Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Godspeed Little Brother: "The Nose"

My brother and I couldn't be more different. 

I am the preppy, pink and green, Lilly-loving, Florida living, pampered girl.

My brother, on the other hand, is the rock climbing, non-materialistic, thrill seeking (and crazy!), outdoorsy paramedic.

The only thing we have in common is music.  I'm a violinist, he's a pianist.

We don't get to see him much.  He's young and busy with his own life right now.  But, I keep tabs on him through facebook. Here's a picture of him the day Lallie was born.  He was high up on a mountain out west (I think) and took this drawing wishing her a happy birthday.  I told him I expected the same this year, a happy birthday wish for her from the top of El Cap.  (Her birthday is July 30th).

Chris, Lallie and I - Christmas 2008
Anyways, this Friday, he's leaving for Yosemite in California to attempt and hopefully accomplish a major feat.  He and a few of his expert climbing buddies will be climbing El Capitan a/k/a The Nose.

Godspeed little brother, I can't wait to see the view from the top!


  1. Best of luck to your brother! What a sweet gesture to welcome your little one. :)

  2. Isn't it amazing how different we can be from our siblings? Best wishes to your brother! We went to Yosemite a few years ago and saw a few climbers...amazing!

  3. Best of luck to your brother.

  4. Sounds like you've got quite the impressive sibling. Best of luck to him!

  5. Wow, sometimes I wish I could be less Lilly-fied and more outdoorsy/adventuresome like him!