Happy Birthday, Aunt Christy!
Today is Mark's little sister's birthday.
Christy has grown to be, not only a sister to me, but also a good friend. She is also quite definitely the FUN Aunt! She is always full of adventure, creativity, and thoughtfulness. Vienne seriously loved her Aunty Christy. They were buds. I have sweet memories of Christy teaching Vienne to swim in the river...Christy teaching Vienne how to roast and enjoy her first marshmallow by a bonfire...Vienne and Christy putting temporary tattoos on each other...just to name a few.
We love Christy so so much. I swear, Mark has the most amazing siblings.
Here are a few photos of Vienne and Christy, together, through the years~
(Vienne age 19 months at Christmas)
(me, Christy, & V)
(swim lessons! - Vienne is 3 yrs old)
(Christy and her beautiful buff arms!)
(tattoos on bellies! This was the winter that Ivy was born, V is 3 1/2)
(the Lightning McQueen puzzle that Aunt Christy gave her that Christmas)
(a sweet video that Christy took on her phone for Grandpa Tom, while visiting us)
(going out for a ride on one of Grandpa's boats - last summer, age 4)
(Christy, Vienne, & Ivy at Elliott's 1st birthday last summer)
(the last time that Christy saw Vienne - at cousin Brynn's wedding just a few weeks before she passed away)
(a beautiful picture of these two)
WE LOVE YOU AUNT CHRISTY!!
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
I WISH VIENNE COULD SEND YOU A HUG AND A HAND PAINTED CARD LIKE SHE USED TO. :(