First of all, as soon as I got there, my mom gave me this gift from my grandma. It's full of petals from my wedding bouquet, it's tied with pink and brown ribbon used on many decorations from my wedding, and I believe one of our little containers of bubbles is hiding in there somewhere. It's like a little wedding memory jar. I thought it was sweet!
It's beginning to look a lot like Valentines Day when Mom breaks out the pink and red M&Ms!
I got to see the best dog ever! Our Australian Shepherd (mix). She's 10 years old, and her name is Holly because her birthday is on Christmas!
I also got to see my sister's somewhat creepy, obese cat, Kitty. Julie's real creative with names, right? When she was about seven she had 2 fish named Runny and Chasey because they swam fast :-P
And finally before I left, Mom made me go through a bunch of my old clothes to see what I wanted to get rid of (which was all of it :-P). We found a few old gems:
Julie's modeling my old Abercrombie and Fitch shirt - she used to steal it from me all the time simply because of the brand name. Glad we got past all that materialistic stuff eventually!
I remember BEGGING my parents for this sweater for my birthday when I was 16. It was from American Eagle and it cost $50. I thought it was the coolest thing ever....is it not the ugliest thing you've ever seen?! I'm not sure what I was thinking. Julie's look of shock in this picture says it all:
Looking through all my old clothes brought back so many high school memories! That time was so much fun, and so much easier! Looking at the old clothes brought on an hour-long discussion of all of our funny memories. We were laughing so hard we cried. Those are the best times, if you ask me. It's been great having Julie home a little more often this semester. I really miss her a lot more than I expected to. When we were little, we fought all the time. But everyone told us we'd be close someday. I didn't believe them at the time, but now I see that it's true. She's my sister, my accomplice, my inside-joke-sharer, my shoulder to cry on, my ear to rant to, and most of all, my best friend.
Who knew that life would bring us so close after all these years? Is there any bond quite like the bond of sisters? I'm not sure that there is. We totally get each other, inside and out. We can finish each others' sentences, and we're not afraid to be blunt with one another. I love my sister, and I'm so glad she's in my life!
P.S. I hope you like my new February header!