This was the beginning of a new and beautiful era for us. We didn't know how amazingly in love we would fall with our firstborn. It had to have been incredible because we'd repeat until we'd had six babies.
Here's our Lori - through the years.
This sweet girl was a leader to her younger siblings and that was almost always good. And she was the best helper to her parents and that was always good.
She's also thoughtful,
our favorite decorator especially at the Christmas House every year,
adores all her siblings and her parents,
and her man.
Most importantly, Lori is a blessing to everyone who knows her. We love her more than she can imagine and we're wishing her the best birthday yet, but one only half as awesome as the many more to come.