And this is where the spoiling started :-)
She has always had an inquiring mind...even as a little girl, I couldn't just give her the "pat" answers to her questions...when she asked about thunder, she really wanted to know what caused it...not that the angels were bowling! She's very smart and picks up things quickly.
She is the "alpha" female...she wants things her way and isn't afraid to let you know that she wants them her way...I don't often worry about her getting walked on or taken advantage of by anyone. Before BF, there were actually guys that I kind of felt sorry for...even though I didn't like them, because they were never going to be strong enough to stand up to her...to be honest, BF seems to have this ability...hmmm, who would have guessed :-)
She has the ability to still be a kid and enjoy the goofy side of life....which will serve her well during tough times. There was a period from about 17 to 19 that I was afraid that she was going to lose that ability...so glad she didn't.
What a beauty !!!
She has a great sense of humor...she's been telling since she was about 11 that she's going to put me in a rest home where they beat me daily and feed me dog food! There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting back and listening to her and her sisters when they get on a roll...friggin' hilarious!
She shows a tough exterior to most people but I know her to have a tender heart...I remember telling her at one point that it's OK for people to know that she's sweet :-)
She will never hang out with Betty Crocker or Martha Stewart...not very domestic in the kitchen but she keeps a clean house.
This is the person I see every time I look at Jumble Mash!!!
How cute are those dimples!!!
I see a bright future for JM...in marriage, she will demand a partnership...although sometimes I think she doubts it, she'll make a fantastic mother if she elects to have children, she'll be fiercely protective...professionally, she will succeed at whatever she decides to do...she has the intelligence, work ethic, and drive to accomplish anything!
And most important, she'll always have a Daddy that loves her and is there for her. Happy Birthday middle child.