i met my husband's adorable niece in 1998. i remember laughing as she introduced me to each and every one of her beanie babies. a few visits later, i sang along as she played me every leann rimes song she knew on her guitar. during the next few years, i cheered through some of her soccer & volleyball games, and celebrated a few birthdays and a couple of graduations. and i watched her grow into an amazing young woman along the way. last spring i watched in awe as she made the nashville marathon look like piece of cake (in an all-out downpour, by the way). and one year later, i cried happy tears as i watched kara's fairy-tale unfold before her in the brilliant light of a texas sunset. just gorgeous! here's to team jk, and to happily ever after!