Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Thursday is Alison's birthday. In true blogger birthday fashion I have decided to dedicate this post to her as we celebrate 28 glorious years of Alison Faulkner Robertson.
When Alison and I were growing up I would sneak in her bed almost every night and try to cuddle with her. She always said she didn't want me to sleep with her, but I really thought she did and was just lying. Looking back, I now see she really didn't want me sleeping in her bed- sorry.
On my mission Alison would send me the most glorious packages. Anthropology accessories, Mac makeup and everything the BYU Bookstore has to offer would show up with a Hallmark card at least once or twice a month and make the other sisters jealous.
Alison is one of the most talented professionals I know. In literally three hours you will tell her an idea and she can help you name your product, create a brand image, design a logo and write a blog post. Watching her work is unreal. She has the clearest understanding of marketing and brand creation, she blows my mind.
Alison is so pretty! Seriously beautiful.
Although she could make more money as a copy writer Ali wants to do crafts because that is what she loves. So that is what she does, craft.
Alison is an amazing mom. She loves Gigi. You know how some moms are mean? Well, our mom isn't and neither is Alison. She doesn't belittle, talk down to or yell at Gigi and never will.
Alison understands relationships. She doesn't believe in being passive aggressive and doesn't stand for it.
Alison is a really good runner.
When Alison came to visit me in Nauvoo she put on a pioneer dress and hung out all night with the other sisters. Instead of wearing tights and shoes she wore Rainbows.
When Ali was little she would sit in our loft and design dresses in a red folder. I mainly just watched and played with my stuffed cows.
Alison is really spiritual. She believes deeply in God and communicating with Him through prayer.
Alison is the fastest cleaner in the whole world, she makes a bed in seriously 20 seconds. The only person faster is Eric, her husband.
Alison loves kids. She teaches primary and is like the best primary teacher in the history of primary. She is also a really great aunt.
Alison looks great in spandex.
Alison is a really good wife. She never tells Eric what to do. Sorry Brian.
Alison makes stuff for everyone! EVERYONE! Dinners, mobiles, onsies, jewelry, blog headers, stationery, baked goods, Christmas cards, shower invites, baby announcements, the list goes on. I am always getting mad at her for not charging or not charging enough for the stuff she makes daily. She just shrugs her shoulders. What has she made for you?
Tonight Ali was at my house sitting on the couch reading a book to Ginger and I just felt so lucky that I live one block from her. Not only are we sisters but she is such a good person and makes me feel like I can do anything I want. Sometimes people ask me if it is hard being her little sister because she is so good at everything. It never occurs to me to feel like that because Alison is always so busy telling me how good I am that I never have time to stop and see that she is really the one who is so good.
Happy Birthday Ali!
Some recent photos from our sister/cuzzy photo shoot this last month with the amazing Heather Mildenstein.