Wednesday, April 25, 2012

There shall be no Birthday Candles

makana and isaac
On Tuesday, April 24 at 11 P.M.

About this time, if Isaac were here, we would be opening presents and making jokes about canes and glasses (especially since he already has glasses).  We would be polishing off the cake and ice cream, making ourselves sick.

If Isaac were here, I wouldn't be in a empty, slightly messy living room, talking to him through the computer.  About this time, we would be on a sugar high, examining the presents, and making not very funny jokes that suddenly became hilarious.

But Isaac is not here.

He is away at college, missing The Big Island like the dickens, I think. Maybe even missing us.  ;)

Isaac, my biggest and oldest brother, has been the awesome-est brother for about 15 years and half, tying only with my other two brothers.  Here is seven things about him that make him, him.  Sometimes horribly annoying (never on purpose) and mostly the loveliest brother.

1. He is a hipster... not even on purpose. He has to do things his way. If you ask him to do something, he likes to do it differently, just for the sake of doing it differently (or maybe, not the way you asked).

2. His constant, yet ever-changing companion is his hair. It is always with him, and yet, looks different every morning after he rolls out of bed. You could call it bed-hair... I like to think that his hair is an artistic individual who likes to express itself with a bit of zest.

3. He is a genius at music. If he were here he would be playing music right now, and probably getting shouted out by my sisters to go to bed. And...

4. A genius, period. He used to read the encyclopedias when he was little... for fun. (who does that?)

5. He is an introvert... more so than any of the rest of my family. He will be the one who doesn't run over someone else's sentence.

6. He is a bit of an Eeyore... And secretly, I think he enjoys it.

7. He is the best oldest brother in the world. Literally.

Happy Birthday, dear brother,  we miss you like the dickens, too!
from top left, Kalei, Isaac, Micah, Me, and Napua... before the arrival of Makana

P.S. Just a question for you lovely commenters, do you prefer if I responded to your comment here, or on your blog? I just want to make sure you guys get the chance to read my responses, and it distresses me so if I don't think you guys received it. ;)

18 comments:

  1. Nice post. Brothers are the best =)
    Honestly, I think it's annoying when someone responds to a comment I left on their blog by commenting back on my blog. But that's just me.

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    1. Yes, it's so nice to have someone who agrees with me on this. I'd much rather get a response on their blog then simply go to my blog to respond to a comment. ;)

      Love,
      Rebekah

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  2. I adored this post and didn't want it to end. And I absolutely LOVE the picture of you all. Everything very well put...so Isaac...so good! Happy Birthday Isaac! ya' ole geez' ;]

    Feedback:
    respond to the comment on the blog that it was commented on. That way everyone can view, as they might not know to go to another blog to see the reply.

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    1. Haha, you would enjoy this, Ellie. You are so niele... ;) I know, he's so old (oh wait, how old are you again ;)).

      Yeah, I agree, too!
      Love,
      Me

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  3. Well, I hope Isaac had a great birthday! It's far too ironic that my dad's birthday is April 24th, too! Since he was here, we had chocolate cake and ice cream and all gained about five pounds. ;)

    It's so funny how similar our older brothers are. Though I am going to have to challenge that last point, because in my book, Nathan's the best older brother in the world. ;) Ahaha.

    Love the kiddy picture of you guys. :)

    Smiles,
    you know who

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    1. Yeah, I don't think it was that great in his opinion, but I'm sure he's glad he's back home (even though we're on Oahu;) Don't you love being fat? I'm definitely getting tubby here at my Grandparents house.

      I know, it's kinda freaky, actually. Is Nathan back yet?

      I know, read Micah's comment below. ;)

      Love,
      Becks

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  4. aww, such a sweet post. the picture of you all as kiddies is TOO CUTE.

    thanks for your lovely post on my blog. your comments are always SO encouraging. it put a huge smile on my face!! <3

    love,
    K

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    1. Aww... Thanks Kaley! That's so sweet. And I'm glad you're encouraged. I always like reading your posts (hint hint ;)

      Love,
      Rebekah

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  5. Oh....that was too sweet.....and yes, absence makes - well, makes us realize their not so annoying after all.....

    Happy B-day Isaac!

    ps...please comment away on comments on your lovely commentable blog......* i'm always checking back to see if you noticed my comment.....hehe.....so vain....

    me

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  6. oh, and that picture of ya'll!!!!

    PRICELESS!!!

    and I didn't even need directions on the bottom of the picture to know where to look for you.... your right in the middle of it all!.... absolutely love it!!!

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    1. I know, it's creepy how you start missing people who annoyed so much before (haha, just kidding).

      Ok, for you, you vain little creature. ;)

      Haha, I know. Read Micah's comment. :)

      Love,
      me

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  7. Nice post! Makes me miss my older brother who has also gone away to uni...older brothers are the best :) Gina Xx

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    1. I know, they totally are. ;)
      Love,
      rebekah

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  8. When I read posts like this one I always regret that I don,t have siblings :)

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    1. Aww... You're awesome enough without siblings. ;)

      Love,
      Rebekah

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  9. Man, that picture...Napua looks like a sleep depraved vampire. You look a bit shell shocked, and I look glazed. I think Kalei and Isaac win. :P

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  10. He sounds a ton like my oldest brother..wierd.
    but big bro's are the best!

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    1. Haha, maybe old brothers are made of the same stuff. ;)
      They are indeed.

      Love,
      Rebekah

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