Thursday, April 11, 2013

Happy Belated National Siblings Day!

I completely forgot all about National Siblings Day yesterday so I'm having a little celebration today!

I'm beyond lucky to have an older sister and older brother who care for me and take care of me always.  I know that even if I can't go to my parents for something, advice, etc they are always there for me! I can always ask my sis for help figuring out what my doctors tell me or what medicines I should take for any ailment and my brother is always there to answer my technological questions (hello blogging haha) and pet questions!  It's not like we didn't have our fights/disagreements/etc. growing up or even as adults but everything we've gone through has made our relationships stronger and we know that no matter what we can count on and depend on each other (even though my brother lives halfway across the country now and my sis is only 35 minutes away from my house)!

Here are some of my favorite pictures of all of us over the years :)

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sister and I in Myrtle Beach late 1990s (haha I was clearly not amused)

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sister and I circa early 2000s 

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siblings and I at the Miami airport on our way to the Bahamas in August 2003

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Brother and I in the Miami airport on our way to the Bahamas in August 2003

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Patel siblings hanging out on a Bahamian beach.. nbd.

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at my sister's pharmacy school graduation (frm unc EW) in 2005

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my brother's graduation from VT in 2005

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me and these two geniuses- funny story: they both graduated the same day from VT/pharmacy school and for their grad present, my parents rented an airplane so we all could make it to Chapel Hill, NC in time from Blacksburg and we went to both my bro and sis' graduations!

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hungover and on a 16hr flight to Doha, Qatar and then to Ahmedabad, Gujarat in 2010 (on my bday!!)

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sister and I at one of our cousin's wedding in 2010

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fast forward 5 years- brother and I at his med school graduation in 2010!

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sister and I at our brother's med school graduation party and the (then) new Pete Dye River Course!

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I've always been adorable, my brother…. JK I wanted to be him when I was little. My mom said I used to wear his clothes when I was little too haha

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Typical little sister :) Showing off my Juris Doctorate to my Pharmacist Sister and Surgeon Doctor Brother

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Brother & I with my nephew Dr. Dre Christmas 2011!

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my favorite picture from my 26th birthday eve dinner!

AND a couple of my cousins I'm closest to- they're like brother/sister!

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Cousin Priyank (who's now in med school!!) and I repping the wolfpack and hokies at his graduation from NC State 2012

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Cousin Dhruvi and I at my parents' house in 2004 for a puja 

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Cousin Priyank and I at my parents' house in 2004 for a puja (he's such a baby!!)

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This one was way too hilarious to not include, sorry Dhruvi! 

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Sister and I with Cousin Dhruvi at her Pithi before her Hindu wedding in India, January 2010 

Do you have any siblings? How did you celebrate National Siblings Day?  

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