Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'm Thankful For...My Brothers and Sisters

Today I'm thankful for my brothers and sisters.  I am the oldest of five kids.  We are all really close and I love them so much!  

Alicia and I weren't always close.  We fought a lot when we were little because we are extreme opposites.  About 6 years ago we decided to be roommates and we bought a house together. We lived together for 5 years and throughout that time we grew really close.  Of course we had our little times of not getting along, but I'm thankful for the time that we lived together and really got to know each other.  Alicia just had lap-band surgery last month and is doing great!  She is a nurse so I always call her with medical questions, which I'm sure she gets tired of, haha! I love just being able to call her and text her about anything and we enjoy hanging out together.  Alicia has a huge heart and is very loyal!

Austin and I were roommates for awhile too.  When I was living in my apartment he needed a place to live and we decided that he could move in with me.  Austin has never met a stranger.  He has a ego that size of Texas and thinks he is "prime real estate", haha!  He is so outgoing and just fun to be around.  Austin has lost a lot of weight on his own in the past couple of years and has managed to keep it off.  He has faced a lot of struggles, but he is doing so good and I am so proud of him!
Annalie and I are 10 years apart in age.  Growing up we were really close.  Annalie is the sweetest and most caring person you will meet.  She doesn't have a care in the world and loves people and helping others.  She went on a mission trip to Honduras last summer and fell in love with the people there and decided to move down there for at least 2 years.  I loved getting to go down there and spend time with her and I can't wait until she comes home for Christmas!  We already have tons of things planned!  I miss her so much but I am so proud of what she is doing down there.

Adam and I love spending time together!  Adam used to come over all the time and want to just spend the night and hang out together.  I love how Adam and Annalie bother love coming over and hanging out with their big sister!  We love to play video games on the Wii together.  Adam just turned 18 and is in college and he is so smart.  Growing up he was like my little baby since I was 13 when he was born.  Adam always helps me out with projects around the house and is so sweet.  

I love all my brothers and sisters so much.  I would do anything for them and I know they would do anything for me.  They are amazing and I'm so thankful God gave them to me!


  1. Wow, you have a beautiful family! it sounds like you are all lucky to have each other!

  2. What a good looking family! I am the youngest of 7 myself, so I know what it is like to have siblings you are really close well as fight with!

  3. I love reading your thankful post. They are awesome. Thank you for sharing so much.

  4. How lovely to have such a close family!

  5. This is so sweet!! You have a beautiful family!!

  6. Awesome post... I loved reading about your brothers and sisters. Its nice to see how close you all are.