My favorite younger brother
Today marks a very special occurrence, the celebration of the 26th anniversary of Jonathan’s birthday, or in other words a celebration of Jonathan’s ability to stay alive for 26 years and counting. As you have probably picked up on this blog, Jonathan has always been one of my favorite people, whether it was playing pretend on a Big Wheels growing up or making cheese during Christmas vacations, or all the many crazy family adventures we have had, I have always found him to be hilarious and generally wonderful company. Two years ago, I wrote up a post about my 10 favorite things about Jonathan and so I thought this year I would make a list of things I know that Jonathan likes
1. Jonathan likes to throw things and he also inspired my first animated gif
Click on the picture to see it action
2. Jonathan likes dogs
Jonathan brought his friend's dog Google home for a very memorable Christmas vacation and I think we all fell in love with the perfect search engine
Click on this adorable picture to see a video of Jonathan and his new puppy Mathilde being awesome!
3. Jonathan likes to make things
Jonathan made his own pair of wool sweater mittens this past Christmas
Jonathan is also very good at making amazingly gorgeous stone cairns
When Jonathan comes home, he likes to go to the hardware store and buy things to make into other things, like this candle-powered fountain
4. Jonathan likes to be creative
Jonathan introduced our family to the idea of group paintings and was the primary instigator in too our first family self-portrait
5. Jonathan likes to think hard
Jonathan studies Physics and thinks about things that I can't even understand the definitions of
6. Jonathan likes to be outside
Baby Jonathan during a trip to the Boundary Waters during high school
7. Jonathan likes to take trips with friends
Many moons ago, Jonathan and a bunch of his friends took a bike trip to Hell, Michigan and thankfully David recorded video and it is still alive on the web today. This, my friends, is a must see!
8. Jonathan likes his family
And we like him!
9. Jonathan likes to do things differently
I think Jonathan's beard is another outlet for his own inner drummer
No explanation necessary
Golfer or Hipster, neither, just Jonathan's perfect combination of both.
10. Jonathan likes jumping
Tim took this awesome picture of Jonathan during our family trip to the Boundary Waters
Tim also took this picture of Jonathan leaping over the Bahai Temple in Evanston