Happy Birthday to YOU!! If you haven't met my sister Traci, you should. I have looked up to her my whole life, in fact I am still doing it! So I have posted the top 10 reasons why you would want to meet my big sister Traci....here it goes.
#1 She loves my kids just as much or at least dang close to as much as she does her own. #2 She always had the coolest clothes and hair....still does. She gets prettier every year! #3 She can cook/bake anything. #4 She is the best hostest ever. #5 She is always up for getting a treat..DQ,Sonic, whatever. #6 She always remembers my birthday. #7 She always decorates her homes so cute, just the right amount of new, antique,and nostalgic. You instantly feel right at home when you visit. #8 She likes to shop. #9 She makes my girls homemade play-dough, they are convinced she has the only recipe in the world. (I'm going to keep it that way) #10, number 10 already...I"m just getting started. #11 She loves and appreciates old things. #12 She is laid back and wants to make others happy, I think Traci of all of us siblings got the perfect mix of mom and dad's characteristics. #13 She has let me be in charge of canned corn at Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember! #14 She just plain has it together! #15 She lets her kids do stuff, pet rats, horses, chickens, cows, cats, dogs, baseball, football, basketball, igloo forts made out of snow, sledding behind a four wheeler on a deer skin, leather crafts and long bows. She allows them to explore their interests even if it isn't hers. #16 Which brings me to the obvious she and Mark made some awesome kids. #17 She taught me and Connie how to head bang when were about 8 years old! In case you don't know how to head bang...her instructions were these....pretend you have a pony tail on top of you head, and then pretend you are pulling that pony tail forward with your fist. Got it? #18 She will stay up late and just visit. #19 She made me a washer and dryer out of card board boxes so I could play house with them when I was little. I have never forgotten that, I thought that was the coolest thing. #20 She is the best sister and friend I could ever ask for.