Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Birthday MamaD!

Happy Birthday to our baby sister, MamaD.

Q: She may seem a bit mysterious to you readers, since she seldom makes an appearance here on Wabisabi Mama (we're working on that). But to know her is to love her.  

She is the type of girl to do this one afternoon:



Born on Thanksgiving Day back in 1980-something, she has always been the turkey in the family. And I say that in an entirely affectionate way. Speaking of turkeys, did you know that Ben Franklin held the turkey in such high esteem that he advocated for it to be the national bird instead of the bald eagle?  Imagine...

Back to our sister.



Even MamaD celebrated when she was born.

M: D and I were only a grade apart in school, so we shared many of the same friends and experiences. It was fun to play field hockey together (even though she made captain and I didn't), run track together (even though she made it to States and I rarely placed), and act in school plays together (even though she got the lead and I was a lame-o made-up chorus part). Come to think of it, D has always been better than me at everything!

Q: Besides being uber-accomplished and super-sweet, D also excels at being an outstanding wife and mother.  Unlike M and myself, she is too busy being awesome to actually blog about it...


M: And couponing--did we mention she's good at couponing? I have been the lucky recipient of all sorts of goodies D gets for free with her frugality obsession hobby. The woman has gotten more free maxi pads and body wash than you would believe.

Q: We're trying to convince her to post about her fabulous finds -- you know, share the wealth with everyone.  In fact, maybe you can help us.  Leave a comment and let your request be heard!  Trust me, you want to hear more from our sassy little sister... she is a funny one. 

M: When we were young, D went through a period where she wanted to be a maid. Being the conniving and somewhat brilliant older sister I was, I conned D into training for her future career by cleaning my room. Ah, if she were still so gullible...


Can you believe I took advantage of that cute face?

Maybe this is a little more believable:


As you can see, our mom let us do our own hair when we were young...

Q: And some more photos of our sweet baby sister:





MamaD, we love you and are so happy to have you in our lives.  Have a super-wonderful and happy birthday.
xoxoxo

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

Awwww - Happy Birthday Mama D! You are certainly loved. What a sweet posting!

Sofia's Ideas said...

So endearing! Happy Birthday to your sister, so lucky to have a sister that loves her so!

maryamsteele said...

Happy Birthday!

Ye Stewart Clan said...

I love the line "She is too busy being awesome to actually blog about it . . ." That makes me even more curious! I want to be awesome too!

MaurLo said...

happy birthday! great post...please share your shopping secrets!

Rachel Hagen said...

Happy Birthday Mama D!! I'm so intimidated by couponing, please share your secrets!!

Laura M said...

I want to hear more from Mama D! Love this post :-) Happy Birthday! Xo