Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ten Years of Vicki

Ten years ago today my life changed forever.

Ten years ago today, Vicki was born and I became a mother.

While the rest of the nation was trying to figure out who would be the next President, Chris and I were instead trying to figure out how on earth we were supposed to be responsible for this tiny, helpless little creature that was suddenly a part of our family.

And now, even though it doesn't feel possible that it's been that long, she's not so tiny or helpless, and she's ten years old.

A whole decade.


You've come a long way, baby! (We didn't get a digital camera until 2003, and our scanner broke about 4 years ago, so it was slim pickings for the first couple of years, but I made do with what I had.  Besides, she's cute no matter what.)

Blessing day, Dec. 31, 2000

In the comfy chair, 2001

Hiking in Snow Canyon, St. George, Utah, 2002

2 years old, 2003

Camping with Dad (and Dizzy Bear!) 2004

Indian Beach, Oregon, 2005

She did her own hair, and was so proud to show it off at school! 2006

Gap-tooth grin, 2007

Hiking in Forest Park, Downtown Portland, 2008

True Vicki style, 2009

Birthday girl! 2010
(She would like me to note that the crown was not her
idea.  Ellie insisted.)
Vicki's natural cheerfulness and self-assuredness make her such a joy to be around.  I'm so proud to be her mother, and I can't wait to see what the next 10 years brings for this amazing girl!


  1. She seems like such a cool girl! I could really see her resemblance to her sisters in each of her pictures! CONGRAYS! Enjoy the double digits!

  2. I can totally recognize Vicki in all the pictures, even the newborn one. Ten years old?! That's crazy! Happy birthday, Vicki!

  3. I love the 2009 pic! I want a copy. I can't believe it either - 10?! Yikes... Oh, and please don't talk about her next ten years; it scares me.

  4. I agree with Rebecca - I can recognize her look in each picture. Happy Birthday my first niece! Make it a great year!

  5. I can totally see where Ellie looks like her in her younger pictures. She does seem really cheerful. I am glad for blogs so I can keep up with everyone and their families.


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