Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Two Brothers And A Sister

Do you have siblings?  Are they as crazy as mine?  Do you have a brother who tells hilarious stories about "stealing" a basketball standard from a foreclosure, while under the cover of night?  Or another brother who refers to himself as, "Optimus Prime?"  Do your grownup brothers enjoy "Phineas and Ferb" as much as most seven-year-olds?   Do you have a sister who laughs like Shirley Temple and has the best-shaped eyebrows EVER?!

I do!

My siblings are nutsy and wonderful, funny and supportive.  They each represent an important piece of the "B Clan" puzzle that, when put together, creates an endearing, beautiful "whole"--our family.  We get along well, love one another immensely, and...

CAN NOT take a "normal" picture if the shape of Erika's eyebrows depended on it!  (Wait, what?)

Observe:






See what I mean?


And finally...the "most normal-looking photo" we were able to take:


(I STILL look crazy!)

Clara Ortega eloquently stated:  "To the outside world, we all grow old.  But not to brothers and sisters.  We know each other as we always were.  We know each other's hearts.  We share private family jokes.  We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.  We live outside the touch of time."

Perhaps that's why we take pictures like that...because deep down--and when we come together--we still feel like this... 


 Just kids.

22 comments:

  1. Too Funny! I have a brother in law, Father in law and Husband that love Phineas and Ferb more than most children! :) Thanks for the follow, I am your newest follower! :)

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  2. I absolutely love these pictures...so much love. I have a friend who jokes about naming his new baby Megatron! Can't wait to check back in often! Visiting and now following via Fun Tuesday Hop...hop on over to mine and follow back if you like! http://mom4realky.blogspot.com

    Jessica K

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  3. I love this post!! So cute! The quote at the end is beautiful. And the picture at the end is priceless!! :)

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  4. I love this! And I love all of you crazy kids! AND - I love this quote and plan on borrowing it from you. Thanks!!!!!!

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  5. Your siblings look fun.

    Following from the Time4Mommy hop

    Mandie
    http://time4mommy.com

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  6. LOVE THIS POST! I too come from a family of two girls and two boys and this really resonates deeply with me. Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog, and I hope that you come back soon!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by Growing Up Gardner!

    Following back :)

    You all look like a fun bunch!

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  8. I found you on the Wednesday Social Buzz, I am your newest GFC follower. If you could check out my blog and follow me back I would appreciate it. Thanks Amber
    http://dragonflysweetnest.blogspot.com/

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  9. You guys are too cute. I personally have three brothers, all younger. :) But we take some funny photos on occasion!

    Thanks for stopping by, we're following you back!

    Brandi from Three Fabulous Mommies
    http://3fabulousmommies.blogspot.com

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  10. We are a wacky bunch too! :) But you are right...we our craziness makes the family complete! Thanks for following. I am your newest follower now too! :)

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  11. We're SO glad you did too!! What a beautiful picture of you and your daughter!! Absolutely gorgeous ladies!!! Thank you for following we will definitely return the favor!!!!
    -Leslie Three FabMommies

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  13. You crack me up! The photos of you and your siblings... Hilarious! I love your blog!

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  14. The photos are hilarious! You are very lucky you have such great brothers and a sister. The top photo is the best I think. She's a very cute little girl. I came over from one of the blog hops and I am now following your blog thru GFC. I would love a follow back when you get a free moment. Thanks and have a beautiful weekend!

    Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

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  15. Good morning!
    I grew up as an only child during my teen years, and now I have 9 children!! I hope they are as close to each other in the coming years as they are now. :-)

    I'm a new follower via GFC, here from Hop Along Friday.
    I hope you have a good day!

    Laura @ The Frugal Kitchen

    ~

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  16. I am an only child and wish at times that I had crazy siblings ;)

    I'm a new follower from the Hop Along and would love the add!

    http://wherenothinggoodcomeseasy.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hilarious pics!! Following you back :)

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  18. This is what I hope my kids end up being to each other ~
    Thank you for sharing.

    http://aissafamily.blogspot.com

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