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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Sissy!

In honor of Jaime Lyn's birthday today, here are 31 random facts about her:

1. she was a thumb sucker
2. she had a "blankie" that I think was nothing more than a cloth diaper
3. both of the above are ironic, because now Beck is a thumb sucker and Briggs has a blankie
4. she was a happy kid...smiled so much we gave her the nickname Mr. Magoo
5. she is very tender hearted
6. she is double jointed and has really long fingers and toes
7. her feet used to peel when she was younger
8. she hated riding to school with me in high school because I was always late (I was a senior and she was a was my duty to be late-ha!)
9. even though she had her own room, she would come and sleep in mine
10. i loved playing with her this day, it is SO soft!

(here she is pregnant with Beck, holding Scarlett)
11. she's super crafty
12. if she doesn't know how to do something, she'll research it online or just do trial and error
13. I strongly admire her for that!
14. she used to cry about going to school, but was a great student and had lots of friends
15. in high school she had friends in different circles and was not a snob at all
16. she was shy, but has outgrown that now and has no trouble meeting new people
17. she's not big on talking on the phone...she prefers emails
18. for such a tiny little thing, she loves to eat!
19. she loves purses and shoes
20. her favorite sport is laying out :)

21. she usually orders the same thing at restaurants
22. she's a coffee snob :)
23. she's always up for taking the kids to a new place or trying something new (besides food) :)
24. she likes being busy
25. I have never known her to have one whole day that she was down...if she has a bad day it lasts for about an hour
26. I wish I was more like her
27. she's very involved with church and will do just about anything anyone asks of her
28. at Christmas she has always modeled her presents, and still does. i remember a picture of her posing with her big permy hair and new Seiko watch :)

posing with her diaper bag that Mom made for Briggs Jace
29. she does not use public restrooms-she will hold it until she gets home
30. she's the reason I wanted Scarlett to have a could you have a sister like her and not want the same thing for your daughter?!
31. she is the best friend (besides Brody) that I could ever have or want

Happy Birthday Jaime!! I love you!!!!!!


Jaime said...

oh- my-gosh...I am totally in tears! Thank you, sis! I love your list. You are too kind with some of the things you have said and so accurate with others like laying out...that is a sport I am good at (well, at least before I had kids I was). And I do LOVE food. :-) I love you so much. My b-day is already wonderful and technically it hasn't even begun.

SheridanLeftwich said...

What a great big sister you are. THis was the sweetest post. I was even in tears. I want Elisabeth to have a sister, too. There's nothin like sisters.

Jcbaron99 said...

That is the reason I was so excited for Summer to have a little sister. I never had one and always wished that I did.
I did know Jaime and I shared the same middle name and spelled the same way.
Happy Birthday Jaime and your so sweet to post about her.

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

What a sweet post, Jill. I'm all teary because you have such a beautiful relationship and I know the love runs thick both ways. I echo Cristie and think of you two when I think of wanting a sister for Lindy.

Thanks for sharing such sweetness,

mimi47 said...

I can't say this enough - thank you dear Lord for the blessing of my children. Because I'm your Mom, I remember the early years of sisterly tension and am so overwhelmed with joy to see the loving relationship that you both share now. What a sweet and thoughtful tribute to your little sister! I'm so proud of both of you!