Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy 30th Baby Girl

Today is my baby sister's 30th birthday. I can't believe she is 30! Heck, I can't believe I'm 32!
We celebrated her birthday over the weekend. We planned a surprise getaway with my mom and me and our cousins and aunts. We had such a fabulous time and great memories were made. There was a recurring theme throughout the weekend about my sister. We all just wanted her to take care of herself.
My sister is the best mom I know. Seriously. She is that mom that has games in the middle of the day at home just because it's fun. She bakes cookies with the girls takes care of her husband. She is the first one up and the last one to go to bed. And that's just her immediate family. When it comes to the rest of us, it's the same story. If you need something, call Nicole. If you need someone, call Nicole. She is always there. And along the way she wears herself out and we take her for granted.
So this past weekend we heaped love upon her. It was our turn to shower her with attention and affection. It was her turn to take a break and rest and revel in the love. I hope she took it all in and stored it away in her heart for when she needs it.

Happy birthday Coley. You are the best mom, most loving wife, kindest daughter, loyal sister, and best friend a girl could have. I hope I can be just like you when I grow up. Love you.

This is a video of our weekend. It's long so I won't be offended if you don't make it all the way through. :-)


Girly Muse said...

what a fabulous birthday surprise! it looked like a blast from start to finish. happy birthday, nicole!!!

bree, what a sister you are to do all that for her. i was so moved, i couldn't stop watching! she is so blessed to have you. it looks like it goes both ways, to say the least.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful weekend. Your family is so amazing. I knew that when I had the pleasure of meeting all of them at your wedding. You are truely blessed.
Happy Birthday Nicole!!!
Bree did I reed right that you have family named Coe??? That is my maiden name. We should talk and see if we are at all related.

Tosha said...

Bree, this made me wish I had sisters and cousins and aunts to have fun like that. I always love looking at your pics with your family. I could just hear everything through the pics. Love you

Happy Birthday Nicole

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

I love the second picture! You two look EXACTLY the same.

I admit that I never wanted a sister, but I do miss all my girl cousins. We used to have so much fun together (although since our idea of fun was making Ken and Barbie do it in the the little Barbie tent, we got in a lot of trouble!)