Friday, March 27, 2009

The Sibs


I spent a weekend with my family in Utah. It was fun to hang out sans kids and enjoy some adult time together. My siblings have turned into some of my best friends. They are all such great people.

Janine (in pink) is kind, loyal, creative, a great photographer, and an excellent mom. She has a knack for decorating and an eye for beauty. One of my favorite memories about Janine is her obsession with all things rich and beautiful. She loved shiny pennies and you could trade her a shiny penny for an old dime any day. She'd b-line it to the fur coats in the department store while my mom shopped. she still loves to shop and likes everything purdy.

Stefanie (in purple) is gracious, a fabulous housekeeper, and very unselfish. She runs marathons, which is an amazing accomplishment all by itself. She is also one of the funniest people I know! I remember little Stefanie thinking she was Battlecat from He-man, growling at others and running on all fours. She still runs fast and occasionally growls, and although she has a little bit of Cringer inside her, Battlecat comes out when it's time to get tough.

Ryan (we call him "the boy") is hard-working, smart and a true gentleman. Maybe he should have been born 100 years ago, but then he would not be my fantastic brother would he? He made my trip possible with a sweet Delta buddy pass...thanks, Bro. I'll always remember him with an umbrella in hand, a top hat and a fake mustache, pretending he was some kind of wizard. And that was pre-Harry Potter. And did I mention he has the cutest little dimple ever?

Julianne (in jewel-toned blue) is generous, happy and cool. She's always up for a party! She works at a boutique and knows how to get her fash ON. Recently she accidentally ended up in a Salt Lake Magazine modeling a local designer's new line of clothes...and she was the cutest person in the photo shoot. I remember when she broke her arm and had that adorable little pink cast put on. Somehow she made it look cute and almost started a trend.

7 comments:

Niki said...

Love it! So fun to see how you all look so similar! There really is nothing like siblings. I like you...but I'm jealous. I want to go to Utah too. Waaaaa.....

Mike and Shelby said...

such a sweet post to your siblings. that is a really cute picture!

rubberbandgirl said...

What a nice read!

Amy & Mark said...

Yay for the Bells! I love the Bell sibs -- so fun to see a picture of you all together and to hear about everyone!

Holly Robertson said...

So sweet. I have four siblings too and would love a reunion. I am checking out everyone's blogs trying to decide how I want to make one and yours wins for my favorite format/style/color-everything! You even have a Lucy Maud Montgomery quote who was my favorite author growing up. I'd just copy your blog, but then people might notice. ;)

Adam's Family said...

aawww! Kir that is sooo sweet! didn't think I would cry this late at night, but that managed to do it! And you are the best older sister that has all the answers, can accomplish anything you set your mind to and make it all look effortless. I wish I had your strength. You're the best! Love ya.

goclaytons said...

so have you given up on blogging??? i miss kirbell's postings. well i guess i can catch up in person soon enough. ;)