auckie & sisha

 

We had just finished watching the Lady and the Tramp. We insisted on Spaghetti that night so we could reenact the famous scene :) haha

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When I was younger I couldn't pronounce my little brother's name.  Saying Alex was just too difficult for me. In result he ended up with a couple different names. Auckie is what I called him for a long time, which then turned into Auculux. Don't ask me why I thought those were easier to pronounce than Alex haha, but this is what I called him. As Alex got older, he couldn't say my name either, so I became Sisha.

Being only two years apart, we hung out a lot. Every single one of my childhood memories has him in it. My earliest memory of Alex is when he was a newborn. I remember asking my mother what the big purple chunk on his belly button was, and I was always trying to carry him myself. Being overwhelmed with his weight, but wanting to be a big sister so badly, I would do it anyways. I remember one night there was a big thunderstorm. I was really afraid, and I wanted to go to my parents bedroom, but I knew I couldn't leave Auckie behind. His crib was in my room, and I walked right over to it, and somehow managed to lift that kid out of it. I wrapped both  my arms around his body in a big hug and lifted with all my might, as I basically dragged him with me to go find comfort and solace in my parents room.

As we got older he would copy everything I did. When I wanted to be Jasmine for Halloween, he insisted on being Aladdin. When I wanted to be Sandy from Grease, he died his hair black and was my Danny Zuko. Even though we shared a room, and had bunk beds, he would beg and beg and beg me to have a "sleepover" up on the top bunk with me. He just wanted to share beds, he wanted to be with me. Some nights when he couldn't fall asleep, I would dangle my hands and feet over the edge of the bunk and put on puppet shows for him, a tradition that passed down to my little sister when we shared a room. We did everything together.

Because we did everything together, you can imagine that we fought the most too. Nothing serious, always something dumb and petty. But as the years went on, that closeness didn't go away. Even as teenagers we could talk about our lives, and cared about each others opinions. I would help him do his hair, or tell him which shirt and tie looked best. I would even trust him with telling me which outfit looked better on me, all while fighting for bathroom space mind you ;) haha

Even as adults we still call each other Auckie and Sisha. I have three brothers, and saying goodbye to each of them before they went on their missions was difficult. But I have found the waiting for them to come home part to be the hardest with Alex. I didn't realize why at first, but as time has gone on I have figured out what it is. He was so integrated in my every day life that I didn't even realize it. Every time a good song would come on that we thought the other would like we could call each other. We also have an inside joke texting game. Do you know how many times these past two years that I have called him, or texted him, all to remember later that he doesn't have a cell phone right now?! Countless. The year before he left for his mission he lived in the apartment above mine, and even if we didn't hang out, he would stop by to just say hi. Or I would wander up there to sit in his room for a bit. These last few months have been extra difficult for me with him gone, I truly miss him. 

I am so excited for him to be coming home soon. I am so proud of him. It is funny how our roles have seemed to swap as we got older, at least they did for me. When he was younger, all he cared about was spending time with me. Following me, and playing with me. He looked up to me so much. But sometime during the teenage years, I started looking up to him. My younger brother became my role model. He became someone I wanted to be. He is so kind, loyal, loving, compassionate, strong, smart... so many things and all the good things you ever wanted to be all rolled up into one.

 I love him so much, and I wont lie, sometimes I wish I could rewind the clock... just so we can spend all our afternoons together again out in the backyard playing, pretending, imagining.
Not worried about anything else in the world, except for each other.

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59 comments

  1. bahahahha that kiss! Is that legal? P.S. your hair is awesome! hahha

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  2. haha I was thinkin' the same as Jessica.. but its still cuuutee. :) what a sweet sister you are!!!

    x.

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  3. this is so cute! haha! I love it.

    xx

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  4. This was the sweetest thing ever! So touching and beautiful, girl!

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  5. I loved reading this! I have two younger brothers, and I can totally relate! It would be so hard to be away from them for that long period of time.

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  6. such a sweet post. I just love hearing about brother/sister relationships that are strong. There is nothing quite like it.

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  7. This is so cute! i love the relationship you guys had, i love the photo of you guys, something to keep forever!

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  8. Aw, brother and sister relationships are the best! Love that picture!

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  9. Those are the cutest photos ever!! I have a photo of my oldest pecking his little brother on the mouth too. So cute memories. I will cherish those days.
    And it warms my heart to read about how close you 2 are. I am excited for you to have your little brother come home. (:

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  10. This post made my heart so happy! Siblings are such a wonderful blessing! I'm the oldest of 4...two girls and two boys and life wouldn't be the same without them!

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  11. This is so perfect! Waiting for siblings on missions is so long... but getting them back is - magical :)

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  12. that is so sweet. i love it :)

    http://babybakerlove.blogspot.com/

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  13. This is so sweet! I pray my little man & this little girl on the way are as close as you two.

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  14. Ah this is so sweet. So special that you guys are so close! :)

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  15. Alex is pretty awesome. I remember him sharing his lunch with me one day because I forgot mine. You have a good brother. :)

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  16. This is the sweetest post! I just live sibling live. He sounds like a great brother! Happy to hear that he is coming home soon! :)

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  17. aw this is so sweet! i feel the same way about my brother. he left for italy and JUST got back. i get to see him for the first time this weekend!!

    i sort of like missing someone because it makes seeing them so much better :)

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  18. Love this post.

    I have two younger Brother's, but I am the closest to the one who is 4 years younger than me. We did a lot together, but kinda separated in his teenager years. I'd like to say we're back together close again. I love him, and just like you...I wish I could turn back the clock too. Sometimes I feel like I wasn't the nicest I could've been to him. I was the big Sister...felt like I had to be mean I guess? Maybe I was just a brat...I don't know, but brothers are the best!

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  19. What a sweet post Alycia. Hope he's coming home soon, so you won't have to be apart much longer :)

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  20. This post is wonderful. It warms my heart and my soul. Thank you for sharing :)

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  21. I love these pictures!!!! And I"m so excited for you that he's coming home soon.

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  22. This is too cute!! Soo cute how he looked up to you. You are such a proud sister!

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  23. That's ADORABLE!! What a sweet brother and sister you two are. My little brother just left on his mission in February. I know how you feel about looking up to them! It's kind of humbling to see someone you have played in the mud and ran around in diapers with, go and do something so amazing! Awesome post Alycia :)

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  24. This is so stinkin sweet. And the Lady and the Tramp scene re-enactment is just adorable.

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  25. You make me wish I had a brother. I surely have 3 brothers in law that make up for the smelly part of brothers haha :)

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  26. That is so precious it isn't even funny. I am amazed and inspired by the relationships you have with your siblings. I hope the time before your brother gets home passes quickly.

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  27. I love this. It made me teary eyed because it was so perfectly sweet. The pictures are great too!

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  28. loved this. i know exactly how you feel. i have a twin brother and his mission was the longest 2 years of my life. :)

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  29. Well that made me cry. I love those pictures!

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  30. I feel the exact same way about my cousin. He is my best friend and him being gone on his mission is the hardest thing ever. The best thing for him but the hardest for me.

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  31. What a sweet and touching post! I have two younger brothers (and two younger sisters) so I can totally relate to it :)

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  32. Awww...what a sweet relationship with your brother! That's really lovely. It'll be great when he returns home. Each time you want to text him, you should just write it down instead. When he gets back, present him with all the "texts" he missed :)

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  33. Haha! That picture is great! There's not much in the world as special as siblings!

    xo,
    Kait

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  34. Oh my , you gone and made me cry! This is the most sweetest thing ever!!! That is such a beautiful thing that you share with Alex. You should let him read this.
    I feel the same way about my sisters. We went to different colleges and talked on the phone at least five times a day, for no reason at all.

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  35. What a sweet post! I have two little sisters, and my parents have ALWAYS reminded me that siblings will be your best friends, always, and will love you when nobody else does. So true! Glad you are blessed with a wonderful brother!

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  36. this is darling. so sweet.


    anna
    www.embracethesunshine.blogspot.com

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  37. leaving a comment from over at aunie sauce!!

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  38. Visiting from Aunie Sauce - such a cute post!

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  39. I love your blog! visiting from Aunie Sauce :) x

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  40. Hi from Aunie Sauce! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    KB @ kisslaughanddream.blogspot.com

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  41. That is so cute! I'm stopping by from Aunie Sauce (I was already a follower!)

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  42. stopping by from Aunie Sauce :)

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  43. Hi!! Coming over from Aunie sauce :D

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  44. Hey Alycia! I'm here all the time, but Aunie Sauce sent me for today :) I hope I win the giveaway... I LOVE your blog!

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  45. New follower from Aunie sauce! Loving what I see so far!

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  46. Aunie sauce sent me! I love your blog! New follower!

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  47. This makes me miss all my brothers and sisters <3 I absolutely adore your Lady and The Tramp reenactment and your nicknames. My sister and I called each other Peanut Butter and Mayonaise. To this day, that's how we are still saved in each other's phones!

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  48. This is SO adorable! Stopping by from Aunie Sauce!

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  49. You know, I connected better with my brothers than our sisters. Don't know why maybe because we spent so much time as littlies? Loved this post.

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  50. This is too sweet. I have two younger brother's and this just gives me a big lump in my throat. I hope your brother gets to read this soon!

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  51. I have a younger brother so this post just brought a BIG smile to my face. Thank you for sharing this! I hope you get to see him soon!

    xoxo

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