Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Big Sisters are THE BEST!



Jen is my older sister. My ridiculously talented, incredibly intelligent, unconditionally loving, beautiful sister. I can't even tell you how she came through for me last week. I had to teach my first ZUMBA class on Saturday and then follow it up with a Relief Society lesson in church on Sunday. It was stress like I haven't experienced in a while and she was there for me constantly offering to help! Nevermind that she is 5 months pregnant and already has 3 kids of her own - she was constantly offering to take my kids, she made my lesson handouts, offered some valuable research information, choreographed and danced with me in a basement until the wee hours and was my biggest cheerleader all along the way. She listened to me cry and whine and lifted me with the best pep-talks a girl could ask for. She came and worked it out in my Zumba class and didn't leave when it got to be too much for her pregnant body! Then she totally showed up to hear my lesson on Sunday. I could totally cope with her pretty face and smile in the audience to reassure me! Sounds silly, but I just cry thinking about how much I love her and how grateful I am to have her in my life. Love you Jen!

ps... Side note -- Jason (Jen's husband) was too cute and showed up to ZUMBA too! Jen didn't tell him what he was getting into. He for sure had no idea he was coming to a latin dance class. :) But he totally stayed through warm-up and tried to shake it in a room full of women before politely stepping out. Seriously amazing - I felt so loved! Thanks Jay!

6 comments:

becky said...

jen is a beautiful person inside and out! what a great support in your life...

i'm glad both your teaching assignments went great, everything you do, you excel!

Isaac and Becky said...

How awesome! Im glad you are so close with your sister. They are the best! Megan is always there for me too...EVERYTIME I need her. Jen sounds absolutely adoreable. Im sure she is amazing since she is related to you. :)

Beck said...

WHere are you teaching Zumba at?? Please let me know cause I totally want to come and it would be soooooo fun to see you. Also your daughter is GORGEOUS, just like her mommy!!

The Vigh Household said...

Okay, okay, I am laughing my head off. My brother? Doing Zumba? TOOOO funny. Go Jay! Love it.

Broadbent Family said...

There is nothing like a sister! I love this post! I am so impressed by you and your Zumba class! I want to come--you'll have to tell me when you do it--I will totally come! You're amazing--Im sure your lesson was amazing too! Love you.

Jon Lefrandt said...

Steph, I love that you are teaching Zumba. My friend Kass teaches at Golds so I went the other night to support her...HA!! Let's just say I CANNOT dance (especially latin) but she was amazing and it was so fun to be there watching her in her element. I'm sure you are just as adorable. And I will totally come and make a fool out of myself for you too. Sometimes it's fun just to get out of the box. xoxo, Ash (not Jon)