Friday, March 13, 2009

We Are Family...


You know, I was feeling a little anxiety about my sister visiting (couldn't tell, could ya?). Because somehow I didn't manage to turn into a super cool, super rich fashion model in time for her visit, and I thought that maybe I would come off as such a raging dork that I would never see my sister again. You know how fickle those college girls can be.

But of course, everything went great. Even better than great. But do you remember that movie Twins from the late 80's? It has Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as twins separated at birth. Well, when I saw her at the baggage claim area at the airport, this is the movie that immediately came to mind.

Do you see what I mean? The girl is TALL and THIN and full of youthful beauty. And, well, let's just say that I am not. But over the course of her visit, we found that we have more in common than differences. We both do a weird little hand dance thing when we listen to music. We both love to read. We both eat our pizza with ranch dressing (lots of it!). We have an eerily similar smart-ass sense of humor. We both face the daily struggle of taming the curl in our hair (those straight locks you see in the picture above is the result of a really good relationship with my straightening iron). But most importantly, we love each other!

The week was full of long talks and lots of laughs. The first night Sam was here we went to a restaurant that I had been dying to try because of it's name (say it out loud and you will see what I mean).

We took a spur of the moment trip to New York City (because I am all about impressing her like that) and shopped and ate and just had a blast.

Don't we look like we are having fun?
Even though the trip ended with Sam missing her flight back home (our damn GPS took us to a fishing pier in Boston instead of the airport), it was a really great visit. I can't imagine my life without my baby sis being a huge part of it.
Yay us!


Tyler said...

I'm so glad you had fun with your sister! See....nothing to worry about. I bet that, with more time, you would have found even more in common. And you are probably a much cooler big sister than any rich fashion model. I'm also glad you showed her the real Boston experience by getting lost on the way to the airport. Therefore, if she doesn't come'll know that it had nothing to do with you!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

OMG! Another Boston blogger named Candi-I am Candy!! YAY US!!!

Loved this post! And Fugakyu in Sudbury is my fav place for sushi!
Brookline too! You have to try the fugi apple maki roll!! It is heavenly!!

Looks like you and baby sis did some much needed re-bonding. Good for you! I am the baby of five and there are 15 years between her and I. I can totally relate to this visit because my siblings never really knew I existed until I turned 18. The older I got the closer we became. Rest assured, you have been re-aquainted with your next best, most special friend. There is nothing like sisters...
Congrats and thanks for sharing.
I'm going to be a follower now!
So glad you came by my blog:)

Melissa said...

SO glad you and your sister had a great time and really connected! How could she ever think you are uncool? Come on, now!

Screwed Up Texan said...

Smart ass sense of humor...I've never been told I have that. :) Glad you got to see your younger sister...I always looked up to my older sister who recently passed away.

Thank you for visiting my blog and reading!

Barb said...

So, do I get to say, "I told you so?"

I mean, not that I WOULD or anything, I just wanna know if I CAN.

So, so glad for you! A sister is a blessing forever, no matter what. (At least, that's what I tell my daughters.)

kristi said...

Wow that is awesome!