Monday, August 27, 2007

birthday fun

So, I'm terrible at b-day stuff. Not as bad as my dad, but I'm certainly a disappointment compared to my mom. She produces small off-Broadway musicals for each family member on their big day. But since my sister Dona and brother Grant share the same b-day (with a six year age difference) it's easy to remember.




Look how nice they were to me. They both really are some of my favorite people and they have always been so good to me. But for the few times they weren't so nice to me, I've decided for their birthdays, to forgive them. Dona I forgive you for shaving the sides of my head when I already an extremely awkward looking 2nd grader. Grant I forgive you for repeatedly fracturing my ribs when you thought you were just tickling me. Anyway, I hope you both have a great day! I love you!

And since Grant is soooo old today, he gets an extra birthday treat. About a month ago when I was in Utah I got to run a 1/2 marathon, mostly behind my speedy, 17 years-older-than-me, brother.

If Grants looks more energetic then me that is because he waited and rested for 25 minutes before jumping back in at the finish line to run with me for our photo opt.


So my second birthday treat to you Grant is an admission that...even at your age, you are faster than me...putting all my geriatic intestinal issues aside.


Hiking around outside of Bryce Canyon after the race. Look at those cool purple shades, you are so John Lennon. Peace brother.

happy birthday!

15 comments:

Dona and co. said...

To clarify, I did not shave the sides of your head. I was cutting your hair and it was coming along quite nicely but you have a weird hairline. I don't know what to tell you. I noticed that I'm still not forgiven for the hairbrushing trauma. And just for genealogical purposes, Grant and I are 5 years apart, not 6 which means that Mom had 4 of us in 5 years...)Thanks for the birthday wishes.

colie-o said...

I loved all these old pictures! I also heard all about your marathon...and the business done in the parking lot...hahaha well when are we going to talk on skype?

TippettsFam said...

i have your sunglasses (the ones you're wearing in that last pic) at my house.... found them in the back seat of the civic the other day and was wondering who the chick was that joe had been backseating with in the blue beast (such a turn on).

Rachel Jones said...

Dona I love the swimming suit! Sarah yours isn't too bad either!

Grant said...

I guess I'll have to get up and run in the morning so I can do another half with you next year - I don't think this old body is ready for a real marathon. Thanks for sharing the old pics and the birthday wishes.

colie-o said...

I called you! I just wanted to say hi. So I am just going to say it here. Love ya and hope things are going good! Write more blog soon, It always makes my day.

Anonymous said...

I love the pics!
I love the way you blog some of our family history!
As I view the blog and respond I'm listening to some gentle guitar music that is contributing even more to the tender feelings of being reminded vividly and visually of good family times we've all had because your older siblings enjoy their "little sister" (that includes Gerry, too) It helps that you reciptocate and also that you try to forgive the other stuff ! a good way to celebrate two important birthdays -
You know for sure that I celebrate !!!

colie-o said...

I put pics of our trip up just for you!

StrykerLOVE said...

Sarah - am reading your blog - your girls - such moxie! and love the princess picture - that could be a great pic on some anti-hallmark card. I'm in for the wasatch back if its truely going to happen, Team Captain. And happy B-day to your siblings too.
Whitney

colie-o said...

I was going to call you tonight but then I realized that it is too late for me to be making calls to people I want to talk to for a while cause it will leave me up too late. Then I was going to write you an email when-for some STRANGE reason I don't have your email address!! will you please give it to me? I am going to try and get my hands on it tonight but in case I don't I will need you to tell it to me :) and maybe I will call you tomorrow if I can-i think I am going clubbing... we shall see! PS- I am going to go crazy if I don't get a tippetts update SOON

Anonymous said...

Hey! Do I love your blog photos & all ?!?! Indeed I do!!!

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skousenmom said...

Hey love all those old pictures and especially the walk down memory lane. Nice to see the pictures of your marathon too. Everytime I think about your stories of that day I have to smile. You are so fun! Love the pics of the girls too. But hey, it's been almost a month! Waiting to see what other great stuff you've been up to! Michelle

Dona and co. said...

Time for an update sister!

colie-o said...

I got your skype message, after 9pm is really bad for me...because at 9 there it is 3am here. Sundays I talk to my family at 9:00 my time, which is 2 their time, or 3 your time. So 3 is a bad time because I am already booked. I will ring you once I am through talking to my fam though if its not too late for me!

Miranda and Fam said...

Sarah!!
I found your blog off Lindsay's and I have to say Hi!! You have such a fun little family! It was so fun to see you this summer! This blogging thing is so much fun- I finally caved in and set one up: hjorthfamily.blogspot.com- so we'll have to keep in touch!!
Miranda Murdock Hjorth