November 30, 2008

The BIG 3-0!

What exactly does it mean to be 30?
  1. You have had your driver's license for 14 years
  2. You have been able to vote for 12 years
  3. You have been able to drink for 9 years
  4. You have been out of highschool for 12 years
  5. You probably have been out of college for 8 years
  6. You're no longer in your twenties
  7. You've now entered the stage of "30 something"
  8. You're in between 20 and 40
  9. 40 is OVER the HILL
  10. You were born in the 70's
  11. You totally know all the lyrics to Vanilla Ice, Color Me Badd, Salt and Peppa, TLC, Tiffany, Milli Vanilli, Sinead O'Connor...cause nothing compares to you.
  12. You LOVED Fraggle Rock, Saved by the Bell and Smurfs
  13. You are pretty darn old....
Nichole.. did you know that you share a birthday with this guy:

Today my OLDer sister is 30! I can't even believe that she is that OLD! 30?! Seriously? By the time my mother was 30 she already had 3 children! Don't worry don't look a day over 28! I can't say 25 because I am 26, and I know you look older than ME! ha!
For those of you that don't know, Nichole and I shared a room from the time I was in 2nd grade...all the way up to the end of my freshman year in highschool. In our small little room, we had two separate phone lines, 2 small twin beds, 2 desks, a huge walk in closet, (that I often slept in), and a room full of videotaping each other lip syncing to songs, making mix tapes, watching scary movies.... I'm not going to lie... Nichole and did not always get along; however, the saying is true that your sisters turn out to be your closest friends. Throughout the years Nichole and I have oddly enough stopped fighting and somewhere along the way we have also developed a strong bond of friendship. A week doesn't go by where we don't talk, a day doesn't go by where we don't check each other's blogs, and an hour doesn't pass where we aren't thinking about what the other is doing. I am so completely blessed to be the middle sister... I have the best of both world's! I am the younger sis and the older sis! Both have their advantages...and Nichole I am truly thankful to be your younger (not youngest) sister. You have taught me more than you know. You are an incredible mother, amazing friend and a wonderful big sister! I love you more than life and I hope your 30th birthday is outstanding! Thank you for being who you are... with you, I have had laughter, tears, happiness, anger and a lifetime full of LOVE! I don't know many people who could have put up with sharing a room with me for as long as you did.... like I said, you and Walt are so much alike!! and hey, remember.. "if it wasn't for you.... I wouldn't have anyone to fight with!" and if it wasn't for you, my life would not be complete! I love you Nichole...Happy Birthday to the most wonderful BIG, OLD sister!

***Warning.... some of these pictures contain REALLY bad hairstyles... although, they were cool back in the day. Please do not judge any of us based on these hairstyles OR hair color. If you are going to blame anyone...blame the MOM! P.S. If you recall my computer crashed a little over a month ago... these are scanned pictures, or pictures from my facebook... I promise we have other pictures together*****


kinsey said...

those are great! and what a sweet post dedicated to your OLD sister...i can still say she's older than me too ;-)

BabyGraham said...

I love you! You are so sweet and made my birthday! I love you more than words can say and am so thankful for you. You are an amazing sister and without you I do not know what I would do! I miss you already! Oink oink
Greg said stop being so sweet bc you are making him look bad. XOXOXOX

Yelda said...

That is really cute! Happy birthday Nichole! You are all lucky to have each other, yall are a great family! But Meredith i turn 30 next year and damn you are making me not want to celebrate that birthday, the first part of your post made me feel really old! :)

Travis and Natalie Riley said...

Happy birthday to your sister! Looks like y'all had a good Thanksgiving in NC!! Miss you guys.