If you haven't yet heard, today is my sister Erin's 30th birthday!
Erin and I are two years apart. My mom and my aunt are nine years apart. And always, they told us, "One day your sister will be your best friend." And I thought that when you're nine years apart, you probably don't need to share anything like, say, a sled, which makes being best friends a bunch easier.
While my sister and I may still be very different, I'm finding as the years pass that, actually, we are quite alike. Perhaps more alike than we are different. Though outwardly we look like distant cousins at best, it is our mannerisms, our expressions and our ability to pull out the same shirt to wear on the same day that have made me realize how very similar we are.
|We were rustic before weddings were.|
I have said it before, but I am so glad that my sister started blogging. I will never like to play sports and she most likely will never be into spray painting anything and everything. I will always annoy her and she will always be too grumpy. But I am so thankful to have this in common. It is the necessary excuse for me to call her a billion times a day. (True story: just two days ago, she asked me how many times a day I could really call someone. I am of the "at least ten" school of thought. She is not.) But should I miss a day of calling, I can always read her posts and find out what's going on in her far away world.
|Can anyone answer why we were dressed like this in JUNE in 1987??|
So all of this is to say happy birthday to my sister! I hope this next year continues to be a year of too many phone calls, late cell phone payments (Check's in the mail, I swear...), puppy snuggles, Chicago visits (??), and many, many blog posts!
And for the rest of you all, if you get a chance, please stop by this adorable little ghost's blog and leave her a little birthday love because, being of the "birthdays are a big deal" camp, I know she'll appreciate it.
Update: I organized a secret little blogger birthday party with a few of Erin's favorite bloggers. Be sure to check out their super kind words about Erin and of course leave some love on their wonderfully clever/inspirational/beautiful/witty/entertaining blogs!
Mish Lovin Life
Beat of My Heart