Wednesday, October 7, 2009

OK, well, tis herself's sister's birthday too..

Yessiree..I'm back. But not quite back in full force yet.

I'm pooped..after all, I'm now officially old..

Well, not old as in "there was an old woman who lived in a shoe.." type old.

As a matter of fact, I can think of at least one big sister that's older than me..and lives in Lake Havasu..not in a shoe, but in a very nice home...and if it was a shoe, it'd have to be a flip-flop..with bling...

..which could be a problem with a ton of kids running around..maybe you should think about combat boots...

It's KATHY!

Yepepers, today's her birthday! And one would think if my birthday was before hers, I'd be older..but as they say in French-type-talk.." oh contraire..wee wee and one croissant, se vouis plat.."

Aye, sweet Kathleen Mary..

And probably in France apparently they don't spell it like that....just a guess..

So yes, back to Kathy. Today, October 7th is her "many-birthdays celebration". I dare not say how MANY many-birthdays celebrations she's had...my Mama only raised on fool..and I was not her..she..it..

OK so maybe I was, but back to Kathy's birthday..and because her birthday was recognized first (by quite a few years..I'm just sayin'...) she always got the party. Her friends. Her cake. Her sock-hop. Bygones...


But, looking back, I have to admit, she was a pretty good sister..and is getting better as each and every long loooong year that passes..like sand through the hour glass, so are the "Days of Kathy's Life"..
que the soap opera music...

First, she taught me you can indeed look this thin after giving birth just 4 weeks previously..

Yeeeeeah right...I still tell people I'm carrying post-pregnancy weight..my youngest is 32..years not weeks...

Then there was the "you must be able to fit into a park swing at all times"...and again, right after giving birth..

the baby is nearly as wide as she was...

She always has been a sharp dresser...


..and always sported the best hair-dos ever...those curls at the crown were her trademark...

If someone is saying negative things...she has taught me how to respond....

..and if you disagree with some one's opinion..

...let them know in a dignified manor..

Always sit side-saddle on a tractor..

..in capris..and flip-flops..and try to always match your hat to the color of the tractor..

Yes, she's taught me a lot..mostly about being a friend, and keeping good friends. About caring and showing you care..

About service and support. About laughter and life..and...

....oh yeah... how to dress "Irish"..

{sorry Pam & Angie...}

...but what I really have to thank her for is ...

Loving Braxton, even when he's "silent but deadly" while on her lap...


Happy Birthday Kathy! We love ya tonzzzzz!! oh, and Braxie says he's sorry...

-me

ps - sorry, I haven't drawn the name for the DNA kit :-(

I WILL tomorrow night (the 8th) and let you know who won!

12 comments:

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Happy Birthday Kathy! You seem like a fun gal to know!

What great photos!
Fondly, Carrie

Lori R. said...

Happy ** Birthday to your sis! I think she is pretty lucky to have a sis like you too!!!!

Pen Pen said...

Happy Birthday... love the special photo tribute to sis! I just about died laughing at the pic with Braxton, after he let one sneak out on her!

Jan said...

Happy birthday to Kathy! Treasure that precious sister of yours!

April said...

Happy Birthday Aunt Kathy! Hope you had a great day!! Hope to see you soon. Love, April

Charmingdesigns said...

Happy Birthday to your dear sister. If she's anything like you I know I would love her too.
Thanks for your comments on my book. The whole class I was learning new things, just fabulous! Have a good day trying to get back into the swing of things!

Vee said...

Your sister is a doll and a good sport, too. What a fun post!

Hope that you get all caught up on your rest over the next few days.

Heather said...

Oh Happy Birthday to your sister Kathy! I hope she enjoys her special day :)

All My Yesterdays said...

What a fun sister...both of you!
Glad you're back and had a great B-Day trip.
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diane said...

A lovely birthday tribute to your sister. She sounds a good sort(Aussie slang)for a great lady.

white o'morn cottage said...

Happy birtday Kathy! Have a wonderful one. lOVED those pics. Super!!!!

Anonymous said...

We love Grandma Kathy and the great photo's!!