Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fro Me To You: Happy Birthday Sis

Kristen at We are THAT family is hosting a blog carnival and she has asked me to join. The carnival is called Sincerely 'Fro Me To You and the idea is that on Thursdays we'll share some flashback pictures and anecdotes.

Today is my sister Niki's birthday, so I am devoting this post to her. Niki is younger than I am by only thirteen months, so as you can imagine we were very close growing up.

We went through everything together...

Like when we complained one time to many about having our hair brushed. My mom promptly took us to get these lovely bowl haircuts...

Niki is on the left, our little sis Dawn is in the middle, and toothless on the right would be me.

We got wear such chic and sophisticated outfits together...

We received our first pair of Jordache jeans together on Christmas morning in 1981. Jordache jeans to a fourth grader? Best. Christmas. Ever.

We both got braces on the same day....

And we shared a love of BIG hair and BIG prom dresses...

It would have been cool if people thought we were twins since we were so close in age, but unfortunately for me, no one ever thought that. Instead, they always thought SHE was the older one. Niki has always been at least a few inches taller than I am (now she is about 5'8 and I am 5'2). Growing up I used to get so bummed about this.

“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:29

Niki, you have a heart of gold. I am so proud of you and thankful to have you as my sister. I love you and I hope you have the happiest birthday ever.
Much Love,


Deb said...

That is some seriously sweet hair!
I just found your from your comment on CFhusband and was skimming over your blog. Your little guy is looking amazing! Especially for the way he started out. We were getting ready to leave for a family reunion in MI when my now-9-month-old came over 7 weeks early- I'm so glad we were still home when it happened. :)

P.S. He loves you... said...

Very sweet!

Great posts and WHAT a testimony about your son!

The pix of the pen, blows me away!

Truly a God miracle!

Suzanne said...

I HAD that white hat with the yellow dress. These are some seriously awesome pictures!

We are THAT Family said...

Okay, I'm thinking you might when the hair award! Wow-what great photos. Oh my, I laughed. That is so sweet, I'm sure your sister will NEVER forget your tribute on her birthday! Thanks for participating!

Anonymous said...

I so hope big hair comes back in style. Man! I miss Aquanet so badly and hairdrying the sides out in a big ol' wave. Oh yeah. Those were the days. LOL!


amanda said...

love all the pics...but seriously love the smurf shirt!!

happy bday to your sister - how lucky she is to have you :)

Mandy said...

That's a great tribute to your sister! It's nice that you have your photos around. Mine are still buried at my parent's house across the country.

Two blessings from above said...

I just had to check out your blog. We posted right next to each other on Confessions of a CF husband.
I noticed your blog name was very close to mine.
What a sweet post to your sister.

Have a great weekend.

careysue said...

You are such a sweet sister, what a great tribute to not only her, but to you!

Can definitely relate to the hair-dos and the jordache jeans! :)

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness, I throughly enjoyed the job down the 80's lane!

WOOOHOOOO! I totally had the yellow dress and hat as well, except mine were this awful orange color. And yes, how I wanted Jordashe jeans.

Great post to your sister, and super fun! :)

OHmommy said...

Oh man... those pictures are priceless.

LOVE your spring dresses and your bowl haircuts! LOVE.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much Jen. I do miss the eighties. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Don't forget softball, cheerleading, brownies... I know I never will. With life being so busy, sometimes I forget what it so important. Jen, you are an amazing big sister. You are an amazing mother. You are an amazing person. I am so lucky to have you in my life. Even now I still look up to you. I love you!

Hilary said...

Hey, thanks for letting me know that you never got an e-mail back from me. I just sent you two e-mails so let me know if you got them or not.

Lisa said...

Jordache jeans--yes I remember those lol
I might share the bowl cut picture with my girls--they scream like they are being beaten when i brush their hair ;)

Shamelessly Sassy said...

I'm lovin' the smurf shirt. And those prom dresses. Priceless!

Hilary said...

Thanks for letting me know you didn't get the e-mails. I just send you another e-mail from my school e-mail address ( to the other e-mail address you gave me. If you still don't get it, maybe check your spam folder? Hopefully you will get this e-mail.

LaskiGal said...

Awe! What a great post!!! LOVE the hair! Big hair and bowl cuts are CLASSIC.

I love this idea and can't wait to see/

Kendra said...

Great post.

Hey I tagged you for a meme on my blog if you are interested!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Those pictures bring back such memories of the 80's! lol

McMommy said...

Once again, your "blast from the past" pics do not disappoint!!! I'm hysterical over here!!

The Jordache jeans picture...the Gone with the Wind prom dresses...the bowl are soooo funny!!

Sisters are the best, aren't they???

E and T said...

Hi Jennifer

I have just come across your blog via a comment you left on Kendra's and boy am I glad I did.

Your blog is uplifting to read and your family is just beautiful. What a sweet sister Madison is, reading to her baby brother when he was less than two pounds. Madison and Kyle are just gorgeous and I have enjoyed reading about their adventures.

Congratulation on 20 000 hits. The world of blogging really is amazing.

I look forward to popping back soon.

Warmest wishes

Stephanie said...

I'm loving the 80's hair! Haha! Such a sweet post thought. Gotta love those hair styles!

Flip-flop Mama said...

I just came across your blog and could read the whole thing, but have 3 kids to take care of :) What an amazing story you have and am so glad you had God to carry you through with such a tiny little blessing!!

krissy said...

LOL! These were great. Maybe I'll post a picture of me when I was a akward, weird looking kid. Not much has changed!

BTW...I had the blue prom dress in peach. Ha, Ha!

Sara said...

I found your blog through the CFhusband blog too and I quickly fell in love w/ your little family. and was amazed at kyle's story.

Daily Mish Mash said...

Great pictures! I just have to mention that the guy in the pic w/ the smurf shirt sure looks a lot like Patrick Dempsey. Is that your dad?

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