For Amy's birthday today, I'm posting pictures taken every few years throughout her life.
Here she is being greeted by her sister and new best friend forever, Lori. It's a friendship that's endured for over 40 years now.
She was an adorable toddler and if I could find the picture of her at this age sneaking a taste of her birthday cake when she thought no one was looking, I'd post it here. I thought two things at that time - she was too cute to get mad at and she was definitely a child of my heart.
As an infant, Amy smiled early and often and as these pictures will show, she's been smiling every since.
But there are so many more important things about Amy that don't come out in periodic pictures and they are about Amy and her loves.
She loves her first daughter who has turned out to be a loving and true friend.
She loves her family because she is first and foremost a family girl.
She loves all three of her grandbabies and she loves that she's such a young grandma!
She loves her sisters.
And, in fact, all her siblings.
She adores her nieces and nephews and you can count on her to be the first one to interact with them. It's truly amazing how they all respond.
And she loves camping, fishing, and all other outdoor activities.