One way to say it is this: I don't even remember meeting the Merrills—they've just blended perfectly into our lives! Although we did meet at one point around when I was 7, I don't remember it…I just remember years of playing american girl dolls, reading books, running around on their farm, missing them when they moved to Georgia (and 10 years later…Spain!), and being thrilled when they moved back to Iowa both times! They've been an encouragement and blessing throughout the years. Merrills, you have my heart—thank you for letting me hang out with y'all and capture some moments for you on my camera!