Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Sister's Day

Last year while I was home for the summer, Mallory and I had this wonderful idea. We call it Sister's Day. Apparently, there is already an official day for that on the first Sunday of August, but we didn't know it then and quite frankly, I'm glad. Because instead, Mal and I added our birthdays together to come up with the day we now dedicate to each other.
March(3) + June(6) = September(9) 
Mal's birthday date(24) + my birthday date(5) = our sister's day date(29)
Isn't she great?
So, today is Sister's Day. Year 2. We decided to simply send a little something to each other in honor of it. . . but really, it's just a fun excuse to say I love you and I'm thankful for you. I hope that in the future, we take off work, book a weekend somewhere warm, and celebrate sisterhood. Unrealistic you say? Just you wait, we'll make it happen. As Jane Austen says, "the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply..." 

My sister is awesome. I've adored her since she was born and truly believe that it's a blessing that we are 8 years apart. She may disagree. Ryan and I may or may not have taken serious of advantage of her when she would do anything for us--that didn't last long. She was drug along to every track and cross country meet of mine. She even got a crazy idea somewhere that running was cool and ran a 5k with me but I'm pretty sure she hated every minute of it. Now that Ryan and I have graduated, she has to "endure" four more years of high school alone with Mom and Dad. And, she still puts up with the lip service Ryan and I give her when we come home--old habits die hard. I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel a little bit bad about it, but I've got to say, she has learned to stand her ground very well...maybe too well.
Sorry for making you run a 5k. You did dominate it though.
I am so thankful to have four more years in Michigan. Home is only a short, one hour drive, which means, Mal is only a short, one hour away. I'm convinced that she will outdo me in every aspect of her life. She already has so far. Not that sisterhood should ever be a competition...right? But, seriously, she's a better volleyball player, a better adjuster to new situations, a better student, a better fashionista, a better quick wit, and a better dancer, not that that's difficult, but I hear she can really shake her booty, but I have yet to see it :) She is a blessing to me. She is determined and that inspires me too--even if she doesn't see it in herself, I do.

This is how she helped me study for the MCAT...

Not distracting at all...


  1. Love this! I hope she likes her gift.

  2. This is awesome! I love it.

    And I can't believe how much you look like she does now in that first picture!