When I met her in downtown Atlanta, her smile was ever as bright as it was in all of the photos I saw on her mom’s Instagram account. It was no surprise that her smile perfectly matched her spirit. Ripley truly exuded joy and happiness…everything that being 13 should be about. Plus, she had a personal style all her own! A party dress with Chucks on a colorful bike? Yes, please! Below are my favorite moments of Ripley having fun being 13 (complete with duck lips) and giving us a glimpse into the beautiful young woman that she is growing into during the quiet moments.