Sunday, March 29, 2009

Yadi is 30!

Look up definition of Hilarious – you will find Jana
Look up definition of freespirit – you will find Jana Look up definition of character – again- Jana! Sneaking up on Skyler for a little Christmas Shugga!
This is my baby sister who just turned 30! This is my nephew Chad's wife - cute Amber - on the left with Jana. – yep – my mom was pregnant at my wedding, and Jana was born 6 months before Garen – my oldest! When we received our first bonus baby sibling – Tara – Sept. 9, 1977, my mom didn’t want to just have one bonus baby…. so adorable chubba bubba baby Jana bounded into our lives! My parents gave us another blessing on March 21, 1979. Jana Marie was born.

Now my mother calls Jana – “Sheryl” all the time, and I get “Jana” as well. Jana and I do have a bit of similar personalities, but Jana goes above and beyond in the F-U-N department. If you want to have a good time, and enjoy lots of laughter, make sure Jana is there.

Jana served a mission in Bulgaria. Just recently at a family fireside, with tears in her eyes, Jana said she realized that she was sent to serve in Bulgaria to bring smiles and laughter into the lives of the Saints and those the Lord prepared to receive the Gospel. Life in Bulgaria is very depressed, and the people don’t have a lot to smile about. But, because along with a large dose of Testimony of our Lord Jesus Christ, Jana lives the Gospel with absolute Joy, and lets the world know why she is so happy.

She is an absolutely amazing girl. Jana married her hubby Loren in May of 2006. Loren is Jana’s equal in the living life with Zest and Comedy. He loves her deeply and completely, and she him. We are anticipating the days ahead when they grow their family, as we know it be a delight to watch them parent little bubs!

Jana is the first one to call and wish you a happy birthday, and start your day with a smile. She is thoughtful, and totally at peace with who she is and although she has an idea of how happy she makes us all, she has touched us all with a depth of heart that is rare and we love her for it. So baby sista of my heart, you are a joy, a kindred spirit, and I cannot imagine life without you! I love you!


Heidi said...

YAY! Happy Birthday to Auntie jana! LOVE HER!

Jana Howard said...

Sisters make the BESTEST FRIENDS!! Here I am sitting here reading an amazing post about me with tears in my eyes! Big Sista, you are truly a sister of my heart as well. I love you and your amazing ability to make everyone around you feel the love our savior has for all of us. You are so incredible. Thank you for my tribute. I am so blessed to have you as my sister, my example, and my friend.I love you!

Aaron and Caroline Haring said...

Getting your fill of birthday cake this month? When you have a HUGE family there's always a birthday goin' on. One more reason to get together!

Grandma 'Kiss' said...

Any girl who gets to be your sister is one fortunate gal. Sounds like she can hold a candle to you but I doubt it is any more brilliant than yours.

Emily said...

YOu have such a sweet way of writing things about your family!

Grammy Staffy said...

What a wonderful little sister... it sounds to me like she takes after her big sister Sheryl!
Happy birthday Jana!

What a great family you have. Love radiates from your blog.

Sorry that we didn't get to talk at church today. I saw you across the chapel and sent you smiles and love. Have a great week. XOXOX Lura

Marie said...

Happy Birthday to Jana! She looks like a fun person to know! Lucky you to have her as a sister!

Ashley said...

Yay! Happy birthday Jana!

Julia Holmes said...

Happy Birthday Jana!!! I couldn't agree more with your post!!

Grammy Staffy said...

Dear Sheryl,
I hope you got the coupon you were looking for. Sorry I couldn't help.

Hope over to my post and pick up a blog love award.

Have a great day. Love, Lura

Pitt-Meisingers said...

I love your thoughts! You captured her well!!