Friday, September 21, 2007

All Grown Up

My how we've all grown up! For those of you who don't know I am one of 4 girls. No boys. And, I am the oldest, although I don't think I look like the oldest! *snort*. There is only five years between me and my youngest sister (the one I share a middle name with).


Yes, that's me with hand on head who appears to be saying "oh bother"! I had bigger and better plans for the day I'm sure. We were 6,54, and 2.

This picture was taken at my youngest sisters(the one with the long hair) high school graduation. Love the "poodle" doo's that the rest of us our sporting. We were such a fashion statement. Well, we thought we were. Lol. I don't think I've ever seen more ruffles or lace in my life! We were 23,22,21 and 18.

This picture unfortunately was taken 2 years(January 2005) ago at my cousins (died unexpectedly at 47) funeral. It had been a long time since all four of us had been in the same state at the same time. Even though it was such a sad occassion I loved being with my sisters. We were 44, 43, 41 and 39. Yes, V4 could still say she was in her 30's!!
P.S. Just returned from trip to Ohio. Thank you for all of your kindness. Great trip, but boy are we tired.... I've missed you all. I will be catching up with you later. Be still. It may take me a while to get back into the groove.


32 comments:

Katie J said...

Welcome back. Didja know I'm from Michigan? A fellow midwesterner!

Beverly said...

You and the sister sitting closest to you have the very same eyes. Yes the poodle do's make you look almost like triplets, almost.

Beverly

Sophie's Mom said...

Good gene pool, you'll have to show us the folks sometimes.

Those legs! I had legs like that when I was... um... well... um... never.

Welcome home!

kerri said...

Wow, 4 girls in your family!!
I sooo wanted to have a sister, yours are beautiful!

Sam said...

Come back!!!! We miss you!!!! Thanks for playing with us at the zoo! Can't wait to see you again!

Love all the photos! You are all very beautiful women. I'm so glad you have each other.

Mr.Brian said...

Welcome back,glad you made it home in one piece.
Now for you and you sisters what one is you,my guess is the hot one one the end with the darkest hair???
You are all so dang hot I hardly dare make a guess.
Ok course I should guess the best looking,youngest with the hottest bod is you!!!!!
Have a fab.weekend.
Hugs,Mr Bruce.

Mr.Brian said...

I just looked again,you are the hot moma on the right!!!!!
How am I doing at my schmoozing?????

redmaryjanes said...

You girls are beautiful. You are so lucky to have 3 sisters. I have 1 little sister and I miss her, she's living in Florida.
I'm glad that you had a great trip!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

You are all beautiful..
Love the pictures..
Glad everything was fine..
Take care
Can't wait till your back..
Hugs girly..
Kim

Nancy said...

Just stopping by to say 'hi'. Glad you made it back safely.

Lori said...

I'm glad you had a good time visiting with your family. I thought about you and wanted to shoot you an email before you got back (so you knew I was thinking about you :D), but you beat me to it!! :)
How is DAD doing?! We're you able to cheer him up a bit?
Love the pictures...you all are so beautiful! You must have kept Daddy on his toes. :D

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, and thank you for your words of encouragement, this crap has been going on since I was 21, and now I am 40 and its coming out. With all of your history your doctor only has to word her Diagnosis the right way and your insurance will pay!!!! Also thank you for the DREAMS COME TRUE post, it brought the tears that I have been fighting over this damn wait, I really try to be optimistic but it is so darn hard. Those tears needed to comeout and it felt good!! I too know what it feels like to have someone hand you a baby that you certainly know that God created especially for you and WOW there are no word are there. God bless you , and I hope you don't mind but I am going to put your blog on mine as a link, you can do the same if you would like to. I am one of 3 girls and I think I am going to put some old pics of us on my blog, even though we are from a small town and everyone knows us as the "Friederick" girls and people see us all the time, I think it is a special tribute to sisterhood, so thank you for the idea and thank you for entering my life.
Love you, Kristy

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Jewels of My Heart said...

Loved the pics. How fun to have 3 sisters. Glad you made it home safely and I hope your Dad's spirits are lifted! Enjoy your weekend and get some rest.

cougchick said...

thank God you're back! I had to endure the flu without you and your loving yet snarky commentary. Barely survived...

cougchick said...

forgot to mention, 3 sisters! WOW! I have no sisters except soul sistas like you, of course. 2 older brothers that are 5 and 6 years older and were very protective as teenagers! Umphhh...

DAVID AND AMY VENN'S WEBSITE said...

Welcome home!!! What a bunch of lovely "barbie dolls"!!! Gotta love the "off the shoulder" dresses and pumps!
You know that the high school girls are presently wearing the clothes from your yesterday's closet?! It's so true. Everyday, I see them wear stuff that I once owned and said that I would never wear again....like... leg warmers. Remember those? I bet you do? C'mon how many pairs and colors did you have?
Enjoy getting back into your groove,
Amy

Diana said...

3 sisters?! Lucky you...I am an only girl in a family of 4 siblings. I have always desperately wanted a sister (the youngest was supposed to be "the sister"). The sister sitting beside you looks amazingly like you......
You look fantastic, much better without the poodle do!

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Mr. Bruce aka formely known as Mr. Brian (hee-hee). Yes, you are a little brown noser---but no I am not the one with the chocolate brown mane. I'm on the opposite end with the "sexy" off the shoulder dress that says "your place or mine"?! lol.... We were a trip!

Missed you all.

MotherMotherOcean said...

I love that you have all of these pictures. That is great.

Heather said...

Welcome back. I hope your dad is feeling better!

Cindy from central NC said...

Hey Rony. Gosh, sure hope you had a really great trip. Glad you're back...missed you lots. (yes, I did finally post a little tiny post on my blog).
Will try calling you tomorrow afternoon/evening.
Oh, and these pics...darn, do you ever have an archive of pictures. You're really lucky to have that, you know....

Take care, get rested, can't wait to hear the details.
Love and Hugs,
Cin

nikki said...

Oh, sisters are just the BEST! Love the flashback pictures...

Welcome home, friend. Glad you had a great time - now, try and get some rest!

Christy said...

Love your blog. I have never commented but I really enjoy following your little ones.

Christy :)
www.tomiawithlove.blogspot.com

Lilly said...

I am glad your trip went well. I am sure your dad feels at least a little better when his favorite daughter and beautiful grandbabies came to see him! :-) I will catch-up with you soon. Take care, my dear. Mwah.

Lilly

Just another mommy said...

WELCOME BACK! Glad you made it back home. Wow, three sisters. I always wanted ONE but I guess you got my share too. ;)

mommy24treasures said...

great pictures,
I am glad the trip was a good one. Hope it lifted your dad's spirits.

moosh in indy. said...

I've started to feel like garbage that the moosh isn't going to have a sister anywhere close to her age. I'd have to have three babies by now if I were to keep up with your sister count.
That makes me tired.

jennifer said...

It must be great to have sisters. I only have two brothers. Glad you're back, and had a good time. Hope your dad was doing better.

Salome's Mom said...

So happy to have you back. You are all lovely. You hold up very well next to your sisters. Actually you all look like you are in your 30's.

Steffie B. said...

OMW......it's like two sets of twins! The sister you are sitting by looks just like you! What beautiful woman! ;)

Mark & Michelle said...

I NEED A SCANNER!!! I have some GREAT pictures of me and my sister that I should get out there.

LOVE the graduation picture!! LOL!