i have the greatest little sister

last weekend, my cute sister and I got to go to the bijou market in provo.
it's basically a bunch of etsy vendors with cute things that make you want to empty your bank account.
we left with a few great purchases--my two favorites:
^the happy frame--perfect completion to my living room end table!^

^cutest printable.^

and now, an ode to the greatest little sister around!
I kind of secretly love that I'm the only one in my family that can say "I have the best little sister."
(because all of my other siblings have more than one little sister)
I guess they could all technically still say that--but that'd be mean.
because then they'd be saying that they like her better than me.
which, eh.
I guess I don't blame them.
she's so rad.

this girl is turning in her mission papers in one month--and ah!
I want to cry just thinking about it.
I am so proud of her and so excited for her, but how will I live without daily texts conversations with her?
I don't think there's been a single day that we haven't texted.
well..okay wait.
we weren't texting when we were five.
but you know what I meannnn.

and she has the best fashion sense ever!
 she can pull anything off.
funny story: the other night, she came over for dinner.
and I was telling her how much I loved her necklace.
I told her she should go back to the store and get me the exact same one for my birthday.
and if they didn't have any left, she needed to give me hers.
I made jokes all night about it.
turrrrns out, she had already bought TWO, another one specifically for me for my birthday!
ha! she knows me well.

and she is SO funny.
like seriously.
I laugh every day that I'm with her.
I don't know if there's one funnier.
we were playing egyptian war the other night, and I was crying from laughing so hard.
at such a stupid little game.

on her 14th birthday, I thought it would be funny to go all day without saying happy birthday to her.
I would say, "hey jamie!"
and she'd expect me to say happy birthday, but instead I'd say something completely random, like "how's the weather?"
or "that sweater looks nice on you!"
it drove her absolutely nuts.
I even had my own rendition of the happy birthday song, so as not to actually tell her happy birthday.
it sounds kinda mean, but it was so funny.
and we were dying all day.
but that night, when she fell asleep, I felt bad that I actually never said "happy birthday."
so I crawled into bed next to her and whispered "happy birthday, you weird antelope." 
pretty sure she doesn't know that.
so there you go, jai.
I didn't actually make it the whole day.
cat's out of the bag.
every year since then, she has tried to do the same thing to me, but she always forgets and accidentally tells me happy birthday.
and this story is so weird--but so the essence of us. ha
p.s. antelope is one of the many nicknames I have for her. 

she is so driven and passionate.
when she wants to do something, she just does it.
but she's also incredibly stubborn.

she's cute and beautiful and how in the world will I live without her?
she is about to get some of the coolest packages ever.
and I secretly hope she stays close so I can "bump" into her on her mission. ;)

the times when I am most grateful to god are when I think of how blessed I am to have the family I have.
I do NOT know what I would do without my siblings.
especially this sweet girl who god was nice enough to put in my everyday life.
because he knew I needed her.
and jamie?
I love you!


  1. "Happy birthday, you weird antelope." I laughed out loud!! Then I read on, but that sentence is so funny to me! Sounds like you have an awesome sister!

  2. you guys are the cutest sisters!! wasn't the bijou market dreamy? i wanted every print on my wall--luckily i narrowed it down to 2 :) also, you're rockin that headband. get it. xoxo

  3. ahhhhhhhhhhh the fact that i have to say bye to her tomorrow. NO:( im so sad! gosh i love her too!

  4. You two are probably the cutest sisters alive...and I want to get lunch with you both... that sounds fun...and not creepy at all!?! ;) that market looks FUN!

  5. This is the sweetest post! It's great to be so close to siblings :) And what the heck is bijou market and why did I not know about it?! Is it like an all-the-time thing, or just an annual thing or something?


  6. I'M SO HAPPY TO HAVE HER BACK IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS. Let's get together and cry like babies when she leaves on her mission. Then have friends and cookie dough and forget all about her.

  7. Oh my word, I died over the "happy birthday, you weird antelope" line...this post made me so excited to spend the summer with my baby sister! You ladies are so cute.

  8. You and your sister are seriously the cutest!! You've got some good genes in your family!! :)

  9. that's so fun! i want to play with you and your sister... because it feels like it would be awesome all the time!