with things to give thanks for.
here are just a few of them, in no specific order.
adventures that i get to have...
on my own
with my family
and with my best friend
really good, loud, live music that i get to enjoy with my favorite people
that i still get to play volleyball...
in the park
in the mud
in the freaking middle of the night
for this guy, who...
is the only person that grandma b remembers and truly loves
loves his family
can still throw a mean fastball
and looks smokin' hot in baseball pants
is a mad hot ballroom dancer...now
makes me laugh harder than anyone else
the craziest and best family in the world. hands down.
a famdamily that wouldn't be what it is without:
a dad who knows all things from correct grammar and historical facts
to movie trivia and any kind of handy-man skill you could need.
he'll do just about anything to make you laugh/stop crying
(if you're his daughter), including but not limited to learning a song
you like on the guitar and making animal noises
(elephant is his specialty).
a mom who knows how to laugh at truly funny stuff, crappy situations,
her family, and herself. she's the reason our family is so in love with
each other, and the reason any of us ever see the glass half-full.
parents who love their family and each other.
i hope that richard and i can be like them when we grow up.
sisters. its hard to put into words how i feel about these girls.
our personalities are as different as our hair/skin colors, but they're
two of the best people i know.
the probability of laughing to the point of tears, peeing my pants, or having
my drink shoot out of my nose is higher when i'm with them than anyone else.
this one is a lover and a fighter. she doesn't know it, but she makes me brave...
i see the way she follows her heart without hesitation i'm trying to let
that rub off on me. now, if only her god-given no-exercise-necessary muscle tone
would rub off on me, too.
i envy this girl's wit and charm - she's funny and beautiful and doesn't
take any crap from anyone. i still feel like i'm figuring out who i am, but
i swear she's got it all figured out before she's even 17. i want to be like
my littlest sister when i grow up.