Today is an extra special day – it’s my brother’s birthday!  Meet Michael:

He’s married to one of the sweetest people I know, Roxann (who puts up with his crazy ways better than anyone) and has the most adorable twin daughters who are only a year older than Princess Nagger:

He’s one of the reasons I get homesick for Washington State – growing up we were always close, always trying to get our two sisters in trouble (and those antics usually backfired on us).  He throws the best Super Bowl Parties (second only to the ones I threw) and he’s as passionate about wine (and making it) as I am.  He put up with being the only boy in our family, holding his own with us three sisters.  I tell him he’s my favorite brother…

Happy Birthday, Mikey!  I miss you and can’t wait to move back to Seattle so I can harass hang out with you again on a regular basis.

In honor of my brother’s birthday, I’m sharing a song that makes me laugh every time I hear it, and Princess Nagger is concurring with the message now that she has a little brother to annoy her.  From the Merry Kidsmas album, “Box of Rocks”:

Next up is one of my favorite artists, Brad Paisley with an awesome version of “Winter Wonderland”:

And finally, a two-fer with Reba and Kellie Pickler from A Country Christmas, with “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Santa Baby”:

Enjoy your Monday!


Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:


I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and her cohorts in crime, Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida, and Callie from JAmericanSpice for Monday’s Music Moves Me – want to join in the fun? It’s easy peasy! Just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

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The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday:

I’m also linking up for what was the Sunday Song Hop and now is Pinning and Singing on the Weekend over at 5 Minutes Just For Me: I’m going to have to get busy pinning, but at least it’s to share music, too:


More Monday Hops – hop along, won’t you?

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  1. First off, congrats on your brother for surviving three sisters! I feel for him, really I do. We have two girls and our youngest is a boy. I know personally he has taken a lot of abuse over the years, but now, he’s bigger and stronger than both of his sisters put together. This is something I warned them about repeatedly, but those words fell on deaf ears. Of course, he’s rather gentle and kind to them despite the torture he was put through. lol

    I have never heard this song Box of Rockes. It’s so adorable. You know, I have a recipe for Santa’s coal, if you’d like it let me know. This would be a hoot for you to make and send to him. In fact, I may make it for our kiddos just for a big ole tease.

    Your country version picks of some of the classic Christmas songs were totally enjoyable to tap my toes to this morning and sing along with. Have a good Monday!

  2. Awwwww….how sweet! Happy Birthday to your brother! He’s so handsome and he has a gorgeous family. His twin daughters favor your PN.

    Love your picks! The box of Rocks song is hilarious! I hadn’t heard that one before.
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  3. Happy birthday Mikey, enjoy your rocks! =)
    Great songs, the rest of them!
    I completely love “Santa Baby” and this is a great version.
    Thanks for sharing it…. I really enjoyed it.

  4. Happy Birthday to your brother and he is so handsome and what a lovely and beautiful family too!!

    Loved your song choices and the first one was too cute!!
    I love Reba, there is just something about her!
    Have a great week!!
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  5. I would love it if my ex-husband got a box of rocks, or something much worse, for Christmas. hahahahahaha
    Divorce is wonderful.

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  6. Happy Birthday Michael! Your brother is handsome and has a gorgeous family!
    I love the first song! I’d never heard that before and who can resist a little Brad Paisley! Mmm Hmmm! lol
    Tell Little Miss Nagger Good Luck on her recital wednesday, we’re sure she will do great!
    Hope you all have a fab Christmas!
    PS If you ever want someone to sample your wine send some this way! ;0)

  7. Hey today’s my bro’s birthday too! Happy Birthday Mikey! Is it true that Mikey will eat anything thing (life cereal) LOL? What a beautiful family photo! Thanks for sharing & as usual great choices tonight! That Kelly Pickler is such a cutie before she’s a hottie don’t you think so? Love love all your choices as usual! Thanks my friend you’ve done it again! Hugzzzz
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  8. That is so sweet of you. Your brother must be so touch and excited to see you in Seattle. I am sure it is going to be one fun reunion. Both of you have a lot of catching up to do.
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