I must confess, I am a negligent sister. Chris posted a nice picture of me on my birthday and well, I was too busy watching the Oscars to remember to post here on her birthday. But as luck would have it, I can make it up to her by posting on BRIG's BIRTHDAY!
Actually, Chris and Brig are really a Dynamic Duo. They've always been close, but Chris really came to know and appreciate her brother when he came to Hawaii to live (oh, and go to school). Now they have learned the fine art of wall preparation at the inn together. Ah, togetherness. Chris' eye for design and her adventurous spirit have been such a blessing to the inn as she was willing to learn how to design fabric and then go to India to see it made. It's super cool. Chris is the driving force behind our organization and keeping things on track each day, she's really a General disguised as the baby sister. She's tough, don't mess with her. When she was four, she broke her arm and she got up from the crash, marched up to my mom, held out her busted up arm and said, "FIX THIS!" That attitude has been such an asset to this project of ours. Without her diligence and hard work we wouldn't be where we are.
And now a word or two about Brig, since it is his actual birthday. He's the strong, silent type, you know. We just couldn't get by without him. He's also the most middle child I've ever known-- 1 older sister, 1 older brother, 1 younger brother, 1 younger sister with three years between him and each brother. He's sandwiched. He's stuck. He learned at an early age to cope with the chaos by turning to art. Did you know he created an elaborate army scene on the wall of his bedroom when he was in the 4th grade? He also created a t-shirt that has lived on in family history as the "Man falling into a pit of insanity". We also believe he holds the record for the performance that our Dad most wanted to see again with his "Office Chair Olympics".
He's become quite a handyman in the last few years and he's known in the family for having just the right touch when it comes to skim coats. Have a great day, Brig and Chris. Good luck painting the library, can't wait to see the results!
--The big sister