Friday, April 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Amby

Twenty-five years ago today, Amby was born. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce.

She had lots of black hair. The nurses at the hospital kept slicking her hair down, so I took her into the bathroom, washed her hair in the sink, and let it be natural. Then I took this picture of her in my hospital bed:

She enjoyed swimming from a very early age:

She and her brother Zac have always been very best friends:

She is very artistic and creative. Many people do not know this, but she invented the colors plime, plint, and rosemotique.

Just really cute...

...and really fun. We both find humor in odd things, sometimes to the point of hysterical laughter, and have had unusually funny things happen to us. Sometimes people think we are weird. Maybe it's genetic.

One day, a very important person came into her life who would become the standard that no other person she dated could ever measure up to. That was Nathan.

She and Nathan were married in September of 2005. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

A bittersweet time for her dad...

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her brother....

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...and for me.
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I love being around her and I have so enjoyed watching her grow up to be the amazing person that she is.

Happy Birthday Amby.


Betty said...

Thank you for taking us down memory lane with our precious Amby. The pictures and comments brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful and wonderful mother-daughter relationship! You both are precious to me.

Finelly said...

She is absolutely beautiful! Happy Birthday Amby!

Maxine said...

I enjoyed this so much! The pictures are so precious, and like Betty said brought back a lot of good memories.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Amby!

Amby said...

Thank you, guys! I did have a great birthday! Mom, this is totally one of your best posts.

Abbe said...

I love the picture of Amby as a baby in her swimsuit! Oh my gosh, I want to squeeze her little legs! Great pictures. Also, Love the wedding pics. (I was sick and sadly couldn't make the wedding.) But what a gorgeous dress. You both look beautiful!

Anonymous said...

You have raised an amazing daughter and a wonderful friend! Thank you!