Before the trio was even thought of Lori was a close part of our family. Stopping by for tea, to talk, or to teach us spontaneous salsa lessons...we loved having her around.
Then along came Aaron. And as a 15 year old girl I remember telling him I'd beat the crap out of him if he ever hurt her. In reflection, I'm not sure the level of intimidation I as going for really came across in its full extent. But nonetheless Aaron has treated Lori like a princess and even asked her to be his bride one day.
Then along came Luke, Eva, and Mamie, whom I also love very much...and feel pretty protective of. Just so you know. ;)