31 August 2007

Funsocksgirl is Getting Really Old!

...so what does that make me?

Today is the birthday of my eldest child. She's 24 today - almost a quarter of a century!

She was born in Knob Noster, Missouri (Ok, at Whiteman AFB. We just like to harass her about being a native of Knob Noster!) when Mulletman and I were 19 years-old.

She is sweet, smart, hilariously funny, sympathetic, and laughs like a gopher - even in Germany!

She is a wild gesticulator and screamer and occasionally (cough, choke, sputter) overreacts ever so slightly when she is startled or while playing a video game.

She is extremely shy, quiet, demure, and self-contained, especially when trying on intimate garments in a dressing room. (That, my dear friends, is EXTREME sarcasm!)

She LOVES books and reads and reads and reads; she is definitely well-read! A giftcard to a bookstore is a present that is received with clapping hands and cheering lips!

She loves Cherry Coke, alfredo sauce, candy corn, and grilled cheese. (She does NOT like to eat her veggies!) Her motto is, "Free food is GOOD food!" Therefore she thinks that cruising through Sam's Club on Saturdays and chowing on the free samples with her hubby is a very fun date.

She is tender and compassionate - very quick to cry with someone who is hurting.

She can type in the neighborhood of 40,000 wpm with 95% accuracy. In fact, she could type an entire book in the time it takes me to eke out a paragraph!

She is a photography fiend and takes a bazillion photos of everything and everyone. Thanks to the wonders of modern tehcnology, I actually get to see and enjoy most of these pics!

She is a fabulous writer, but in person uses words like "whatchamacallit" and "thingy" so much that the listener usually has to judge the meaning from the context!

She absolutely, positively ADORES her husband of 1 year!!!!!!

She loves her Savior and has a tender heart toward hurting children.

She gets all ga-ga over baby animals and loves waterfalls and scenic vistas. I'll bet she even enjoys hiking if no one is lecturing her on the intricacies of fungal reproduction! She was homeschooled, in case ya didn't know.

And, she is my bestest friend in the whole wide world.

Bekah-Boo, I love you!


Here I am, 18 and pregnant with Funsocksgirl:

And here she is!

Wasn't she adorable at 5? She was all dressed up for Easter Morning:

Here's my Bekah-Boo at 12 posing with all her new Christmas goodies:

Bek's 16 here - Spending Time with a very little Girly-Girl:

This is Funsocksgirl at 18 with her itty-bitty baby sister, Silly-Head:

Last summer she married the J-Man:

Here she is with her sweetie on their first anniversary this month. Aren't they cute??

And finally, I leave you with Bek as we know her best:

Totally Unrelated Edit

Islandlife just alerted me to another contest being put on by babylovesdisco: Post a video or pic of my kiddos dancing and we might win ourselves some Stride Rite shoes. The deadline is/was before midnight tonight. How could I resist?

On Cinco do Mayo this year the girls dressed up as señoritas. We ate tons of Mexican food, colored flags of Mexico, learned some Spanish, etc. Then, when Mom wasn't looking, the girls put on "The Nutcracker". I peeked around the corner with the camera and saw this. Hang in there for 30 seconds or so - it gets really sweet in the middle!


Ms. Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday! Wow, I have two birthdays in September. No. 1 daughter and No. 1 son.

I feel so old and I'm only $# years old! Ha!

This was so sweet!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Happy birthday! My goodness how do they grow up so fast?!?!? I can not believe my neice will be 28 in January. Man I feel older than dirt! Wait!!!!!!! I AM older than dirt! LOL!

Dawn said...

So Care Bear was born on her 19th birthday. She is lovely and sounds like a lot of fun. Is she nearby?

Carole Burant said...

Happy Birthday to Bekah-Boo!!! Love that nickname! lol I wouldn't mind being 1/4 of a century old...better than half the century I'll be in October! Ugh! Loved seeing all the pictures:-) That video of your two girls is just precious!! xox

Tammy said...

Ahh...those pictures of her growing up are so sweet! It does go by so fast!
A happy birthday to her!

And the video? Perfection!
My two girls dance in the living room a lot, also...I have to say your girlies did a beautiful job! And love how they were chatting all the while! They are so sweet together!

Karen said...

Happy b-day!

I adore that last picture of her on the phone. Good thing I swallowed that mouthful of water before I saw it.

Karen said...

I finally got to see the video (technical difficult... oh, why lie, I was being an idiot and pressing the wrong button).

Anyway, it sure brought back some memories. My best friend and I used to dance to that very same record in my living room. We'd dress up in fancy clothes and dance the day away as princesses of distant lands.

Corn Dog said...

The video was too cute. Loved it.

Not Hannah said...

What sweet girls you have. Lucky mama...

Damselfly said...

Aw, she's beautiful. And it's so wonderful that you know her so well. Happy birthday to you on becoming a mama 24 years ago!

Anonymous said...

What great photos. They grow up too fast, don't they? Happy Birthday!

That video is so cute! I love the matching outfits and the way they're having so much fun!

Good luck in the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Bekah! It hits ya when your oldest child is getting, eh, old!

What an adorable video of the girls. You are on youtube! You know what that means don't you? I can put it on my blog!!

anno said...

What a beautiful birthday gift! Groovy, you have often made me laugh. This made me cry. (But the good kind, if you know what I mean.)

Anonymous said...

All your daughters are so pretty. What a lovely family you have, Groovy!