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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!

Today is my little sister's birthday! She is 23 years old. I remember the day she came home from the airport. We had a Japanese exchange student that came that same day, I went to pick up Meka and then we all went home to wait to meet Andrea. She was tiny and soooo cute! She had tons of curly hair and was the sweetest baby! She has always been the sweetest most fun girl. I know mom and dad have been so thrilled to have her as a daughter and she and mom have always gotten along so well and laughed together and enjoyed each others company. She has been a joy to our whole family. Andrea was just a baby when Dani was born and the two of them were bestest friends. It was so sad when we moved to TX and they couldn't be together all the time anymore. I was glad when she and Em moved to TX with mom and dad and the girls could be together again. Andrea was here only a short time before she and Dani moved to Utah together but during that time it was a joy to get to know her better and to have that time together.
Last summer I flew to Utah for her wedding and am SO excited to be there this summer when she and Yoho get sealed!!!

Andrea and S at Beloved and my wedding. She was so sweet and helpful. She played with all the little kids, and watched the book and smiled so pretty!!

One year I wanted to take Dani and Andrea to SeaWorld during spring break so I bribed them. They each had to read 50 books, I think , maybe it was 100, I don't remember. Anyway, they did and we went and had the best time. We went to the Zoo and Sea World and the beach and had a few fun big girl days!!

Andrea, Em, Dani, S and J dressing up in dancing clothes. My sisters all danced, forever, and we had TONS of dance costumes about that the kiddos loved to dress up in.
Trivia question: which sister wasn't allowed to dance, "because the costumes were immodest?" and it was "too expensive". If you guessed me you would be correct. Poor oldest child~ suffering so many injustices while paving the way for the youngsters behind her.
you guys are welcome by the way :) ... and you should thank your brothers who really wore the parentals down

Happy Birthday Ang!!!


allison nadauld said...

Happy Birthday cute Andrea! You are such a huge blessing.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Ahhh happy birthday Andrea

Yvonne said...

Happy Birthday to your sister, andrea.

100 books--WOW!!!

I have a good life said...

The oldest ones do get the brunt of it all. Dang it! I couldn't take music lessons since the $8 a year rental at school was "too much." Somehow it wasn't for my sibs. Oh well...poor little the same boat.

Happy Birthday to your sis. That was such a special post.

Lei said...

Yes, happy bday to the littel sister!

And oh my gosh, have you already come and gone to Austin? I feel like such a bad friend; I didn't get to you sooner. I'm a space cadet. I'd be happy to help you think of some fun things to do here!!! Email me: