She's my best friend, a great mother and someone I can always count on to be there for a much needed vent session, no matter what the topic.
I'm lucky to have two wonderful sisters. One of the big reasons why I truly feel it is so important for Mia to have a sibling.
My sisters are so important to me and I don't know what I do without either of them.
Shannon and I have a great connection. We have far surpassed our days of adolescence when we didn't get along, she would try to suffocate me with pillows and make me pick up dried up dog poop out of the yard. Yes, yes she did.
When I found out I was pregnant with Mia and was able to finally go set up my registry she was the first person I called. I was so excited to get to that point because let's be honest it's way more fun to register for a baby than a wedding. But where to begin and what do I really need, thank goodness I had her or I'm pretty sure I would have had all the wrong parts for her bottles.
She has always been a great person to go to for advice. She's a phenomenal mother and much of what I go to her about is about motherhood, parenthood and sometimes work.
She's raising two daughters. One who is almost 7 and then other is about to turn 5 this fall. She worked before babies and stopped to stay home with them and she is now slowly venturing back into the working world. I'm just proud of her.
She's come a long way as a person. She's much the intravert, something I am not, but she has really opened up and spread her wings the last few years.
And of course, what would be a birthday without a Happy Birthday video from Mia. I have a feeling this will become a tradition.
Sunday we will celebrate with dinner at her favorite Mexican restaurant and I'm so excited to celebrate what will be her 37th amazing year of life.
Cheers to you Shanny!
I love you!