Today is...

Me and Matt pop chillin' circa 1989. brother Matt's 30th birthday.

I'm officially the only kid left in the family who is still in their 20's.


He's been through a lot in 30 years. 

For example:

He had open heart surgery when he was 8 months old.

He had it again when he was 13 and had his aorta valve replaced.

In college he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.

Between the ages of 26 and 28 he had 3 strokes.

Basically, his health problems trump my lazy eye

Despite everything, he graduated from high school top of his class, did phenomenal in college, went on to law school and has been a successful lawyer for the past 4 years.

His brains trump my brains, too.

Turns out he did not attend Hogwart's Law School.

Matt and his wife Amy have been married for almost 3 years.

Bax was sick on their wedding day and missed the ceremony. I even bought him a bow tie to wear!

They have 2 dogs, Baxter and Toby.

Sam is not their 3rd dog, FYI.

And they are responsible for the adorable baby I'm constantly posting pictures of.

Matt and Alden - the day after he was born.

Happy Birthday,  Matt!

Now, give me a niece.