Sunday, January 15, 2012

Brothers and Sisters are the best, aren't they?

This weekend Sarah (my step-daughter) celebrated her 40th birthday! She had been living in NYC since going to Fordham University right out of high school until this year. She moved back to Austin, while continuing her job as an events planner for a NYC based company.

She had a 3 day party with lots of out of town guests including Christian, Carrie and Andrew, who drove in from St Louis. One of my favorite moments was watching Christian surprise Sarah with a huge painting that he had been painting for her for days! It was so sweet to watch this 6 ft guy try to walk nonchalantly into the "Tap Room" private party room with this massive, colorful canvas. The photo below shows how he timidly showed it to her and you can see her surprise. If the feeling in that moment could be bottled, we could cure the world of hatred and fear. Brothers and sisters are the best, aren't they?


  1. i love my sisters & brother, they are definately the best! I hope i can soon give my little daughter a sibling she loves like i do mine.

  2. Priceless Christina. Such a beautiful gift, says a lot about both of them.

  3. I love that painting!!