Friday, March 26, 2010

J is for Joyful... of the birth of my baby sister on Mar 29, 1984...

(vintage postcard from

...born 11 years after my brother
& 20 years after me!

Happy Birthday!


About 8 months earlier, my mom and 9 yr old brother had flown from Wisconsin to New Mexico to be with us when our oldest daughter ~Girly Twirly~ (aka theluckiestmrs) was born.

While they were visiting us, my mom was feeling a little "under the weather", but thought it was the flight, etc...

Well, my parents found out that she was expecting!
When Mr B, Girly Twirly and I were staying at Mr. B's parents home in Hawaii, we got the phone call that yet another answer to my childhood prayers and birthday wishes had come true.

(On this previous post LONG AGO PRAYERS & BIRTHDAY WISHES, I wrote about the exciting, first time my prayers & birthday wishes were answered when my brother was born!)

How wonderful to get the phone call of this Joyful announcement from my dad.

Here are some photos when she was itty-bitty:

And here are a few more photos:

Girly-Twirly, Leonard, Megan and my mom
Summer 1986

Leonard, Megan & Girly-Twirly
Summer 1986

Megan and me, when Mr. B, Girly-Twirly and I went to visit...
I was pregnant with our Girly-Whirly
Summer 1986

Here are a couple of my "little" sister...grown up :o)


I am joining in with Jenny for
Alicia for 
Midday Escapades for
(Hop over and meet great bloggers at these sites).

The following drawings were drawn for some very special faculty and staff of AASU's Dental Hygiene program:

Thanks for stopping by! & Thanks for your comments.  I'll be in Atlanta for a few days, but will be sure to return your visit, when I get back.

Blessings & Aloha!


Ana Degenaar said...

That is such a sweet story! and the sketches are just wonderful, Maria you are so talented, everything you do you do it perfect :) God bless you richly.

Anonymous said...

Happy Joyful Friday!! You have the most beautiful family. Thanks for linking up with Friday Follow.

The Four Week Vegan said...

You have such a dear family. It must have been interesting explaining to people when you all went out that one was your daughter and the other your sister. Did you get raised eyebrows from time to time?

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful family, Maria! and more lovely drawings too! :-)

myletterstoemily said...

it is so precious how much you love
your beautiful baby sister.

this year our youngest (18) has lived
with her big sister, who adores her,

such a sweet relationship.

thank you for sharing!


GardenOfDaisies said...

New babies always bring joy to our lives! :-) Sweet pictures!

Jo said...

Lots of reasons for Joy! Lucky you!

laterg8r said...

such sweet pics of you and your siblings :D

Natalie A. said...

Great pictures and you have a beautiful family!

You won a giveaway on my blog for Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk. :) I sent you an e-mail, but if you didn't get it please send me your name and address to coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

I hope you have a great weekend!!!

yonca said...

Lovely pics! You have a beautiful family! Have a great weekend!

Lauri said...

Good to meet you on Friday Follow. I love your sketches. I come from an artsy family and I really appreciate your work. Looking forward to getting to know you. Please stop by my blog and say "Hello"...or "Aloha"

More Than Words said...

Oh my goodness..I had no idea! That is so neat how your daughter and sister are practically the same age! And I have to say that beauty DEFINITELY runs in the family!!!

Very sweet post for your sister. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Sarah said...

A beautiful family which must bring each of you much joy year round. Sweet post!

Debbie Petras said...

Maria, you have such an obvious love for your family! Your sister is beautiful as a baby and especially all grown up. I always enjoy your slide shows; very professional.

Sending you a blog hug,

Steph said...

Wow. This is an amazing post and so sweet. Answers to prayers and wishes made by a trusting childlike heart. How has it been having your daughter and sister going through similar stages of life at the same time? :)

Amanda Lee said...

such a beautiful family! It is so clear that you love your baby sister!

Unknown said...

Love the birth announcement!

Jenny said...

Your sister is beautiful. And so was this post!

Thank for your sharing such a Jubilant and Joyful post with us on J week!


~ Regan said...

OH!!! I love baby pictures!! Well, I think I just love babies!

Your sis and your daughter are stunningly beautiful! You can tell throught their eyes that they have wonderful souls as well...

Thanks for sharing!

Jen Price said...

Wow! How crazy and fun! As always, love your drawings. Have fun in Atlanta!

xinex said...

What a blessing to have another sister, Maria. And she is just as beautiful as you and she is younger than your daughter!...Christine

One Savvy Mom! said...

Hi :-) Following a little late from the Friday Follow! The list is sooooo long! You can follow me at New Giveaways post daily!
Have a great week!

Unknown said...

Wonderful memories -- and I totally understand. I have a sister almost 20 years younger and a brother about 17 years younger.

Love your artistic creations!

Erin said...

Awesome tribute...can I confess, however, that I've had dreams of having my own change of life baby and have woken up in a cold sweat?

Laurie said...

You have a beautiful family with such wonderful memories to share! I love the sketches!

I am thrilled that you got your pleater! Make sure you watch my videos if you need any help in your smocking, and don't hesitate to e-mail me if you have any questions!

LV said...

I had been wondering about you. Glad nothing was wrong. I have missed you and your blog. Glad you are back.

Muthering Heights said...

It must have been so fun to have a baby sister...and surprising to your parents! LOL!!

Veronica Lee said...

That is so sweet! You've a beautiful family.
Love your sketches.

HeatherOz said...

How exciting to get a little sister! She is beautiful!!

Unknown said...

That's such a great story !
You have a beautiful family!


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

What a precious story and post. Beautiful and Loving family! So nice visiting with you!
Kindly, ldh

Velvet Over Steel said...

Great pictures and sweet story of your family! & adsolutely love your drawings!! My boys draw too, infact my middle son is a graphic designer in Chicago now. (Wow, they grew up way too fast!)
Anyway, Happy Friday & thanks for sharing! :-)

Unknown said...

Beautiful tribute slide show to your sister. She is not much older than your girls. What do they call each other? Do they call her aunt? jeje

She is so beautiful!

You must have worked so hard on this post! it´s great!

I love the last sketch the best. I have a thing for frogs. tee he

Dani Joy

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Such a beautiful family!

Have fun in Atlanta. =D

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