Never Were There Such Devoted Sisters

Merrick and Philip came to visit last weekend.

You may remember Merrick as the sister I went to London with long long ago, before even I had this blog (did such a time ever exist? The horror!).

We had more fun in London than we probably should have. We saw plays, ate Hobnobs as if we’d never eat again, visited the Borough Market more times than we needed to, cruised through boring museums and amazing ones alike, did homework, bought skirts, and generally lived it up for eight weeks.

Two weeks after we arrived back in the states, I moved to Texas and since then we’ve only seen each other for a few days at a time – a Disneyland trip, Christmas, Dad’s 50th birthday party last fall, etc.

This was another short visit, just less that 48 hours total. We had a great time, laughing, eating, and driving around in the pouring rain (also, clutching our stomachs with laughter at Philip’s attempts to blow up our temperamental air mattress).

I wanted to cry when we dropped them off at the airport. I don’t know when we’ll see them next, as they are on the opposite Christmas schedule from us and we’ll miss them by hours in each direction.

I hope that someday Merrick and I get to live close to each other again. It doesn’t need to be bunk bed close like it was in London (that might be somewhat awkward), but a few hours of driving away would be absolutely feasible.

And I hope Landen is close too. I need my sisters closer than a continent away.

(We clearly were having too much fun to bother taking many pictures)

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  • Reply Noelle October 9, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    A very sweet post. I wholeheartedly agree about living close to your sisters and I have treasured these last three years for those very reasons you listed (although I agree about the bunk beds too…) I'm sad you guys are on opposite Christmas rotations 🙁

  • Reply Heather October 9, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    never had to have a chaperone, no sir.

    As you can tell, my sister and I have been loving life as neighbors, and I can't imagine how it will be when we are separated.

  • Reply Janelle October 9, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I am so with you. Sisters are the best. I only have one and she has the audacity to live in Japan. Rude. I keep dreaming of someday as well.

  • Reply Merrick October 9, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    We did have too much fun to bother taking pictures. How did we not even get one at Bartley's??

    Seriously please stop moving places so far away from me. I can only handle this for so much longer…

  • Reply Merrick October 9, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    p.s. Notice that we walk EXACTLY the same way in this picture?

  • Reply Packrat October 9, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    You are so lucky. Hold your family close, okay? But that isn't hard to do is it? 🙂

  • Reply Jessica October 9, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    awww I miss my sisters too! that was the saddest part about coming to boston, i tell you.

  • Reply craftyashley October 9, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Cute! You should all move onto the same street and have your own little neighborhood. I wish I had sisters… or at least a sister in law! (ahem, Trent)

  • Reply David Grover October 12, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Ah, London. My wife and I were just in Scotland on our honeymoon, and I can tell you we ate our fair share of Hobnobs.

  • Reply Melissa October 13, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    My sis and I talk on the phone and email all the time. We can have long chats on the phone that feel like we're in person. Nothing like sisterly love.

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