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Happy Birthday, Devin!

It is my nephew’s first birthday!! Hard to believe a year has passed already. He remains one of the most loved little boys in the world. An adorable chunker! 

I know nothing of babies. But somehow, all the women in the family seem to know a great deal so most conversations this past year have gone something like this:

Sister-in-law: “He is growing his second tooth.”

Me: “…Oh? Is it…the right time for him to do that?”

Younger Sister #1: *in tones of great disgust* “Of course it is!”

Younger Sister #2: “When else would he grow it?”

Sister-in-law: “He is walking now.”

Me: “…Oh? Isn’t it a little soon for that?”

Mom: “No, this is about when they walk.”

Aunt: “Yes, definitely within the right time.”

Sister-in-law: “He is eating solids.”

Me: “Ah, well, that makes sense.”

Mom: “No, actually, it is unusually early for him to eat as much as he does.”

Younger Sister #2: “How do you not know this?”

IT IS ALL AMAZING TO ME. BUT I DO NOT PRETEND TO UNDERSTAND ANY OF IT. 


Belated Siblings Day

My siblings and I always celebrate Siblings Day on October 10. We know there is an official one that falls at some point in the spring. However, we picked October 10 years ago for a very strategic reason. (No opportunities for presents after Elijah’s birthday in August and Christmas in December.)

We don’t always get the opportunity to be together so it was extra special that our schedules aligned only three days late this year.  Happy Siblings Day to us!

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Sunday With Family

Today all my family went to my brother’s church to hear him preach his first sermon. All of us. We haven’t been in one place together since January, maybe December. Sam did a terrific job on the sermon; it was convicting and powerful. The church was wrapping up a sermon series on ‘Heroes and Villains of the Bible’ and Sam spoke on Adam and Eve and the masks we all wear. 

(There is a picture of all of us siblings together but none of us like it–sorry, Mom–so I’m not sharing.) 

Rounded out the day with quality time with my nephew! Aunt life is the best.


Happy Birthday, Sam!

Once upon a time, I tried sending my brother to his room. He refused. I probably yelled. It was in the early days when I was 8 or so and Mom first let us stay home alone for short periods of time. 

I remember my Dad taking me aside afterwards and saying quite firmly, “Amy, as the oldest you are in charge. But Sam is your deputy. You don’t get to boss him around. You work with him.” 

I honestly don’t think Sam and I have had a fight since.

Happy Birthday to the best deputy a sister could ask for! I hope you have another incredible year. (And also, thanks for giving me the best nephew on the planet. More pictures of him always welcome. 😉 ) 


A Tale of Two Shopping Trips

Christmas shopping with my brother Sam:

You enter the store and go immediately to the department with the Item you decided to purchase before walking in. You spend all of 3 seconds verifying it is correct. Then you check out. No turning to the left or right. 

Christmas shopping with my brother Elijah:

Me: “Elijah, you are coming Christmas shopping with me.” 

Elijah: “Okay.”

Me: “OH! I wanted to look at that…Can you believe someone made this? And people buy it! Oh look at that shirt over there! Do you mind if we swing by shoes? We should check out the toy section for options. LOOK. $5 DVDs. Ahahahaha look at that pillow case! Let’s go back by t-shirts. I want to look for this bizarrely specific thing…YOU KNOW WHO WOULD LOVE THIS? Do you need a present for…? We should go back to that other department….”

*Meanwhile, Elijah calmly follows me everywhere and doesn’t complain once*


Sister, Stress, & Sushi Burrito

I forgot to blog about it the other day, but my sister and I decided to escape finals stress for a bit and get sushi burritos!

I was skeptical but overall it was fairly delicious. I recommend trying if you like sushi! 

I also recommend Christmas shopping with your sister as a stress reliever ❤ Or maybe just Christmas shopping with my sister, because Anna is the best. (And so is Bethany, of course, but she was working and couldn’t join us.) 


Rated R Movies

My sister got off work and needed a ride home so all of us siblings piled into the car to drive the one mile to go get her. (Irrelevant to the story, but quite a fun adventure.)

Me: Have you all seen that movie Game Night?

Brother: *in a judgmental tone* Isn’t that rated R?

Sister: She’s 25. She can watch rated R movies. 

Brother: Yeah but she asked if we’d seen it. 

Sister: You’re 17. You can watch rated R movies too. 

Brother: Oh, right. *long pause* But what do you think I do? Watch rated R movies all day?