This is my sister-in-law Lori.
I love her.
She is married to my brother Larry a.k.a "DaCoacha". (Bless her soul!)
Lori married my brother when I was 14 years old. It was a very impressionable time in my life and Lori was a huge influence in who I am today.
I thought the sun shone right out of her eyes and she could do NO wrong as far
as I was concerned.
She let me wear her cute shoes.
She is an outstanding cook.
She taught herself to watercolor.
She is an amazing homemaker.
Her laundry is ALWAYS done and folded...even if it isn't put away.
She and my brother have raised two gorgeous daughters Brandy, and Alissa. And one handsome son, Michael.
I wish I lived closer to them. I know that Lori and I would be the best of buds. But, alas, she is WAY up in Canada and I am WAY down in Utah.
Thank you Lori for being such a wonderful sister and friend.
And thanks for taking such amazing care of my crazy brother.
You deserve an award.
Lori, Brandy, and Larry
See how much her daughters love her?
The whole family.
(sorry so small!)
As you look at this picture, try not to look at my goofy pose. It's the dress I want you to pay attention to. When I graduated from grade 9, Lori altered the pattern for this dress and made it for me. It really was gorgeous. She is a great seamstress.
(I was proud of myself in this picture because I was in my late 30's and tried on this dress...it fit! I wish it STILL fit!)