Thursday, May 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Nate!

In honor of my brother Nate's 34th birthday, I've made a list of 34 things you should know about my awesome younger brother!

1-He's tall and athletic
2-He has an awesome smile
3-The first sentence he ever uttered was, "Lara did it!"
4-He is very kind-hearted and generous
5-He is only 13 months younger than me.
6-He's still searching for the "right one"
7-He is a great negotiator
8-He was born in Kassel, Germany
9-He served a mission in Berlin, Germany
10-He's a very thoughtful gift giver
11-He's very sweet and patient with my energetic children
12-My kids adore him completely

13-He makes the best chocolate chip cookies the world has ever known--no recipe needed!
14-He ran track at BYU
15-One time he jumped out of the car at a stoplight after he became annoyed with my singing.
16-He's in process of moving from California to Colorado (both of which are too far away from us)
17-He's so buffed he can do push-ups with my kids on his back
18-He graduated from law-school, but chose not to pursue a law career
19-He went on an African safari with my sister just after graduating from law school
20-He knows how to make a plan and stick to it
21-He's the king of finding internet "steals" and bargains
22-He has an awesome movie collection
23-He's a die-hard BYU fan (see evidence in picture below)

24-He occasionally writes articles for BYU sports websites and magazines
25-He's double jointed and can do really freaky things with his wrists and fingers
26-Despite his double-jointedness, one year on his birthday he broke both wrists at the same time mountain biking in Moab
27-He's writing a book about dating
28-He's a great motivator
29-He was an avid baseball/basketball card collector in his teen-age years
30-Nobody called him anything but Nathaniel until he was 17, but then there was no going back
31-Be prepared to lose if you ever challenge him to "Settlers of Catan" or "Scrabble"
32-He works for a wind energy company and is an expert on high-tech windmills
33-He's traveled to 29 different countries
34-He introduced me to my sweetheart a little more than 15 years ago, and for that I am eternally grateful.

Oh and did I mention that he's tall, handsome, strong in the gospel, has a good job, AND he's still searching for his eternal companion?

Happy Birthday Nate! We love you!


mom said...

Happy Birthday Nate! We love you. Lara, did a great job describing Nate.

Denise said...

This is AWESOME! So, um, I know a really fun, single girl who sounds perfect for your brother. Let's talk.

annalisa said...

happy birthday nate!

Charlene said...

I can't believe how grown up he looks!! I guess that happens!!! I will keep my eyes open for him over my way!:)

Steve-Rosanna said...

34?? Can my baby really be 34? My heavens-where has time gone?

Happy Birthday Nater!!

We love you.


Kim said...

Happy Birthday!! By the way, my hubby served his mission in Berlin from 90-92! I wonder if they ever met?

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