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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Jessica #22

Twenty-two years ago today, Jodi and Gary had their only child, Jessica.  She was always a fun, talented, sweet little girl… and she has grown into an even more beautiful young woman.

Our kids grew up together (she’s 4 weeks older than Kale).  They’ve spent countless hours together and there are so many memories!!  One of the things that always cracked me up about Jess is when she’d come to our house, within seconds she’d strip down to her little undies to play.  She also used to gallop around on all fours – she called that “playing Cheetah”.  When she was only about two years old, they discovered she had an eye for art… she could draw (really good) fish at two!  She is now an art education major in her senior year of college.  She’s also the apple of her Daddy’s eye and Jodi’s pride and joy.

We love you, too, Jessica!!  Happy 22nd Birthday!

Kale and Jessica

Kale and Jessica 1987

Halloween 1992

Kale (5), Tyler (3), and Jess (5) – Halloween 1992

K J and T Summer 1997 Mtn Village

Jessica (10), Tyler (8) and Kale (10) – Summer 1997

… you can tell they’ve spent a lot of time together …

K J and T 1997 

Jess, Kale and Ty – Summer 1997

12 comments:

Kayla said...

I love these pictures!

Happy birthday, Jessica!!

Lauren Kelly said...

Awww, what sweet pictures!!! :o)

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to Jodi's baby girl!

Jessica Lane said...

Thanks for sharing with the entire blog world about my no clothes policy at age 4 and my cheetah antics :) Haha. No but seriously, thanks for the birthday wishes!!! The pictures are hilarious!

Kyla said...

Awww those pictures are so cute!!

Happy Birthday to Jessica :)

P.S., the countdown until you're here begins... I'm sooo nervous, ha!

Becky said...

Awe! Sweet pictures...I bet she'll never live down stripping down naked! ha...ha....

His Doorkeeper said...

Jessica,
Happy 22nd Birthday! My, time does fly!
Have a great day!

Steve and Judy

Kelley said...

Happy Birthday to Jessica....
What a cute post!

Betsy said...

I love life-long friends like that. I can tell the kids are like brothers and sisters. You are blessed to have such wonderful people in your life. Happy Birthday to Jessica!

Tim said...

Good times! Happy Bday Jess!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Leigh Ann said...

That is SO sweet how they have grown up together! Love the pics.

Rose Mary said...

What sweet pictures of the kids! Happy Birthday to Jessica~she sounds like a wonderful girl!

Hope all is well with you and your family. Aren't you loving this warm weather?? I'm soooo ready for spring!