For my baby sister.

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Taylor Marie Capener,
I turned 3 years old and two days later you were born. I’m still glad mom refused to have you on my birthday. You know how I am about sharing… 😉
I can’t believe you’re done with your first week of COLLEGE. It just hasn’t hit me yet.

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Sorry Tay, but you were an ugly baby.

I’m sorry for the times you were taken to the doctor because everyone thought you were mute. In reality you just never felt the need to talk because I answered all questions for you. Pretty sweet deal, right?!  I really did mean well.
(Never fear guys, she DEFINITELY learned to talk… eventually.) Then I started wishing you hadn’t. Oh you drove me insane. It was a constant state of feeling like this….

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I really did try to sell or you… sometimes even drown you in the bathtub. My efforts never worked. I was stuck with you. You did eventually get cuter, so I’m glad for your sake.♥

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Although sisters, we could not be more opposite in looks. As we got older that became extremely noticeable. (I then found out later I was adopted.) JUST KIDDING GUYS. But seriously, you were a toe-head through and through I was the darkest brown you could get. You had stick straight hair all your life, I became a poodle.  You have blue eyes, I have brown eyes. Not to mention you tower over me which I’ll always hate.

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As we got older and went through the stages of our life, like learning to drive…

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My first day of senior year, her first day freshman year!

Attending middle school and high school there were obviously numerous screaming matches. We fought ALL THE TIME. But the best thing about sisters is we had no choice but to work it out. We made it through 18 years under one roof together and managed NOT to kill eachother. Although I did think about it once or twice..
I’m so happy with how close we are now. Let’s face it, we never thought that day would come. Remember the numerous eye rolls we gave mom everytime she’d tell us “one day you’ll be thankful to have eachother and truly get along.”? Can’t believe she was actually right.

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I’m so proud of you, Taylor Marie! You’re going to do such great things and I’m glad we’ll always have eachother. If there’s one thing I’m proud of for teaching you and setting the example of it’s that NO MATTER WHAT take no shit. It’s your life and you get to choose what you want. Never ever care what anyone says or thinks about you. In the end you’ll get to look back and smile because you proved them all wrong. You’re beautiful, smart, and driven. I can’t wait to see what you do.
I love you always,
Your big sister.

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Xoxo.

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Graduation season is in the air!

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This post is about to get a little heavy!

I’ll start with the weekend of May 16th. I traveled to Milwaukee to see my best friend graduate from COLLEGE.
Seriously I’m so proud of this woman.

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She made it! College is a big deal and she got through it. Watching her walk down and hearing her name called got me all sorts of emotional. Honestly if she would’ve been moving further away for a job I’d be even more sad but I’m so happy to say she’ll be the closest she’s ever been from me now!!!!!!!!

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Honestly this just makes me GIDDY to see!! We’re pretty much a bridge away! It’s going to be an awesome summer.
Mark my words on this. This woman is going places. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing her on your tv sometime soon. She’s a go getter and that pushes me to be a better person. I couldn’t ask for a better best friend.

Now comes this weekend!
MY BABY SISTER GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL. That means I’ve been out of high school for three years now! This was the craziest thing to see. I can’t believe she’s done with high school. Here are some snaps of this great day.

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We have an infamous pose. This is it. She pretends she’s disgusted by my kiss. Seriously, we have a million pics like this from all sorts of occasions.

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“Olivia did you really get lipstick on me?!”

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We laugh so much. Laughing is my favorite.

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My family may be small but make no mistakes, we are strong. Plus how good looking are these people? I definitely got it from my mama. (Sorry pa the song lyrics just don’t fit with you in it)

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She’s beautiful, inside and out. We don’t get along alot but hey that’s what sisters at our age do. She’s SO incredibly smart (that’s why I learned to sing) she got the brains. She’s headed to Stout for fashion merchandising/apparel design. She’s a genius on the sewing machine. She is going to do great things as well. She’ll be studying abroad in Paris as well so I’m very excited to say I’m already set to visit her! What a fun experience for us as sisters!
She had orientation for college last week and got me this cute shirt 🙂

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And Taylor, just remember this- your class may have had the motto “we run this” but NEVER forget our class was “we own it”. So pretty much 2011>2014. ALWAYS.
Here’s a flashback from my graduation day 3 years ago…

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CONGRATS LITTLE SISTER YOU DID IT!

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So proud of both of these ladies in my life. I love you guys to pieces and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you both.

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Go show the world what you’re made of. Oooh kill em’.