Baby Brother

posted on: 1.21.2015

Over the weekend my brother came to visit. After some much needed face time with the puppy, not to be confused with FaceTime (which obviously had already occurred on several occasions), my beloved little brother immediately made himself at home. He took a seat on the couch and turned on my favorite thing to watch on television- basketball. I really hope you pick up on my bitter sarcasm, because although I love a good Charger game and the World Cup, I HATE watching sports on TV. He knows this quite well as does Erik who has been reduced to weekend sports on the tube since saying "I do." But what are little brothers for? I am glad I brought that up because instead of writing out a sappy short essay about my love for this guy I am going to follow my usual MJB protocol and list them for you.

My baby brother....
-taught me how to throw a curve ball
-supports me without stipulations
-made sure I knew how to protect myself by volunteering to be my wrestling partner for the first 14 years of my life
-educated me on the subject of all American sports so that I would be well equipped when I entered the dating world
-taught me how to nurture another, and what it means to care about someone more than yourself
-makes me laugh like no other
-is the most successfully competitive individual I have ever met, without meaning to sound ridiculous... Jesse is a winner
-shares my love for dirty rap songs, because who cares about lyrics when the beat is soooo good
-knows how to boost my confidence with subtle compliments like, "Michaela, I don't mean this in a bad way but have you lost weight?" Love that kid
-is my favorite dance partner
-is not over protective, but always on my side
-is more than my best friend, he is my person

I love you J-Man!


  1. Aw I love this! Siblings really are the best thing ever (despite not getting a long when your younger). Also, I HAAAATE watching's a miserable waste of time :)

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  2. Aww such a beautiful post Michaela :) xo

  3. amazing post! very inspiring relationship between your brother! love it :)

  4. This is just too cute! Oh and I hateeeee watching sports on TV! I would rather watch paint dry!

    <3 Shannon
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  5. I am the baby of my siblings, but my brother is only 14 months older than me - we are such great friends! Love these photos :)



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  6. Brothers are so awesome! I have a younger brother as well! Haha I totally didn't sense your sarcasm with basketball. I was going to say, "I love basketball!!" Haha!

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  8. Such a fun post and lovely pictures! Sounds great to have a brother!

    X Sara

  9. These shots are really cute!

  10. These pictures are so cute!
    Melanie @

  11. You two are so cute! and I really believe brothers were made to give us girls a hard time :P I have two, they are older and they give me such a headache... but they are wonderful and I would be lost without them!


  12. I LOVE this. first let me say, that your family inspires me and it;s so what I'm hoping to instill in my own crew. I have a brother a few years older than me and while we love each other dearly, we are not close. I don't really know what happened to my family, but this is what I pray for everyday with my own kids.

  13. This is such a cute post!!! You made me giggle a few times like with your comment about FaceTime and the dirty rap songs. I love those type of songs too but it's so fun to dance and let loose with them. When I actually listen to the lyrics, I'm just like oh.em.gee hehehe.


  14. I like like this article. I have sister, she is my best friend.o)

  15. You guys are so cute- and have some serious brow game in that first shot! :)

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  16. Cute pics, and cute list too :) It's great that you both are so close! -xx


  17. This is such a wonderful post! I love those photos, reminds me of the relationship I have with my little sister :)

    xo naomi