Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sister, Sister

If you don't understand how a woman could both
love her sister dearly and want to
wring her neck at the same time,
then you were probably an only child.
-Linda Sunshine

I spent the latter part of my day with every person you see pictured above... meaning all 4 of my sisters and my only niece. And yes, this was our "make a funny face" picture taken a few weeks back at one of my little sister's dance recitals (the one with all the paint on her face).

I often remind myself to find happiness in the little things. Today was a day when the little things shined like the sun... seriously. I couldn't have been happier. My niece (age 2) and youngest sister (age 4) are the mirror image of me and my big sister when we were younger. My niece follows behind my little sister as if she was her shadow and imitates everything that she does. I can only imagine how ridiculous I must have looked stumbling behind my big sister.

My mom had asked me to take my two 12yr. old sisters to the library today, and that was also an event worthy of 5 paragraphs. Don't worry, I'll spare you. Long story short- both kept trying to steal the other person's book as soon as they determined they liked it, one had an attitude whenever the other had the "7th grade reading" book list for too long, and both bout' drove me crazy making noise like they had never been in a library before and didn't know they were supposed to be quiet.

We ended the night in Cici's pizza with everyone running around like chicken with their heads cut off grabbing various pizza slices, plates of salad, and brownies covered in confectionery sugar. After dropping my sister and niece off, we rode home to Mary's 'Real Love'. That's real. That's love. Aint a thing in the world that can't be fixed by spending some good time with the family.

Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford said it best-
I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.


  1. hah.
    That quote! Brings me back to that long ass night in the tech && we decided to recite our fav. quotes.
    The art of story telling. Beautiful honey, just Beautiful :)

  2. Awww, how cute! You wrote about us. Yeah you blanked putting that pic up though lol!

  3. ray- lol girl i love that picture! and its not the first time youve been written about!

    ms. phenom- stay down! (as if thats a proper response.. oddly enough, it is though lol)