Happy 20th Birthday India!!
She is 20 years old!
And this is the bike she bought with her
Pretty sweet ride, eh?
So in honor of her birthday,
I thought I would show some fun photos of my
I took this photo on her last day at work
as a "bookie" on the
Storybook Land Canal Boats
Ahnalin and I were riding Casey Jr. and
as the track runs all around Storybook land,
our train happened to be directly overhead
as India's boat was going under the bridge.
And here she is right
before midnight on her final night of work
as she was graduating from the Disney College Program.
Ahnalin and I,
along with some of her DCP buddies,
were honored to ride her final boat.
This was, without a doubt,
her very favorite job ever!
A week after we brought her home from the
Disney College Program,
my parents came for the weekend
and we drove over to Bodega Bay for a visit.
As usual, India chose to make goofy faces
in nearly every shot!
I love this picture.
I actually took it in May when
I got to visit her all by myself
This picture is a few years old but I love it.
India is holding my darling niece Cherish
and I think they both look beautiful.
This was taken a few years ago when
India, Ahnalin and I went to a friend's wedding.
This was taken when she was not yet 4
and we were moving away from her favorite
cousin, and best friend Tyler.
This is one of my favorite pictures of these two.
India loved eating at the American Girl Cafe
in Chicago when we lived there.
This visit was when she was 7 years old.
This was taken at India's third birthday.
She LOVED this dress!
Blue gingham and the apron
was white with pink birthday cakes.
I even made a matching outfit for her Ginny doll!
And here she is just a few years ago in
her Alice costume.
I stole this picture off of her Facebook page.
A friend took it when she was a freshman
standing outside the drama room at school.
Her shirt and her expression are pure India.
Here she was singing at a local restaurant
while her Daddy (aka Hot Rockin' Hubby)
This is my all time favorite picture of my India.
She was 3 and
attending Healdsburg Preschool Co-op.
She is just so yummy in this photo!!
I love my India so much.
She was my first baby.
She is the one who had to
bear the brunt of all my first-time-mama parenting,
yet, somehow, she has managed
to grow into a brilliant,
I can't even begin to say how very proud I am of her.
As she enters this stage of her life,
I pray that the Lord will
bless her with wisdom,
yes, I pray that she be blessed
with her heart's desires.
Jeremiah 29:11 is India's favorite verse.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you a hope and a future."
She is a lovely woman
but she will always be my baby.
India, mama loves you forever.