Kelley, the oldest of the younger sisters, is applying to some pretty prestigious colleges: UCLA and Berkley. WOW!! I know I would never have even thought twice about applying to those schools. She is quite a smarty pants, know it all kinda girl. She is the sister that gives me advice, thinking she knows more about life than I do :D I always remind her I am 7 years older than her, I think I have a bit more experience. That is just who she is and I love her for it.
Aarika, the middle of the younger sisters, is graduating from high school this year. I cannot believe it!! She has matured so much over the years thank God, because I remember she would drive me crazy always wanting to hang out with me and my friends. But being the meanie I was, I always said no or I would say yes, but she would have to keep her mouth shut LOL Anyways, she is so extremely talented in fashion and makeup. I love her sense of fashion, I always ask her to help me improve my wardrobe and give me tips on dressing cuter :D She always looks cute, even when she isnt really matching LOL
Lauren, the baby/dad's favorite (well maybe not anymore lol, just kidding), is graduating from high school this year too. Little Laur...growing up we used to make Lauren go ask dad if we could have pizza for dinner or donuts for breakfast. She was the cute little one that dad always always said yes too. So of course we had to use her. Dad would respond 'Anything for you baby, aww.' And the he would just smile at us and laugh. He isnt stupid, he knew what we were doing, but hey it worked for our benefit :D Not so little anymore, she is still dad's little girl...the baby of our clan.
I didnt live with Kelley and Lauren, so I wasnt able to watch them grow up on a daily basis. I feel like I wasnt there for them, I wasnt that bigger sister that they needed. I hate myself for that, it breaks my heart that I dont know them as well as I know Aarika. I didnt try harder to be around, I was young and wanted to be with friends more than my younger sisters. I hope you two know that I love you so much and I will always be here for you.
Kelley, Aarika and Lauren you three have grown into beautiful young women. You each have a special place in my heart. It is fun for me to watch you grow. To look back at old pictures and compare them to know....oh my how each of you has matured in your looks and personalities. I love you all so much!!