Wednesday, May 26, 2010

when did my little sister grow up?

Sunday this beautiful girl turned 17.
Her birthday started off by being woken up at 12:18 to loud screams and lots of shaking.
James, Marco, Ty and Camille had made Abs a huge sign that said we love our 17 year old plus tons of their inside jokes and little things they say all the time written on it. We went into Abby's pitch black room, turned on the lights and started yelling happy birthday. At first she had no idea what was going on and it was quite funny. Camille had to be home right after so I didn't get any pictures of her with Ab. The boys stayed for a while and talked and laughed with the birthday girl.
Here's a video of the whole thing as it happened.

Poor thing had only gone to bed about twenty minutes before her friends and family interrupted her beauty rest.
Church for our ward is bright and early starting at 8:30 a.m. and our lovely father had assigned this sleepy birthday girl to speak in church. She did a wonderful job and we enjoyed the rest of church. After church the whole family had lunch and watched Abby open presents together.
Wubbas and I then laid in my bed looking through all sorts of blogs and talking although we soon found ourselves catching up on some of the sleep we had lost the night before.
Right after we woke up it was time to go back to the church for Brad and Maylin's newest addition to the family to receive his baby's blessing. I was so excited because I had not seen my cousins since Christmas. Another added excitement came as we pulled into the parking lot and I saw my uncle Rob and heard that auntie Robin was inside as well. They moved to Ohio when I was about thirteen so seeing them is quite a treat!
After little Ryken's blessing the entire Falke clan (just missing a few) went to Nanny and Pop's house for Sunday dinner. It was a full house with Nanny and Pop, Rob and Robin, Dad and Mom, Matt and Dorthy, Scott and Kulei, Ryan and Steph + Connor and Addison, Brad and Maylin + Galla, Finn, Paisley and Ryken, Russell and his girlfriend Melissa, Kylie, Amy, Me, Neil, Abby, Jenny and Hannah. Our close friends, who are practically family, the Stiles were there along with Abby's friends James and Marco too. In total thirty-six people, that is my kind of family gathering. Normally there are about twelve there for Sundays but with the college kids home, including myself, The Rob Falke crew and our friends we tripled the normal crowd. We ate, talked, laughed and had cake.
Abby had her nose buttered by Pop, which is a Falke family tradition.
Once most of the family had cleared out we came home to get into the spa and have sparkling cider, which is another tradition on birthdays in our house.
Abby said, "This is the best birthday ever!" so I think it was a success!


vocalise said...

Ty showed me that video on Facebook last night! So funny. You captured some cute moments, here!

Kristy said...

What a sweet, sweet sister tribute and post Macy. You are loved by Abbster! Can you believe that she is 17 girls are growing up a little too fast for me. I can't believe that that after your birthday this summer you won't be a teenager anymore! Yikes!

Anne Marie Hyer said...

I was laughing at that video. She was like dead to the world man. And then your sunday outfit was so cute. I saw it and was like, "I wanna wear a white shirt that doesn't look like a tent and have sweat and dirt on it! oh man!" you're lovely. And what's with the butter?