Friday, October 15, 2010

My Siblings and a Blog Award :)

Day 5 of the blogger challange is all about your siblings:

I am very lucky to have 4 amazing siblings whom I love very much! I am the oldest and have enjoyed watching each one of them continue to grow and develop their personalities.

I am the only child from my mom and dad, which at times can have its perks! BUT, there are also some downfalls: 1) I do not look like my siblings (since each one of them has had 1 different birth parent) and 2) It can be harder to develop as strong of a sibling bond because of our age differences

I do share a special relationship with each and every one of them, though, and would not trade that for the world!.......

My brother, Jordan:
(me, Jordan, his girlfriend)
Growing up Jordan and I were very close! We are only 3 years apart in age so practically all of my childhood memories include him. Out of all of my siblings he is the only one I actually played and fought with. Now, at 20, he is living on his own and going to college- I am so proud of him for getting on his own 2 feet!
My (only) sister, Maddison:

Maddison and I are 9 years apart. This means that most of my memories with Maddison include me helping take care of her- rather than actually growing up with her. Since we are each other's only sister, we have a very special bond: she asks me for advice and I always want to make sure she is taken care of. At almost 14 years old, she is in the 8th grade and spends most of her time cheerleading.
My brother, Teagan:

Teagan is my little "goof ball". We are 18 years apart so by the time he was born, I was already living on my own. We have never lived in the same state, which means our time together is very limited (and that makes me sad). Everytime we see each other we have so much fun just being silly together. At 5, he is in pre-K and I am looking forward to watching him grow up.
My brother, Christopher:

Christopher and I are also 18 years apart. He is the only other child from my dad, which makes it easier for us to have a close relationship. He is my baby brother so I probably worry about him the most. He is almost 5 and is also in pre-K.
I love all 4 of them so much and definitely wish they lived closer! Its been very hard to go such long times without seeing any of them!

On a completely separate note, I received another blogger award! Al from Traffic Jelly gave me a Lovely Blog Award! Al has recently gone through a life changing event and is learning how to start over on her own. I love reading her blog because each day I see her getting stronger and she is starting to learn even more about herself during this difficult time.

Thank you Al!!!
For this award, I am going to list some of my new favorite reads: A Babbling Brunette, Katie's Journey (host of the blog challange), More Than Enough, and The Smelly Life.


J and A said...

Congrats on your award! I got the same one! Cute pics!

Caroline said...

It's so awesome that you have a special bond with each of your siblings in a different way.

Kit said...

Congrats on your award! It looks like you have some really special siblings!

Tales of a young mamma said...

I have three brothers and one sister also!

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

Congrats on the award. I have to say that I do think you and your sister resemble each other. I can definitely tell you two are related. :)

aleasa nicole said...

hi, just found your blog from katie's 30 day challenge. i look forward to reading your blog because john (husband) and i are looking to start a family as well and are dealing with unexplained infertility. at any rate, glad to find you!

Lindsay said...

Cute pictures Cait. Hope you have a great weekend!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

Love Christopher's face in that pic! So cute

A Babbling Brunette said...

Thanks so much for the blog award!

Katie K. said...

You do have lots of siblings, but they all sound wonderful! Thanks for the award!

Brooke&Tyson said...

aw so cute!

have you every read kelly's korner blog? she struggled with infertility for years and now is pregnant with her second should definitely read her blog if you haven't. it's a beautiful story!!

Meghan Maureen said...

Awww...thanks for the "plug" couz. Been enjoying your blog so much and thankful we can keep it touch with eachother's lives this way! :)

Michelle said...

Congrats on your blog award!! I think all the kids are pretty darn blessed to have you as a big sister!!