Saturday, December 7, 2013

30 Things I Love

...about Lisa.

Yes, an unthinkable day has arrived: my little sister just hit the big 3-0.

Which is amazing when you think about it because we are now the same age. OK, no. I'm older.

Anyway, all age related jesting aside, here are 30 Things I Love About Lisa (AKA Lulu) and 18 pictures of our early life together (I know there should be 30 but, well, there aren't. My OCD side is just going to have to get over it):
1. All her friends (including me) claim she's their best friend. This is less about us and more about the kind of amazing friend Lisa is.
2. She has a great sense of humor (and she "gets" mine).
3. She speaks fluent sarcasm.

4. She also speaks fluent Movie Quotations and she recognizes mine, even the ones from obscure movies we watched in our childhood.
5. She forgives readily.

6. She loves to read.
7. Her singing voice is amazing (and she lets me sing with her sometimes).

8. Her smile is infectious.
9. We trust her implicitly with our children.
10. She is creative.
11. She treats life like an adventure.
12. She's brave.

13. She's willing to look silly when the occasion calls for it.
14. She beautiful but not vain.

15. She's a Peacemaker (the uber-middle child!)
16. She shares my childhood memories.

17. I can be who I am and she still loves me.
18. It doesn't matter how long we're apart - we always pick up like we saw each other yesterday.

19. She keeps secrets and confidences.
20. She has an iron backbone when she needs it.

21. She's generous.
22. She's a fantastic mom to Roman (my beautiful nephew).

23. The way she encourages her husband and continually works on her marriage inspires me.
24. She loves dessert as much as I do.

25. She strives for excellence.

26. She sings and hums as much as I do.
27. She knows what I'm going to say before I say it-

28. But we can still sit up until 3 AM talking.
(Awkward Family Photo, anyone?
 I'm not sure what Santa's deal is 
but I think we're rocking our haircuts and applique pants, don't you?)
29. She loves God and His Word.
30. I don't remember life without her and I wouldn't want to. Those 2 1/2 years must have been boring, lonely ones indeed.

Love you, Lulu. Wishing you the very happiest of birthdays! (Welcome to 30. It's not so bad here.)


Lisa said...

This was very sweet! I started to tear up just reading it. Although, I was starting to worry all the pictures were going to be of me sucking my thumb ;)

Jodi G. said...

Happy Happy Birthday Lisa!!!!!!!!!! :)

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