Friday, March 22, 2013

brother-sister sunday

I love my brother. He's easily one of my favorite people on the planet, and he would be even if we didn't share half the same DNA. We've been hanging out a lot more lately, which is probably obvious, and though the reasons for it aren't that awesome, I love having him around. Last Sunday we had a brother-sister day--it was nasty & rainy, but we made the most of it. We started off with brunch at Gailey's--he's lived in Springfield for years and had never been! {I'm making it a goal for this year to show him all my favorite places to eat in town; I feel like I've failed him.} Needless to say, he loved it--there will be an "Around Town" post coming soon about that. Sweet potato hashbrowns? Never a bad idea.

We stopped by a record store and the mall for a bit, and I did more than a little damage at Forever 21. I went in there for one thing. I came out with all those shirts down there.....and an umbrella (it was raining, remember?). I'm pretty much in love with all of them, though. I've been paying off so many bills lately that it was time for a little bit of a splurge. I'm just thankful that F21 is so cheap! 

I had a friend in down from DC in town, too, that I only get to see about once or twice a year; he was super busy while he was in town, so we couldn't really get together, but he had a speaking engagement at Remington's on Sunday afternoon. Ethan and I went to hear him, and what he ended up speaking on really impacted my brother--he was taking notes! I was so grateful for that, and grateful for the time I had afterward to catch up with Don. There are people you meet who just breathe life into your day when you're around them--even if you're just talking about Downton Abbey!-- and Don is one of them; he was one for my brother on Sunday, too. Loved getting filled in about his life lately--it's always much more exciting than mine!

Ethan and I are planning another brother-sister day soon, and I'm sure you'll get to hear all about that one, too!


  1. I wish I could hang out with the brother I'm closest too more often! Alas, he works nights and sleeps during the day! It also doesn't help that we are polar opposites with nothing in common. Haha! Glad you get to spend this time with your brother!

    1. It's really just happened recently that our schedules have actually meshed; before that, we hardly ever hung out! I think being each others' only siblings made us closer (and more alike that we'd like to admit). Not going to lie, though--I've often wished for a sister to share clothes & go shopping with! Haha. Poor Ethan; when we were kids, I used to dress him up in dresses and put makeup on him.


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