Monday, August 31, 2009

bananer's birthday

today is my wittle itty bitty baby sisters birthday. she's now 20. not so wittle anymore.

I remember when she would cry for "raychdoe" from her crib. I remember the day she was born..being pulled from finger painting and holding her for the first time. I remember feeling fiercely protective of her from the start. I remember when she suddenly became old enough to have adult conversations and I was like, "what?!!!". I remember taking her on a super sleuth bra shopping excursion. operation get her to buy a bra without her knowing it. I remember a time when eating/sleeping/doing was hard and she made me soup and helped me buy christmas decorations.

It's strange that I can remember things that she can't, because now I feel like we are almost the same age. but don't get it twisted, I am the older protective sister and NO ONE better mess! she has things to do and I am here to help make sure her life happens as it should...just like any good sister would.

I thought it appropriate on this the day of her birth, to post photos from our trip to texas in her honor. we were all there a few weeks ago to celebrate her mission call to milan and go through the dallas temple with her. only a couple more months to go!!!!

today I am in utah with her and can't wait to spoil her with food and birthday hoopla.

love you banans. celebrating your next birthday in italy will be sic!!!










6 comments:

Heather said...

happy birthday anna!!! ummm..she might be the most beautiful sister missionary out there "watch out italy!!"

& obsessed with your polk a dot peasant dress... and the red shoes..... yes please!! & i miss you... & i love you.... & that picture of you and taylor, no doubt she is a mini YOU!

you look the bomb!

christycunn1 said...

Rachel, I haven't heard from you in ages so it was REALLY fun to see this post and see your family.
I can't believe that those babies have grown up. Even your little sister isn't little anymore.
I LOVE looking at your work and the incredible things you are doing but I think even more than that, I love your writing!

Orrin and Shari Baker said...

She gets to serve her mission before age 21? Lucky girl! Missions are the greatest!

nikki said...

Happy Birthday to Anna!! Wish her the best for us Rach and tell her little John sends his love and awesome mission vibes her way. He's jealous and hopes he gets to go to Italy someday... or maybe I am just projecting my own wishes :) love you!

rachel thurston said...

heather- $10 flea market dress! take that ANTM! I can only pray I look like taylor and that my babies even come close to her beauty. speaking of babies....miss o? where are you?

christy- SO good to hear from you! we need to lunch next time I am in utah. I miss you and our deep talks. I am flattered you like my writing. I feel like blogging/texting/emailing has made me super casual and sloppy with the way I write...ah well. maybe I'm just casual sloppy girl. xo.

shari- she gets too becuase my parents are serving as mission presidents. one of the many perks. awesome huh?

nikki- italy with the kelly's....not a bad idea. kisses to my john john.

Courtney said...

I came across your blog a while ago and I love it! Your work is stunning! I live in Arlington Tx which part in your parents mission. I just made the connection. That is so crazy! I have heard your parents speak and they are amazing. This is also kind of weird but that wedding that you photographed a while ago at the dallas temple. I was there that day. I saw one of the mothers in the temple and she looked like a mother in a wedding. Then I saw it on your blog. It was really crazy cool. I hope this isn't weird. Thanks!