We should have know how helpful she'd be when she got bigger and that she'd always be the expert at doing everybody's hair.
And we should have known what a family girl she would grow up to be because she always loved all four of her grandparents SO much!
And her brothers (no matter how silly they were all acting when I was trying to get this picture).
She has always been very social and enjoyed get-togethers with both sides of her family.
She was born on the same day as her cousin, Marianne, only 1500 miles away from her.
She was the captain of the Peanut Gang bowling team that won the league championship.
And there was never a time when she wasn't a fashionista
But the most important parts of Lori's life are shown below.
And as much as she's always loved her littles, her life was never quite right until she met this guy.
And the MOST important part of this smaller family.
And there so much more about Lori that no pictures show. She's intuitive, kind, helpful, smart, and has a beautiful, loving personality. She was a great kid, teenager, young mom, and has become a wonderful all-around person. We're inordinately proud of her and wishing her her best birthday yet and a year that surpasses all other.
Happy Birthday, Lori! We love you so much!