Monday, June 27, 2011


In the spring of 1980, I walked around with my hands gently resting on my belly.  Yes, I thought, it's going to be a girl.  And it was.  I had no clue how to raise a child.  It was trial and error all the way, but I must have erred in the right direction because Krista was one heck of a kid.   We made it through high school and college before she moved to Portland.  A yoga instructor, both graceful and strong, I am beyond proud of her.

When Krista first starting dating Tony, I asked her if he might be "the one."  She replied "yes" so quickly that I wasn't even sure she'd heard the question.  It was the correct answer though, because he proposed to her on her birthday this year.  I flew to Portland last week on my birthday to help her find a wedding dress. It was the best birthday I've ever had. We spent several days searching, but, yes sir, we got the job done.  I can't express how I felt watching Krista slip into gown after gown, pirouetting around the dressing rooms with a smile on her face.  Of course I had to capture the days in pictures, and while I'm sharing some of them, the dress she selected is not shown, and won't be until she's married.   She eventually said yes to the dress at an enchanting boutique called called The English Dept.

Yes, Krista, I love you with all my heart.


  1. Oh my, Ms. Vickie. This is so heartwarming that it brought tears to my eyes. Krista is going to be a beautiful bride. She made every one of those dresses look special; she could be a wedding dress model!

  2. I love you too mama! And I love my dress SO much. I can't stop thinking about it, it was definitely the one!!!

  3. Well that's just the sweetest thing I've ever read. Loved following along on the search and I think that Krista will be a stunning, radiant bride on her big day. Love you sissy! Brenda