Happy Birthday to Bethany.
This year we had a sewing day to celebrate Bethany's birthday. Besides the mini balloons grandma brought to blow up and the pretend cake Bethany pretended to blow the pretend candles out of (for the kids sake), it wasn't a typical party. Just a day with the girls, sewing. I loved it.
For Christmas this year, I sewed my sisters and mom little lined zipper pouches. I thought I was being so original and it was a big step because I had never actually sewn a zipper before.
Hilariously enough, Bethany had the exact same idea! She had also sewn the exact same sized lined zipper bags that I had, for each of us! (Great minds think alike.) Luckily this wasn't a problem because one can never have enough bags. I use Bethany's for my makeup and its perfect.
Brooklyn wanted to make one that was bigger- to hold diapers & wipes for her new sweet baby Ada- so as Bethany made a gorgeous silk shirt, I made another bag and showed Brooklyn how. It's so much fun to get together and learn from each other. For living so close we don't get together enough!
Bethany is a year and a half older than me. We were a grade apart in school.
Our relationship reminds me of Mary & Edith sometimes. (Ha jk Beth) I think it's more like Betty & Judy (the Haynes sisters!) Complete with plentiful song & dance numbers... those were the days.
I learn a lot from her and admire her constant progression and passion for learning new talents. She sews, cooks, bakes, sings, speaks many languages, does family history even!, travels, exercises consistently, eats healthily, applies false eyelashes, works at the temple (etc...) and she does all these things amazingly. I'm very envious. But she motivates me to better myself too.
I'm glad she's my sister and look forward to many more fun days spent together.
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