It took 9 years of begging my parents for a sibling before my sister finally joined me. I guess I must have been a handful for them to have waited so long 🙂 However, she was worth the wait. Being nine years apart we were at very different stages most of our lives. Now that we have both reached “adulthood” , at least in terms of age 😉 that nine year spread seems much closer. We have enjoyed having her back home and my kids love spending time with their Aunt Kim. She is a brave woman….this summer while my tennis team was at state, she went with Cole to the beach and kept the kids while Cole was at a conference and as I type this she is at home with all the kids so that Cole and I could come to Atlanta to meet with our architect…..what a sister!