Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hello Samantha Dear

My Favorite Moms- Day 4

This is Samantha.(and Nate) Sam. Marcie. Cheerleader. Call her what you want. She is my littlest sister. She is a great mom. T will be 3 in July. He is the smartest little kid I have ever met. And the most talkative. I think Ally may come close but she talked about nonsense all day long..still does. T is inquisitive and smart. A will be 2 in September. She had another baby while her baby was still teeny. Bless her.

Sam is really good at organizing her life. I am a little jealous of this trait because I am really bad at it. She is the Primary President in her ward. She is a Director in MK and she has two little kids. Also, her husband is in school so she makes most of the money for their family. She runs every day and has been competing in 1/2 Marathons and 10 K's and all those things I don't understand. She is one busy lady and despite living 2 1/2 hours away, I see her more than most of my siblings. (Secretly she misses me so much she is making it seem like they are moving back for her husbands job)

Sam is an awesome dancer and an even better choreographer. Seriously awesome. She works for my other sister at Infinity and creates the best hip hop dances that seem to do super well in competition. Sam has been hired by teams to choreograph for them too, including the Bengal Dancers at ISU. She rocks!

I love Sam. When I moved home after college there was no where for me to sleep, so I shared her room with her. She was still in high school and she did not love that. She was really cool about it though and I tried hard to stay out of her way as much as possible. Luckily I got married a few months later so I didn't have to be there for too long.

Sam and Ryan have a funny relationship. They would have known each other if I were not in the picture. In fact, I met him because they did know each other. He was student teaching seminary at her high school and they knew each other. He came to watch the homecoming game where his student was being crowned Duke and she was being crowned Duchess. Her first in a long line of titles and awards. We first met at that game.

We have twins, Sam and I. Our babies are only 5 days apart so it is fun to watch them grow and change together. A is 4 inches taller than Clark. She is a lot more polite too. Girls tend to be more so than boys right? I think they know they are connected. They tend to gravitate toward each other when we are together but I don't think they know why.

Sam is hilarious! If she is around, guaranteed there will be laughter soon! She is silly and has the funniest impressions and stories. I love being with her. I am fun when I am with her and I like it. I love Sam. She is almost 10 years younger than me. When we were growing up, she was always just a little kid so I don't feel like I ever really even knew her as a person. We have gotten to become really good friends as adults. I like that age doesn't really matter after everyone grows up. It has made it so we can finally have lots in common and not have an age barrier make things so strange. I always liked Sam when she was small. She really didn't want much to do with me as a toddler, but she was super stuck on mom. She was adventurous and always wanted to be part of whatever "the big kids" were doing.

I am grateful that she is part of our family. I am glad that I was able to spend those few months cramping her style in her room so I could get to know her better. She is a great friend and someone I can rely on. I know that she will follow through with anything I need. I love sharing my life with her and having her be a part of mine. I love her and don't know what I would do without her around.


Sandi said...

awesome sister. How funny that Ryan was her teacher!

Jill said...

Samantha is all of those things...and more!

I remember going to Daniel's Summit with her and Gretchen (and some other girl who was the 5th wheel..that I don't remember) but we were laughing so hard we were crying the whole way there. And our baton routine that we choreographed-well, it was priceless.

I love her too. She is a good mommy and sister!!

Robyn said...

Loving these posts! It's so great to get to know everyone better!

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