For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
~ Christina G. Rossetti
On Sunday, I had a rare opportunity to spend the afternoon and evening with my mom and most of my sisters! (I am the oldest of 12, and I have 5 sisters and 6 brothers... My sister Jamie lives on the opposite coast, and was dearly missed!)
About 3 years ago, my sister Jennifer (who is only 14 months younger than I) moved away, and I have only been able to see her a couple times since. This past weekend she was up visiting. It was so nice to see her!
We all met up at Mucho Gusto for lunch. It was so yummy!
We then went to see a movie. It is so hard to find a decent movie anymore, and they weren't too interested in seeing Prince Caspian, so we watched "Get Smart."
Have you ever taken someones picture in a dark theater, while you are waiting for the movie to start? The flash is BRIGHT!!! It caught Julianna (and Mary) by surprise!
After the movie Jennifer showed us a house that she is considering buying since she is hoping to move back!
Then we all headed over to my brother Brian's house to say "Hi!"
I got there first and snapped a couple photos (surprise!):
He was like, "What are you, the paparazzi?!" No... Just your favorite big sister! ;)
We had such fun visiting, and then mom took another couple pictures of us girls...
I sure am starting to look older... Especially when I am in between my 16 year old twin sisters! I can't believe that I am practically TWICE their age! No wonder I look wrinkly! At least Jen can still say she is in her 20's!
Nevertheless, I had a great time, despite my age! ;)
Before we left, we had to get a picture with Brian as well:
Yes, I am the only
Here's a better shot:
After mom took this last picture I said to her, "Can you believe this is just half of your children?!"
Big families are AWESOME!!!!!
Thank you mom and dad for being open to life and giving us each other. Now, if we could just get together more often!