Monday, March 1, 2010



He is my FAVORITE brother! And I can say that without offending anyone! My little bro turns 16 today! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?? I remember when he was born, and how much I loved him then! It is amazing that I can say I love him more now than ever!

It was having a little brother that made me want a little boy so bad! I got so used to the girl babies, that I REALLY wanted a little boy of my own! He was a calm, chubby baby, and was just TOO cute to let go!

Everyone feels sorry for him because he had 5 sisters to "help" raise him... let me tell you... this kid has it made! I feel sorry for his wife having to TRY to get along with all of us! :)

Preston is a Sophomore at Natomas High School, and plays every sport he can get his hands on! He plays football and baseball for the school, but he also plays soccer on a rec team outside of school. He is getting good grades because he wants to get a scholarship for College. He is preparing to finish his Eagle Scout, and also preparing for his mission.

He is the BEST uncle any kid could EVER ask for! Hailey LOVES playing with Preston. She thinks he is the ultimate because he will take her out on the trampoline or to the park! He is so sweet and kind with children, I know his wife will have a GREAT future companion with him.

He is currently on "bed rest" because of an unexpected health issue. His Freshman year of High School he developed a small bump on his forehead above his eye. The doctors thought it was a cyst, and they were going to remove it. When he went in for the surgery, they did not find a cyst... they realized it was an overgrown out of place artery. Artery's that are in your head are under the skull, and for some reason his is WAY out of place. The Dr. said he was lucky to be alive because if this artery was to burst, he would die within minutes. Hearing this made me VERY worried about my little brother. My big sister instinct kicked in, and I just wanted to protect him! He will be seeing an eye specialist on March 5th, and hopefully we will be able to figure out what to do to fix the problem. During the mean time he is not able to play sports or get too excited... our daily prayers are constantly blessing him and the Dr's to know what to do. It is so sweet when we kneel down at night with Hailey and she says to Bless Uncle Preston...

We know that he deserves the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER because it is his 16th, but we also hope he can take it a little easy! :)

We love you SOOOO Much Preston!

We hope all your wildest dreams come true!



Lindsey & Jared said...

Wow. That's all I can say...WOW. I can't believe he's 16!! I mean, EVEN I KNEW HIM AS A BABY. I feel so old right now. Okay, deep breaths, I am not old yet, I am not old yet....

LOL. He is so awesome! You are so lucky to have a little brother, and I am seriously jealous :)

Kristen said...

Yay! Happy Bday Preston! I don't know what it's like to have a brother... but he seems like a good one! : )

You get an award on my blog today!

Tiffany said...

How crazy it is it that he is 16!?! I can't believe it. Logan still asks every once in a while when Preston is coming to play ball with him. :) I have to say...when that kid gets married it will be interesting...the lonely sister-in-law to get along with us sisters. And I'm going to be hecka old, with hecka old kids....Happy Birthday little bro, we all love you!