disclaimer: I don't do birthday shout outs very often. Actually, I hardly ever do them. Sometimes I feel like if I do one I should do a shout out for every birthday---but alas, I'm not that wonderful. But, I had the perfect equation (vacation + parent's computer + kids asleep = blog post in honor of my dear sister). So, let's get onto the main event.
Today is my sister's birthday. Which sister? Emily.
She is so great and I am lucky that I got to spend a few days with her last week.
She lives so far away in a land called BOSTON, and I live in the far away land of Texas---but for a few days we got to hang out in Utah We Love Thee. It was lovely.
A few words that come to mind when I think of Emily:
brave, happy, strong, thoughtful, resilient, generous, teacher, spiritual, friend, and good to the core.
those are just a FEW of the things that come to my mind when I think of my sweet sister.
I hope her day is fabulous.
(here are a few gems I found of the birthday girl. enjoy.)
|darling darling em.|
|look at that face!?! SO cute. Love she's holding a CareBear. And, who didn't love wearing sponge curlers at night?!|
|i love everything about this picture. pure darling.|
|baby me, em, jesse when we lived in hong kong|
|jesse, me, emmer (do you love how creative my mom is with our jams!?! amazing. |
Fun Fact:tillie currently is wearing the same ensamble with the bear peeking out of the pockets. It's STILL in great condition.
Now let's see what a beautiful grown up gal she has become...
|this is em at my bfa final show back in 2006.|
|this is her at a summer camp for girls in NY she helped with one summer. It was right before she found out she had cancer. I have no clue who that girl is next to her, but look how genuinely happy that Emily is. Love it.|
|Em and Becca visiting me in good ol' San Antone. Everyone has fun on the Riverwalk, duh!|
|happy close up shot of the craft night gal mentioned above.|
|I have NO idea who this guy is and why he's dressed up on a horse in the middle of winter (perhaps a Nativity story?), but Em and Lizzy look super cute in their winter garb.|
|speaking of Winter, this was taken LAST winter in Utah. During Christmas time. At wonderful Cafe Rio. We are happy together. Obviously. Good times.|
|Again, I have no idea who this other lady is, but I think Emily looks amazing. Em was asked to speak at BYU's Women's Conference. yes, she is that awesome. And, I'm awesome by association. Look at how beautiful Emily is!|
|one last one. This is the photo I chose to blow up poster size in my parent's family room. It's legit, real, and happy Emily and I love this shot. But more, I love this girl.|
happy birthday, em.