Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Day!

I need more creativity in my life. So, to get the ball rolling I've given myself a challenge. I will blog at least 25 out of the 28 days in February! That's a lot of blogging for a girl who hasn't done much so far, but I guess that's why it's called a challenge.

My first February blog is dedicated to a very special young lady. Today is my niece's birthday! Her name is Lauren and if you have never met her then you are missing out! 15 (!!!) years ago I was sitting in 8th grade history class and someone came and knocked on the door to congratulate me on becoming an Aunt. That's when my life changed. I was 13 years old and getting to play with a baby all the time was awesome! As we both got a little older we became very close. Lauren was my little mini-me. I dressed us alike and taught her cheerleading and had photo shoots with her and took her shopping and to the movies and to lunch. It was great! Like having a real-life doll. When she was almost 6 and I was 19 my sister, Lauren, and I moved to Florida. Lauren and I got to hang out a lot which was awesome. Then I hit my rebellious teenage years (a few years later than most) and we didn't hang out nearly as much. Then I moved back to Louisville and then we hardly ever got to hang out at all :( Today that lovely, young woman turns 15! That makes me feel very old! Lauren has grown into a beautiful, intelligent, caring, sweet, obedient, funny, tall (!), young woman. Love you, Lo!

This is my beautiful niece

And this is my beautiful niece and my beautiful sister


  1. Way to go, Ali! I know it is challenging to sit down and write regularly, but the more you do, the more rewarding it is. Can't wait to see what's in store from you this month!

  2. Awwww thanks Aunt Ali that just made my day!! I love you sooo much <3 thanks for always being there for me!!

  3. Good Job Ali, I also look forward to hearing more from you. AND a very happy birthday to Lauren

  4. I can't believe you were in 8th grade when
    Lo was born! That means you must be old now!!! ;) You were the best big sister to Lauren and I am forever grateful for the investment you made in her life! xoxoxo