Friday, February 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Dion!

Today is my brother Dion's 35th Birthday! My sister Debbie beat me to the punch and already did a post about him, but I had one planned, so I'm doing it anyway! I don't have any pictures of him on this computer, but I have a lot of favorite moments with Dion to share on his birthday.

Dion is the closest sibling to me in age, he is still 9 1/2 years older than me, so its still a big gap, but he is the only sibling that I feel like I got to spend a significant amount of time at home with. So here are a few of my favorite memories of you.

  • I remember helping you out with the paper route in Albuquerque.
  • I remember swimming with you in L.A.
  • I remember riding on your bike with you when you would pick me up after school at the Y.
  • I remember watching you work so hard on your little VW bug.
  • I remember getting to finally ride with you in the bug.
  • I remember singing "Here we go Cowboys" whenever we got in the bug.
  • I remember waking you up with ice cubes and then running for my life.
  • I remember watching you and all of your high school buddies in awe and thinking you were so cool!
  • I remember begging you to play and sing "Piano Man."
  • I remember loving to go eat at Spaghetti Factory and having you be our waiter.
  • I remember helping distract dad so you could make his priesthood line picture frame.
  • I remember when you used to come lay on my bed every once and a while and tell me about a date you went on, that made me feel so special.
  • I remember missing you so much when you left on your mission.
  • I remember making that sweet ginger bread house and then throwing it off the balcony.
  • I remember when we got snowed in so we went sledding and made that ice shoot through the front yard.
  • I remember when you would take me to meet the girls you were dating in college. Man did I feel cool!
  • I remember how excited you were when you wanted me to meet Summer.
  • I remember helping you shop for rings for Summer, and how nervous the guys are the jewelry stores were to let me handle the diamonds, but how you insisted that I, as your advisor, had to okay any purchase.
  • I remember how important you made me feel by making me a part of your proposal to Summer.
  • I remember when you and Corey volunteered to be waiters for my dates in college.
  • I remember all the great advice you gave me.
  • I remember how nice you and Summer were to let me live with you after I graduated from BYU and didn't know what to do.
  • I remember the time you took me out to dinner for no apparent reason.
  • I remember seeing how strong you became with all the struggles with your kids health.
  • I remember the many many great parties and meals we've had together, because no one likes a good party more than you.
I remember all of the millions of small things that you have done for me thoughout our lives and I am grateful for you every day. I hope you have a wonderful 35th birthday and many many more. We need to have one of those parties soon! I love you.


Anonymous said...

Awe! That was so nice! Makes me wish I was around for some of those fun memories!!

Is he really only 9 1/2 years older than you? I thought it was 11...


Summer said...

I loved that! I like hearing about what Dion was like before we were married and what a fun brother he was. I guess he's just always been a great guy!

Emily said...

what a good brother. happy birthday!

Diane Owen said...

All day I keep thinking of more things I should have put on the list too, he is a great brother! :)

Dan and Donna said...

How wonderful...I read the list to dad and he kept looking to see if I was done...and guess what..I was crying! All these things are so awesome! I put a couple of pictures on my blog, but really messed up the words. I think I still have a great deal to learn about blogs!

BensonFam said...

How fun! P.s. love your valentines blog motif. And love, love, LOVE the hair!!! I can't wait to see it in person this week!