Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy birthday KRISTEN!

"Having a sister is one of the nicest things that can happen to anyone." -UnknownHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BIG SIS!
Perhaps I've overused the A-Z list lately, so while I have a fun time with it, I am going to do a little something different for this girl. Since she's 31 today, I've compiled a list of 31 things I love about Kris.
1. She's bossy a LEADER! What would I have done as a child without her there telling me what to do?!
2. She's smart. Really really smart.
3. She's selfless. She always wants to do something to help someone else, even if it means less for herself.
4. She's gave me my nephew! (Did you think I was going to be able to go without including Henry in this post?).
5. She's H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. I have somewhat of a filter, whereas Kristen...well....she'll pretty much say anything. I always laugh when we're together.
6. She's pretty.
7. She's a doctor. Again...she's just smart.
8. She's completely over the top. She wants everything to be the best. Her parties are always so fun because, well, she doesn't like to skimp! Remember seeing pics from Henry's birthday party? That was pretty much all her! It was perfect.
9. She's a fantastic dancer. I would love to have just half of her coordination!
10. She has a beautiful singing voice. Again, I would love to have just half of that!
11. She has great taste. I personally think she could model for Anthropologie.
12. She still remembers cheers from high school as well as KD Derby Day dances. (Please just do me a favor and don't ask her to perform them when I'm around!). :)
13. On a similar note, she knows every word to "Baby Got Back" and will proudly sing and dance to that song if you'd like for her to.
14. She's my biggest fan, while also being my biggest critic.
15. She can work a crazy number of hours at once and not complain about being tired. In fact, she'll come off a 24 hour shift and think about nothing except getting home to see Rob and Henry.
16. She is obsessed with picture-taking.
17. She tells me she loves me everyday.
18. She's a woman of faith.
19. She reads to Henry daily.
20. She has a pretty cool husband, who I'm pretty proud to call my brother-in-law!
21. She's not afraid to eat half a gallon of ice cream in a period of about 2 days or so.
22. She makes time for her friends.
23. She reminds me of our Nana, and that's a very very good thing.
24. She's a role-model. Heather and I grew up wanting to be like her and I still try to be!
25. She graduated from UM Medical Center, but thankfully, she wasn't conned into liking anything red and blue. Yep...she still bleeds maroon and white!
26. She can talk anybody into anything. Good luck trying to tell her "no!"
27. She's spontaneous, while I'm very much a planner. Sure it stresses me out often, but how boring would it be if she was just like me?! I think we keep each other balanced.
28. She takes up for me. She's done this on numerous occasions.
29. She has fabulous jewelry.
30. She really is the best big sister! My life is much better with her in it!
31. She's my best friend!
I don't know what I'd do without my sisters!!
Happy 31st Kristen!
I love you!


mary straton said...

Kris told me what to do pretty much my entire childhood as well.

Regina said...

So so precious, what a sweet family you have! I hope my girls will speak that way about one another when they grow up! :) I hope her day and your day is wonderful! Enjoy your afternoon and get ready for all those bright shiny (tired!) faces bright and early tomorrow morning! :)

Jan Johnson said...

Oh I love to see you talk about how close y'all sisters are! That is definitely what I'm dreaming of for my girls! :)

Trace's Space said...

So sweet! I hope my boys are that close when they are grown!

Happy Belated, Kristen!