We just want to take this opportunity to say two things:
1) We are very proud of Jack's cousin Tori for working hard to make the varsity volleyball team as a freshman.
2) We can't believe Tori is in high school already. It feels as though we're living in an alternate universe! I (Dave) was 15 when Tori was born. Tori will be 15 in November. You do the math on how old that makes me. The answer: old ENUF! (30 in April).
When Tori was a little girl, she was kinda like a sister to all of us. She spent the first year of her life in the same house with us: her mom, her grandparents, her uncles and her aunt (the original Vrbi). She completely changed the dynamics of our family and if I may be so bold to speak for all three of us, we are so very proud to call her our niece.
She and I are like peas in a pod and even though we live three hours away from each other (which sucks), she is always in my thoughts. She's turned out to be a terrific, beautiful high school girl--though it seems like it was only yesterday we were sneaking into her room hoping to find her awake in her crib. Most of the time it didn't matter; we'd help her wake up. No wonder she can sleep until noon now; she's making up for lost time!
So now our Barney-watching, Elmo-loving, coyote-hunting, loveable goofball niece is growing up. That's cool. It was bound to happen. It's been fun to watch, and there's plenty more to come.
We love you, Tori, and are very proud of you! Good luck on Friday. Even though we can't be there to cheer you on, we are there in spirit. Go out there and do your very best. Go Broncos!
Jack says: "Uggh...baa...goo...daa...plbbtt." You can figure out what that means! I think it means, "Tori, kick butt this week and we'll see you next week at Elm Creek! Oh, and Go Huskers! Peace out. Love you."