Thursday, December 16, 2010


She has the dark olive skin
She has the gorgeous dark brown eyes
She has the legs I wish I had....the abs I wish I had
She has an amazing eye for fashion
She has the confidence I could only wish to have
She can be kinda ditzy
She is a true romantic
She has a contagious, yet silent laugh
She has a heart of gold
She and I are 7 1/2 years apart
She is Aarika
Sister and Best Friend

Growing up we weren't very close. Actually we weren't close at all. I didn't like her because she took being the 'baby' away from me. We share a room for a while and when I had friends come over she would beg and beg to sit in there with us to hang out and be a 'big kid'. I allowed her only if she was silent. Her first peep and she was kicked out! Gosh, I was evil :(
our first road trip together to SF

Well, as we grew up things changed. Even though there is a large age difference and maturity difference.
We are best friends.
out to dinner

She is that one person I can count on to be truthful with me about everything. Telling me I have lovies in my jeans. Telling me my hair color is awful. Telling me my outfit needs help. Telling me my makeup needs fixed. Telling me I have food in my teeth. Telling me I am gaining weight. She is always, without a doubt honest with me....I am the same with her.
bachelorette party
Sometimes I feel like we know each other better than we know ourselves. We can look at each other and know exactly what the other is thinking. We can finish each other's sentences. We can be ourselves in front of each other. We can be together for any amount of time and not be annoyed of one another. We can sit in silence together and be totally ok with it. We always take photos together...those ones that you take yourself; holding the camera out at arm's length. We have a million of are some

Aarika was my Maid of Honor at our wedding. Put on my bright pink shoes. Put on my garter. Hand fed me while I was getting my dress on. Reapplied my lipstick. Held my dress up so I could pee. Made sure I looked amazing for my hubby. Stood right next to me. Held my bouquet. Fixed my dress. Gave an amazing speech. Caught the bouquet. I couldn't have asked for a better Maid of Honor.

Aarika has been there for me through thick and thin. She has made me laugh and made me cry. Held my hand and held my heart. She is the most generous, kind-hearted, loving best friend I could ever ask for.
She is a great sister-in-law to hubby. She will be an amazing auntie to our kiddos. She is a wonderful sister. But an even better best friend.
I love you more than words could ever describe.
I love you more than actions could ever be shown.

ps...sorry to make you cry Aarika



Mr and Mrs. Stoneking said...

Aw, this brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful post, beautiful sister, and beautiful relationship you two have. So amazing, you can see the love that you two have for one another.

Absolutely gorgeous of you two in this last wedding picture.

Sharon said...

You two are an amazing twosome and I love you both to the moom and back! Mom

Amanda Moury said...

Um you two are absolutely gorgeous. Just saying! Happy Thursday blog friend!

The Wife In Her New Life said...

aw what a super sweet post!! This brought tears to my eyes and made me want to call my little sis!

molly said...

lindsay!! this is an awesome post! this brought tears to my eyes and made me so thankful for the wonderful relationship that I have with both my little sis and my older sis :)

Eric's Mommy said...

So sweet. You guys are beautiful :)

Aarika Marie said...

yeah...I didn't cry or nothin'..

NOTTT!! totally shed a few tears. i love you linzoid.
I can't believe I actually got a whole post dedicated to me..thought that day would never come ;) It's defintely being saved to my computer. Really love that picture of us smoking a cigar, real classy. Couldn't have asked for a better two in one deal

Kristen said...

this is such a sweet post! you two are beautiful and lucky to have each other :)

Mariel Torres said...

aren't sisters the best? i have two that warm my heart every time we are together :)

Sarah the Writer said...

You are very lucky to have a sister to hang out with, especially one you can call your best friend. I have two younger brothers and while I am only a year and a half older than one and we get along fairly well, it's not the same. They're the outgoing, social ones and I'm the shy homebody. :/

{av} said...

what a sweet post--I always wanted a sister! you are so blessed to have such a wonderful one :) xoxo {av}

Mrs. Durben said...

Awwww... as I read this it made me wish I too had a sister! What a sweet shout out post to your sissy!
Love it!!!

Ash and Matt | A SoCal Story said...

Aw, what a sweet post! Sisters really are the best, aren't they?