Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Some wishes

My mom's birthday was yesterday and my sister's birthday is tomorrow. So I'm meeting in the middle and posting about both today! I wish I were home to celebrate and give proper spankings. First:

Happy Birthday Mother!

Here are some reasons we love you. We chose 47 reasons...I don't really know why. It's just a good young number:

1) You're the best mother in the world 2) You gave birth to me 3) You started teaching me piano at age seven 4) When you laugh hysterically 5) We love your sweaty upper lip 6) Your hair in the morning 7) Your competitiveness & sportsmanship in games 8) Being my only match when it comes to ping pong, loose your marbles, and Freecell 9) Your love for your children 10) Your acceptance of bearded boys taking your daughter out 11) Resilience, even when hit in the eye by a big head 12) Deep love of the gospel 13) Your love for animals 14) Ben says, "That she has a room for me in her house!" 15) That you were a Tigerette 16) Cute new jeans!! 17) Shopping with you 18) Writing all my essays, even in college 19) Playing duets with you on the piano 20) CLUTZ!! Enough said 21) Except I want to remind you of when we were shopping and you climbed on that chair to get that jacket I liked and...that's all that really happened 22) Your love for your brothers and sisters 23) Adventure woman. Super mom. 24) All the camping trips 25) All the kayaking, 26) skiing, 27) cross-country skiing on the dam, 28) horse-back riding, 29) yard work. 29) Man, dad got lucky 30) Your love of chocolate and sweets. Thanks for that 31) That you'll eat the chocolate off of Reeses and let me have the middle 32) For being the best manager/director/producer for our plays and box office hits, like Sleeping Beauty as kids 33) For cutting my hair like a boys in 3rd grade 34) For asking Mrs. Streeper what lotion she wore because I loved it in 3rd grade 35) For cleaning up after my problems throughout the years. Literally 36) For being the best Santa Clause 37) For raising us to love movies like Oklahoma, Singing in the Rain, Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, etc 38) and Disneys of course 39) For letting us beat you up 40) You rock at Rock Band, it's ridiculous 41) You love life 42) You love cheese 43) You love your cats 44) And they love you 45) Everyone loves Valerie 46) And even writes her songs 47) Mom, I'm who I am because of the person you are. So thank you for everything. Ben and I love you with all our hearts!!!



This lovely lady is 18 years old!! HOLY BUCKETS BATMAN!! I can't believe she's not 12 anymore.

1) You have the best smile 2) You're so photogenic 3) You are the funniest one in the family 4) You have the best attitude 5) DATING MACHINE 6) You drive the blue CRV, just like Ben did 7) Your curly little hair when you were a baby, 8) and those chubby little cheeks, 8) and that hilarious laugh! 9) For being the best Prince Phillip 10) For being able to quote movies like a champ 11) You are so thoughtful and caring and selfless 12) You have so many friends and 13) EVERYONE LOVES ANNA 14) You make people happy 15) You're good at math and school 16) We're so much alike! 17) I have so much to learn from you 18) Thanks for being the best, most understanding, patient, loving, thoughtful, fun, hilarious sister. We love you Anna!

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