Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy 40th Birthday to My Little Sister!!!

Dear Sister Jen,
Where has time gone?  Wasn't it just yesterday that you were this little rolly polly little baby that I waited 7 years for?  I was so excited when I heard I was going to get a sister!!!

Now I will be honest that I use to count presents to make sure there was equal distribution of Christmas gifts when you were little and now that we both are in our 40's  I still count to make sure we get equal amounts of presents.......but seriously, mom better not stop giving us Christmas stockings!

And when you were little you use to want to always help me with everything and I was patient and loved to play with you until you figured out how to open my bedroom door and then the lock had to go on cuz you were NOT cutting my Barbie dolls hair and putting Vaseline on my teddy bears!

And then there was the teenage years and we just were not on the same page.....there is just not enough space to discuss the clothes you secretly stole from me, the hair issues you had and I could not get into the bathroom, and then the trip to Walt Disney World and Ron Jon's Surf Shop.....but we survived and we can laugh about it now.

You were right by my side the day I got married........and you were right by my side when I got divorced.....couldn't find a picture for that one for some reason...lol!

You fell in love with those darn Newfies like I did and nothing made me happier when I was able to give you your first love......Thunder.  This has always been one of my most favorite pictures of you by the way;)

And I had to laugh when you got your first brown Newfie because I told you "they" were a tad left of center than the other Newfies! 
I bought you those pink coveralls and coat to keep you warm (and cuz I am still a better dresser than you;) because I, as your older sister will always watch out for you.
Time has gone so fast and to think my little sister is turning 40 is hard to believe.
I want you to know how proud I am of you.
That I will always be there for you regardless if you are in a crabby mood.
I will continue to do the little things that irritate you because that's what a good sister does;)
Your daddy's little girl and that's ok .....keep sucking up cuz I am mom's right hand B.

So on this very special July 2nd birthday when you turn the big 40.......

Your big sis....Kristi


jen said...

Thank you to my favorite sister of all time. We may be very different people but one thing we do have in common is those damn Newfs. Thank you for introducing me you such a wonderful breed. I know they will break my heart one day just like yours broke your heart. You're always there to listen to me when I need someone to talk to and you always know when I'm in the mood to talk and when I'm not! Thanks for not sharing the story about how you once brought me up plaid pants to wear because I stole your favorite jeans and wore them to school. I will never forget that day. So embarrassing! You can have Mom, that was in the agreement. I love to her death but we could never live in the same house together again. Dad sleeps a lot now so that works good for me:)) Thank you for this wonderful post. I'm good with turning 40. Now it's time to really live!

Kristi Z said...

You are welcome! The 40's are pretty good so far....a few aches & pains more but otherwise good! Since you want to start living life I have a few stalls to clean :)

Patricia Zifcheck said...

No one could be prouder of 2 wonderful daughters than I am. We love you both to pieces, 2 totally different and unique yet warm & loving. One gave us grandkids and the other lots of 4 footed furry things!! It's a great life! :)

Kristi Z said...

I love you too Mom.....but I am still your favorite daughter....right?;)