So sorry and sad for your friend, Bridget. I hope your DBF begins to feel at peace with the whole thing soon.
Christina, wow, you're so young (in my mind) and your *little* bro has been in and out of your family's lives for a couple years? He must be a baby! I hope this means he learned his lesson while still young and can bounce back easily.
L, I hope you have wonderful weather up in Tahoe and your family with you enjoys it. DH will be up there too until early Saturday.