I think my favorite part of our break is always watching my kids be together 24/7. While this scenario tends to pose a few risks, they really do love each other. Sam and Holly are a great team and excellent second set of parents to their little sister. Sammy is such a classic case of a firstborn. Holly and Stella melt my heat when they (rarely) play together. I can't remember if I have said this before or not, but I LOVE SISTERS!!!
I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it.
|Holly, Stella, Samantha, Kit, and Ruthie enjoying winter break|
Maybe it's the love I have for my own sisters that makes Holly and Stella's relationship that much sweeter. I could never live without my sisters. They are such a huge part of who I am. Since I live with Mandy right now, I'm being reminded every day how much her and I depend on each other. We are as close to being the same person as 2 people can be.
For example: right now we are depending on each other to be accountable to our morning workouts. If she wasn't waiting for me in the living room every morning, you better believe I would be avoiding Sean T and his impossible Insanity videos at all costs.
My sister Mackenzie just got engaged and I am more excited for her wedding plans than I ever remember being for my own. That may have had something to do with the fact that I was 20 and let my mom do all the planning, but I like to believe it's because I just love Mackenzie THAT much.
My sister Makayla consumes my thoughts the most. I love her so much and want her life to be amazing. Not just ordinary, but truly spectacular. She's the baby (even though she's totally a woman now) and I pray for her the same way I pray for my own kids. I know God has plans for Makayla that exceeds all our expectations, but I still want to put her in a bubble sometimes.
My sister-in-law, Betty, just gave birth to my NEPHEW!!! Since Betty and I are only a few days apart in age, it's extra fun to be a mom with her. I can't wait till her and my bro move their cute little family to Omaha. As much as it totally sucks to have not met baby Wyatt yet, I already love him so much! After 7 straight girls in our family, we are happy to see some blue!
|I think I recognize those cheeks, Wyatt! Pipsqueak gets lots of compliments on them.|
So far, 2013 feels pretty good. I guess I don't mind reality.