December 13, 2009

Sister is 40!!!

My (much) older sister turns the big 4-0 today! Hard to believe, but it is the truth! She has a horrible memory (probably old age) so I have listed 40 of my favorite memories of her. Without a doubt, she won't remember half of them...

{If you are not part of my family...this will be the longest, most boring post you've ever read!}

1. Has twisted her hair for her whole life. I was once sitting behind her at a redlight and didn't realize it until I saw that the person in the car in front of me was twisting her hair...recognized her immediately! Thought maybe she would grow out of it, but not a chance! My dad is MUCH older and he still does it!
2. When I was a toddler she lit a candle and held it to my nose to smell. Of course I burned my nose! She says it was my fault, but when I wanted to try it with her toddler--she changed her story.
3. I told my best friend Rebekah that Christy would bite her if she got near her. I didn't want Rebekah to play with her while at my house. She actually believed this for a while!
4. She is one t-shirt making fool! She has painted me more t-shirts than I care to admit. She also made them for my cheer team one year and matching ones for all my bff's when matching your friends was a cool thing to do.
5. When she was a teenager she would stick her head out the car window after leaving the beauty shop because she hated how her hair was fixed. Every time.
6. Loves Winnie the Pooh. She won't admit it, but trust me on this one.
7. Had her room decorated with the 'coolest' KISS and Poison posters throughout high school.
8. We have had an agreement for years that we tell each other what my mom gets us for Christmas. Every year. Sorry Mom.
9. I spent lots of time cruising the strip in the backseat of her car. Felt like I was SOOOO cool until she yelled for me to duck!!
10. Dropped a can of corn out of her pantry on her foot one time. Mom was visiting me in Waco when she got the emergency call. Oh the drama....
11. Owned a curling iron with bristles. For reasons unbeknownst to me, she told me to touch the metal part. For more reasons unknown to me, I did it. And cried.
12. Believed in home treatments of hair as a teen. I remember one night in particular where she colored her hair SEVERAL times trying to get the color she desired. I seem to also remember an unfortunate incident with a home perm.
13. Worked at a children's clothing store while in college. Once while my mom and I were visiting the store she caught a shoplifter. She followed him and got the clothing that he had taken. She then asked, "Is that all you have? You promise??" Because everyone knows that a shoplifters promise is as good as gold.
14. Owned EVERY color ribbon belt in high school. And nothing would make a sister madder than for her little bratty sister to wear it on the day that she desired to wear it.
15. Actually, one thing would make her madder. Wearing her Polo socks. She finally sewed small blue threads on the toes of hers so we could tell ours apart. I'm serious. True story.
16. Once called my mom in a panic because she thought that she had thrown her boyfriend's senior ring out the window in front of the school. My mom and I rushed up there to help her search the side of the road. I was suddenly stricken with blindness and walked up and down the road at the entrance of the high school as the entire student body was leaving using a yard stick as my cane to help navigate my way. I still can't figure out why I annoyed her so badly???
17. When she graduated from college I yelled, "Way to go, SisTOR!" as loud as possible in the quiet auditorium. She was so proud.
18. She snorts if she gets too excited. Sorry, had to be disclosed. Only few can make her snort. I am one of the few.
19. The day I was brought home from the hospital she and my brother attempted to build a brick tree house. A brick was dropped on her head. As if having to share the spotlight with another girl wasn't hard enough...
20. Came to my sorority presentation at Baylor. Several people told me that my LITTLE sister was so cute. She hasn't gotten over this.
21. Green means go to her. Floored her car when the light turned green, but forgot to make sure the car in front of her had moved. Nailed him! I voluntarily took the floor board that time.
22. Pushed my cousin down the stairs in our house in a wheel chair. They had it planned perfectly except for the part about the stairs turning half way down. I think there was still a hole in the wall when we moved out of that house.
23. Took me for a ride in her truck while I had a broken leg at age 8. My crutches were in the back of the truck when it started raining. I yelled "Get my d**n crutches!" She just stared at me and said, "DO NOT tell Mom you said that."
24. 'Pumped' me many miles on the handlebars of her bicycle.
25. Received a diamond ring from her first serious boyfriend. The stone fell out, but I was sworn to secrecy because they were going to have it replaced without him ever knowing. When he was over one night and she got up to go the bathroom I rushed in and blurted the news out. It was just killing me...couldn't wait to tell him!
26. She had a Snoopy phone that she adored. I drew a belly button on his belly with a sharpie marker. She didn't appreciate it one bit. I still don't see why...doesn't Snoopy have a navel?
27. Christy and her best friend, Buffy, followed my school field trip bus all the way to Florida and chaperoned our trip. Her tie dyed romper was stolen out of the hotel room. She should have known to lock that baby up in the safe..I mean, tie dyed and a romper? You can't take those kind of chances.
28. Her first year of teaching was my senior year. I was her teacher assistant for one of my class credits. She went with me to the principal when my dad made me go apologize for skipping school on senior skip day. Gah Dad.
29. She moved me from my dorms to my apartment when I was in college. Still not sure how she got forced into that, but she did it--with a smile.
30. She wrote to me almost EVERY week of my freshman year at Baylor. I still have every letter that I received that made the homesickness bearable.
31. She had the meanest dog ever born. He bit a chunk out of my nose AND chewed up my never been worn Sam & Libby's.
32. Has what my stepdad has named a "travel stomach". We can just start talking about taking a trip and she gets an upset stomach.
33. Helped me build a beautiful bear out of snow one year...only to wake up the next morning to find that some idiots had made him into a boy with all the male 'parts'.
34. Attempted to prepare the dressing for Thanksgiving a few years back. No one told her to actually cook the cornbread before putting it in the mixture.
35. Got her Cavalier painted blue while in college. She picked a navy color and we showed up to pick it up, it was bright turquoise!! Redo!
36. Has met EVERY traffic cop in our area. Some on several occasions.
37. Opened the door to her car with a little too much excitement just a few days before her wedding. She wore stitches in her eye along with her wedding gown.
38. Decided to glue false nails on one year while visiting my Meme in Mississippi. She had a panic attack in the middle of the night and spent the wee hours of the morning prying them off her hands.
39. Has got a thing for overalls that I will never understand. She would STILL be wearing her Guess overalls from high school if they hadn't completely fallen apart.
40. Had her 40th Surprise Birthday party cancelled because of a bad stomach bug that attacked her Katie. Boo!!
Happy Birthday, SisTOR!!!
Looking forward to making many more memories!!


Life In Oh-me-haw said...

All I can say (with tears in my eyes) is OMG!! And I can't BELIEVE you revealed the 'telling our Christmas presents from mom' thing!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm crying I am laughing so hard. Oh what great memories! Thanks, Girls. Love, Mom

Robin Merritt said...

I remember almost everything she has ever done from either being there or you telling the story - which is always better when you tell it. This is awesome.

Mandy said...

OMG! That is hilarious! I remember a lot of those. I was laughing so hard by #10 that I was crying!! Great job on remembering all of those MK!

Mandy said...

Oh...and she also had a very cool RATT poster on her wall for a while too!!

BabyGraham said...

These made me laugh! You girls are too cute. YOu know you really did bite me when jumping on the trampoline playing "Bite the apple". You told me if I told on you for drawing blood your sister wold bite me too. Oh and you also told me I was too fat to be pulled in your red wagon that I had to pull you every time. Funnier that I remember those times!?!?! You scarred me! LOL I love you dear! :) You were a silly girl!