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My Sister, My Friend

I've just booked flights for my sister and myself to Vegas!! I'm heading to sin city for several days the end of January and I decided to take my sister along with me for her 40th birthday! We are staying at the Red Rock Resort and Spa for three nights and she's never been, so it's gonna be a blast! I always wanted to do something like this with my sis, but we've never been able to pull it together, but she deserves it (even though I did hear her mumble after our big Christmas blow-up that she didn't want to go anywhere with me...I know, it was just the emotions talking).

My sister "despised" me when I was born. She was six and had everyone's attention for quite a long time before I came around. My mom said once, right after I was born, she remembers my sis throwing herself across the bed crying because she thought no one cared about her anymore.

My sister and I are very different, but when we sit down to talk we can go on for hours. There's something about having the connection of a past that will always be there. With everything we've been through the past year, it's brought us closer, because we are the only ones that can truly relate to what the other is feeling about our family and our parents.

Anyway, here's to my big sis, from your younger, but taller sis. Thanks for putting together my outfit for my first school dance from your closet of cooler teenage clothes; thanks for teaching me how to wear makeup; thanks for accepting me as the annoying 10-year old when you were sixteen; thanks for making me an aunt to two great boys.

Thanks for the unconditional love we have! Mwahhhh!!!!!!!


  1. That is so sweet of you! Y'all will have the most fun!!

  2. How sweet! I have a little sister, and she is 16. We can fight like you have never seen anyone fight, but we love each other better than everything!! So, I can totally relate to you and your sister. I hope yall have a blast in Vegas!

  3. What a wonderful 40th birthday present! I'm sure that you both will really enjoy it - she's lucky to have a wonderful sis like you!

  4. how much fun is that?! i love vegas and know y'all will have so much fun there together. i want a sister! :(

  5. Have a great time in Vegas. I only had brothers and so longed for a sister, so when I had my first daughter I was thrilled when I had a second -- and envy the incredible bond they have (well, they usually have a bond when they're not @##$ at each other!!!)

  6. Y'all are going to have so much fun! I have two big sisters. My middle sister hated me when I was born. She is five years older. We fought like cats and dogs until she moved away to college, then we became best friends.

  7. Aw, my sister is 7 years younger, and I had to share a room with her for several years. Then, my dad passed away when we were pretty young so I became her guardian and didn't always love it. lol. But, she is my best friend. She's only 19, but she somehow got in everywhere at my bachelorette party and we had so much fun. I so look forward to trips like this in the future. You're going to have a blast!!!

  8. so sweet!

    i hope you guys have a BLAST!


  9. You are going to have so much fun! But don't forget it will be quite cool so pack a jacket!

  10. Hope ya'll have a great time in vegas! The Red Rock is great, very spacious and not crowded and overwhelming like alot of the strip casinos. I've never been to their spa but i've heard its fabulous.

  11. Vegas tip for you-- my parents live in Henderson, and last time we were out there- we went to Agave which is ight across the street from Red Rock Casino- it was featured in Rachel Ray Magazine--but its awesome mexican food with really cool decor!

    Have a nice trip!


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