Now that the Christmas decor is down; my house is empty. Boring. Bland. Blah. I have had seasonal decor out since we moved in. I had fall and then Christmas...and a lot of both. It is too early for Easter and I refuse to decorate for Valentine's Day. I have spread out all 1500 square feet of decor in this 3000 square foot home and it is not doing the trick. I am now realizing we need to take a little shopping trip to Kirkland's and Hobby Lobby. It makes me anxious and those of you who really know me can only imagine my anxiety with all the blandness (is that a word) and then the impending trip to buy things. "I am blessed to have the home". This is what I keep telling myself as I look at empty shelves and tables.
We are Abby & Julie - born eight years apart to parents who taught us to love each other, respect each other, pray with each other and laugh with each other. This is our journey together as sisters and as friends.
I am Abby's big sister and quite chatty from what I hear. Being optimistic through life's journey is my humble pursuit. Talking is my favorite activity. Being the mother of our four children brings me much joy. My most favorite things are lunches with my friends, cold can Cokes, being an aunt to my handsome nephew, date nights with my hubby,vacationing with my family, bargain shopping with my sister, laying out at the pool, and watching TV. Encouragement, prayer and service are my spiritual gifts. Sharing life's journey with my sister fills me with great pride and laughter.
I am Julie's little sister and quite funny from what I hear. Being joyful through life's journey is my humble pursuit. Laughing is my favorite activity. I have trouble making big decisions. I went to three colleges before receiving a degree in communications. One of the best decisions I have made was marrying my handsome husband. Being a mother to our precious baby boy thrills my soul . I am an athlete. I completed a marathon for charity. Being an aunt to the Fab Four is one of my most treasured roles. Having a loving family makes me most grateful. My favorite things are scrapbooking, entertaining in my home, going to Sonic at happy hour,riding four wheelers with my hubby, shopping red dot sales with my sister, laughing with my best friend, traveling with my hubby, laying out and decorating my home for each season. Hospitality, service and encouragement are my spiritual gifts. Sharing life's journey with my sister brings me great comfort and happiness.
A sister is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark.
She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Somedays she's the reason you wish you were an only child.