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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Auntie Amy

Today is the last day to sign up
for my Polka Dot Swap...

My sister flew home today. It was not
easy letting her go.

We are different in many ways. This week
we discovered how much we have in common.

We can both roll our tongues. Can you?

We have the same sense of humor!
We both need our quiet time, too. We
love the same movies (Goonies, Karate Kid,
Princess Bride), watermelon, Twilight,
Red Vines, hate clowns, baby leashes and
Celery Lemonade (inside joke).

Amy loved on Ruby this week,
traded Silly Bandz with Mandy and
Katie and played a million board games
with them, too.
I beat her at Smarty Pants- this time.
She took amazing pictures and stayed
up late learning to make jewelry. She
is a natural, but I was not surprised.

Amy told me she just wanted to relax and
hang with us. It was our pleasure.

I'm not big on fireworks at home but I
do love sparklers. Do you write your name
in sparkler? I do.

The 4th was lovely. We watched fireworks from
our backyard and it was awesome. Gorgeous
explosions rose above the trees. No crowds,
just bouquets in the sky.

Mmmmm....
We did have this much fun.


Memories are made of this.:)



Ruby hid in the van. Fireworks are scary.



My newest passion...


Sisters do grow up to be friends.

Miss you, Amy.

16 comments:

Lindsay-ann said...

Good Morning Lori
I enjoyed looking at your pictures so much. Auntie Amy's visit looks to have been such fun. I love the cute pictures of you both. Glad you enjoyed this special time together and made many memories you will all treasure forever. The cupcakes look lovely and oh poor Ruby and the fireworks. Loved your newest passion. Those cards are gorgeous.
Have a great weekend.
Lindsay
x

Nancy said...

You two are so stinkin cute! It is always hard when family leaves. So glad you have that relationship with her. Those cupcakes look yum!

Olenka said...

looks like a fantastic time!!!!! and beautiful creations!!

val said...

what a wonderful visit you two looked like you had a blast. Poor Ruby....Ginger and Leo are the same way! Oh and yes! I love sparklers!!!!!

Kim's Treasures said...

Looks like you all had a great time! I'm so excited that my sister in law will be here in 9 days to help me finish up the wedding! We have so much fun!

michelle edwards joy said...

So glad you had a great time! I always wanted a sister. I can only imagine how much you laughed.

Sherri said...

Lori! What a wonderful, wonderful fun post! I bet you do miss your sister! You two look beautiful!! Lori I love your hair. I do write my name with sparklers-always have always will! I hope you got my e-mail that I want to join in the polka dot swap, because I do! Glad you have tons of memories to treasure about your sister! Have a spectacular day!!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Lori!
It's been ages since I've been here. Time with your sister was well spent! Any time cupcakes are involved, it is time well spent. ;) Those look super yummy.
I missed the deadline to your swap, and I'm bummed 'cause it sounds like fun!
Before I run off, your hair is GORGEOUS. I love it. I have curly hair, too, and I can appreciate the time that goes into making it pretty (it's so hard sometimes!!)

Tristan said...

ok..so thanks for making me want to have T-A a sister..lol!!

how fun!!!

I also HATE clowns...eeeeekkkk.

Fran. said...

What awesome sister time!! I am an only child and wish I had a sister!! But I have friends who are like sisters. Especially my friend Nancy! Your sister is as adorable as you!!! It's good to see the girls with her!! And of course Ruby is a doll!!

Jacquelynne said...

You are so blessed to have such a close relationship with your sister- I must admit I am just a little jealous!
Our little dog Daisy is terrified of fireworks too- she hides in the bathtub!

L.B. said...

Lori,

That was such a fun post and brought tears to my eyes because sister stuff always gets to me : )

Lori
L.B.

Amy said...

So sweet. Auntie Amy's visit sure looks fun! You guys had great fun on The Fourth! My kids love sparklers--I'm a bit scared of them myself. Love your newest passion, very cute!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Love all the pics with your sister and you and the girls together. I'm so glad you had such a great time with her!
Your newest passion is lovely!!! But this doesn't surprise me!!!

Gina K said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time with your sister's visit! Thanks for sharing all your pictures! You also share something else...you're both very pretty ladies.
And yes, I can roll my tongue too! LOL!
Have a great week!

A said...

Lore, thank you for bringing our vacation to life! You were so thoughtful to put this together, and (*blush*) I'm only seeing this now because I had your new (um, I guess it's old now) blog bookmarked. Ack! Thanks again for all of the love and care you put into my visit. I wouldn't want to be anywhere in the world more than chez Drake. I miss and love you all so much. I'm getting rave reviews on all the creative projects you taught me! Wyatt is doodling away on his chalkboard and was kind enough to share with his younger brother.