Friday, June 22, 2012

as we go on, we remember....

all the times we've had together (now it will be stuck in your head).

this is a special post dedicated to drew's little sister, lizzie! as i mentioned in my last post, she recently graduated from high school and it was so neat to be apart of her celebration! 

i've only known lizzie for a little over 1 year at this point, but it certainly feels longer--in a good way :)

she has obviously been a big part of drew's life, but she has also been a big part of our relationship. it has been such a honor getting to know her, watching her grow and making memories with her. you can tell from the pictures below, she is obviously a bombshell, but she is so much more than that. she excels in everything, from academics to athletics. she decided to become a Bison next year at NDSU, where she has accepted both an academic and soccer scholarship. she has it all--brains, beauty and ability (and boys, she is single). being the youngest of 3, with only brothers, lizzie is the closest thing to a sister that i have, aside from my girlfriends. i have cultivated a sense of responsibility to protect her and always be there for her, supporting her as an older sibling would.

last spring, almost a year to date, lizzie tore her ACL in a big soccer game. having gone through the same injury, drew and i ached for her. although i had just recently met lizzie, i already wanted to protect her from many things, especially the devastation of that particular injury. of course, she took the injury head-on, like many things in her life, and is back on the field with full force. 

we have many more memories that are happier than this one (involving salon trips, anything to do with their grandma, Twitter along with many more) and i certainly hope there are many more (happy) memories to come! 

lizzie--you are such a talented, beautiful young lady and i cannot wait to see you flourish at college. your bubbly personality and bright light will take you many places at NDSU,  in college, your career and beyond. drew and i will miss you so much as you move to Fargo (you must really love soccer :) ), but know that we are only a phone call (or text, or tweet) and 4 hour drive away (if drew lets me drive, 3 1/2). we cannot wait to hear about all your college adventures (we can sensor some for drew's sake) and are so excited for you and the next 4 years, they really are great! keep shining bright and remember, you have already made us so extremely proud!  

(are there enough awards in the background?)

(my hot date)

(they don't look alike at all, do they?)

(lizzie, i hope you don't mind, i totally swiped this off your FB--what a fun group of girls!)

as far as an update with this big move, we are ALMOST totally settled. i never knew that two people could have so many clothes! also, what the heck do you do when you have 2 of almost everything? henry is slowly adjusting to his new home with a bad attitude. we don't let him drink out of the faucets like we did at the old place which makes him crabby, but he is a cat and he will adjust :) 

i am hoping to get some pictures up of the new place (and my growing garden) soon, but i am busier than ever trying to put together the odd ends around our place, nanny-ing a few times a week, and trying to train for this 1/2 marathon in august (which is a whole other battle). this weekend, i am hoping to cross organizing off the list because i am adding, nursing applications to it! i have a strong feeling that i won't be able to throw together an admission essay these days as easy as i did in school.....

until next time!

always striving for more, 
dee b. 

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