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