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S: Mallory Elaine Kuenzi's First 18 Years!

BC: Here's to a lifetime of happiness, love, respect and dreams coming true. We love you.

FC: Mallory Elaine Kuenzi's First 18 Years!

1: Chapter One

2: Mallory Elaine Kuenzi is born!

3: Considering I was convinced you were a boy, I was thrilled to have a daughter. Little did I know how much I would love you, respect you and like you 18 years later. | You were a super good natured baby. Because you never wanted to miss out on anything you rarely napped!

4: You were always grown up for your age. You learned to talk early and loved asking questions. The world fascinated you.

5: We had to resort to taking you on "nappy runs" to get you to go to sleep. You were always so reasonable and once you understood why we didn't want you to do something you would obey. You loved to watch "Barney", color, build with blocks, eatCheerios, dress up, play in your mini kitchen, build forts and play store. You loved to be read to and we spent a lot of time at the park and library.

6: One of your best qualities is that you don't take yourself too seriously and how you are able to laugh at yourself. You are quick to apologize if you need to and are not shy about saying "I love you". You love to be cuddled but are also fiercely independent.

7: You loved to spend time playing make believe. You had a large trunk full | of dress up clothes and rarely a day went by without you dressing up.

8: On December 12, 1995 you became a "big" sister to Jennifer Noel Kuenzi!

9: You were thrilled to have a sister and new friend to play with. You called her 'Sissy".

10: Since then, the motto has been "Nothing can come between me and my sister!"

12: Before Jen was born, many people worried you you might overshadow your new sibling... but out popped Jen and a perfect pairing of complimentary personalities was born. !!!!!!!!

14: Hello sister. You are so remarkably honest, straight forward, goal-oriented and loyal. I love how confident and comfortable you are in your own skin. Next year, I'm going to miss our Dr. Laura sessions in the bathroom, spontaneous dance parties and even being attacked by you. Although I will relish in my total domination of the TV remote, I'm going to be so lost without you! You've always been the perfect sassy, big sister to me and supported me through thick and thin.

15: You are one of the only people that knows exactly who I am, have been and want to be. You see the world so differently than I do, but maybe that's because you never had a big sister who could make you laugh when you wanted to cry like I have. | I'm so excited to see you set the world on fire and love you so much. ! Love, Your Incredibly Sensational Little Sister

16: You two had fun playing dress up, Barbies, Pollys, Animal Crossing, watching Arthur, catching tad poles and pretending to be Indians in Ghost Town.

17: You loved playing with your friends around the neighborhood and always looked after and included Jen. You had tea parties, played school, set up a vet office and hosted Kuenzi Kitchen together. We also had a blast sledding on snow days.!

18: Although almost always perfect, occasionally you and your sister were known to kept secrets that would keep you two from getting in trouble. You sometimes swore you were innocent, when you weren't and once in awhile, when Jen was ignoring you, you'd get even.

19: You had your teenage rebellious phases but they were few and far between. You were always a reasonable, reliable, trustworthy, spunky, talkative, FUN, smart, FUNNY, ambitious, competent, independent and a loving family member.

20: Wee Wisdom Pre-School with Mrs. Boyd

22: Mallory Goes to School! The Garden House

23: Kindergarten Mrs. Crammer 1st grade Mrs. Lee 2nd grade Ms. Randall


25: 3rd Grade | 4th Grade | 5th Grade | Mrs./ Griener | Mrs. VB | Mrs. Reynolds

26: Mallory Kuenzi, Athlete

27: ...and one tough competitor!

28: Prize Winning Hula Hooper and...

29: Winner of the "Garden Home Chocolate Dessert Bake Off" three years in a row!

30: Welcome to Whitford Middle School. Voted Most Likely to Become an Actress!

31: 8th Grade Trip Washington D.C. and New York City

32: Beaverton High School Freshman Year 2007-2008

33: Sophomore Year 2008-2009

34: Junior Year 2009-2010

35: Senior Year 2011

36: Princess of Ambition You were elected by your senior class as the most ambitious girl at Beaverton High School.

38: Graduation Day June 13, 2011 | High School Scholar Business Pathway Scholar 1st Place in State-Deca Princess of Ambition President of Deca Model UN LINK Leader Stars Leader Actress Most likely to be President

39: We couldn't be more proud of you!

40: You've come a long way, Mally.!

41: Our Vacations You always loved a vacation that included a little adventure. Splash Mountain, Disneyland, 1998

42: Kauai and Maui 2002 remember playing hangman during dinner and Jen stumping us with her phonetic spelling of spaghetti?

44: Disney World 2003

45: You and Jen were up at the crack of dawn ready to take on a new day in Disney World.! | Meditation helped your dad stay in touch with his inner child.

46: Wallawa Lake and Baker City 2004 You amazed us all with your knowledge of the Oregon Trail. Remember the chipmunks and deer?

48: Rocky Mountain Dude Ranch and Coeur d' Alene, Idaho 2005

50: Cancun 2006

51: You had your first taste of freedom on our Cancun trip. You enjoyed the self serve popcorn, free movies and being independent. Remember the sizzling heat and iguanas?

52: Alaskan Cruise 2007 You and Jen weren't overly impressed cruising with the geriatric crowd but you loved the helicopter ride, chocolate desserts and our first experience at zip-lining!

54: Cabo 2008

55: The many moods of our Cabo vacation!

56: Yellowstone Park 2009 | Hey Mal, how about posing for a picture with the nice buffalo? | We spent the days touring the sights (you read) and the evenings playing Sequence.

57: Hugging my GTP good bye at the Montana Airport.

58: New York City 2010

59: Sightseeing around New York City | On the set of Regis and Kelly | Looking for an escape route out of MoMA! | Dinner in Little Italy

60: Hawaii 2009 and 2011 You put all of us on a daily suntan regime with "performance Enhancers". We zip-lined, snorkeled, played our favorite dinner game, "Name three things you like best about____?, played cards and we watched You scratch!

62: Dad's Girl | D | Dad's favorite picture

63: Mal Lane Kuenz

64: I will never forget our first dance, pony rides, fall soccer games or the day we said our dad/daughter vows. I remember we promised to love, honor and listen to each others point of view. You never cease to amaze me with your insight, intellect and quick wit. I look forward to sharing in the next chapter in your life. I am so proud of all you are and all you have accomplished in your first 18 years and know that great things are in store for you. I love you. Dad

66: My Good, True Pal You and I have always had a heart and soul connection. I understand you and you understand me!

69: We always have fun together. You make me laugh with my soul and I love how we're always looking for a conversation or some way to entertain our spunky personalities/imaginations. I always love when you call and tell me about something that has happened in your day or tell me the latest gossip about a celebrity couple. I love sharing in your dreams and hearing your thoughts about life and people. I love watching "The Bachelor" and "Gilmore Girls "with you and having "ro___tic" evenings when Dad is out of town. You will always be in the CENTER of my heart and I couldn't be prouder or love you more.. I'm honored to be your mom.

70: Halloween to a Kuenzi is spooky theme dinners, trick or treating with Callie and the neighbors, pumpkin sales and carving jack-a-lanterns with your dad.

72: Grandma Elaine Pure love

74: Grandpa Al

75: Hey, Mal Mal! You know you're my number....ah....1 1/2? I 'm sure going to miss my "extra butter" popcorn buddy! I always appreciate your open and friendly personality and quick sense of humor. You are very special to me. I love you.

76: The K1's Our very best wishes for you as you begin your college career, which we know will be very successful. We will be thinking of you every time we watch the news and see a report from DC, knowing that our cousin Mal is spending another late night in the school library, studying away. Anyway, work hard, stay out of frat houses and you might just make it to the top: A Fox News reporter babe! You have all it takes: Looks, intelligence and small-town conservative values, which is the most important thing. We love you, The K1's

78: Christmas Eve

79: Playing Barbies in the Christmas tree, Mrs. Claus presents, matching p.j.s, Christmas Eve dinner with Grandpa, Grandma B. or Uncle Mark, unwrapping LOTS of presents, playing the the Stocking Game, discovering reindeer poop on the porch and a feeling of love and warmth are the things that make up a Kuenzi Christmas.

80: Kuenzi Christmas means... | gingerbread houses with Julie, capturing the perfect Christmas card photo, playing in the manger,

81: matching outfits, finding the ideal Christmas tree and | being overwhelmed with emotion by finding a real kitten in the Bbuild a Bear box!

82: Down at Grandma's and Grandpa's for Christmas morning!

83: As soon as the last Santa present was unwrapped, we would head to Grandma's and Grandpa's. Dad would race and try to make the first seating for breakfast before the k1's arrived. Grandma always had everything ready for us....homemade cookies, wecka bread, frozen raspberries and a wonderful egg casserole you wouldn't eat.

84: Every year we would insist on a picture of all the grandkids. Sometimes the adults had their picture taken too.

85: Christmas always included a family dinner where the kids were treated to individual jellos. Grandma made sure her family was treasured and loved andChristmas is not the same without her.

86: New Year's Eve at the Anderson's

87: For years we have celebrated New Year's Eve as our "second Christmas" and spent time with our "choosen" family of honorary aunts, uncles and sister. | We feast, laugh a lot, get silly, open presents and feel unconditionally loved.

88: GrandmaBarbara She would always color with you and taught you all your letters. Remember playing with her jewelry box and eating peanut butter crackers?

89: Grandpa Hobie, Joan, Roy, Nancy, Mitch and Beth

90: Aunt Stac and Callie Thanks for being such a great God sister and more like a real sister to me. You are someone who I look up to and I will miss you while you are away at college. I love you and forever will. Callie

91: I love you, Mallory. You are a person who can be counted on and trusted. you are articulate and intelligent, funny and entertaining. When you lay your head on your pillow at night, you have to feel proud of the way you live your life. I am so proud of my beautiful, ambitious God daughter. As you head into the next exciting chapter of your life, know that where ever you go, whatever you do, you have my forever love right there with you. I will miss you so much, Mally. Aunt Stac

92: Kuenzi Easter's consist of...

93: Easter egg hunts at Grandma and Grandpa's, Easter baskets, letters from the EasterBunny, time spent with family and our highly treasured and hysterical family EasterEgg DyingContest.

94: Uncle Mark Malmiester, My happiness for you as you head to AU is boundless and total. Yet I am already looking forward to your first trip back. I will keep my cupboards stalked with our usual picnic fare and keep myself updated on all the relevant topics, ready for great talks, fun movies and fashion consulting as needed. You are such a wonderful individual and so full of life that I hope | you know spending as much time with you as possible, has always been a huge priority for me. This "life book" is a great reflection of who you are and who loves you. I am so lucky to be a part of your pages and I will always be in the chapters of your life to come. I love you, Mark

95: Wayne and Sandy I've watched you grow into a beautiful young woman, so full of energy and lofty aspirations. I honestly believe you are going to go out and make difference in the world...you've already begun, by helping your dad see the light. :) You and I have shared some special T & P girl time together that I will always hold close to my heart. Love ya, Mal. Sandra Dee | I feel so lucky to be one of your special uncles. It's going to be fun to watch you go off and enjoy the best years of your life in college. Soak up everything you can and don't forget that Uncle Wayne will never let you get close to a bee's nest again. Love, Wayne

96: T & P | means ...Camping at Horse Creek with Mark and the Andersons, driving the golf cart, reading in the creek, inner tubes, riding bikes, hanging out with the other kids, watching the golfers come in, making/selling s'mores around the evening campfire and getting Mark to play "The Land of Oden" on his guitar.

98: American University Washington, D.C. Chapter 2

99: Just remember, you are always in our hearts and prayers and we're only a phone call away... anytime, any day. So go soar, Little Bird!

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