sisters’ weekend

I have two sisters. I’m the youngest, the tallest, the worst cook, the only one with curly hair.

With my older sisters, I was raised on a pig farm, giggling, bike riding, teasing, suffering through 4-H, listening to a fair amount of “Girls, we don’t act that way toward our sisters” (© Mom 1970s-present), bean walking, and crying while Dad taught us how to drive a stick.

sisters weekend 030My sisters are both stay-at-home moms. They each have three children.

They both love to entertain, to cook delicious things and bake delectable items and set pretty tables.

They laugh hard and love big.

They are the most fabulously sarcastic women I know.

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We get together once a year without our parents, to relive some of the giggling, giving each other a hard time and experiencing the profound joy that comes with having sisters who understand you better than anyone else ever could.

I think it’s hard to find three happier women in these parts than us when we’re together.

I really do.PicMonkey Collage

We also try to work on a project of some kind, a craft or culinary art like, for instance, the Great Cupcake Decorating Extravaganza )or Debacle, depending on which sister you consult) of 2011.

We spend a lot of time in the kitchen. The kitchen is like the living room of any Dorr house. It’s a thing we do.

{Warning: Lauren and her frosting gun are a force to be reckoned with.}

{Yes. I just ended a sentence with a preposition.}

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And during these days, there are lots of children around, lots of “Can I help you in the kitchen, Mom?”s and sandwiches and glasses of milk, lots of little voices and little-people-sized laughs from the other room, lots of hide-and-seek and trampoline jumping and a swat and a time-out or two.

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And through it all, the husbands stay away some so that we can talk about all the things girls talk about and then show up some to eat and crack jokes and make us laugh until our abs hurt and to trounce us all soundly at Clue and then go to bed, leaving the three of us staying up way too late while teasing each other way too much.

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And more than cutting up t-shirts to make necklaces, more than kitchens and cupcakes and any amount of fun, we love being Lutheran. We talk about the Church and our congregations and Higher Things and church newsletters and the liturgy and Synod politics, and we love it because we’re LCMS nerds and that’s just fine by us.

We’ve embraced it.

We’re owning it.

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So, come next weekend, if you hear an intense amount of chatter and laughter and church talk from somewhere in the Midwest, don’t be surprised. The Dorr Sister Weekend of Fabulousness is about to commence in T-4, and, well, we just can’t wait.

4 thoughts on “sisters’ weekend

  1. Likely to be a sister weekend of epic proportions with water balloons, trampolines, spray paint and the beheading of John the Baptizer.

  2. Okay, where will this Dorr Sister Weekend of Fabulousness take place. I’ll be in St. Louis Sat. night through the following weekend. I know it is a Dorr Sister event and not a Dorr sister and Adriane friend weekend buuuut I would love to meet your sisters if only for 5 minutes. If only to say, “Hi, I’m Teresa bye and have a great weekend”

    1. Sounds to me like you’re having your own sister weekend of awesomeness! 🙂 We’re actually going to be in Illinois, but I’m sure there will come a day when all of us and all of you will be in the same room for copious amounts of fun. Maybe next summer’s convention? 😉

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