Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Sister!

Monday was my sweet sister's birthday! With she and my Daddy getting back from Africa that day, and school making me cRaZy, I didn't get to do this until now, but.....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLLEEN!

And in honor of your birthday, here's 21 things I LOVE about you or have loved doing with you! By the way, it is 21 right? ;)

1. I LOVE that you always read to me when I was little...Chronicles of Narnia, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, The Polar Express (especially our favorite page about the "hot cocoa as thick and rich as melted chocolate bars"!)

2. I LOVE that you LOVE to take care of people: your guys, youth, kids, etc.

3. I LOVE that at least once a week, while putting on my makeup, I remember that I learned how from years of sitting on the bathroom counter and watching you do it

4. I LOVE when we talk and remember stories about Dad that make us laugh until we can't breathe! wwwWWhHAT?! (in his one-of-a-kind way)

5. I LOVE our haircut dates :)

6. I LOVE that you can't keep gifts a secret.

7. I LOVE that you were never big on the color pink, then you had all the boys, and now you love it!

8. I LOVE that you love investing in youth and love to see them grow spiritually.

9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE going to Bible study with you

10. I LOVE the time we watched A League of Their Own at your house in Brookshire, and cried our eyes out during that last game

11. I LOVE that we've always fought over who loves the other the most

12. I LOVE that we both have the same opinion of Matt Damon

13. I LOVE that I can talk to you on the phone for a long time...even though I hate talking on the phone.

14. I LOVE that no one else in our house would ever watch My Fair Lady with me but you

15. I LOVE the way I picked up on your ability to trip up stairs, your fear of birds, and your annoyance with mouth noises

16. I LOVE to see you being a mommy....and SUCH a good one!

17. I LOVE that you love your husband and stick with him

18. I LOVE that night at youth camp...you were pregnant with Joseph, and I had a headache. Dad brought me to you and Larry's cabin instead of going to worship and we sat on the couch for a long time with my hand on your tummy so I could feel him kick.

19. I LOVE that we're really different.

20. I LOVE that sometimes we're exactly the same.

21. I LOVE that you're my sister!

Happy birthday, big sister!

I LOVE you!

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2 comments:

Uncanny Colleen said...

Aaaahhh! You have totally made my day!

How sweet of you to encourage me so! And, you even did it in list form (since you know that I am a "scanner")!

I love you dearly and I cherish memories of us spending time together also. Like taking you to McDonalds after I got my driver's license. I was sixteen and you were three! I loved sitting across the booth of that nasty McDonalds and us both chowing down on a Kids' Meal.

I am sorry though that I tortured you with the thought that there was a monster dragging me under your bed. Really, I am dreadfully sorry!

I love you very much. The mostest. Mostalicious. Mosta Latte. Caramel Mostiato with whip cream. The Holy Most. I loved you before I knew you were you (you could have been a Samuel, you know!)

Love you - Colleen

Uncanny Colleen said...

By the way, it's raining as I am writing this and I know that deep down, when it rains, you too have a longing for Grilled Cheese sandwiches and Chicken Noodle Soup while watching Roman Holiday or Breakfast at Tiffany's.

You don't have to admit it in such a public forum, but I know that it's true!