Monday, March 12, 2012


I'm not a fan of goodbyes...and I have 3 major ones coming up in less than 4 days. The first one being my older sister who also happens to be one of my very favorite people. Growing up, I took "following in her footsteps" to a whole new level. When I was in elementary school I wanted to be Katie so bad, when I walked behind her I would literally try to step where she stepped. I thought it would bring me good luck. Katie thinks she's pretty tough and in a lot of ways she is, (like taping up her bloody nose at her indoor soccer game so they would let her play) but she is so kind. Katie is a very caring person, especially when it comes to our family. When I was in...I believe 9th grade she was planning on taking me to a Janet Jackson concert for my birthday. Shortly before the concert she got really sick and told me we wouldn't be able to go. I was extremely upset but tried to hide it. I went to sleep the night before my birthday and woke up to my room completely covered in streamers and a happy birthday sign. I'm sure she did something else for me too, but that meant the world. Katie is stubborn, hilarious and lives up to every meaning of what a sister should be. She loves me unconditionally, and I've NEVER questioned that. I'm sure going to miss her.

I have spent every possible moment with my twins this week. We have laughed so hard and had so much fun together. They keep saying things like, "You're coming in August right?" I can't decide if I'm more excited for my own wedding or to see them again. I cannot believe my little buddies are the same ones Katie and Kole brought home from the hospital 3 1/2 years ago. Time has gone so quickly and they have grown up so fast. I'm so bummed I won't be able to see them grow over the next few years. When I was hanging out with them last Sunday and reading stories to them before bedtime - Lincoln climbed on my lap, wrapped his little arms around my neck and attacked my face with kisses. I tried to pretend like it was torturous but I'm pretty sure it melted off a piece of my heart. Bells has constantly been wanting me to hold her and get up on my shoulders. Frankie and I feel so lucky as Bella has offered to buy us plane tickets to move to Hawaii with them.

I can't begin to explain how much my heart breaks at the thought of the Sorenson family moving across the ocean. It was only a few weeks ago that I was hugging Kole goodbye and choking out an "I love you." Now you're telling me I have to do 3 more of these?! I guess technically 4, since the next time I see them they'll have a baby girl. I know you wouldn't know it, but I am excited for you guys. I think I'll miss you more than anyone else and probably cry a lot, but I cannot wait to see you in August! Enjoy beautiful Kauai but don't forget about me at home.

I love you guys!