That's my sister and I. We were Luke and Leia for Halloween one year. I loved being Luke Skywalker, but was quite bummed my mom made me wear my tennis shoes and a black belt. Black belt? I mean come on.. where was the white utility belt that I stole from the Storm Troopers??? Geez....... :) Oh, what good memories of my youth. What great memories of my sister and I growing up together.
Speaking of my sister.... she and my brother-in-law and my nephew just left. They were here visiting from Nebraska. I am so sad to see them go, but what a great time I had with them. Funny how fast the week went by. It feels like they just got here! My nephew is growing up so fast... and boy can that kid hit the crap out of a baseball. We went to a fun park yesterday ...which, by the way was kick ass because it was so dang hot, it was empty...we got to ride the go-karts and bumper boats and play put-put as much as we wanted because we were the only ones there!! Then again, it was 104 yesterday too!! They were troopers to be out in the heat and they never complained...anyway...my nephew got into the batting cages while we were there and he was hitting a medium pitch baseball...and he's only 11!! He was smackin' that ball like a pro!! Needless to say, Aunt Jenn was IMPRESSED!
My sister and I are completely different people and we use to fight like crazy...but growing up makes you understand each other a little better, I guess, because we didn't even annoy each other in the least bit!! lol Anyway...this is my rambling thought post for the month...I just needed it known that I love my family, I miss my family, and my family means the world to me. Even though I am far away, they are never far from my heart. I cherish every moment I have with them and am thankful that my sister and her family could have gone anywhere for their summer vacation and yet chose to spend it with me! Life is good :)
Enjoy YOUR families today...and every day. Make the most of every moment you have with them...oh, and don't forget to cook them up a little something because food is what brings us all together!!