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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Darren #7

Goulet family 1973 Darren

I gotta warn you… there are three Goulet birthdays in five days this week.  Today is my brother Darren’s 43rd birthday.  Monday is my birthday, and Wednesday is my baby sister, Kristin’s birthday.

Darren is my next younger sibling.  I was surrounded by boys growing up… Dennis is 2 years older, Darren and Robert are 2 and 3 years younger than me… so I hung out a lot with the guys.  Darren loved baseball and was a pitcher… so I often got to put on the catcher’s gear and catch for him. I loved that!  I guess that’s how I ended up a bit of a tomboy.

Darren was fun to grow up with.  He is quick witted and not easily embarrassed.  When we were older teenagers, he used to do silly stuff like walk up to me in the isle at Wal-Mart and say, loudly (in the middle of the summer), “honey, do you think we should’ve left the kids out in the car?”  (Nobody actually did that back in those days.)

Like my Dad, he is a hard-worker, and has his own seamless guttering business.  He’s a great Dad and is already a grandpa.

Here’s a few photos of “Little Goo”…

Darren1

(The above photo reminds me SO much of my little sister, Sharon #9.  I never realized that before. Do you agree, Shar?)

Darren 1974  Darren2

Happy 43rd birthday, Darren. I love you!

10 comments:

Tim said...

Happy Birthday Jacquie, Kristen, and Darren.

We love you guys!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Dorothy said...

I hope you, Kristen and Darren all have Happy Birthdays!! It must be great fun to have a lot of siblings!!!

Anonymous said...

I always hated being compared as Darren's twin...guess I see why though! HA! Happy Birthday Darren! (and Jacquie and Kristin!) Love ya, Shar

Kelley said...

Happy Birthday to Darren, Kristen, and you! Your story about Darren is so funny. Hope you have a great day tomorrow.

Susie said...

I guess with that many siblings you guys are always celebrating a birthday. I hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow Jacquie!

Betsy said...

Wow...I bet your house was lots of fun at this time of year growing up!! Just one party after another!
Your brother is so cute. He sounds like a great brother, too.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday tomorrow, Jacquie!! Love you!

MiMi said...

Happy Birthday to all three of you! May God richly bless each of you and give you the desires of your heart!

Have a blessed week, my friend!

P.S. We'll have to compare notes after "24" tomorrow night! It's really getting intense, isn't it?

petrii said...

Wow that's a lot of birthday's close together!!

Happy birthday to your brother, Kristen AND YOU!!!

Have a Blessed week,
Dawn

Morris Family said...

Happy Birthday Jacquie!!!!! I hope you have a great one!!

Lauren Kelly said...

I chuckle every time I see a birthday post of yours because I'm still trying to figure out how you keep up with all these birthdays, haha!! :)