01 August 2007

The Many Faces of Robyn!

So, it's not technically Robyn's birthday anymore, but I guess I should still pay homage to my older sister, and dedicate a blog to her. So, to all you out there in blogdom, this is a sampler of why I love my sister Robyn. Kimberly did her's with numbers, so in my constant striving for originality I'm gonna do mine with letters.


A. When Robyn was a teenager and starting college, she never excluded me from being friends with her friends. In high school, she even let me sit in her room while she talked to Nir on the phone.


B. Robyn has a really cute son, who often makes the same facial expressions as his mom when they pose together in pictures. This picture is a bad example.


C. She's not embarrassed of her buck teeth. Okay, those aren't real, but she does have a good sense of humor, and being around her helps us all to laugh a little more.

D. Robyn doesn't mind being in my stupid self-portraits.

She's always been a great sister. In high school and college I was able to follow in her footsteps and feel proud for what I was doing. If she hadn't gotten 100% attendance in seminary, I wouldn't have made 99.9999% (I missed one morning 'cause I had to set up for an assembly, which apparently wasn't a good enough excuse for an excused absence...). After watching Robyn serve a mission, it was a lot easier for me to swallow the idea of being a missionary myself.

Robyn, you'll always be an example to me, and I'll be fine if I can be half as good as you are! Keep blazing trails. I love you, happy birthday!

9 comments:

Kimberly and Devon said...

Now it is so obvious who the favorite sister is! I sure hope you have as many cool memories of me as you do of Robyn...AND something better than telling me I have bad breath while on a date with me!!! Don't worry...your day is coming...I can't wait until you have a girlfriend for me to tease you in front of...that is going to be so great!

RobynandJoe said...

I'm glad I'm the favorite sister (ha ha) since you both liked to gang up on me when we were little! That picture of Parker is funny. Thanks for celebrating my Bday with me. Love ya!

RobynandJoe said...

By the way...I only SORT OF got 100% Seminary Attendance. My teachers all gave it to me, but I missed like a week when I broke my leg (I think my teacher visited me so I could count it) and I missed a day when Kimberly and I got in an accident on the way to seminary. So really, you missed less than I did, but I was given the glory....hee hee.

Michael said...

Unbelievable. I think I even told that to the supervising high councelor (who will remain nameless), but he didn't care. Even worse was that Kelly Nebeker had missed a day or two as well, but he didn't know that, so she got it and I didn't...

Michael said...

Also, I have no "favorite" sister.

Kimberly and Devon said...

It's okay Michael, we all know I'm the favorite...we'll just keep it between the two of us!

Diane said...

SHEEEEEEEEEEEZ! OK, so I must still harbor some bitter feelings about the 99.99999% seminary attendance thing! Thanks for the reminder!! Other than that...I loved your blog about your sister. Happy birthday Robs!

Grandma Hand said...

Michael, you may be the youngest and only boy but you certainly are able to keep up with your sisters. I love the fact that you are so close. I have the two brothers and even though we are more MATURE OR OLDER we are very, very close. We do see each other through our trials and that is really important. Nother like having a sense of humor and laughing. I can't wait until you really have a girl friend but don't be in too big of a hurry. I love to read your blogs.

alinde said...

ha ha ha ha Reading your blogs is so much fun, it's even better listening to your comments to one another. (smile) Michael your awesome! Happy Birthday Robyn!

Great Blog Michael!