Wednesday, September 24, 2008
It's ANNA'S Birthday Today!!
WOW!! My little sister Anna is 16 years old today....hard to believe, but actually that makes me like REALLY old, oh boy!! :)
So much I can say about my dear sister...hmmmm where should I start? First off I guess I'll say Anna and I are like COMPLETE opposites in so many ways. She has light hair, I have dark, she likes to get up early...I LOVE sleeping in, I like goats, she likes cows, (that's a big one :P) Anna is quiet, I'm...umm, not so quiet. :) I make bread, she makes desserts...lots of little things I guess. But despite the fact that we are opposite in so many ways we ARE best friends. :) It probably wouldn't be such a good thing anyway if we were both loud you know. :P Anna is great for keeping me in line...she will claim that she has to go along with me to places and "monitor" to make sure I don't act TOO crazy. :D She's also really good at "detecting" certain things...very observant. :)
Anna is a SUPER good dessert maker, which is a REALLY good thing for me, because I greatly enjoy trying out what she makes. :) It's always the best!! It really IS a good thing that I don't get fat. :P She is also extremely talented at playing the piano, I'm amazed at how good she has gotten. There WAS a time long ago when I would teach her....she passed me up many years ago. :)
Photography is also something she greatly enjoys, and I'll add is VERY good at. I love seeing all the pictures she takes, she certainly has a lot of talent in that area. She always gets a good laugh when I get behind the camera...somehow I just don't get it!! :) So, in case you see a drop in quality in these pictures....that's because Anna didn't take them. :)
One of her favorite things to do is going out early in the morning and seeing the cows coming in for their morning feeding...she really enjoys anything that has to do with cattle, has her own black Angus heifer as well. We always have to joke around about what is better...goats or cows, but in the end we just have to realize that we'll never be able to quite agree there! :)
Anna is just an amazing sister, a lot of times it almost seems as if I look to her for an example...even though I'm the elder one. She loves the Lord with all her heart, and loves serving her family. We have tons of fun together whether its in the kitchen or out walking through the pasture. I'm truly blessed to have her for my sister.
I got some input from some of her friends as to how they would best describe Anna, I thought it fit her perfectly! "She's a very sweet, kind, wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings, kind of girl, quiet but loves to have fun, a great photographer, and just like a "little mom."
And then from another one... "She is very humble and loving to her family and friends. She is loyal, and is a faithful letter writer!! She has a meek and gentle spirit, she loves the Lord with all her heart, and is a great prayer warrior! I would also say she's a real cowgirl :D, a superb dessert baker, and a wonderful photographer!!!!"
I could go on and on about Anna...she's just SUCH a wonderful sister. Hope you all enjoy the pictures I was able to gather up of her! :)
Love you SO much Anna!! Happy 16th Birthday!