Thursday, April 7, 2011

No-Brainer

I knew without a doubt what I would write about today. I knew I’d write about Shannon. She’s my sister for those of you who don’t know. And today is her birthday.

I owe Shannon in lots of ways.

She was the only one who told me I needed to knock my eyebrows down a few bushels – thanks to her we no longer look like Brooke Shields nor do we have the ability to harvest vegetables on our forehead.

Circa: a time when eyebrows that unruly were not ok. 

And In all those formative years……who do you think taught me to layer my scrunch socks and use that shoelace hair scrunchie to tighten up my XL D.A.R.E tee? That's right - Shannon. We've shared clothes for many years now....leaving the XL tees behind for some more stylish trends.

She’s my travel buddy– She’s the planner and I’m the logistics person. When it comes to knowing what we're doing – she’s got dates, times and activities figured out – and when it comes to navigating airports, hotels or finding transportation – I’m your girl.
Please love our fanny pack life vests

She's my running partner.....well at least for the first 3 miles ;)


And she's hands-down my best friend.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOOKS!

I'm going home for the first time in over two months this weekend to celebrate and FINALLY meet my little fur-baby- nephew. He's getting all groomed up tomorrow just so he’d look snazzy for his auntie. I told her not to let them trim his stache too much – who doesn’t love a good handlebar mustache?!


I couldn’t end this post without wishing Rina a Happy Birthday too – apparently April 7th was the day to give birth to awesome people! Within five minutes of knowing me Rina said “I just know we’re going to be best friends.” I was a little wierded out at first when she said that. Hey – you would be too! But she was so right and I'm so glad she was – we’ve shared countless experiences and made thousands of memories in the nearly seven years we’ve known each other. Happy Birthday Riner!!!!! Can't wait to celebrate with you tonight!




26 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww..Happy Birthday to your sister and you both are so adorable:) Great photos. Muah, darling

Rissy said...

so I should NOT open this comment with "i know we are going to be best friends?!" hehe kidding!

You have some beautiful ladies in your life! I am jealous that you have such a close bond with a sister... my brother had to marry one for me, but she's pretty amazing and I'd consider trading him in for her ; )

Have fun celebrating! (umm are you going to finish that strawberry looking breakfast food? I'd like some)

CarissaExplainsItAll

Jenna said...

Happy Birthday to your sister and bf! I always wished I had a sister and I always pictured that if I did we would have a relationship similar to you guys!

Enjoy a weekend full of celebrations!

xoxo
Jenna

Fit With Flash said...

yay for sisters! wish i'd had one. but she sounds like a keeper. and i DIG the fanny pack life vests. they look super effective.

Ashton said...

Please tell me that is the IHOP in Beaufort!? Have a great weekend at home.

Abby said...

All those pictures are so cute ;) Happy Birthday to them!

angel glover. said...

love this :) happy birthday rina! and have a great weekend in beaufort and meeting o'malley!!

Stefanie @Three-seventeen said...

What an adorable post about your sister. Have a great weekend!

Beth said...

happy birthday to your sister and your bff. such a special thing to have is a sister. sadly, i'm an only child. WAHHH!

anywho...i hope you have a fabulous weekend visiting with family.

Michelle said...

Aww what a sweet post!! Have fun celebrating! Happy Birthday to your sister!! <3

Lindsey said...

Happy Birthday to your sissy and your friend! I used to wish I had a sister. Y'all looks like twinnys .... both beautiful! Have a great time with your fam bam this weekend!

Totally loved the fanny pack btw.

Young and Fabulous said...

Happy birthday to your sissy an friend!!

i happen to love the fanny pack life vest but I love even more the D.A.R.E reference..holy crap that was so long ago! And..lil secret if you haven't seen this already, Forever 21 is selling shirts that say D.A.R.E on them haha!

xoxoxo

Ashley said...

awwww, cuteness! Happy Birthday to your beautiful sister and bestie! You and your sis could be twins! lol - pretty pictures!

Jamie said...

Happy birthday to your sister!

You both are beautiful :)

I love that she taught you how to scrunch your socks and tie up your t-shirts! I was guilty of that too!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

v cute! happppy birthday to your sister! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

jayme said...

happpy birthday to both of em!!

and ill be sure to tweet her one too, since i'm all in with the fam :)

...when will you be home, because i think we will be by each other if it's next weekend!?!??! i have that wedding... wouldn't that be crazy!?

Tatiana said...

Happy birthday to your girls! You guys are a hot looking bunch, that's for sure!
Have fun celebrating with them :-)

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

cute, cute!! happy birthday to them both :)

Kasey Lynne said...

awww happy birthday to your sister and friend. have fun celebrating!!!

Julip Made said...

Awe you two are adorable and making me wish I had a sister. Happy Birthday to her!

Heather said...

CUTE! I love your zoolander faces in the one picture!

meme-and-he said...

you two are so cute!! happy birthday to your sister..sisters are the best. have a great weekend!

The Southland Life said...

y'all are so gorgeous - seriously good genes! happy birthday to her!!!

Shannon said...

Thanks for the post Patridge!! Can't wait to see you tomorrow:)

Megan said...

Happy happy birthday to your sister and your friend! You are so gorgeous. In every single picture. UGH!! ; )

Sundresses and Smiles said...

what beautiful sisters you are!