Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fresno Foolishness

Thank goodness (for the general public, that is) that me and my sisters live states apart. I moved out of California 5 years ago, and that was the last time we've all been together. This last weekend my baby brother got married so we had what was, in essence, a family reunion.
Dad, Liz, Khristie, Benjamin, Jessica, me, Julia, Mom.

Could my hair look any worse? Not possible. At least I have the smallest feet.

Phillips girls are kind of like beans: the more you eat the more you toot best experienced in small quantities. But there is truly nothing better than four older sisters to give the bride a proper welcome to the family. And by older I certainly am not implying more mature. In fact, it's amazing Ben made it out of adolescence unscarred. Relatively.

I suppose, in this case, the old adage is true: what doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

And really hurts.

Nothing like tuning in Tokyo in front of the temple. And everyone who attended the wedding. Mom's proudest moment, to be sure.

Speaking of adolescence, watch what happens when you mix a camera and a camera.

"Lookie there, we done be on that there television screen. Just like them fancy movie stars."

Just a flip of the switch and I had it on video, without telling Khristie, which made for shaky footage given that I almost peed my pants laughing. Which made her laugh. Which made me laugh harder. Which completely embarrassed my dad and made him wonder why in the world he would even consider taking us out in public in the first place.

Or in other words, a summary of the first 18 (32?)years of my life.

And just for the record, Steven in electronics, NO -we don't drink. Thanks for asking.

12 comments:

  1. Love the pictures.. they are so much fun! Gosh I wish I could have met you and Julia... Hey Liz am I saving the best for last? LOL!

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  2. You have the same sibling count as I do...four sisters and one poor picked on brother. We are just as loud and embarrassingly vocal as you are, and we enjoy each other profoundly. Yea sisters!
    Renee Hart

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  3. SO much fun! My mom said she got to see you and your other sisters and brother...Glad you had a great time! My mom said you are just as adorable as can be...

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  4. I'm still laughing thinking about how much I laughed. Good times. As people are asking how the wedding went I, all I can think to respond is, "I'm pretty sure that's NOT what you call reverence in the temple.". But it sure was fun. I still think the Lord understands and has a sense of humor. Why else would he have sent us ALL to the same family. (I think mom's asking the same question).

    Liz not kathy

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  5. I'm still laughing thinking about how much I laughed. Good times. As people are asking how the wedding went I, all I can think to respond is, "I'm pretty sure that's NOT what you call reverence in the temple.". But it sure was fun. I still think the Lord understands and has a sense of humor. Why else would he have sent us ALL to the same family. (I think mom's asking the same question).

    Liz not kathy

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  6. I noticed something.. Same phenomenon in my family with my brothers. Every girlfriend they have ever had and now David is engaged- looks, acts, talks, walks NOTHING like us, their sisters. What's up with that? What? Wonder what a therapist would say.... Hmm. Interesting. Case in point- David's fiance- quiet, petite, shy, normal, and Asian. I think our brothers "type" must be - NOTHING LIKE MY SISTERS! The 4 crazy loud unstable nutty sisters!
    I'm talking just about MY family, of course...

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  7. Aww Man! You turned off the video before you realized it was on! That was the funniest part!

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  8. The bride must be thrilled to join the family :-))

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  9. You girls are so dang cute!! I miss you so much! And your cute hair!!

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  10. So... now it's 2 years later and I happen upon this post (loving the rest of your blog, btw). I was born and raised in Fresno, too, though I'm older than you :) Where did you go to high school?

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