Tuesday, April 20, 2010

mark+lori = 32 years

what started as this...

has turned into this...

happy (late) anniversary mom and dad! love you! :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

little baby kaycie

so i'm only one month and three days late, but let me tell you about my little baby kaycie. kaycie is the baby sister in our special trio. we never knew how incomplete our family was until she came into our lives. her special little spirit has been a breath of fresh air in my life, and i'm sure the life of anyone she comes in contact with.

she was such a special little baby. she was cute as a button, and good too! i remember that day she was born. i was in kindergarden and i was incredibly mad that my hair had gotten curled that morning, so i was pouting. krista, who was in second grade, went to the office about every hour to call the hospital. I remember her running into my classroom to finally tell me she had been born.
we weren't always the best of friends like we were now. on the day they brought her home from the hospital i didn't go with my dad and krista to pick her up... i stayed home to roller skate. it was tough for me. i had been the baby for 6 years, and here comes this little angel that no one can help but fall in love with... i thought everyone would forget me.
what's not to love about a baby that loves to eat cat food?
or one that has the bored face down pat? (this might be my favorite picture ever of her)
or whose best friend was the most wonderful dog in the world?
or who had the voice of an angel and a passion for theater?
or was one of the best dancers you ever did see?
or was the super smart valedictorian of her high school graduating class? (i was on my mission when this happened... her last month of high school might have been one of the hardest months of my life because i had to watch it from afar. when she was about 15 and i was about 21 we became inseparable, and not being there for such a big moment was torture.)
she and krista were amazing bridesmaids and i couldn't have asked for anything better.
kaycie baby... you are my little angel, and i miss you so much. happy (late) birthday, and hopefully we will be together again soon! i love you!!!