Seriously, it’s hard to believe all that has happened in 5 years.
Five years and one day ago, I got a call from my big brother, Brock. He told me that, “It was time.” He and Wendy were going to the hospital. I couldn’t sleep. I was so ridiculously excited! =.) He had called late on a Friday night, and told me not to worry about driving down, just to come in the morning.
See, I was in my senior year at Appalachian, and I had a 2.5 hour drive home. So, around 5:30 a.m., I finally got up. Trying to sleep was useless. I just couldn’t do it. So, I got up and took my shower. I threw some clothes in a bag, and started home around 7:30 a.m.
I drove straight to the hospital with no news that I was an aunt, yet.
About 5 minutes after I got to the hospital, my brother walks into the waiting room to announce that Allie Katherine was here.I was so happy, as was everyone else. The above picture was taken a few hours after her birth. She is my first niece, and she holds a special place in my heart! =.)
Allie was my flower girl in our wedding. She was 11 months old, and Brock carried her down the aisle. So precious! =.) This is Allie at 3 years old in her first horse show, on her pony, Sugarfoot. =.) Allie and me last year on her 4th birthday. I love this girl! =.) And this is Allie 2 weeks ago at her T-Ball game.
It’s really hard to believe how much she has grown. She is so special and I just love her to pieces! =.)
So, Happy Birthday, Allie Kat! I love you! =.)