the not-so-old man and the sea

Whew. Ok...I promise I most certainly did not forget you! It's been crazy busy around these parts lately. In fact, I just popped MSH's birthday cake into the oven-- his 24th birthday is Friday. (Happy birthday, hunny! Loooooove you!)

Ahem. Anyway. I wanted to blog about something, and I had no idea what to blog about, and then my phone lit up. It was my big brother, Gunter.

You might not know Gunter. So...I need to introduce you to Gunter Lee Walker-- he's my older brother, and he is 25 years old.

Me, Gunter, and Papa at the house in Aroney.

Us with Papa again-- this time carving fish in Huntsville at Papa and Mimi's old house.

Gunter and Mom before a Bama game; Gunter went to Bama even though he is an Auburn fan. Gunter majored in biological sciences/ marine biology at UA.

Gunter and Mom at the beach.

Gunter lives in Cape May, New Jersey, where he is contracted out by the government. I have no idea what his real job title is, but I know he gets to ride on big fishing ships and make sure they only catch the amount of fish they are supposed to. He gets to see all sorts of things that are really cool, like orcas, turtles, and lots of big fish.

Gunter on some scuba diving trip...his favorite thing in the world to do!

Gunter walked me down the aisle on my wedding day-- he is my only brother, and he was always with me growing up. I loved having him give me away. (Sorry it's blurry!)

This is one of my most favorite pictures.

Mom and Gunter getting to see Ellie P. for the first time, March 2009.

Aren't they handsome?? My two men.

Gunter and Mom at the beach this past summer.

I love this kid. He, more than anyone else, knows how to get under my skin, but I really cannot help but to love him. He has such a great sense of humor, and he is all "Gunter" all the time. Gunter was named after my mom's maiden name, so his namesake is so special to our entire family.

I miss getting to see Gunter. It's been since June since he was home. I know Gunter will be a wonderful uncle to mine and Mat's kids one day. I'm sure he will have so many stories about living life at sea-- I cannot imagine them not loving him coming to visit! He is missed so much (by me and his entire family) now that he lives in New Jersey.

This one mean's a lot to me-- he's my only brother, and I can't imagine loving one any more than I do him. Miss you, brother. Come visit us soon...


  1. What a sweet, sweet post. It is so nice to read about people who love their family!

  2. hey girl! Got something for you over at my place! Hope your having a great week! = )

  3. aww this makes me cry!! We miss you, Gunter Lee!