Wow it must be the week of birthdays! I must say this is a big week for our family, Kristy turned 22 yesterday and my dad hits the big 46 today.
I know I'm not alone in this thought, but I just really love my family. It is so so great to get to the point in your life where you family members are just your favorite people in the world. I can't think of any of my friends I would rather talk to than my mom. And I seriously miss Kristy. I'm not sure I've ever met another person like Kristy. She is this crazy/perfect combination of sweet innocence, self-confidence, and humor. I miss her calling me from BYU to tell me about all the boys who were crazy about her and the boys she was crazy about. I remember she sent me a text message one day that said, 'are we related to ALL the Leavitts?' Because unfortunately, she had just found out her really cute TA had that last name. I told her even if he wasn't a very close cousin, she would probably get a lot of crap for dating a Leavitt :)
My dad, as has been discussed on previous blogs, is always the character. And though he may rub a few people the wrong way occassionally, I'm not sure there's a person out there with a bigger heart. Even growing up with him, it has taken me years to realize how generous he really is. I have never met anyone who truly loves to share as much as my dad. Whether he's handing out bites to whatever treat he walked in the door with or lending the boat or his car to someone for a fun outing. He just loves to give.
And Kylie, here is my shout-out to you. (She criticized my blog recently saying there was not enough Kylie in there, she claims it's what my audience is truly asking for) Kylie is the prettiest girl who doesn't know it yet out there. That girl has always been trapped in a body too young for her mind since she was 3 going on 16. Of course my favorite Kylie story of all time was a trip to the Aquatic center back in the day after it first opened. Kylie had gotten into a habit of leaving my mom's side to go report herself missing because she liked to hear her name over the loudspeaker. I remember I was on top of the big blue slides when I hear, "there is a little girl who has lost her family here. She is blonde and wearing a swimsuit with pink floaties and she says her name is Ky-ee." I could see my mom's eyes rolling from across the park.
Yeah, I think I just might have the greatest family in the world.