Friday, December 26, 2008
Happy 21st Birthday
21 years ago today, this beautiful young lady made her first appearance into the world. I don't know how that was possible since I'm only 26 myself? LOL
Wow, it's hard for me to believe that she is 21 already! We are very proud of her. She's a junior in college..hoping to graduate sometime in 2010, right Jannelle? This picture was taken yesterday with her Guitar Hero guitar.
Let's do some embarrasing pictures now. I'll go first. This one was taken 10 days or so before she was born. It was the night before I went to the hospital "in labor" the first time. After spending all afternoon in the labor area, they sent me home.
Talk about embarrassing... This was taken on Christmas Day 1987. My husband and I had just received our Teddy Bear shirts in the mail a couple of days before. He was such a sport to wear it just because I like teddy bears. Outside of labor itself, this was one of the most uncomfortable days I've spent alive. I just remember being soooo tired, but I couldn't sleep. I didn't have an appetite, and I fell down a couple steps (landing on my backside) going from the parking garage to my SIL's apartment. But it was Christmas, so I guess it really wasn't too bad. The most important thing about Christmas that year was it was my due date. She was born the next afternoon so we can't be mad at her for coming late... it was only 12 hours or so.
This was our birth announcement.
Here are some of my favorite pictures of her over the last 21 years.
Six days old. The next one is 5 months old.
This was taken while I was in the hospital having our second daughter.
3 years old.
She still loves to read. I was doing some spring cleaning and donating clothes, while she read.... upside down.
Rocking her baby brother to sleep...
She played flute in the middle school band.
Cheerleader in High School.
This was last fall when her dad went to a football game at her school.
Happy Birthday first daughter... I'm still working on her card. I'll post it tomorrow.