Saturday, September 20, 2008

Holla at your girl

This is my beautiful big sister, Melinda. We shared a bedroom when I was little. She was a good sport to put up with my kicking the covers off. When she was in high school I loved watching her play basketball and volleyball. She is 6'1" and I always wanted to be tall like her. Basically I wanted to be just like her in every way. I love how we are great friends and age doesn't matter anymore. And I especially owe her my life lately for being my on-call Mommy Mentor. She knows everything about kids and being a mom.

Full Name: Melinda Giles Higbee
Nicknames: Mel, Lewinda, Doc, Rinda, 'Linda
Inseam: 36"
Obsessions: Twilight Series, Harry Potter, Project Runway, sewing, power tools, girly movies

33 Reasons why I love you:

1. You are hilarious
2. Your laugh
3. Your ability to adapt to change and crazy circumstances
4. You are strong
5. You are confident
6. Your very specific digital watch
7. You have beautiful naturally blond hair
8. You are so stinkin' smart
9. You are an amazing mom
10. You are wise
11. We can talk on the phone for 2 hours like nothing
12. After talking on the phone for 2 hours we still say "bye" like 5 times because we end up talking about something else
13. You were the first person I told I was getting married
14. You flew out to UT by yourself for a weekend to help me plan my wedding
15. You introduced me to H&M
16. You have awesome long legs
17. You stick up for yourself
18. Your piano skills
19. You play a mean game of racquetball
20. You are even more obsessed with Project Runway than I am
21. You still answer your phone even when it's the 4th time I've called you that week.
22. You are on my side
23. You have the most embarrassing stories ever known to mankind
24. You are an amazing seamstress
25. You flew out to UT all by yourself from NY for a weekend just to attend my baby shower and have some girl time
26. You let me come and stay at your house and even have a "Carrie" bathroom
27. We can talk about anything and everything
28. We brainstorm our 4th of July outfits every year starting in early spring
29. You have all the answers to all my new mommy questions
30. You always have awesome shoes
31. You don't think you're crafty but you are
32. You are able to completely focus on something and tune everything else out around you
33.You are a blast

Happy Birthday Mel! I love you so much! You are the world's best sister.


Mackey Family said...

Wow Carrie!! I wanna be your sister too! That is so sweet how much you love your sister. How fun to be able to be so close and talk and share everything. I am sure she could think of just as many things as to why she loves you too. You are a rockstar!!!!

Jill Child McGowan said...

Makes me wish I had a sister :(

Giving In Blogger said...

Doh!!!! We forgot to call her on her birthday! Thanks for the reminder, and I think Melinda is pretty awesome too!

Giving In Blogger said...

Oh, and I totally agree she has the most embarrassing stories ever! I'm glad I know some of them, hehe.

JaNae said...

Carrie! This is JaNae. I found your blog on Jen Barry's. Your little girl is such a doll! She is GORGEOUS! My first baby is 6 months old also! When was Ruby born?

I'm glad I found your blog. It's great to see you are doing well.

M-Ware said...

happy b-day!! for next year:
34. you've got those sturdy giles' knees (thanks korinne)

mghigbee said...

Okay, I thought that the greatest birthday present was when Christopher Paolini decided to release "Brisingr" on my birthday in my honor. But now I know that PALES in comparison to the ode written by my beloved little sis. Thanks a ton girlfriend (or is it sisfriend?). Sure do love ma sis.

Carrie said...

Martha-- correction. "Sturdy Campbell legs." heheh

Lindsey from The R House said...

happy birthday to mel and her inseam!

Heather E. said...

I too have always looked up to super Mel. Seriously, she's astounding. And Ruby's six months? Wha?

Anonymous said...

I agree, your sister is all of those things and more. I just love your family! You are all so strong and close to each other. Sisters rock!!