Like, my brother for example. Grant is stuck in the middle of four girls. And yeah he can be a lil stinker even at sixteen-almost-seventeen. But that kid is a good kid. He is talented and he is funny and he gets my sense of humor in a great way that a lot of people don't understand and when I finally take the time to sit down and talk with him and spend time with him and let him teach me ukulele and listen to him, I realize that I should do it more often. Because I really super enjoy him and he's growing up into such a cool guy, and though I'm sometimes bad at showing it, I just really like my brother a lot.
And my little sisters. I'm gone from the house a lot with school and my internship and social things, so a often I don't get to spend time with them. But oh my word, they're like...people. They're not just little children anymore. And it's crazy and scary knowing that they look up to me as a role model. Brooke turned twelve last Saturday and she is literally one of the nicest people I know. She makes me food out of the blue just to show her love for me. And Tess is going to be ten soon, and she is hilarious and has me in stitches whenever we're teasing each other, and mah lil baby got baptized last week.
And you all know all about Cassie so we can skip her.
Kidding. Cassie will always be my best friend. We have our rough times, but then we go out to ballets together and that makes up for it. When I first got placed in my internship with the House of Representatives, I was a little bummed. Because yeah, it'll be good experience, but it's definitely not my ultimate interest. Cassie works in the House as a page, and I didn't realize until about a week or two ago how God really does work these things out amazingly. Because interning twice a week where Cassie works lets me see her on days that I wouldn't otherwise on campus or with friends. She moved out on me, you see, but I still see her almost if not every day, and I didn't realize how grateful I'd be for that. Even if she sometimes has me crying in the office. Awkward.
I really want to invest in my siblings more because I want them to be my bffs for life, and I'm so so grateful to have them as bffs even now. Cassie and I have taken to occasionally taking the little girls out for coffee. We play cards and get kind of loud and the little girls dance for us and we laugh a lot and Cass and I let them talk about their lives, because really they're just as busy as us, albeit in a different way. And they're just really precious girls and I adore them.
So here are some shots from a wild night at Starbucks with my favorite girls in the world.