Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Buva Buva!!

It's a birthday weekend, first my Dad's and today my Brother Brandon's. On a cold and snowy Utah day he is probably enjoying the sun in Florida. Might I add I am very jealous, 33 and snow in October is not my cup of tea.

If he has been here he would probably be taking in the fresh powder on his birthday. He definitely got my Dad's genes enjoying nature. He is in his element if it's just him and the great outdoors. He loves fishing, camping, hiking, skiing, anything with physical and outside included.

Brandon out fishing
As he gets older ( we won't mention his age but only that he is 8+ my elder, now that's old!! ) he looks more and more like my Dad. Last year I received this Christmas picture and would have swore it was my Dad, beard and all.

My brother is super talented. He is a self taught Musician and an incredible artist. I wish I had some of his artwork saved on my computer to share with you. It's so amazing what he can do that I still have a hard time believing it myself. I remember watching him in awe as he took a picture from a National Geographic and recreated it using paint on our computer. He also did a picture of a Man by just using dots. Perhaps why I find it so incredible is because I can barely draw a stick man and not a very good one at that. I wish I had just an ounce of his talent.

My brother has a very odd and unique sense of humor. I notice this allot in photos. Here are a few of his crazy faces over the years.

Christmas of '05, every picture of him opening a gift had this crazy face attached

Dinner in CA after my Wedding reception, my Mom smiling and
my Bro pulling a GQ look

It's been a few years now since my brother moved to FL with his then GF Susannah ( now his wife). I don't get to see him as much in fact it's been a year and a half since I saw him last which was on his wedding day. I hope we can travel out to FL soon to stay in my inlaws' condo and take Alex to Disney World. Brandon has also promised to take my little boy fishing like his Grandpa Roger would have if he were here.

We have always had a love/hate relationship. I want to kill him when he is around and miss him when he is gone. Although he has always loved teasing me I know under that tough exterior he really does loves me. Right Buva Buva? Happy Birthday! love, your baby Sis Shar


Ray, Leah, Carter and Lydia said...

Your "buva" is lucky to have you as his sis. You got some of that artistic ability too..just in the craftier sense, huh? Who needs to be able to draw anyway..when you can stamp? Am I right..or am I right? :)

Elicia said...

What great tributes to your brother and your dad.
Brandon looks exactly as I remember him. Do you remember us taggin along with him and his GF then, and driving to Provo to shop and, oh my goodness, I even remember we saw Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead at the theater. Seriously, is that silly?