There’s Nothing To See Here

This is, by far, the worst video to ever be put on the internet.

The quality is horrible. It’s filled with um’s and uh’s and senseless rambling.

It is ridiculously boring and of absolutely no interest to anyone.

Unless you happened to be at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa on December 14, 1999.

P.S. Happy Birthday Devin.

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  1. avitable says:

    I really (REALLY) wanted to say that I watched this whole video and it was awesome, but I can’t.

    Happy birthday, Devin! Now that you’re 8, I can teach you some awesome words, like cockmonkey and fucknut.

  2. Gabrielle says:

    I watched it and I thought it was beautiful! Maybe you have to be a mama to understand?

  3. Angel says:

    No, you don’t have to be a mother to understand. I watched the video all the way through. By the end of the video, I think I was crying more than Britt. That was an awesomely beautiful video.

    Happy Birthday Devin!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  4. Britt's Mom says:

    Oh baby I am sitting here crying my eyes out. I remember every single thing.

    And NO Jared, Burt was NOT the second person to hold him – I was – only because I was nice enough not to shove you out of the way!!

    Happy Birthday my beautiful baby, and happy birthday as a mommy, sweetheart. You guys have done so so so well.

  5. HoosierGirl5 says:

    I love those stories. I should do that for my kids. But your husband looks totally bored.


  6. Dee says:

    :clap: “You’ve turned out pretty good so far” – of such things 21st speeches are made!


    Happy Birthday Devin!

  7. AmyD says:

    Gabrielle is right, you obviously have to be a mom to get this. (or as my husband said after reading Adam’s lovely comment, “or human…” LOL)

    Britt, this absolutely brought tears to my eyes. So sweet and so wonderful.

    Happy Birthday Devin!!! :heartbeat:

  8. Mr. Fabulous says:

    This was an awesome idea and an awesome post.

    And you’re pretty fucking awesome too.

    P.S. I watched it all.

  9. Miss Britt says:

    avitable: LOL, that’s OK – I warned you it was bad!

    Gabrielle: really? maybe it is a mom thing!

    Angel: well you have a soft heart. :heartbeat: thanks

    Britt’s Mom: I’m so glad there’s someone else in the world I can share this with.

    I mean, you know, besides Jared (because – seriously, LOL)

    HoosierGirl5: yeah, he was. He wasn’t raised with the sentimental mushy traditions that I was raised with. Poor thing.

    Dee: yeah I think Jared will pretty much be banned from giving speeches at weddings, graduations and such. LOL

    AmyD: :love:

    Mr. Fab: Aw, thank you! I think you secretly have a big mama soul somewhere in there. :wink:

  10. Peggy says:

    That was so awesome! Wonderful idea your Mom had!

  11. Kristin says:

    I was there! Happy Birthday Devin! I am such a horrible “aunt” because I didn’t send a card!
    LOVE you all!

  12. RW says:

    Happy birthday and… quite obviously… good luck, Devin. Sheeesh.

  13. hellohahanarf says:

    i refuse to sit here crying at my desk, and i know this will make me bawl, so i’ll watch this video at a later date.

    happy birthday, devin! enjoy the cake.

  14. Selma says:

    That was very, very moving.
    Happy Birthday, Devin!

  15. wafelenbak says:

    Awwwww. This is so sweet. :) I’m not a mom and I teared up a little!
    Happy Birthday Devin!
    (p.s. 19?? I would have been scared too!!)

  16. pnbzmom says:

    It is a good idea hellohahanarf decided to wait to watch it because it WILL make you cry!! Jared look like he was getting a little emotional too. Great gift to your son!! Precious :heartbeat:

  17. Fogspinner says:

    Very great story. You did a great job, Jared too!

    Most insightful thing I found out, your younger than I am, which really makes me more in awe of you than I was before. I’ve got a few years on you and there is no way in hell I’d pack up and move like you did. Or even handle it half as well as you have. :-)

    Happy Birthday Devon, sorry to be late, I spent yesterday traveling.

  18. Hilly says:


  19. Miss Britt says:

    Peggy : you know I have NO idea where she got it either. Come to think of it – all of our family traditions started with my mom.

    Kristin: oh pshaw – you were there! that’s awesome auntiness!

    RW: i reallllly need to get a flipping the bird icon.

    hellohahanarf: i don’t know – adam didn’t cry, and he swears everyone is just saying they cried to be nice. LOL

    Selma: yeah? I wonder if it had been better quality if it would have been moving still – or if it’s like the Blair Witch effect. LOL

    wafelenbak: thank you!

    pnbzmom: Devin watched it and said “wait – you weren’t excited I was born?” LOL :rolleyes:

    Fogspinner: you’re not late – today is D Day. :-) I think having kids makes you older faster – or something.

    Hilly: thanks! you adulterous whore!

  20. Crys says:

    happy bday Devin!



  22. That was awesome girl!

    I’d have to make 6 videos as I have 6 boys.You held up well.I wouldn’t have been able to talk.LOL I’m emotional like that.

    Happy Birthday Devin!


    I’m adding you to my blog roll.

  23. Dave2 says:

    I’d think that once you figured out which end to feed and which end to diaper, the rest would just kind of work itself out… :lmao:

  24. Fantastagirl says:

    Glad you went to Allen and not Satori!

    Great story – I think you have to be a mom to get it, and your son is going to love this when he is older!

    Happy Birthday Devin!

  25. Turnbaby says:

    I watched the whole thing and even though not a mom in the ‘normal’ way I thought it was very touching and such a nice thing.

    My parents were the same age as y’all when I was born.

  26. Tears, lots of tears. What a wonderful tradition! :clap:

  27. That’s awesome, Britt and Jared! Thanks for sharing Devin’s birth story with all of us. I’ll have to start this tradition with our kids. For the first time today, the twins looked at their baby albums and enjoyed it. So, I think they’re ready.

    Love ya, hon! Happy 8th year of motherhood!

  28. LeapnLzrds says:

    I’m not a mom either (but I am the same age) and this video had me all teary eyed. It was so sweet!!! I’ve been lurking for a while and I just love your blog, cold stark honesty and all. Keep on postin’ dahling!! :thumbsup:

  29. Miss Britt says:

    Crys: thank you!

    themuttprincess: Devin continues his thanks!

    Preposterous Ponderings: can you remember the details from each story? My mom kind of loses the spark on the third one. LOL

    Dave2: yeah? lemme know how that goes for you! :wink:

    Fantastagirl: Sartori wasn’t “sartori” anymore by that point – the only other option would be Covenant.

    Turnbaby: did they survive in one piece?

    Jen aka Evilynmo: thanks! feel free to steal it!

    Coal Miner’s Granddaughter: YAY! my mom will be so excited! :-)

    You have to promise me you’ll start it with “This is the story of the day you were born…”

    LeapnLzrds: :wave: well thanks, and hi! and stuff! :-)

  30. Creed says:

    Haha wow the story of the first day Devin was born! I have to admit, in all 18 years of hearing MY own story, I have to say Devin’s is pretty awesome! It coulda used a little more of his Uncle Creed though :wave: hahaha I love you Britter! And tell Jared I can’t wait to see HIM either! (He’s so adorable)

  31. Miss Britt says:


    You know I love you as much as I love my own children kid, right?

  32. Miss Britt says:

    Oh – and Jared says “I’m adorable??”

  33. deb says:

    This is really sweet and I love it.

    You do realize though that you look like the bubbly soccer mom married to a very quiet serial killer…

    They were such a nice couple, she always had so much to say and wore great shoes and he, well he was a nice looking fellow, really quiet, we never thought he could be behind all the murders that happened here in Florida! :cheesy:

  34. Miss Britt says:

    Luckily, I don’t think he’d follow through on it! LOL


    But yes – we do look like two completely opposite people.

  35. ginamonster says:

    I tired to watch, but my lack of attention span kicked in. I may try again tomorrow. I must say though, that I was cracking up at your husband who looked completetly bored and a bit put off. How long did it take to drag him in front of the camera?

  36. Miss Britt says:

    Gina: Really – don’t. It seriously doesn’t get any better! LOL

    I didn’t have to drag him. Unfortunately. Watching it now I wish he would have just said No.

  37. Mary Boston says:

    That’s such a great tradition! I’m totally going to steal that.

    I love how your husband just sat there and did courtesy laughs! Ha!

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