Here you go

So my sister called me on Saturday and informed me that she was coming to crash my party this week. After 72 hours together I’m mad at her for living so far away (actually, she’s mad at me for living so far away). Here are my top five reasons why our long-distance relationship is probably a good thing.

2. The people at Saver's Thrift Store don't appreciate our dramatic interpretations, taken from the back of slutty romance novels (which we then take home and read aloud for "research").

The people at Saver's Thrift Store don't appreciate us standing around the book section giving dramatic interpretations from the back of slutty romance novels (which we then take home and read aloud for "research").


Because we would spend all our time watching reruns of "What Not To Wear" and taking copious notes (this is an example of something we think is HOT).


The Thrift people also don't seem appreciate our thrifty fashion shows.


Why in the world didn't I think to take my SIL to Savers for a wedding gown? For $19.99 you can get married in style.


I was going for "Hopeful Bride" here.


I almost bought this skirt because it was so flattering. Don't you dig the layered look? WNTW would be so proud.


We should probably stop baking brownies (the empty pan is reflecting the billions of calories we've consumed this week. Look what they've done to Jenny's bosom!).


And lastly, because when Jenny's here, I can't seem to get around to putting in my extensions. But hey, she's worth all the pain.


  1. I am so jealous!! I should so be there!! Nice look there Jen, with the horizontal striped look! Annie, the wedding dress is fine, the poses…priceless! No wonder I’ve been craving chocolate, I’ve been feeling you guys pigging out on brownies for the last 3 days!! And lastly, Annie, what can I say but “nice hair”, lol!!

  2. Kim Haynes says:

    I am so jealous! I wish I had sisters to have fun with. Oh wait I do have two sister, both hate me and aren’t any fun. Make the most of all that! You two are so cute and I do remember the good old days when my younger sister didn’t hate me and us consuming a whole cheese cake.

  3. Hey Guys! The Valentine girls strike again. Don’t you just love getting together with the siblings? Jen – good luck getting home….

  4. You guys are hilarious! No surprise there.

  5. I’m mad at Jen for living so far away too. Doesn’t she know this is ZION the promised land? What does Washington have that Utah doesn’t, oh yeah, the highest suicide rate and radical hippies. Utah has Annie, depression medication, AND the prophet. Tell her to come back to Utah, come back and live.

  6. I’m coveting that empty brownie pan. (Of course, I wish it weren’t empty…)

    Love the do. You’re totally smokin’!

  7. Can I be your sister? Pretty please?

  8. I think I need to ditch my kids to see my sisters. Because usually I’m too busy yelling at someone to spend any quality time at Savers.

  9. Even though you are blonde and Jen is darker, you sure look alike. Looks like you guys had a FUN FUN time. love it,

  10. Oh I love sisters. They are so fun.

  11. Oh I forgot to say, you should take that wedding dress you tried on, don’t put your hair extensions in and be Frankenstein Bride for Halloween. Just a thought.

  12. annie valentine says:

    What are you saying Katie??? You don’t dig my wispy locks?

  13. ha ha ha. How fun to see SAVERS. My favorite store. I wish my sis would come so we can model wedding gowns and interpret slutty romances.

    You guys look exactly alike, except the hair!

    Both beautiful!

  14. lol! LOVE the pictures, omgosh, I am jealous of the whole sister-hood thing. I can’t believe how much you and Jenny look alike as adults, it’s in the eyes…

    Did you already take your extensions out? I may not have a good understanding of them, but don’t they last a while longer than you’ve had them? confused…

  15. I totally recognize that thrift store…

    You guys have way too much fun together! Jealous!

    (isn’t she up for blog of the month at mmb?)

  16. Awww I wish I had a sister!!!!

    Looks like you guys are having a blast 🙂

  17. I clearly have the WRONG brownie recipe. I eat them all the time, but my bosom looks NOTHING like that. 🙁

  18. Looks like you girls had a great time! And if brownies can make Jen look hotter after 4 kids, then I need to add brownies to my diet regimen. Salami and wasabi just isn’t doing it for me. 🙂

  19. I knew my bosoms were so fantastic because of all the brownies! YESSSsss!
    I love being crazy and silly with my sister’s, its the best!

  20. I love your blog! Reading this post makes me miss my baby sister who lives thousands of miles away. It’s probably best that she isn’t here too because we can’t seem to see each other without eating alot of baked goods. Our favorit past time is visiting different bakeries!

  21. I hate to say it, but I think I am envious of you two! I am one of 11 and I still don’t have that kind of relationship with my sisters.
    LOVE THE PHOTOS! Thanks for having enough insight to actually take the pictures whilst staking out Savers.

  22. LLLLooooooVVVVVeeeee, L.O.V.E. the ‘do! And the accompanying facial expression, there at the end…. And the fashion show — what a great idea! I think we’ll organize our next Enrichment night at our local Goodwill!

    My sisters and I have created our own little Bermuda Triangle — the three of us live far from each other, but when we get together, it’s like a hurricane of hilarity….and the last time we got together, just the three of us, was for a funeral! (I’m not sure what that says about us….) Anyway, I’m jealous, and I can’t wait to see my sisters again!