Years passed, but she always kept that smile and that big head of hair:
And her love of sports, starting with a five year old Cara playing soccer in fancy white shoes, through her inexplicable love of UNLV in middle school, and here she is in 6th grade posing with Jim Zorn (and baby brother Pooh), who came to her school for some reason:
This gal has been a ray of sunshine in my life since day 1. The best, most fiercely loving and loyal friend, daughter, sister that anyone could ever have. Love you so much, doll! Happy birthday!