Thursday, January 17, 2013

the best sort of friend


i waited and waited for tuesdsay to come. it was date night with one of my dearest friends.
my little sister. younger, i guess, she's not so little anymore.
she's a wife, mother of two sassy girls and has an important job outside of the home. 
time together is difficult to manage, but our schedules finally aligned and we soaked up every second.

fresh snow was falling on the night streets, and it was cold.
we raced the bitter wind to snag a table at our favorite restaurant.
something about this place, it makes it feel like you're not in the 'middle of nowhere' north dakota.


we ordered drinks and fancy food.
we talked about everything. we laughed.
being out was a treat in itself, but with linnea it was extra sweet.


we decided to catch a movie. not much happening at the theater past ten, so choices were slim.
of all the films we actually want to see, it was funny what we bought tickets for.
it wasn't awful though. something we have in common is, we love a good gangster movie. 
i mean look at us. practically gangsters ourselves.

i've said it before, but it's true every single day.
living so close to my sister is one of the greatest treasures i have in this life.
linnea is sunshine and delight to my heart. the very best sister.


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34 comments:

  1. agh, made me cry. you guys are def gangtser. or gansta. happy to see they had straws for your water, must have been a fancy restaurant.

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    1. i know, so gansta.
      also, that's not water.

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  2. love.

    my girls have this with each other. it blesses me to no end!

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  3. This is the sweetest! You cuties could be twins! I got to hang with my brother this week too. It's always so refreshing.

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    1. thanks, girlie!
      yay for brothers and sisters!

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  4. Such a gift...I don't have a sister, but I'm thankful for my best friend, who is like a sister. God is so good!

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    1. sisters from other misters are a blessing indeed! xo

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  5. Love this! I have a sister too! She's 19. I love spending time with her, even though we are 11 years apart---we still have so much fun.

    Y'all have the same sweet smile!

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    1. love that! nearly 8 years between me and linnea. so much fun!

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  6. Awww, this is so sweet! I'm finally starting to get close to my little sister so this hits home for me more than it might have a year ago! ;) xoxo

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    1. yes! keep watering that sisterfriendship :)

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  7. this is precious. i know exactly where your sis gets her goodness from... she must take after you. what a fun night out. and there's no one that "gets you" like your sis. so happy you get to have this joy!

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    1. amen amen. although, pretty sure she's the one who taught ME how to be sweet :)

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  8. squee! i love love sister time! so happy for you, she is a doll!

    i have a little sister and a big sister and they are so special to me i cannot even handle it. so i know how you feel and am so happy for you!

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  9. you ladies look so much alike. such beauties. i'm glad you got to squeeze in some sister time.

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    1. thanks, kelly! and yes, such a blessing!

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  10. WHat an amazing friend... a sister. How lucky you both are!

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  11. Sisters are the best! Mine isn't so nearby anymore, so I'm living vicariously through your sweet pictures!

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    1. hooray for sisters! and we're the only family we have out here, the rest of us are 1500+ miles away!

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  12. love this. made me just a little teary.
    love you hannah rose!

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  13. oh, how sweet.. i can tell that you and your sister have a special bond... :) the pictures show that you both had a wonderful night... i love those moments with my sisters, as well. sisters are just so special... i love mine so... as i can tell you do, too. :) thanks so much for the comments on my blog!!! take care, janet

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    1. we do have a great bond! god is good.
      xo

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  14. That is definitely a picture of two gangsters! .....or, beautiful ladies! so glad you got sweet time with your sister!

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    1. we are pretty intimidating.
      thanks, morgan! xoxo

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  15. sisters are the best. gangster ones specifically.
    i have a date with mine Saturday, and it's motivation to get through the week. :)

    i love that you love yours.
    my mom always told me "you only get once sister. be nice to her. or you'll regret it later"

    so glad i listened. :)

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  16. so wonderful that you and your sister are so close.
    wish mine lived closer.
    even though we're so opposite... i love her dearly.
    and we stick up for one another fiercely!
    love that about sisters!
    xo

    (LOVE the toasted frog too!!! did you have the fried pickles?! so yum!! )

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