Wednesday, January 26, 2011


My beautiful sisters - Abbey and Steph

My youngest sister is going out of town this weekend to look at houses with our mom. Her husband is a Marine who is currently overseas so she is living here. However, when he comes home, they will be moving into a home in North Carolina. 10 hours away.

Now to most people, living 10 hours away from you family isn't that big of a deal. But for my family, it is. We are all extremely close. My entire family goes to my grandparents house many times throughout the year - birthdays, holidays, whatever. For her to be moving that far away, it's hard.

When I was a teen, I didn't have much to do with  my sisters. I am 3 years older than my middle sister and 7 years older than my youngest. It was hard for me to find anything in common with them. However, we all grew up and grew up quickly. As we have grown we have become very close and best of friends.

Abbey and I at her baby shower last year.
 We are always there for each other - no matter what and we are always thinking of the others. We have fun together, we laugh, we cry, we act crazy - but that is the best part. I know I can be myself completely with them and not worry about what they will think. We all have our little quirks and can be silly, but I know with them they are always laughing with me and will do something equally crazy!

Steph and I at my birthday dinner a few years ago.

I am incredibly proud of both Steph and Abbey and what they have already accomplished in their lives. They have grown into two beautiful, smart women. I have a handsome nephew, who is always smiling and a niece (who I know is going to be gorgeous!) on the way. 

I love my sisters so much and even if we are 10 minutes or 10 hours away from each other - we will always be there for each other!

Abbey, Steph and I at Abbey's baby shower last year.
"To the outside world we all grow old.  But not to brothers and sisters.  We know each other as we always were.  We know each other's hearts.  We share private family jokes.  We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.  We live outside the touch of time."  ~Clara Ortega


  1. Such a sweet post!!! I love how you guys are so close....makes me wish I had sisters.

  2. Very Sweet Amanda! I wish that all families could "know or have" the love that you and your sisters have for each other! GREAT JOB!!