May 27, 2006
Brin Brin is my favorite cousin! Now, you all know that ALL of my cousins are my favorite in some way or other, so don't get your feelings hurt!! I am not being partial to one or the other! Brin was born when I was in 4th grade, and I remember making her a jewelry box before she was even born. I was so excited that Aunt Renee was going to have a baby, and I know she was too! I should have been jealous that she had a baby girl, because up until Brin was born I was pretty much Aunt Renee's baby girl! She spoiled me in every way that she would her own daughter (she didn't punish me too often so I enjoyed being at her house!!!). I can remember rocking Brin when she was tiny! She was always funny---and still is! I can always count on a good story and a good laugh from Brin. Even though she has been through some tough times in the past few years, she has always had something to smile about, and she has always kept her head held high. Now, she has graduated from college with a teaching degree, and is engaged to be married to a great guy! I can't believe how time has flown by!! Even though she is 9 years younger than I am, she always passed on her clothes to me!! She is a bit taller than I am! One of my favorite memories of Brin is when I went on vacation with them and we were at a drive-thru zoo. Uncle Rowland wanted Brin to look at one of the animals and she absolutely refused to look out the window. She kept telling Uncle Rowland she was reading her book. (She was only about 2 or 3 years old at the time and couldn't read!) Uncle Rowland got very irritated with her over that!! I was trying to coax her into looking out the window also. She was not going for it!! It is still funny to me! I know that Brin will be a GREAT teacher and a wonderful wife, and I can't wait until she has a beautiful baby of her own (I'm not rushing you on that though, Brin!) Windy and I (and whoever else wants to help!) are planning on having a wonderfully fun wedding shower for Brin when it gets closer to her wedding!!!
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