Sunday, March 18, 2007

Aid

Aid is my older cousin and she is great! The following are just some reasons I love her. I wish I could find a picture of her to post but I can't so you'll just have to imagine her. She is pretty and funny and that's all I can say. I am not very descriptive. She taught me to make ice cream with my bike flipped upside down using the pedals in our front yard. She put me in a suitcase with the afghan my grandma made zipped it up and carried me around the house. She put me in the dryer, shut it and would not let me out. She had a slip and slide. She took me for bike rides through these cool trials behind her Grandma's house. She married me to our neighbor boy Darrell in our back yard. She taught me to make a boat out of our couch cushions and we played for hours. She taught me to squish berries on the ground and picnic table and track the gooeyness on the carpet, and then she even let me take the blame. She once crawled onto the roof of our old pastors garage to get a doll named Frances, then one of his son's took the ladder away and she pleaded for a great deal of the afternoon for the ladder back. She took me to the park behind my house to teach me to drive. She didn't even yell that much when I had her escort up on two wheels. She had a dog named Gypsy that she called Bubbers. One day she pushed Bubbers off the top bunk to see if she could fly, she could not. She's good but even she couldn't teach me to make mac'n'cheese. I don't hold this against her. She flew off our trampoline head first. All I saw from the pool was feet in the air and a very loud aaahhhhhh! I appreciate this for the laugh I still have to this day thinking about it. She let me come up north with her all the time. I loved it up there. She got to go to youth camp so I did too! She loves the story about her sister sitting on her etch a sketch and breaking it as much as I do. She let me move in with her when I was completely lost on my own. She endured a 10 hour car ride to Tennessee with Me, Chad and my kids. I am not even sure how this is possible. She moved in with me and didn't ever yell at me when Tristin ran all over the place screaming while she was sleeping. I did run behind him trying to shush him. It didn't work for long. She was my matron of honor in my real wedding. She loves my kids. She is thoughtful. She picks out everyone the most perfect gifts, because she is thoughtful. She helps everyone. She is beautiful. I always wanted to be her!

15 Comments:

At March 18, 2007 at 11:22 PM , Anonymous Aid said...

Wow, I dont even know what to say....thank you. Sometimes I wish we could go back to our childhood because It was so carefree and Innocent (well most of the time) ha! I couldnt of had a better partner in crime. Thank you for giving me the greatest memories, and most of all thank you for the beauty you've brought to my life all these years.....

 
At March 19, 2007 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Amber Land said...

I wish we could go back too. It was so fun, endless summers. I miss that. I like life now but that was pretty good too.

 
At March 19, 2007 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Arlene said...

You guys both made me cry! I had totally forgotten about Frances the doll. What was the hairbrushes name? I also forgot Aid tried to teach Bubbers to fly...poor thing, she was never the same again..Love you both, Mom

 
At March 19, 2007 at 3:01 PM , Anonymous Aid said...

haha...the brushes name was buford! I cant believe you rememeber that....too funny!!

 
At March 19, 2007 at 3:57 PM , Blogger Sara said...

amazingly enough; i have a pic of aid! i love her too and she is too funny. great post! now she needs to start a blog....:)

 
At March 19, 2007 at 7:13 PM , Blogger Pat said...

What kind of name is Aid? For that matter, what kind of a name is Bubbers and just who is Bubbers?
I think you are also my best friend Aid - you sound wonderful.

 
At March 19, 2007 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Sara said...

aidreinne mom, sheesh!

 
At March 19, 2007 at 9:28 PM , Blogger Amber Land said...

Oddly enough I still remember the words to the Buford song. It's scary put anything to music and I remember it :)

 
At March 19, 2007 at 10:04 PM , Blogger Pat said...

Oh Aidreinne....duhhhhh

 
At March 20, 2007 at 8:54 AM , Anonymous Kelly said...

I have lots of Aid memories too. I think my favorite one is of her and Manda making up new lyrics to the Barney song. Or maybe singing the Kids R Us commercial 24/7.

 
At March 20, 2007 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Margie said...

oh my gosh, I was laughing and crying. what is up with you all that have such great cousins growing up, that is SO not fair!

 
At March 20, 2007 at 12:21 PM , Blogger Amber Land said...

I know Kelly, they were so funny singing all the time. Now that I think about it they may have just been annoying. And Margie I don't have any siblings so my cousins are all I have. I always wanted siblings, just got cousins.

 
At March 20, 2007 at 2:13 PM , Blogger Pat said...

And you got us...don't forget, you got us. Oh, maybe you're trying to forget you got us. I don't blame you.

 
At March 20, 2007 at 4:30 PM , Blogger Amber Land said...

I would never try to forget you guys!

 
At March 28, 2007 at 3:50 PM , Blogger tina fabulous said...

i know i'm like, a week late to comment on this, but i remember that stupid buford song too! in fact, it took about 6 months for it to stop repeating in my brain.

and now its back.

 

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