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I'm a twenty-nine year old Army wife currently living near a large Army post. I have an unhealthy obsession with Dr. Pepper, the Internet, cloth diapers, and ridiculous TV shows. I'm a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters, AJ and Amelia. We also have a 6 year old beagle named Abby who is as dumb as a box of rocks.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy 22nd Birthday, Baby Sister!

Today is my baby sister's 22nd birthday. Nothing makes you feel older than when your younger (in this case, youngest) siblings turn another year older, does it? Okay, maybe when your kids have a birthday.

In any case, today is Abigail's birthday and she is celebrating (hopefully) over in the land down undah! That's right folks, she is in Australia for the next 2 months. She is in her final year of college and as an Education major, she is required to complete a semester of student teaching. She decided to do half of her student teaching close to her university and then the other half in Australia! I'm not sure that I'd be brave enough to hop on a plane and move to another country {by myself} for 3 months! But that is exactly what she did!

On to the birthday post!

As her older (and wiser) sister, and having 5 whole years on her, as you might imagine, we didn't always get along. In recent years, however, we have become very close and I think of her not only as a sister, but as a friend. She was my maid of honor and is AJ's only aunt. She would do anything for me and I would move mountains for her.

She has a tender heart. She once cried while driving along the highway because when it started to rain she was afraid that the farmers wouldn't be able to get all their crops harvested in time.

She is a loving friend. She has friends from grade school that she is still close with today.

She laughs too much, too hard. When we were kids she used to get sent away from the dinner table on a nightly basis because she couldn't get a hold of her giggling laughter.

She calls me Betty. I call her Gail. We are friends by choice, but sisters by fate.

Happy 22nd Birthday, Gailey! Love you!


  1. Happy birthday to your beautiful sister! My baby sister is now 26!!! And my little baby brother is now 18! He's an adult now! But you're right...nothing makes you feel older than them getting older.

  2. That is such a sweet post to your sister. I love when adult siblings are actually close, because so many brothers and sisters do not get along at all. Hope she has a great B-Day!

  3. Aww-you made me cry! Nice post Beth.

  4. I love the fact she cried about farmers not getting their crops in--it shows a vulnerable side to your sister while also revealing her knowledge of basic facts of agriculture. I don't know her, and have never met her, but just that one line makes me think we'd get along!


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