Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy 25th Birthday to "The Girls"

Long, long ago (ok, 25 years) my world was changed forever.  Before this day 25 years ago, I was the only girl...only sister, only daughter, only granddaughter, only niece.

Then these two came (look how cute they are!). 

From that moment on, not only was I not the only girl, but they were now "the girls" and I was Chrissi. Now, before I go further I must say, I was a happy big sister, and I loved these new girls!  I was happily joining in the new life with the boys, the girls, and Chrissi.  HAHA, this is starting to sound like a middle child rant!  Even though growing up we didn't always get along and we weren't usually friends, we were always sisters.  God had a plan for us.  Looking back, I wish I knew then what I know now - these girls would be my closest friends in the whole wide world!  Praise the Lord that I grew up and grew to love the girls my sisters more than words could ever (and I do mean EVER) express.  I know I have said it before, and I am sure I will say it again - I may the big sister, but I am the one who looks up to them.  They are amazing, Godly, loving, fun women, and their families have grown even more since my post on their birthday last year!

Ashley (older by one minute) is a mother of three beautiful kiddos - Jr, Colton & Tinsley Mae.  She is married to Matthew and live about 30 minutes away from us.  BL & I love going to their house, hanging out & playing with the kiddos; they are a great family!

Elizabeth (the baby, by one minute) is a mother of one adorable boy - Jakson, and expecting baby #2 this spring! [ps, canNOT wait to find out what you're having next week!!!] Elizabeth and her husband Josh live about 45 minutes away, but hopefully that will change...ahem....

Funny side note, I think our husbands have a pact together that they will never live within a certain mile radius of each other.  They know doing this would reduce the amount of time they would see their wives - ha! 

So today, although I cannot be with you, you're both on my mind and in my heart.  You are THE BEST sisters I could have ever imagined having.  Thank you for being you, day in and day out. My life has been richly blessed by these two women, and continues to be with every passing day.  These two 'girls' inspire me to be who I am every single day. I am one proud big sister!!  Happy Birthday :)


  1. this is the sweetest post ever :)

  2. Happy birthday to your sisters! This is such a sweet post. I always wished for a sister when I was growing up!

  3. umm hello tissues. thanks so much for that post sis. especially since i know you are busy busy on your trip. LOVE you so much. seriously, that was so sweet and i am wiping my tears and snot :) bahhhaa. LOVE you big sister-- and i love our friendship :) see you tomorrow!!

  4. Aww! Happy Birthday to your sisters!

  5. Gorgeous family!!! Happy Birthday to your sisters! Such a sweet post <333

  6. What a beautiful post! love your family and Happy Birthday Ash and Buff!!

  7. Darling post. Happy boirthday to your sisters.
    I was so happy when my sister was born. I had four brothers and then finally another girl.


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