Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Off to College with a Roast

My little sister is leaving for college on Friday.  To celebrate we hosted Taco Tuesday at our house last night, and had a little Roast in her honor.  Everyone had so many sweet and funny things to say about Ali.  Brent remembers her wearing a little Tiger suit at all the football games when we were in high school, my MIL mom remembers the first time she saw her eating a bag of popcorn in the bleachers, I remember the day she was born, my dad remembers the day I almost cut her ear off when I caught her hair in the hand mixer.  I had blocked that last one from my memory, but now it is oddly comforting to know that even 15 years ago I had a lack of SKILLS in the kitchen! 

My sister is truly one of the most pure and genuine people I have ever met. She has a heart for God and where he leads I know she will follow. Brent said last night that she was the "real deal," and I couldn't agree more. In a world where so many people are trying to be someone other than themselves it is refreshing to see someone like Ali who is perfectly content just being her unique self. Being different is a beautiful thing sister!

Here are a few pics from last night.
Ali, my bro Eric, Mandi, and Brey

Ashleigh, Leah, Heather, and Ali

My MIL Norma, and Ali

Ready to be roasted!
And here are a few past and present pics of Ali.

Sister, I am so proud of you!!!  And by the're pretty much my favorite of all time in the history of ever!  ;)

Talk to ya soon,


  1. I know it must be hard seeing her off but this is such an exciting time for her. You are right, she is the real deal. I love Her. I remember the tiger outfit and loved that you also had a little at our games.

  2. We had a terrific fellowship Angie and thanks for all your support and all you do and have done for Ali. You and Brent have played a large role in her life, and have set a terrific example to her on how God works in young familes when they love the Lord. I know and look forward to what God has planned for her. We will have to make "Girl" trip to OBU!! Momma dear loves you girls so, so much!!