You've had a birthday shout hurray!


...One year older and wiser too.
Happy Birthday to You!

Little Em,

Happy birthday today. I just want you to know how much I love you and want you to have the best year of your life yet!

Thanks for being so cute when I was going through my awesome awkwardness. It always made me feel better knowing I had a super cute younger sister ;).

You are my fashion muse (even if I don't follow through with the inspiration and am still stuck in the 90s a bit) and my example for multi-tasking.


Your quirky sense of humor is enriching and gets me laughing when nothing else can. Your determination to forge your own way is inspiring.


You are one of my heros!

3 comments:

The Hokanson Family said...

You're such a cute sister! And I really loved your "leveling the playing field" post. It was perfect, and it's weird that you would write about that now, because lately I've been thinking about a lot of the things you talked about, but yet I couldn't ever formulate my thoughts the way you did. I would really love you to publish something sometime Char. Really. Even though you aren't married yet, you really do understand a lot about it. Love ya! Sorry you were sick, we've all been taking our turn with different bugs here too.

em ♥ russ said...

so sweet. i have a lump in my throat. you'll always be my hero!

Kit said...

Emily really is one of a kind.
Who could ever replace her?

A rare gem and combination of gritty, quirky, hysterical humor and loveliness; toughness and tenderness; wit and wisdom; brilliance and brashness, individuality and obedience to what reallly matters.

I love you, Emily!!!!!! So glad you were born into our family. You hold such a treasured place in our hearts!