Friday, May 31, 2013

[Five and Five] Five Things Friday

It seems like the 5 Things Fridays are the posts to have, so why not jump the bandwagon.  I haven't done a 'get to know me' post like this in a while, so I thought I was overdue... hope you enjoy




1. Though I don't talk about him much, I have an older brother.  He's four and half years older than me and lives in Seattle.  He's been out there for nearly thirteen years now, so we don't get to see each other often.


2.  When we were little, my brother had an imaginary friend.  Her name was Joanie, and apparently I wasn't creative enough to 'see' my own, so I stole his.  Little sisters, gotta love them!


3.  My mom was so great about allowing us to try new things and find activities that interest us and built our confidence and self esteem.  We took swim lessons and karate lessons together and I also did gymnastics, piano, Brownies, soccer, cheerleading, field hockey, track, and even played the saxophone in the 5th grade band.  That's not including the roller skating lessons I begged to take (seriously) and the week long "baton twirling camp" I attended (even more serious). 



4.  While we aren't physically close anymore living across the country, my brother and I were very close growing up.  Some of my greatest childhood memories are building lego houses, playing camping on the stairs, going to Disney World (my brother was our unofficial tour guide always memorizing the lastest Fodor's Guide... at age 10!), being woken up early Christmas morning by him climbing into my bed asking what I thought Santa brought me while we waited for the okay to come downstairs (and this carried on way past the age he believed in Santa, but I still did), and of course watching movies like Star Wars, Goonies, Gremlins, Flight of the Navigator, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles more times than I could ever count, because that's what happens with older brothers.


 5.  Surprise!  You knew I had to be going somewhere with all this sibling talk - Ashlynn is going to be a big sister!  I'm just ending my 1st Trimester as I'm 13 weeks today, and while there is so much to catch up on, I'm most excited about the life long relationship Ashlynn will get to have having a little brother or sister.


What do you say, I think she's pumped!



I hope everyone has a great weekend!

30 comments:

  1. yay! so glad the cat's out of the bag! congrats again! can't wait to follow along for another pregnancy with you. :)

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  2. yay! so glad the cat's out of the bag! congrats again! can't wait to follow along for another pregnancy with you. :)

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  3. Oh wow how exciting! Congratulations to you and your family!

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  4. AWWWW!!! Congratulations!!! That is so exciting!!! Ashlynn is going to be a great big sister!

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  5. This post made me tear up as my husband and I (are expecting) were just talking about the thought of having a #2 because of the companionship! Many congrats to your beautifu family!

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  6. Congrats! How exciting! The pics with the chalkboard are so cute!

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  7. Congratulations!!!!! I was actually due with Hazel on Thanksgiving day last year:) The more babies the better, I'm so excited for you guys! Ashlynn is going to love being a big sis...

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  8. Hooray! Erinn, so happy for you and your family and wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

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  9. Congratulations! Love love love the bottom pic...she's so excited!!

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  10. WHAAAAAA?! Congratulations! So happy for you all!

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  11. Congratulations! I hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months!

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  12. wow congrats! You really did surprise me! and what a wonderful relationship you had with your brother growing up.. siblings are great!

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  13. Congratulations!! That is so wonderful for you and your family!!

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  14. Congratulations!! That last picture is so great!

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  15. Wait...WHAT?!??!?!?! I SO did not see that one coming and I am seriously OVER THE MOON SO EXCITED for you!!! OH em gee!!! Congrats pretty Mama!! This is the best.news.ever!!! XOXOXOX

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  17. Conrats!! That is so exciting! I wish you a healthy pregnancy!

    I'm a new follower of your blog and thought I would drop a comment!

    www.themarriedme.com

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  18. congrats to you and your family :)

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  19. Woohoo CONGRATS! I love the picture of Ashlynn pumping her fists! :)

    It's so sweet hearing about the great relationship you have with your big brother!

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  20. OMG! Soooo very exciting! I was loving the sibling post and then, surprise! So much fun. Ashlynn is oh, so pumped! Can't wait to follow along in this new chapter! XO, friend!

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  21. CONGRATS!!!!! I just knew it when you left that comment last night about buying one piece suits! I'm seriously SO excited for you! You are going to love how close they will be! xoxo

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  22. Congratulations!!! You surprised me...I was not expecting that announcement picture! :) Can't wait to hear more!

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  23. How exciting, congrats mama! Looks like Ashlynn is loving the news ...how stinkin cute is that last picture:)

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  24. Yay yay yay, soooo exited for you!!!! I love that they will be so close together, how special!! This is the best news and I'm excited to follow your second pregnancy!! Xo!!

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  25. Yeah!! I saw on IG, but wanted to congratulate you here too!! You're so right, the sibling bond is a special thing. Looking forward to following along!! :)

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  26. YAY, congratulations!!!! Love your announcement picture and Ashlynn's sweet little expression! Cheers to a wonderful pregnancy :)

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