Saturday, May 30, 2009

David, the Graduate, and Guy of the Hour

I was so blissed out last week by getting to see my relatives in the Chicago area! It's a 12 hour trek, so it doesn't happen very often, and these wonderful guys grew up and turned into wonderful men. Last time I saw them, they were little kids who liked yo-yos! (Maybe they still do, but now they are very interesting adults!)

David, the handsome guy on the right, just graduated from h.s. last week. Moments after this photo was taken, he put "bunny ears" on his big brother John, to the left.



Why, oh why, didn't I take even more photos! I tried to not just stick my camera in everyone's faces, but now I wish I had many, many more photographs. This is a photo of my nephew, John.




And this sweet, kind, funny, extremely intelligent guy is my older brother. Not older by much, I must tell you. He's not even a year older than me, and I like to bask in the glory of being the same age as him for 6 days, every year. Why this satisfies me so intensely, I have no idea! Just part of the pleasure of having siblings.



Another part of the pleasure of having siblings is when they marry wonderful people that I can count as many own. Maria is also brilliant, creative, talented and very nurturant. She made sure that all of us 7 siblings knew about the graduation party months in advance. It was inspired! It helped us organize our lives to have the rare opportunity to gather 6 of us all in one place. Sadly, my oldest brother couldn't make it. Maria saw to it that there was wonderful food to feed a swarm of people, and put together, with her son, John, a sweet, moving photo journey of their life with David.



More photos to come!

7 comments:

pat said...

I can see a resemblence to your brother in the eyes. How fun that you are so close in age!

Beth said...

What a great family event! Your nephews look like such fun people.

Amy said...

How fun that you were able to attend the graduation and hang out with your family! :)

Nicki, said...

Family is a wonderful thing never to be taken for granted. Your family looks full of fun, laughter and love. Thanks for sharing this visit in pictures.

Shauna said...

It looks like they had a great time, I can defintely see the resemblence, great photos.

Sharon said...

They all look happy enough with your camera.

Maria said...

Thank you for your kind words, Angela. You well know how very mutual the feelings are. I'm only sorry that distance keeps us from getting together more often. Lee and I are going to have to do our part in figuring out how to fix that. Love to you and Doug. We had so much fun!