Today is my seest-er's 40th birthday. I like it better when I phrase it like that. My sister's 40th birthday. Not mine.
O.K. it's mine too. Blah. I'm not excited about this one. I don't want to be forty.
I'm not where I thought I would be at 40.
Where I hoped I would be.
I'll be perfectly honest, I have cried the last two days over this birthday. How stupid is that? To cry over a birthday?? But I did. I am feeling better about it today.
Heck, I should feel lucky to be having birthdays at all.
Age just a number. Right? You're only as old as you feel. Wait, that one doesn't work for me because some days I feel really old. Whatever.
Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah. I'm forty. And my sister is too.
Happy Birthday Sees-ter!
In honor of our 4oth birthdays, I dug out some pictures of me and my sees-ter over the last 40 years. I honestly have no idea of some of the dates, so I'll do my best to guestimate. Some of these have terrible resolution. Sorry bout that.
A few days old. No idea who is who here
I'm guessing about a year old. 1972 maybe? I think I am on the left.
Or maybe the right.
Oh, I don't know. One of them is me.
Any guesses? (Joe says left)
Two(or so) years old. Really crummy pic. I actually have no idea which one I am in this picture. You know what's funny? I couldn't tell in a lot of these pictures and Joe had to have a look and tell me. Is that weird? That I can't tell myself apart in pictures? Don't answer that. I think the answer is Yes. The quality is so bad not even Joe could tell in this one.
9 years old I think. 1981 or so. I loved that ski jacket.
And who wouldn't? It's so fashionable.
I think this was the same year.
I only put it in here because of the roller skates I'm wearing.
I never took them off. I think I even slept in them.
A year older than the last picture I think
Strange but I can't find any pictures between age 10 or so and 8th grade.
Just imagine 3 or 4 years have passed.
8th grade. 1984/85
Senior year. 1989 grad party
I think this was around 1991 or 1992. Love Joe's hair!
We had matching bangs for a couple of years.
And we had our very own table for Christmas dinner, which is made of awesome.
No idea the date but taken sometime after that last picture but before the next one.
Mid-90's with our horses. I'm kind of surprised I don't have a ton more of us
riding together, seeing as those we spent every waking hour from 1984-1994 at the stables,
but if I do I can't find them.
This was one of the last Christmases that my Mom was alive, so 1995. Or 1996.
I'm really bad with dates. And math.
This was the year before Cameron was born.Christmas 2000, with her crazy dog Junior.
Cameron's first Christmas, so 2001
This was taken in China. August, 2004, on the Pearl River Cruise.
I loved being in China.
Except for the heat, it was the best trip of my life.
Gracie wouldn't look at the camera
because she really wanted a drink of that soda Lisa is holding.
Also 2004, later in the year. For some reason we decided to go out to
The RainForest Cafe on New Year's Eve to celebrate our birthdays.
It was really crowded. And Grace was mesmerized by the sparkler on the sundae.
This is one of my favorite pictures. This was our 35th birthday.
2009. Scrapbook Expo
Christmas 2009 skating at the rink in Union Square
Summer 2010. My friend DeAnn took these great pictures of us over the summer.
I chose this one because I LOVE the look on Grace's face.
Can you tell she was done with the picture taking at this point? LOL.
Feb. 2010 Cruise to Mexico