Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tara Allen 2011

Tara my sweet, you are my cousin.
& I love you so much – like infinity times a dozen!
So today on this birthday of yours,
I’d like to fly to you and do all of your chores!
Unfortunately this can’t be done
But it’s not because I’m trying to shun!
It’s because we live so many miles away.
Thank Goodness I got to see you on Labor day!
Because being with you is a joy and delight
In fact, you keep my eyes shining bright.
With your witty remarks & endless movie quoting..
Cousin who knows the most lyrics? You definitely win that voting!!
Together we’ve had good times aplenty.
And to think.. it all happened before you were one plus twenty!
Remember flowers, babies, & gypsies as a child?
Or how about the many times on the couch we dogpiled?
We’ve sat in the back of Grandpa’s truck driving down the long, dusty country roads.
Set off fireworks in the driveway & even tried to talk in codes!
Family reunions are always a highlight of the summer.
But that one time in LOA when you got sick – yep, that was a bummer!
Maybe it was too much cookie dough that we ate..
While talking about boys and staying up late!
Thanksgivings at Grandma’s house are definitely the best!
With risk, rook, football ‘n food, & this family filled with zest!
So many times we saw Harry Potter in the cramped, gross then refinished theater.
It was always fun…. Even that one time in 20 degrees with a broken heater!
Sometimes we go to Tricia’s in hot, dry mesquite..
We laugh, tell stories, & take tons of pictures – the perfect cousin’s retreat!
Oh! And Aubry’s surprise party after the day at lagoon
Then we slept on the tramp in the ground – the perfect way to end that June!
Ha, and that time everyone came to play games in your backyard,
Then we dressed up in red & tried to sing & act proper – that was WAY too hard!
Remember when we ran that 4th of July race?
Then later that day filled up balloons and threw them at the runners on first base!
Or the time with Kyle and Matthew – up the canyon we went.
We played games and made spritey cobbler, definitely time well spent!
Remember that night we were awakened to the aroma of donuts frying,
We wanted to help, but Trish and Jeremy were not complying!
Oh and the wonderful times down Otter Creek..
We got roasted and met Phooey – a trip quite unique.
We’ve started words of the day and become connoisseurs..
Maybe our next step will be entrepreneurs!
Or maybe we should stick with parade planners-
We are pretty good at making banners!
I could go on forever and ever – there are plenty more!
& the best part is THERE ARE EVEN MORE IN STORE!!
That fact is just music to my ears…
And if you don’t have a good birthday… it will bring me to tears!!
So cut the cake, blow the candles, and make a wish!
Kyle, Rachel or your roommates will make you something delish!! ;)
Then party hard and celebrate lots!
Run around in circles while eating dipping dots!
I love you mucho and that’s a fact!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday… and don’t get whacked! 

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