I have said it before and here I am saying it again…


I have said it before and here I am saying it again…

Truly, I am blessed with the people that I have in my life.

You are probably thinking, jeez this girl is all mushy gushy and this is all she writes about… but I promise that is not the case. These last couple of days have just reminded me again how much certain people in my life mean to me and how much I truly appreciate them.

And my brain automatically thinks, what better way to tell them then a blog post? (Haha prime example of my words of affirmation love language coming out, iykyk.)

At this point, my little sister Abby is already rolling her eyes at me and that is if she even clicked the link to open it. But what else would you expect from my sassy little sister?

For the last 12 years, I have probably been the most sensitive sibling out of the six of us. Well, that is if you don’t catch my littlest sister Makenzi on one of her bad days… or also while Justin is just trying to fight anyone of us on whatever is topic is being discussed… while Tyler is just trying to be the peacekeeper by making jokes that Kara is dying laughing at.

If you didn’t understand any of that last paragraph, the simplest way to put it is there are a lot of us kids.

In July of 2006, my father married my stepmother and we officially became the loud obnoxious family that everybody looks at in the grocery store, restaurant, etc…

Honestly, now being 22 I realize how completely absurd it was that we got kicked out of Steinhafels furniture store because we were being too crazy in the play area. (Really sorry about that Dad and Kathy!)

Having 5 siblings has NOT always been rainbows and butterflies. There have been one too many fights about Legos and Littlest Pet Shops, more serious situations and circumstances that have changed different parts of our lives that we all had to work through and more sibling rivalry than you even know.

Part of this is was probably because there were six of us and life happens… but also because we are the six most different individuals. You couldn’t even compare us if you tried.

Here is a direct representation of all of us...

Here is a direct representation of all of us…

However, even aside from all of the craziness and loudness… I couldn’t imagine my life being any other way. They are my people and there isn’t anything that I wouldn’t do for them.

I am thankful every day that I have them as my siblings.

Within each of them, I found my best friends, the person I would call if I needed somebody to fight for me, a person who can make me laugh no matter what, somebody to call when I am sad and somebody to call when I have good news and somebody to eat my favorite Chinese dinner with.

They are my people and I am so beyond thankful that I get to do this crazy bizarre life with. I couldn’t imagine not having them for all of the good in life and all of the bad.

If you have siblings, it doesn’t hurt to just take a second between the fighting and bickering to tell them that you care about them. I need to remind myself of that sometimes too…

I love you guys! (Now, please don’t make fun of me for being emotional…)


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