Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Welcome my big Sis!!

After flying in and suprising Kim.

Hello Blog friends!

I mentioned that I had some fun suprises up my sleeve and boy oh boy were they fun! 

I flew last Wednesday to Texas to suprise my older sister, Kim, (I won't say how much older, but she was 15 when I was born).  It's been almost 2 years since we last saw each other and a whole slew of changes have occured since then. In two years I have moved from CA to FL and from FL to AZ, and in her world, her little boy, Jax, was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.   

Now, some things about my sister...

She is the one who named me (apparantly my mom was trying to appease her 15 year old who was embarrassed that I was coming along??), she has bossed me around my whole life, she refused to take me in the mall when I was younger because she was afraid I would be mistaken for her baby (I have since been to a thereapist about this rejection), she has a great sense of style and is a wonderful decorator, she has been a pillar to me in the hardest times of my life, and I love her ability to laugh (someone likened her laugh to Joan Cusack) even when the world comes crashing down around her.

In short, she is the most amazing person I have ever known....

I was busy while I was in Texas -I convinced her to start her own blog - she is an incredible writer and the depth of emotion that she can evoke when she writes is phenominal!

So! Please welcome to the blog world - my big sister - Kim!

If you have a few minutes (and some tissue) go check out her blog and show her some love.

And, in closing - I know she will kill me...


I snuck a few peeks of her amazing home for you all to look at.

This house embodies most every important memory that I posess and I get the warm fuzzies just looking at it.

Living Room

Keeper (Jax' diabetic alert dog)

Kitchen (she might just kill me... HA!)

(I LOVE these fabric panels and want to recreate this idea one day)

My nephew, Logan (who turned 9), my Dad (who turned 72) and Jax

Sisters - notice the bunny ears...

Logan, Me and Jax

Thanks for looking - I have several real posts coming in the next few days. 



  1. I love you, Janelle. I must note that as a rule, I try not to use bunny and bear throw pillows in the living room.

  2. I love it. Sisters Rule and they are SO much fun :)

  3. I LOVE it!!! Your sister is so pretty, as are you. How fun to be able to spend time with you family.

    And her house is stunning, especially her kitchen!!! ugh! :(

    I'm going to visit her blog. love you

  4. For some reason I could not comment on her blog...so I will comment on yours and maybe she will see it?? Or maybe I'm just not allowed to write stalker comments on hers ;)

    I am a total blog stalker, and have admitted to stalking the blog of your talented sibling. What amazing writing "genes" you both have. I am delighted to add you to my "stalking" list. I realize how utterly creepy that sounds. The two of you should write a book. I'd be the first in line at Barnes and Noble, latte in hand, child on hip, another rummaging through the racks. I'd stand in line while the little one yanked my ponytail and the toddler begged for stickers and Godiva (WHY is Godiva front and center to taunt her at the checkout?) I'd take deep breaths and smile all while waiting behind lusting Edward Cullen teens just so that I could read more about two women who walk a path similar to mine...

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