Thursday, February 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Eliza!! (on the 19th)

So I'm a couple days late...but I was out of town, out of my element, and out of my mind. Better late than never to give my sister ELIZA- aka Mother Theresa, aka Mary Poppins, aka Kick in the Pants, aka Light on the Hill, aka Sexy Mama, a big fat shout out and Happy Birthday Omage!!!

ice cream at Coldstone after lunch at Bajio and our traditional pilgrimage to Target

Eliza is one of those amazing people that always thinks of others before herself. Completely unselfish and caring, she makes you feel like a million bucks. When I'm with her she gives me undivided attention and is totally enthralled in our conversation. She is also wise beyond her years. I find myself going to her to get advice and hear her opinion on things even though she is younger than me. I think I have the most hilarious family on earth, but Eliza would definitely rank among those that could travel with a few of us in a comedy troop. I need to wear Depends when I'm with her because she says the funniest things!

Eliza and her BFF Elaine made a scrumptious authentic Albanian meal of stuffed peppers and tomatoes, YUM!

We like to tease Eliza and call her Mother Theresa because she takes care of everyone. She babysits everyones kids, tends to the sick, nurtures the sad and lonesome hearts, and loves every soul she comes in contact with. Aside from the fact that she worked in an orphanage in Ecuador, served a mission in Albania, and interned at an adoption agency, she also completed her social work degree at BYU, and is now a certified Social Worker- which every family needs don't you think? Eliza would drop everything to help you, and on her way over she'll call to see if you need a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs, or a bag of candy, seriously.

I could go on and on about her but to top off the list of amazingness she...

sings like a sparrow,

makes the BEST lemon bars,

does my dishes,

gives the BEST back rubs,

and loves me enough to tell me when my tags are poking out of my shirt.

Frankly, I'm a little boggled by the fact that she wasn't the first to get married out of us sisters because she is the most qualified...sorry to embaress you dear Lize. I am taking applications for those interested in courting must meet high quality control standards, but I'm a pretty open person and everyone deserves a first date. She's going to kill me for this, but she's like a Krispy Kreme donut- Hot and Now!!

We Love Eliza!!


Rachel said...

Couldn't have said it better. We love you too Liz!

cali gibbs said...

Wow... that's amazing! Eliza is so accomplished... she makes me feel like a loser! It's so great to hear that she's doing so well! Happy Birthday Eliza!


wow what a doll your sis is! lucky girl you are! here is whats interesting i have a sister name eliza too .... she is older though!

Miles Family said...

Amen! I just love liza to peices- and ditto to the wonderful backrubs!

Heidi said...

Hey, Eliza was one of my Academy girls! I'd forgotten that! I love Eliza! Happy birthday!

sami hansen said...

Hot and now is right!!! I love little Eliza too! When she was on her mission, before I ever knew her, j would tell story after story of how great his sister Liza was. "ya right, j" i would tell him, "no one is really that great or that perfect or that funny." Oh, but Eliza you really are! :)