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Thankful Thursdays #74: sisters

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Last week when I shared the photos of Danielle and I making soap together, I left a lot of photos out because I knew I wanted to use them for a Thankful Thursday.  Near the end of our soap making adventure, our youngest sister, Lacey (actually her name is Franciska but we’ve always called her Lacey, which is short for her middle name-Larissa. My Mom may be as crazy as a rabid spider monkey, but I think she did a pretty rockin’ job with all our names!*), joined us unexpectedly and it was so nice to have some sister time!  We all have such busy lives that we rarely get together for anything, and it was almost a miracle for us all to be in the same place at the same time without it being someone’s birthday or a barbecue.

*For the record, here are the beautiful names my mother came up with for us: Veronica Euvena (pronounced U-veena), Danielle Nicolette, and Franciska Larissa (pronounced Francheska-I don’t know why she wanted to spell it with an I instead of an E but it was probably the rabid spider monkey coming out).  Unfortunately our last name was rather plain by comparison: Davis.  I married a Miller, which I consider a step sideways, and Lacey married a Rickett, which I can’t decide if that’s better or worse.  It’s more interesting than Davis, but rickets is a disease poor people get from malnutrition! I think we are cursed in the last name department, but Mom really made up for it with our first and middle names, IMHO.

After squealing with delight and giving Lacey hugs, I asked her what brought her to Danielle’s shop.  She showed me her boots and told me she was trying to learn to walk in heels, so she had walked from Dad’s house, which is only like 6 blocks away, to break them in.  We had quite a laugh imagining her strutting down Douglas in her boots, jokingly asking if she was considering a new profession.

Sexy boots Layst!

When we were done making soap, we tried to get a picture together but alas, it wasn’t meant to be.  Maybe there are other sisters out there that can all smile perfectly at the same time while focusing on the camera, but we aren’t them.

Well, Lacey’s a pro, but I wasn’t quite ready and Danielle is giving her ornery/innocent expression that suggests she might have peed in the soap.  “Who me?  Oh, no I would neeeever pee in the soap. *hehehe*”

Dennis suggested we all try to look sad so that we’ll at least all be wearing the same expression at the same time.  Danielle and I ignored him as usual, but Lacey took his suggestion to heart.  I’m also wondering, if Danielle and I are both looking at Dennis, why her eyes are going off in another direction?  It’s the RSMG (rabid spider monkey gene)!

I’m going to go ahead and tell you that this is as good as it gets.  I’m just wondering what are the odds that both Danielle and I decided to tuck our upper lips way under so they look nonexistent?

Unfortunately Danielle missed Lacey’s demonstration of an enthusiastic smile.  Later photographs taken into consideration, I’m not sure I really benefited either, despite witnessing its full glory.

This is my favorite one of Lacey because her smile is big, relaxed, and natural because she was laughing at herself.  The RSMG has fully kicked in for Danielle and she’s glazing over, laughing at something happening in her head.

I totally ruined this one! Arg!  Well, except Danielle is staring off in the corner again. Danielle, get a hold of yourself! lol

It’s not glorious, but we’re all smiling.  Danielle!  What are you looking at?

We tried to do the sad thing together, but Lacey was so funny while pretending to cry that we could only laugh at her!  Actually, Danielle looks kind of confused.  Maybe she’s still thinking about what’s going on in the corner.

Oh my goodness.  Danielle was trying to look sad a little belatedly, but she got it so. wrong.  Danielle, this is the look of a rabid spider monkey that’s been hit by a truck! Roadkill spider monkey! lol

Aaaaad I lost it.  Lacey looks pained, doesn’t she? “If only they would have paid attention to my enthusiastic smile early on!” she’s lamenting.  Danielle is still watching something in the corner of the room that no one else can see.

Danielle, you FAIL the sad look test!  I think she’s still thinking about that fresh soap that she may or may not have peed in.

Thank God for my sisters, who always make me laugh.  They can make me insane with anger (bossy older sisters always think they know best, and stubborn younger sisters never listen), but for the most part, we get along well and can turn even a simple photograph into cause for hilarity.  The bring me such joy in even the simple things.

And just wondering…what happened to these days when we aced every shot?

Perhaps the blame doesn’t lie with the photo subjects…but the photographer?

Hmmm, there could be something to that theory.

About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

15 responses »

  1. How sweet to see you and your sisters facial expressions…I can tell you all are a fun bunch to be around. BTW…it’s all the photographer ;)


  2. What a cute post, I like your commentary with each pic. And the rabid spider monkey…lol!! It’s great you have so much fun with them.


  3. I remember there was a ‘Photography Merit Badge’ when I was in the Boy-scouts. I took the class but did not earn the badge for some reason.


  4. LOVED this!! As another member of a 3-sisters group, I can totally appreciate what’s happening here. When we get together, we also have long, long series of shots that are filled with laughter, goofy faces, and one person looking slightly odd. Hee hee!


  5. You and your sisters look like a group of best friends – such cute photos :)
    What could be better :D

    Choc Chip Uru


  6. Yes, I blame Dennis :) Aww, I love you and your sisters together! Looks like so much fun!! I’ve always wanted a sister but I don’t have ANY! That’s just not right. I love your commentary throughout this post btw too :)


  7. Such a fun sweet post, Veronica. You and your sisters are darling! I have 3 sisters and unfortunately we are scattered over the US but when we get together it is wonderful! I’m very thankful for sisters too, no matter how long we’re apart, we just pick up where we left off. Thanks for all the fun pics!
    ps – I got your comment on my Strawberry Pizza post in the middle of the night – I was at work at the hospital. You made me laugh so hard, it made my night! You are too sweet (and funny too!) :)


  8. You guys are seriously adorable, you are so lucky to all live so close to each other. I once asked my Dad why he and my Mom picked my name (my Mom passed away when I was young) and he just said, I don’t know we just liked it. Ok then!


  9. Ah, sisters. My sister and I fought like cats and dogs growing up. (There is only four years difference in our ages). Then, her senior year in college, she decided to go overseas for a semester. Ironically, that is when we became close. I don’t know what I would do without her. You are lucky to have two!


  10. You guys are adorable. In a major way. Looking at these made me so happy!


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