|My parents didn't intend to get pregnant so soon after getting married,|
but they both said that having me filled them with great joy. I think they look
pretty happy (and still relatively well-rested) in this photo taken the day I was born.
|My hair used to stick straight up, so they nicknamed me Woodstock,|
as in the little yellow bird that's Snoopy's friend.
|Here I am scrunched into a box with Butch and Mimi,|
my favorite handmade dolls from Nana (my dad's mom).
|My sister closest to my age was born when I was 2 1/2.|
|My sister was a blond cutie pie as a kid.|
|See! I've always loved books!|
|Kevin attended all three of my graduations: high school, undergrad, and graduate.|
This was the last one in Spring 2004.
|On September 4, 2004, Kevin and I got married at Church of the Epiphany in Richmond, Virginia.|
|One week after we got married and had gone up to Rochester to see Kevin's parents,|
I began nannying for "my two little guys."
|Kevin and I have often joined our favorite pro-life advocate|
Ann Niermeyer (my mom) to pray during 40 Days for Life campaigns.
|We said goodbye to my dad, James Niermeyer,|
who passed away on August 10, 2009.
|After Kevin served on a Cursillo team when John Baab was a candidate,|
the three of us became best friends, more like siblings. It wasn't long before
Kevin and I were unofficially adopted into the Baab family clan.
|Here are some other favorite siblings in Christ we'd often spend time with:|
Chris, John Baab, Michele Morris, Christina, Jeff & Laura Stapleton.
|My mom (Ann Niermeyer) and her mother (Marilyn) are the strong women of faith|
who taught me the most about respecting the sanctity and dignity of life from womb to tomb.
|Can you see the family resemblance?|
|Here the "three silly sisters" and I are snuggled up reading.|