Three years ago today I rushed down to a hospital in Charleston and waited all day to meet Kate, my first niece.
It was love at first sight, and she's brought an unbelievable amount of joy to our family.
Today she turns 3 and I can hardly believe it's possible!
She's smart and funny, so well behaved, has a completely contagious giggle, is obsessed with the color purple, and totally in love with Hello Kitty. She's a girly girl to the core.
Happy Birthday, sweet Kate. You are one incredible little lady, and I'm so proud to be your Auntie.