Sunday, December 13, 2009

Monday A to Z Backwards..D many choices..but for easily decided! for December..the most delightful time of the year!
Decorations, declarations..dancing dolls, drummers..
my best friend!

The third sibling of four, a welcome relief to me after the brother..
Born on December 7..Pearl Harbor day..years later..
a real live playmate..she with the dark mysterious laughing eyes..
Being the eldest,I tested the waters of parental boundaries..
Diane, the sweet, quiet shy sister..observed and learned..quickly!
We grew up..lived our lives..
She, the healer, maintained the hearths of home..
Always a welcoming beacon for me the traveler..
Over the years, I've been her biggest and loudest cheering fan..
Achievements..she has many firsts of which to be proud.. 
College graduate,Master's degree, Registered Nurse..
all accomplished on her own with no monetary assistance from family..
Devoted Mother to Aaron..
Community leader, dear and faithful friend to many..
So each December we first celebrate her birthday..
this one was no exception..

Cupcakes and candles work just fine..
before moving full swing into the myriad of holiday activities..
My trip to Florida was just share yet another birthday with her..
A simple beach affair around a fire..

to toast sunset..

Her dear and cherished friends and I..

to wish her many,many more happy birthdays..

a sunset to remember the day we celebrated your day with you..
on that chilly December nite in smoke got into our eyes..

...which rapidly turned into your birthday wish come true..

I love you little sis..and the beautiful intelligent woman you've become!
Happy Birthday from the bottom of my heart!!!

Dance a do si do on over to Jen's  for more D doings..


  1. What a great way to celebrate your sister's birthday. The photos are so pretty - I love the sunset. Hope you have a wonderful week.

  2. This is just delightful!!! Your Sister is beautiful and it looks like you have a great friendship!!!
    Great post!

    ps. I am still mad that my Mom did not give me a sister. I remind her of this all the time.

  3. Hi Lou, Looks like your Florida trip was a huge success. Your sister is very special to you---I can tell!!!! Thanks for sharing the photos.

    Great "D" word!!!

  4. A beautiful entry with gorgeous pictures in an amazing blog - way to go Lou! =)

  5. What a wonderful post and a treasured sister.
    What a blessing-

    I hope you have a wonderful day!


  6. What very lucky sisters you are! I have two brothers, but also a sister, 2 years younger than I, and I don't know how I would handle the care and worry over our parents without her support. Thank goodness we live only 40 minutes apart.

    When I was expecting my second daughter, someone said to me, "Oh, the first will be jealous!" and I said, "I am giving my first born the best gift in the world -- a sister!"

    (And I will confess to you that the exterior of That Old House is not yet done, not ready for pictures! We were going to do it yesterday but had an ice storm and barely made it home after church, and by the time the ice cleared off porch and steps, it was dark!)

    I am way behind, too! I think it's a symptom of the season. Be well, my friend! Rest after your illness, and drink lots of lovely tea, and read lots of happy blogs!
    Best wishes,

  7. What a wonderful tribute. We all need to take time to pay homage to those we love.

    Thanks for visting and leaving such a lovely comment. Isn't Pat just wonderful?

    Have a blessed Christmas.


  8. Happy Monday Loui
    and belated Happy B-day to your sis!
    Hope you are feeling better.

  9. How wonderful that you got spend your sister's birthday with her and what wonderful words you have for her! Also wonderful that you got to experience a sunset as beautiful as what you've shared.

    Thanks for coming by my blog!

  10. Loui, that is the best D ever! And, it's a wonderful tribute to your beautiful sister Diane.


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