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11.17.2009

HAppy birthday ASHLEY

HAPPPY birthday to my oldest sisssy ASHLEY! She is 30 today and that does not even seem old like it used to when i was little. I remember always wanting to be just like ashley! In third grade when ashley was Miss Napa County and we had the opportunity to go to the Miss California Pageant I was in heaven! From that day on I dreamed of becoming Miss Napa just like my sissy! I even had a Miss America Birthday party that year and I was the miss america at my party! (although i never won, i did participate in miss napa county and received generous amounts of scholarship money- thanks ash for motivation.) We also made a deal when i was in 4th or 5th grade that if i never cut my hair until Ashley got married i could come live with her for a summer. Well.. i think i broke my end of the deal and ended up cutting my hair, but ashley still let me come stay with her for a couple weeks! (maybe it was only a week.. but it felt like the whole summer!) Everytime i was lucky enough to come out to utah to visit her she would let me wear her clothes and take me shopping and buy me so many clothes and we would go out to eat and she even took me tanning for my first time! I started high school and i sure could've used her home to help me know what to wear so i wasn't a big loser. well maybe my wish came true- but the next year during the last half of my sophomore year ash was able to move home, at the time it may not have been a good reason to move home but i know that was supposed to happen. She moved home and she slept in my bed with me as much as i could get her too and we hung out all the time and she even would pick me up from school to go to the mall with her :) she really made a difference in my life at that time helping me feel better about myself and letting me borrow some of her clothes :) my junior year of high school ash began teaching math at vintage- i was thrilled- not only could i come see my sissy all the time, but sometimes i even got special privilegeds (okay maybe a lot of times :)) She helped me campaign for ASB and wore a shirt of me all day and i ended up winning and becoming the Commissioner of Rallies. She always tried to talk me out of anything stupid i wanted to do and sometimes i listened and others i didn't- She continued to teach at the high school throughout my senior year and was able to announce my name as i graduated high school. The years have come and gone and to see where my big sissy is now makes me even more proud. She has done so much with her life, has such a sweet husband and the cutest family ever. I still look up to her so much i want to be a nurse like her and i want to live in napa and i want to have cute kids like her and be as beautiful as she is- To my Oldest sister on her 30th birthday. Thanks for all you've done for me. I have been so blessed to have you as my sister and i know that it wasn't a coincidence that we were born into the same family!- i love you so much!!

3 comments:

Erin said...

Aaawww Ashley is amazing, isn't she??
We're so lucky to have her...

{april kennedy} said...

I love that big sister of yours too! Hope she has a great day.

ashley said...

You are soooo sweet, Devyn. I love you!