Nine years ago today and more than a week before she was due, our little girl came into our lives. (Even then she had her own sense of time and determination.) She was the perfect chubby baby with a smile and a great disposition. Today still see that great smile and disposition. She also has a wicked sense of humor (courtesy of both mom & dad) and is smart as a whip (also courtesy of mom and dad). She's named after her great-grandmother, which is appropriate because she is mischievousness and gentle at the same time. I would love to say she's "cute," but she tells me we have graduated to "pretty." She's an early riser and one of the most creative persons I have ever known, a real Craft Diva. She has a sense of wonder that gives joy to all. Most of all, she is her unique self and the light of our family.