Thursday, August 16, 2012


Today is my brother's 18th birthday.
He is now officially an adult and tomorrow he leaves for college.
I sure love him. I hope he has as much fun and learns as much as I did (and still do) while at college.

Dear Taylor,
I remember the day you were born.
Mom tried to have you the natural way, but due to complications, you were rushed to the hospital. You came out very normal and healthy.
You were the cutest baby with the cutest laugh. I remember taking you to get family portraits and I was the only one who could make you laugh.
It was moments like those that I was proud to be your big sister.
As you got older, you followed my every move. Mom warned me to be on my best behavior. Did I ever tell you that I loved having you as my biggest fan?
Do you remember the day when you followed my friend and me all the way to the grocery store all by yourself!? You were only 5! We were so glad you didn't get hurt crossing the street!

I have so many fond memories with you, Taylor.
To name just a few:
 I remember making marble contraptions and stacking books as high as your head.
 I remember sleeping on the bottom bunk and trying to scare you by lifting up the top bunk with my feet. (forgive me?)
I remember taking countless pictures with our new i-zone camera!

I remember going through all the "fads" growing up: legos, Bionicals, Pokemon cards, Heelies, and scooters.
I remember watching all the classic Saturday morning cartoons before tackling our chores: Jackie Chan, Recess, Hey Arnold, Garfield, Ninja Turtles, etc! etc!

I remember Chex Quest, super nintendo games, and Talking Battleship.

I remember being in the Children's Parade with you for 4th of July:

I remember you hating these songs because I always dedicated them to you and then sang them at the top of my lungs just because I knew it drove you crazy:

Jack Johnson

Taylor the Latte Boy
Kristin Chenowith

I remember getting your phone calls while I was away at college and e-mails while I was in China. They gave me more strength than you'll ever know. You are always there for me and I hope you know I am always here for you if you ever need me! Love you and good luck out there in Ephraim!


  1. My favorite is when I taught you and Taylor how to sew on the sewing machine - and by hand. Also all the scout projects we did together. He and I. You were a good example to him and I am proud of you both. Luv ya, Gma Mary

    1. I remember that! And I'm so glad you did teach us. Another thing I remember is the look on your face when Taylor received his Eagle Scout. I'm so proud of both of you. :)

    2. I just played "Taylor the Latte Boy". I am crying. I was so rough on you kids and I am sorry for that. I love you all and cherish those memories of living with you all. Karoline says I am "terse". Well, I don't want to be that way and shall just have to learn how to play nice! Sunbeams need nice and so does everyone else.


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