Here’s some photos to post about my eldest daughter. After having 5 boys (!) I thought I was going to be an”all boy’s mom.” When the Dr told me Mandy was a girl, I actually thought he was kidding me, just to make me feel good. haha
I knew if I ever had a girl, I would name her after my maternal g’mother, Amanda Amelia Hannig. She was the best person I ever knew. Everyone loved her. I also, even as a young girl, had decided I would name my daughter after the boy Lori in the book, “Little Women”.
So, Mandy (being my first daughter) was given my chosen girl names. I changed the spelling on her middle name and she became known to the world as Amanda Laurie Prince. Isn’t that a fine name!
My precious red head baby girl…
Mandy was born with a lot of red pigment. so much so that the dr had her under a bilirubin light after she was born & we had to place her in a sunny window a lot during the day to help with whatever “danger” too much red pigment caused.
She has been special from the start. My first daughter and our only redhead! I loved Mandy’s curly red hair! I was so elated to have such a special baby! She was absolutely the sweetest, most precious gift a mother could ever want. Always good natured, she was an easy baby and good little girl to raise.
Mandy’s Namesake: Amanda Milne circa 1954
This family photo was taken in the same place as the original one, above, the one taken at G’ma & G’pa’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mandy is in the front, sitting on the grass. (It’s hard to make out the faces very well.)
Two Generations After 1st Photo Now, my kids (and my cousin’s kids) have children of their own. This was taken at “Gram’s” 94th birthday party, same location, with my kids and grandkids.
Photos on Mandy’s “timeline”…
Mandy & Her Sisters
A Family of Her Own
Mandy married Rick Romprey about 18 (?) years ago. They started out in Minnesota but, thankfully, moved “back home”; closer to family and have three beautiful daughters.
Girls with Grandma Irene on one of our many jaunts to Zion. “Those were the days!”
Mandy has a lot going on. Girls come first. Everything revolves around & runs like clock-work, making sure things are flowing right with school and sports affiliations.
Then, comes her schooling. Mandy had to finish up a college curriculum, which she has and is now going full speed in the nursing program at DSU. This is a tough course and requires a lot of time. While doing this, Mandy dropped down to working only part time at Dixie Regional Hospital ER Lab. Whew! A lot going on.
Her girls are doing so good in their chosen activities. Caitlin competes, with top medals on her school and city swim team. She’s been offered scholarships at various colleges and now is trying to decide where to go after she graduates this year. Elaina is a constant honor student as well as also at top competition in her gymnastic club. Dylan used to do gymnastics but has now switched to swim also. They make us all very proud.
Picking up the puppies
Mandy decided to get a Mini Schnauzer for the family. They only wanted one but ended up with a brother and sister. Black fluffy, wavy coats, they are beautiful! This is a pic of Caitlin holding one on our trip back home. (I went with them.) That’s been ten years ago! Wow! So many changes. Little kids are now getting ready to graduate from high school & move on. I don’t like this phase at all.
This has been a long trip down Memory Lane. I’m glad I could tag along. These were the best of times!
Now, my final post, our kitchen chalk board has been busy last month & this month! I didn’t realize how many family b’days came tumbling down one after another at this time of the year. This keeps me on my toes!