Our beautiful daughter Nicole is 22 today. Unfortunately, through someone's poor planning, the poor child's birthday falls firmly between Christmas and New Year's, which always seems to leave her a bit slighted when it comes to birthday celebrations. So, I want to say a little "Happy birthday" here.
I am not sure how we got to 22 already.
From the adorable little kindergartner that couldn't go to school without her stuffed bunny.
To the sassy little cowgirl that was usually more focused on the cowBOYS than her horse....HEY, hello......mom over here, trying to take a picture, could you TRY looking this way?
To the perpetually smiling high school student who left a trail of broken hearts, and left her father and I with an empty wallet and a closet full of expensive prom dresses, shoes, and accessories worn once and never again to see the light of day.
To the all "grown up" college student, studying towards her degree in Neurobiology, working in two labs, and attempting to save the world single handedly........
And a wonderful daughter that we are always proud of. Happy Birthday Doozy!