!

Southern Bride To Be said...

Yum, that food looks good!

Jenna said...

LOL, I would have documented that too!

Emily said...

ahhh:) Looks like fun.. I love hibachi grills.. love them.. actually been craving them.. might have to go this weekend:)
U got some muscle girl:) Love the self portrait:) those are my favs:)

Megan said...

So sweet! I always wanted an older brother! When I was growing up I would pretend my next door neighbor was my older brother. hah so werid! Cute pics!

Grand Pooba said...

You've got guns girl!

Happy birthday to brother! Is he older than you? I have an older brother who used to blow his nose in the hand towell so when I washed my face I'd get boogers on my face!


Gotta love big brothers.

Justin and Jessica said...

Family time is great! Happy Birthday to your brother! :)

Your pictures with the water jug totally cracked me up!

Heather said...

What a great time!! You and your sister are as different as night and day!! What a precious family!

Jacquie said...

How sweet! Happy Birthday to your brother and sister-in-law.

And I'm VERY impressed with your water jug changing skills.

a boy a girl and a pug said...

looks like y'all had fun! way to go on the water jug. you're so strong!

Loree said...

What a sweet family. Looks like you all had bunches of fun. Yeah changing the water...we always get the guys to do that for us and tell them we're in awe of their muscular strength. Haha most of them fall for it too.

Holly said...

Looks like a fun night out! My friends and I went to one of those restaurants when I turned 19th, and I got the fright of my life when this huge fire ball came up off the hot plate right in front of me! LOL!

My name is Megan... said...

dinner looked like a lot of fun! I love hibachi!! and dang girl, you are strong! I would have dropped and busted that water everywhere! haha

Lauren said...

You are cracking me up!! I used to have to replace the water at my job that I worked in college - we had one in the breakroom. I usually spilt about 2/3 of it on the floor.

Jen said...

Documenting with pictures... not dorky at all! We made a video the first time Judy changed ours. :) Those things are heavy!