Holidays are for family, sharing your love, and expressing gratitude for your blessings.
Tonight gratitude for a wonderful family has been on my mind.
I was blessed to be born into the most amazing family.
My parents made so many sacrifices throughout my life to ensure that we had a close family bond.
There is nothing more important in this life than our family.
Friends (even close ones) come and go
but it is our family that is really there when life gets hard,
when you need someone to turn to.
Even though I don't get to see all of my brothers and sisters very often,
they mean to world to me and I miss them so much.
Most of my brothers and sisters live far away.
Tiffini and John live in New York City,
Brian and Thip and Matt and Dara live in Texas,
Kyle and Jade are in Eagle right around the corner from my parents, and Kaela lives in Logan.
I wish that we all lived closer together so that we could see eachother more often.
When we get together there is lots of laughter, basketball, football watching, delicious food, "friendly debating", and teasing.
It doesn't look like we're all going to get together this Thanksgiving or Christmas, but they will all be on my mind. Love you guys!!The sisters minus Dara at Matt and Dara's wedding June 2006