If you've read previous posts, you already know I met my husband and his family a long time before we became a couple. In fact, Stephanie was two weeks old when I met him for the first time. If you want to read more about that, click here.
In this picture, Stephanie (on the left) is 3 years old. Her "original" sisters, Debbie and Leslie, were 5 and 5 months old, respectively. Yes, Stephanie is a middle child with all that that entails. lol
I took this one the weekend after Christmas. Here are the "original three" again. This time Leslie is on the left and Debbie on the right. Steph is in the middle-- right where she belongs. =) Don't you just hate photogenic people? JK
Here she is with the whole gang. Between us, Larry and I have six girls!
In birth order from left to right: Debbie, Stephanie, Leslie, Mallory, Sarah & Shelbi.
Since I've known Stephanie almost her whole life, I can share a little bit about her. hee hee She was a funny, precocious kid. Always on the go from the time she learned to crawl! She still is, but not quite as busy as she was then. She was as curious as Mason, her five year old, and was always in to something. She was also fearless like him and still is, to a smaller degree. ;) She has a VERY high tolerance for pain, too. (Does not take after her daddy on that one! lol) Once, while riding her bike, she broke her arm and did not shed a tear. Her daddy didn't believe it was actually broken until they did the x-ray at the hospital. Steph is now a proud mom to two boys and one girl. While Mason acts the most like her, Noah is her look-alike, and Harlee inherited her blonde hair. They're all different, but all are smart, cute and funny. Not unlike Stephanie, herself. Stephanie is probably the most resilient out of our girls. Whenever life knocks her down, like it does all of us at some point, she gets right back in the saddle. If I could only use one word to describe her, I'd have to use spunky. =)
Happy 30th, Stepper!
We love you,
Penny, Daddy, Shelbi,
(& Noah, Mason, and Harlee)