These are the two girls in my life. One you will recognize....the other pretty girl on the left is my baby sister, Leigh (okay sorry sis! YOUNGER sister!)....
Leigh is closer in age to Olivia than she is to me. I was 16 years old when she was born. And althugh our personalities are quite different, I love her to bits and I am very proud of her. She just turned 18 and she's got a good head on her shoulders. She is confident, smart and independent. She knows what she wants and she's not afraid to go for it or voice her opinion about something important to her. And although I likely don't tell her enough - she's a great kid (okay! sorry again sis! young adult!). She's got a better head on her shoulders and a better grasp on her life and her goals than I ever did at her tender age.
And the best part? She's the cool auntie because she's young. That and she's super with Olivia and Brendan.
The uncanny part? Her and Olivia have always looked SO much alike. I know people have asked Leigh if Olivia was her daughter (I'm happy to report that Leigh did not kill them but I'm sure she was super sarcastic with them! lol).
So little sis - we may live far away from each other and I pretty much left home when you were old enough to remember anything but I hope you know that you mean the world to me. And I love you....I'd be lost without you in my life and I'd do pretty much anything for you (notice I say pretty much - I know you too well remmber?).
And also remember...if you're reading this...don't let it go to your head! lol
I'll leave you all with a recent layout I created based on a sketch by Karan Gerber. Here's hoping Monday FLIES by....