I Simply Love: The Minor Things in Life

I simply love the minor things in life that make me happy.

Toppings are overrated. Juliet eats her pizza after she’s done sledding to warm up and recharge before she heads back out for more fun. “The pizza was good I just didn’t want the cheese” Juliet Fetter (6th grade) said.

I simply love family pizza night, toppings galore and endless jars of sauce. The dough laid out on the counter. I simply love that no matter what song is playing you will have a dance move for it, and you never fail to make us all laugh. I simply love that you’re not only my little sister but you’re also my best friend, and I would never trade the bond that I have with you for the world. I love that no matter what time it is I can come to your room and you’ll come to the kitchen with me to get a late night snack, and even sucker me into making you one too. I love that you try to steal my clothes (I don’t actually love it but the thought is there). I love that you let me do your makeup when I get a new pallet and I don’t know which colors I want to do on myself yet. I love that you’re always my biggest hype man and you never let me forget that. I simply love that no matter our age gap we’re closer than ever and understand each others humor and get along better than most. I simply love that no matter the circumstance we still gave mini sleepovers with each other and can stay up until three in the morning watching tik toks. I simply love that I’m so lucky to call you my sister.

Say cheese. Sophomore Elijah McCune laughs as Jocelyn Fetter snaps the photo, and tries to avoid the candids. The photo was taken at Chimney Rocks in Hollidaysburg.

I simply love that we have gone through so much and still come out the other side better than ever. I simply love that you know what I’m going to say before I even say it and you always know exactly what I’m thinking.  I simply love that we have formed the same sense of humor and music taste since we are together so much and we can’t help but finish each other’s sentences. I love that you know my whole family, and I know yours and they actually enjoy us being around together.  I love that we can talk and hangout for hours and not think twice about it, and we always find something to do during that time. I simply love that you’re one of the only people who can make me laugh when I don’t even want to smile. I simply love that at the end of the day when I had the worst day ever you will always answer the phone and let me talk to you about whatever it may be that’s bothering me. I simply love that you’re honest with me when no one else is, and I can always count on you for the truth. I simply love that no matter how bad we get on each others nerves we will be fine five minutes later and back to joking around. I simply love that you’ve stuck around this long and have been like a brother to me whenever I needed it most. 

Hard at work or hardly working? Senior Ericka Selfridge focuses on her school work. Selfridge and Jocelyn went to the Allegheny Creamery and Crepes to work on their school work and motivate themselves to get their work done.

I simply love the endless laughter over things that only make sense to us. The pain that shoots from my lower stomach to my throat and I lose my laugh as it fades into a wheeze even when the joke wasn’t funny, it was your reaction that turned the mood into an uproar. I simply love sitting at the kitchen table at three in the morning waiting for our food to finish cooking as we talk quietly so we don’t wake anyone and one of us says or does something that’s not even funny, but because we’re not supposed to be making noise all we want to do is laugh. I simply love that you always do little things to cheer me up, even when no one else knows I need cheering up. I love that you don’t judge me for what I say or do and you’ll support me in any situation, even if I’m wrong. I love that I can walk in the front door to your house and sit down on the couch and talk to your family even if you’re not home and not think twice about it. I simply love that after six years we are still closer than ever and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. I simply love that we’ve found our way back to each other and picked right up where we left off. I simply love that you’re the other half of me and you make me a better person each and every day. I simply love that for every single sad moment in my life you were there waiting to be my sad shoulder to cry on and every happy moment you were there to celebrate with me. I simply love that our bond has grown so strong that you know me better than I know myself and I can’t wait to see where life takes us.

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