Sunday, October 15, 2006

family = love

my sister, niece and nephew finally came up to visit us this weekend!! i've been here over a year and this was the first time they could get their schedules to coordinate and actually come visit. I WAS SO EXCITED when i got the call on friday that they were doing this! my niece is a sneaky little biotch and she planned the whole thing. god i love her. she's such a little me! :)

it was the best weekend ever! boyfriend and i took them to san francisco because the kids have never been there. and then we surprised blake at his football game. it was perfect! i love my sister, niece and nephew so much. being with them is one of the best things in life for me. moving away from southern california was hard, but hands down, the hardest thing of all was leaving them. i need them in my life. it's not about want when it comes to that group of people. it's about need. i need my sister. being without her just plain sucks. everything in life is just THAT much better when she's around. she's so much fun and beautiful and kind and crazy. we just look at eachother and start cracking up. you'd never know there were 8 years between us. as adults, we sure don't act like it. it's extremely hard to be away from them on a day to day basis. blake and achoo (what we call my nephew) are so close, it breaks my heart to have moved him so far away. and i adore my niece like no one else on earth. i constantly feel like i'm missing out on so much in their lives and i just hate that.

BUT, it was wonderful to see them and spend time with them this weekend. i am so happy that they got to come up and see our place and play around with us. it was awesome!!!

**WARNING for my new very best friend forever, teri- there are some pictures of my big nose and my "pregnant" belly to follow... you might want to cover your eyes.**

cousins

WOW

more ghiradelli square

lombard street

23 comments:

Meg said...

I love the pictures! I totally understand what you mean about your sister. I am the same way with mine.

And Teri can suck a big one. I can't believe someone would be that mean.

Elizabeth said...

Those photos are great! You all have the same big, beautiful smile. And the same CUTE NOSE, so SHUT UP Teri.

alison said...

Oh, I miss them too. I can't wait to plan your bridal shower with your sis! :)

Anonymous said...

Why do I think that grin is not going to leave your face for a while. Maybe they will realize now how easy it is to come up and come up more often? I'm glad you had a good weekend.

Melissa said...

That's so cool that they came to visit you. Awesome pictures. Funny, I feel that way about my brother Justin. It sucks that he lives up there. He cracks me up and it so awesome. It looks like you guys had a blast and that is what counts.

Who's teri? I am confused.

carrie said...

Glad you had fun with your sis and her kids!

Keep smilin' Jennster! :)

Carrie

Sarah's Mama said...

Looks like you had a blast. Glad they got to visit you. I totally understand how you feel, my whole family is in Michigan.

p.s LOVE the engagement pics

Tara said...

aw, thats so exciting!! I don't know how I'd feel if my sister lived far away. I know I'd miss her like you miss yours. Sisters are special people. :o)

Fun pictures!

Kevin Charnas said...

I love your nose. And having met you, I know that you're beautiful in every sense of the word; inside and out. And I feel really fortunate to feel as though I can call you my friend.

Great pics as usual. I'm glad that they finally came up!

And a funny thing, that "Teri" rationalizes that she doesn't spew forth profanity, just because she doesn't say "fuck". True profanity is much more profound than any individual word.

Teri said...

Like I said, my job is done here . . . . thanks for the laughs!!!!!

Kristin said...

Oh I LOVE SF... especially in the Fall...festive!

& seriously, Teri and her "work" scare the crap out of me... her work is being cruel? I swear I worry for her children.

MrsFortune said...

That's SO kewl that they came to visit! Love the pictures and I love your nose. :0)

Stephanie A. said...

Fun pictures! Your sister seems like a total blast, too!

Mommy off the Record said...

Why do I not see any ass or breast grabbing in these photos? You may have been out with family, but that is NO excuse!

Catherine said...

Beautiful pics, Jennster. And I'm uber jealous of your relationship with your sister... and happy for you, too. :)

Lisa said...

Looks like such a fun weekened. So happy you got to see them. You guys look so happy!

Anonymous said...

Wow look how cute you all are!! I love family pics. I need to take some lol. I am totally taking for granted that my mom is around the corner now.

Mega Mom said...

I miss my sister SOOOO much. She is comning sans kids when the baby is born and I can't wait. Then she's coming back with kids..can't wait for that either. Did you know my entire family lives within 2 miles (most in walking distance) in NY? Sucks.

Sue said...

You have no idea how much we all miss the jennster. The kids and I cried for the first hour on the ride home. Really didn't want to leave. Auchoo put it in perspective for us all...it was a Sunday afternoon again with the family...like it used to be. It's definitely true that you take for granted all that you have until it is gone and Sunday afternoons with Jenn and Blake was a fixture.Enough said, we miss you all and boyfriends family is awesome. She fits right in. Love you baby sister.

Melanie said...

Great photos!!! Love that pumpkin patch. :) You are a gorgeous gal!

CP said...

You and your family are beautiful. Simply lovely.

Now, here is a post I left on Teri's board on your behalf.

Recognize, Heifer. I got yer back.

*wink* CP.

To Teri:

You, Dear Lady, are a classless piece of rubbish. If vaginal secretions had a proper name, it would be Teri. What kind of a blithering, whaleshark of a human being would come over and flame someone for their personal thoughts, just because they had the misfortune to have you land on their blog? You are a vile and insipid sloth, Teri. You do not come to someones "home" with the malignant intent that you did. Are you that histrionic that you have to gather an audience by insulting someone with a strong following? Are you that desperate for attention from your Bulgarian? You point out that you are not jealous, and yet, you tell a beautiful woman that she needs cosmetic alteration. Have you no sense of self-pride? Some esteem? Perhaps a bit of dignity? Do you hunger so insatiably for what Jenn has that you feel the need to excoriate bile from the deepest part of your soul...and inflict it upon her? Are you that lacking in the social graces that you can nary pass up an opportunity to insult someone at their expense? Do you see yourself as omnipotent? That grandiose? That perfect that you can possibly cast out such vulgar insults to another human being? I will inform you, here and now, with no need for extraneous words or abusive language that you are no where NEAR the superior being you fancy yourself to be. Take a lesson from someone who is obviously more educated, more in command of the vernacular than most and still allows for a good "fuck you" now and again.

Your presence here is hindering the ebb and flow of your own hometown. You are depriving your village of its idiot.

Now, please. Take your one friend and slink off into a dark corner to molt or shed your skin. Perhaps a nice slice of crow with dinner?

Au revoir.

Virginia Belle said...

yay for cool family visits! the older i get, the more i love those times. i miss seeing my fam all the time, too.

what a beautiful family you have. :)

Andie said...

Hey! that's lombard street! I drove down that street last October, at around this time!