Sunday, March 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Alyssa!!

Today is my little sister, Alyssa's, birthday!! 
I can't believe it but she is 21 which makes me...gulp...25. (Mom and dad, it makes you even older than that. 
: ) Your welcome!)

Alyssa and I are besties. Have been since day one...well, her day one. Before her, my best friends were my Nana and our cat Fluffy. But the day Alyssa arrived, that all changed.

I wanted to hold her when she was little, steal the spotlight from her when my dad was videotaping her birthday parties, and pretty much just be the bossy older sister. We played school and store and restaurant. 
"Don't come in my room until I'm ready. Ok, come in. Do you want to buy any of my stuff?" 

We played mailman too. "Put a shoebox outside your door and I'll leave letters in it!"

We aggravated our parents on school holiday nights when we would stay up late laughing and talking while they had to be up for work in the morning. I can't tell you how many times my mom came in and made us go to our own rooms just so she could get some sleep. She also threatened us with making us wake up early and do chores. We got the chores done, about 30 minutes before her lunch break, but still slept in. We were sneaky. 

We sneaked into my Mema's room while she was sleeping to spy on her. We giggled alot at her house too, which often ended with Alyssa having to go sleep in Mema's bed and me all alone.

We seesawed the night away in my room.

We giggled and giggled at night in hotel rooms while on vacation. That really made our parents mad. I think that is one of my favorite memories. Still makes me giggle. And I know, when you read this, it'll make you giggle too Alyssa.

We also fought. Alot. About all sorts of things. I pinched her, ("Whitney did you hit her!?"), she kicked me, we got into trouble. Normal sister things.

 I can think of hundreds of other memories that I have of us and that we are still making. I am so lucky to have the sister/best friend that I do!

I wish that I was in Texas celebrating your 21st with you B! I hope you had/are having a great day so far! I love love love you and can't wait to see you!

Now for some pics!
Her 15th birthday.

Us with our mama

One of my all time faves!

Before her HS graduation.


First Mexico trip : )

Packing up her stuff to move her into her dorm!

Mine and Garrett's wedding!
Best maid of honor ever! : )

And last but not least...

Love you little sis!



  1. So sweet :) Happy Birthday to your sister! Hope she has an amazing one!

  2. Happy birthday little sister! Such cute pictures.

  3. Aw, this makes me wish I had a sister! I have amazing SIL's but growing up with a sis would be amazing!
    Happy Birthday to her :)

    1. I'm jealous of your sister in law's! I have one brother in law and I wish I had sister's!

  4. Happy birthday Alyssa!!! Y'all look so much alike...both beautiful!

    1. Thanks Britt! You think we look alike? I have never thought that but alot of people tell us we do!

  5. I LOVE sisters!!! Also just saw your butterscotch cookie recipe below... oh my yum. Love your blog.

  6. Ohh Whitney, this post brings back SO many memories of my sister and I. We are 3 and 1/2 years apart and I swear we have the same memories as you and your sis. School, Restaurant (we even made my mom buy us guest checks for taking orders) House, Office... oh the good old days. And she was always stealing the spot light from me too, joys of the older sister. haha People would ask me my name, and she'd be like, "Her name is Katie, blah blah blah." Maybe that's why I was shy as a kid, Becky did all the talking for me! haha And when we stayed at a hotel, we could never sleep together either. I slept with my dad and she slept with my mom. When we were sassy in the car together, we had to stick our noses on the windows and my parents would threaten to drive past our friend's house so they could laugh at us. THEN we had to wash the windows when we got home. haha Good times :) Happy Birthday to your sis!

    1. Wasn't playing restaurant and school the best!? I'm glad we weren't the only nerds out there! That's crazy we did alot of the same things! Your comment made me laugh. I remember us being sassy in the car on road trips ALL the time! My dad would reach back and try to pinch us!! Mean!