7.29.2008

21 reasons why i'm jealous of croatia...


dear croatia,

i’m not gonna lie, i’m finding myself {a tad} bit jealous you. ‘cause for the next 365+365 days, the citizens of your country will be enjoying the company of this boy:


1. a boy who has been my cute freckled little bro for the past 19-ish years.


2. a boy who is selfless.


3. a boy who loves to work.


4. a boy who is so stinking hilarious.


5. a boy who is without guile.


6. a boy who lives life to the very fullest.


7. a boy who is incredibly talented.


8. a boy that is service oriented.


9. a boy who is humble.


10. a boy who is wise beyond his years.


11. a boy who hearts his family.


12. a boy who has a million-point-nine friends.


13. a boy who can do hard things & proves it.


14. a boy who stands up for what he believes in.


15. a boy who is genuine.


16. a boy who is sensitive to the needs of others.


17. a boy who is fun to be around.


18. a boy who always knows the right things to say.


19. a boy who prepared his whole life to preach the gospel to you.


20. a boy who has faith.


21. a boy who loves the Lord.

***

so, it’s okay croatia. I know he’s visiting you for the right reasons. i’ll totally lend ya this boy while ya make ‘im a man. {and what an awesome man he’ll be, no doubt.}

but take care of him, k? don’t feed him {too nasty of food.} and please remind him every once in a while that his big sis ang is cheering him on every step of the way. { i love you r-dawg!}

♥, me

33 comments:

Jamie said...

{tear}

Good luck to your lil' bro!

Stephanie said...

Angie what a sweet post, and tribute to your cute brother! Good Luck to him, and if he's anything like his sis he'll do an amazing job! You are too sweet!

{alisse t} said...

I've got chills... and the only cure is more {awesome} posts from you! My bro lu-huvs your bro, so I'm gonna have to agree with everything you said! Maybe these next 365 + 365 days will be easier for you, since you've done it before & all? :)

I have a confession, though. I have no idea where the heck Croatia is!

Mark Dixon said...

Thanks for your wonderful tribute to Ryan! What a great sister you are to him.

Holl Doll said...

Aww, Ryan. I'm gonna miss him...

Rachel said...

ryan is awesome!
so was that post!

Coree Adams said...

**Tears of joy** Croatia will never be the same, and neither with Ryan. He will be such a great missionary. WE'LL MISS YOU!!!

vicki said...

Ahhhh...this post somehow made me feel a little bit melancholy. It's such a mix of emotions, isn't it? Ryan is one of my favorite people, and he'll be such a blessing to the people of Croatia!

Kaytie Brown said...

Best of luck to your kid bro!! I'm sure he will be an AMAZING missionary!!

joeyship said...

He IS a darling! I loved your post.

Rebellious Roberts said...

im not kidding i have tears! like i have said before he is by far the nicest boy that i have ever met! i cant believe god put all of those wonderful things into one person.. he is fun to be around, sensitive, cute, genuine, loving, wise, humble, talented, funny, selfless, and the hardest worker i know!!!! we all love him and will miss him!!!!

Emily, Julia, and Annie said...

That's it. I'm planning the Ryan+Julia wedding for 2010. I need the Dixons related to me now!

MeL said...

So um, do you think that Mark and Claudia would be willing to raise like sixish more kids when I start having them in a few years? Because I'm fairly certain that my children need to be more Dixon-like. Seriously, what a cute brother you have, and lucky lucky him that he gets to go to Croatia...and like you said, lucky Croatia that gets to have him!

Chell said...

How beautiful Angie. I pray that your brothers life and example touches others and its so obviously touched those closest to him.

becky said...

sorry emily... julia is going to have to fight me for ryan! (: i seriously love him so much! he's an amazing guy & is going to be a suburb missionary!!! i'll miss ya ryan!

Laura Blue said...

wishing your little bro luck. you're such a sweet sister

The Fletchies said...

if only julia was worthy. she needs to work on her hilarious skills before she is up to par. but she has two years to practice.

Kim said...

What a nice post about your bro. I've been to Croatia and love it. I'm sure he'll have a wonderful mission!

manders said...

Letting little bros leave for 2 years is quite bittersweet! But I feel certain that both of ours are doing an amazing work and their lives will be so much richer once these 2 years are over. Lets hear it for super-cute baby brothers!

And I think it is awesome that your family seems to get called to the most random/awesome places on earth!!! Love it!

Sassy said...

OH MY STARS!!!! The tears are here reading this...emotions I imagine will be right there for me until mine gets home...CROATIA is one LUCKY place to be getting him...if he is anything like his big sis...which it sounds like he is...the people are really blessed to be recieving this gift from your parents...bless their hearts...it is seriously the BEST of times and the worst of times...heavy on the Best! Kick some Croatian hiney Elder!!!

shabbyscrapper said...

you made me cry...again!

but seriously,emily,i am planning the ryan/jessica wedding!

step outside if you want to discuss it further!

sandalloons40 said...

that that is so nice and hope he will always be safe and sound.

Lisa said...

such a sweet post angie. good luck to your brother. it will forever change him (in a great way!!)

granny said...

I just realized I didn't comment on this post...how could I NOT? Miss that dude but it sure is fun getting his hilarious letters. Thanks for the nice tribute. Does a Mom's heart good.

Patterson's said...

Amen! I don't know your brother that well but he definatly ranks high on my list of amazing people. My Mom loves him and talks about him all the time. Croatia is getting a good one. Good luck Ryan!

MERRIANNE said...

that is a FABULOUS tribute & farewell to your Lil bro!

He looks like he is READY for action....i bet he will be a GREAT MISSIONARY!!!! :)

Breanna said...

ang, how do you always come up with the sweetest posts I've ever seen? You have a good heart my dear!

Breanna said...

p.s. I really miss your smiling face!

oh and does lesli still work at scrapbooks? I need to come visit! Does she still cater?
Sorry so many questions :-)

sandalloons44 said...

WHERE ARE YOU MY BLOGGING FRIEND?
I miss ya!

Cassie said...

Yipee for Missonaries! What a cool place to go. Kind of freaky too. Happy belated quarter of a century too. I'm a July baby. #18. We were driving here on my birthday and I loved it 'cause I was with my favorite people, my kiddo's and hubby. What a great post about what you learned in the last year. I think I learned a lot of the same things. One new thing was Odo Ban from Costco gets yucky smells out of any clothing. Oh and by the way Boston didn't get off his paci until he was 2 1/2 and was potty trained a few months after. I woulnd't have done it any other way, so no stress. You look great girl!

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stevensclan said...

Dearest Angie,
I am Kayola's sister from Burbank. Your brother met my son in the M.T.C. My son is going to Cambodia. He made the connection with Ryan when he mentioned he was from Mesa. My son said he is a special guy. We have something in common...My son is a special guy. Thanks Angie for the blog on Ryan. Its nice to have the connection to my sons life in Provo. Kayola is the talented one. so needless to say I don't have a blog. Much love and well wishes Kaylene Stevens

angieinpink said...

Kaylene!!

That is awesome that Ry hooked up with your son! I'll tell my mom this story...it would make her happy. Cambodia! That's an amazing place too! I'm happy two special guys were able to connect...

Thanks for the comment! Have a great great day!