I have a lot of them. Four to be exact. Three sisters and one brother. I love them all so much and probably won't do them justice in my blog post. I can't really go on and on all day about each one, right? Well, I'll do my best to sum them each up in a shortish paragraph.
Stacey - She is the eldest, the top dog, the firstborn. She paved the way for us younger ones and made our road a little easier. We have very different views of our childhood as she came along 10 years before me. As I get older, I realize that we are the most similar out of all of my siblings. Although she is a tad bit more organized and ambitious than me. She is constantly on the go, running around all the time. She is a chef and married to Eric, also a chef. They make great food. :) They have four children aged 12, 7, 5, and 3. And I need to add that these are by far the cutest children you will ever meet. Just sayin'. Stacey is actually back in school full time taking Business - Accounting. I think. I can't actually remember what the official name of the program is. But she is smart. I just wish we lived closer together.
Jackie - She is the crazy sister who will always put a smile on your face. She always knows the right thing to make you laugh. She also does super adventurous things like travel around Europe, teach elementary school kids, move to Korea for two years to teach English, go bungee jumping, plays guitar, etc. She's wicked cool. She is married to Kevin, another cool person. He plays in a band and writes poetry. They live in Seattle and we are hoping that sometime next year we will make it out to visit them in their super cool city.
Mike - The middle child and only boy. The favourite brother of all. He is kind of a hippy. He travels around, works odd jobs, goes tree planting, has long crazy hair and a scruffy beard, and wears sandals no matter what time of the year it is. He is super cool though. Everyone who meets him thinks so. He married an equally cool person 2 years ago, Tara. They are such the perfect fit. They complement each other perfectly.
Cora - She was/is my best friend. We're only 2 years apart to we are close. We grew up playing Barbies together. We shared a room and were always together. We were the "little sisters". She is a dietician and I am constantly calling her for food advice. Another fabulous thing about her is her ability to dance. Boy can she dance. I'm slightly jealous but I'll get over it as I will never be as good as her at dancing. Swing dancing is her specialty but I do believe she is getting into some other dancing as well. I love watching her dance. She also is really good at visiting me, her faraway little sister. Even though she hates the 7 hour drive she still comes out quite regularly to see us. I think she is the only one of my family who saw all three places that we have lived in.
Well, that about sums them up. I consider myself very lucky to have such wonderful older siblings and to have grown up in such a great environment. Each one has affected me and helped shape me into who I am today. I love it when we all get together in all of our craziness and wish it could happen more often. I love you all.
I chose this picture because it makes me smile. It just shows us, in all of our glory. :)