this beautiful girl is my sister, and today she turned THIRTEEN!!!!!! officially a teenager. i wanted to post some of my favorite photos of us together in honor of the event. these first two perfectly sum up our relationship. the one on the left was taken on her 3rd birthday, the one on the right was this past summer:
EMILY! you make me so happy. i absolutely love you so much. i can't believe how blessed i am to be related to you. keep shining! you're the coolest girl i know. you're hilarious. you're insightful. you're beautiful.