Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sibling Happiness

I love that my kids love each other! There were times when they were growing up that I worried that they would hate each other by the time they were grown. I remember teaching a lesson in Young Women a few years ago about how the relationship we have with our siblings is the longest relationship we will have on this earth. I had never thought about that before but of course in most cases it is true! These are the people that we need to be close to and stick together.

This is a recent picture of my kids together -clearly they are having a good time!

This is Rod and his sister, Bren and brother Scott- I don't think I have ever seen a picture of the 3 of them this happy! Usually one of the guys has their eyes closed. I decided to post this cuz it may just be the last one we get with them ALL smiling- actually LAUGHING!!!! So fun!

I know that I love being with my brothers although those times are getting few and far between. I did get to take my brother, David to lunch for his Birthday a few weeks ago and last weekend I got to see my brother, Barry in Las Vegas. We have a unique situation because I am 8 years older than my oldest brother and then the 3 of them were born within 5 years. So, sometimes when we were growing up I felt more like the mom but NOW we have a great time together when we have the chance. I have called Jerry (darn him- moved to Utah) several times for advice on things because although he is not older he is definitely wiser!


Suzzy Rice aka Grammy Gingerbread said...

Your kids look like they are having so much fun together. I hope that one day all of mine can do that, too (though with Kayty and Nathan, that will take a miracle!) I do remember once that they worked hide the fact that Allison had broker her retainer. Ethan got special glue, Doran and Morgan worked to put it together, etc. When I finally found out, I didn't get mad because they had FINALLY worked together on something!

Bren's Life said...

Too Fun! Your kids are always so photogenic.. Is that how you spell it? Anywho- I just wish I wasn't so freaking fat now. I love the picture of us, but take 50 pounds off & it'd be even better....
Love the post

linda said...

You are so right about siblings...I couldn't live without my sister. We've been best friends always.

I love the picture of Bren and the brothers. They must have really been laughing at something funny! Too cute!