Monday, March 26, 2018

March 26

Today is my baby brothers birthday.  He was born a long time ago on a stormy March day.  My status as an only child was never the same again.

Carey and Connie 1954

I was 2 1/2 years old when he was born. 

In a few years he will retire.  He is building a lake house nearby, it has been fun to watch the house come together.  I have been the official photographer.  After 15 months it is almost ready for furniture…and that will probably happen later this week.

upstairs floors one

Living room, dining room and kitchen.  Beyond the french doors is the porch.  It will be a wonderful gathering place!  The ceiling is pine from some Norway pines that had to be removed and the oak floors are from oak trees that were removed to make room for the house.

Happy Birthday Baby Brother!

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19 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your baby brother. I love the picture of the house , it looks really nice.

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  2. Happy birthday to your little brother.

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  3. I like the use of pines and oaks from the house site. That makes the house even more special.

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  4. It looks like it will be a wonderful home for your retired brother. Happy birthday to him, and I look forward to seeing pictures of the gatherings you'll have in that new home. :-)

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  5. So cool that they used trees from the property! Looks amazing!! Happy birthday to baby brother.

    Both my brother and sister were born in 1954--one in Jan and one in Dec--so at about 2 3/4 I fell hard and fast from only child status--LOL! We have that in common. ;)

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  6. Our siblings birthdays are always special.

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  7. Happy Birthday to your baby brother. That picture of your two is so cute. Speaking of pictures, I just love those of Mickey. He is adorable! and that one showing all those pretty little teeth is especially adorable.

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  8. Ah... the hard work, fun and sense of accomplishment in building yourself a new house. It's been 16 years since our "new" house was built...:)

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  9. Happy Birthday to your brother. The house looks lovely, I like the open living area, and I especially like the reuse of the trees!

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  10. My baby brother is nearly 16yrs younger then me and has been an annoying spoilt brat all his life, hope your baby brother had a good birthday

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  11. Happy Birthday to your brother! That picture is adorable! You are what my dad used to call "towheaded" with your beautiful blond hair. It is very special that trees from the property were used in the house your brother is building. I love it when things like that are done as it gives credit to the land and nature that was there originally.

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  12. diane in northern wisMarch 26, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    You look awfully happy with that baby brother of yours in the first picture! Such a cute picture. His house looks like it's going to be great. Hope to see more pics as he gets moved in. How exciting!

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  13. I am 9 years older then my baby brother, so you can guess how I felt.
    But I feel like his mother now.
    Happy Birthday to your Baby Brother!

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  14. That the floor and ceiling are from your own trees is very impressive!
    My first baby brother is six years younger, and I was his care giver in our big family.

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  15. What a cute Picture of you both and where did the years go? Looks like a great home to retire in and by a lake also. Sharon

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  16. Wow - it looks wonderful! Very Scandinavian. And how great that he was able to repurpose the trees he had to take down.

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  17. Thanks..getting older, one more trip around the sun.

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  18. Beautiful home but too big! Who's going to clean it? You can enjoy it though! LOL! But I feel sorry for your SIL unless your brother is a big help around the house which most men are not. I'm thinking just a little 3 room cottage would be fine for me. Nice to have them close by.

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie