Happy Birthday!!

Today is the newest Atkins’ birthday. Well, she’s not even officially an Atkins, but practically. She will be in three weeks.

The timeline:
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Halloween. I think they were just officially dating by then. He was Prince. She as Little Edie from the movie Grey Gardens. They both look exactly like their characters. Don’t you think?

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Shortly after the first picture, they were engaged and Josh left for Nepal. Abby joined us for Thanksgiving. Her parents celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving. Yay!

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(Josh was in Nepal through November, December, and January. This snippet of video still brings a lump in my throat. He was having such a hard time breathing!)

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January 12, 2011. Abby arranges to have dinner with us and surprises us with Josh, home two weeks early. Best surprise ever!

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Abby wants a haircut.

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February 13, 2011. A family dinner out at D’Anna’s in Bellingham.

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March 5, 2011. Abby asks me to take engagement photos. Rick and I spend the day with the two of them and we come across a park which ends up being the wedding venue.

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This blown out blurry picture turns out to be my favorite from the day. Don’t ask me why.

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Another day in March. Love.

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May 1, 2011. Abby and Josh’s first place.

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Mother’s Day. She’s one of the girls.

Here’s the part about Abby I love the most. She is one of the least inhibited people I’ve ever met. She danced at my niece’s wedding with abandon. She made me laugh so hard I could hardly hold my camera.
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She danced with Abbie

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She danced with my Dad

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She danced ’round the bride

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She danced with children

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She even got Josh out on the floor

This is a girl who brings life and joy and hilarity
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to every party
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in 21 days she will legally be in our family
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In our hearts she already is!
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Happy Birthday Abigail Jane Schrag! I hope this is your best year yet!

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