Sunday, December 29, 2013

Is That Me, Or Am I You?

My parents didn't know they were having twins until a week before we were born. Can you imagine that nowadays? They had (one set) of baby things ready to go because, sadly, my Mom had given birth to a still-born full term baby boy the previous year. Such a heartbreaking experience for them. Little did they know that the following year they would be bringing home two babies!

Angie and I are best friends. It always seems so odd to us when people ask if we get jealous, or are competitive with each other. Apparently there are identical twins that have that sort of relationship, but that's not us at all! If anything, we are too concerned with how the other one is doing!

I was born 4 minutes after she was. And she's acted like my "older" sister ever since. lol
And we are very different. For example, she doesn't like anything vintage! I know!!! She's not into vintage stuff at all! Her "thing" is makeup! She has drawers of it! And not the cheap stuff either. Me? I have like two lip sticks, and she gave them to me! lol
She also loves clothes and expensive purses, and getting her nails done. I can't remember the last piece of clothing I bought myself. But I know that my purse came from a garage sale. I paid $10 for it about 5 years ago!

Today we turn 36 years old. Yay! We aren't too thrilled about that number. And we never would have imagined that we would be living together again at this age! But we love our little place, and our dogs. We're also so grateful to now have 2 nieces and a nephew to love!
And who knows what the future holds for each of us?
ok...I won't lie. We hope it holds two, semi attractive, smart, and kind, MEN!

Happy Birthday To My Very Best Friend!
Thank you for always being with me, since day one.
Love you, Angie! 
Erica

Me on left, Angie on right...choking on our own necks. haha




33 comments:

  1. Oh you should post a picture of the two of you together now! Happy birtnday to you and your sister!,

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  2. I had no idea you were a twin! 36...lol! I could be your mother...in fact I have daughters that are 30, 36, and 37. You are just a child! Happy Birthday to you and your sister. I only feel 36ish...not my real age at all. =D

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  3. Happy, happy birthday! We thought an 'extra cold' one should be on your record books; people with July birthdays NEVER talk about the temperature on their special day!

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  4. Happy Birthday to both you and Angie! Twins!!! I can't even imagine....I am so glad you and your sister are close...it makes your journey in life much more enjoyable! Big hug for both of you! :)

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Favorite Twins!!!
    You are YOUNG :) I hope your day was Extra special, just like you girls are!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  6. Happy Birthday to you and your sister! You both are blessed to have each other. Enjoy your special day!

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  7. Happy happy birthday girlies!!! this is such a fun post. I've always heard there is no other bond like an identical twin. So lucky to have each other and lucky y to suppot each others habits. :) wishing you both a special day and a wonderdul year ahead!! xoxo

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  8. Happy Birthday to you both! You sure are cuties and I know you're glad to have each other and that special bond! Hope you had TWO birthday cakes and lots of FUN! Birthday hugs coming your way....double! Hugs, Diane

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  9. What an adorable photo! Happy Birthday!!!!!

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  10. Happy Birthday to you both! How wonderful to have your twin sister as your best friend and get along so well, too! I think the photo is adorable. :)

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  11. Happy Birthday to You Both!!!!
    Chris =]

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  12. Happy, happy day to you and your sister! Twins run in our family but my sister ended up having them. (and my what a lot of work). Happy Birthday you young girl! Mine is just around the corner and much more of a milestone one.

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  13. Wishing you BOTH a very blessed birthday. That is just the sweetest photo. Hugs from across the Big Lake!

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  14. Happy birthday to you both!
    Love your chubby little necks! ;)

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  15. Oh my gosh, you are adorable. God blessed your parents with two little ones after their tragedy. Let's hope those princes arrive this new year, hah.

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  16. Happy Birthday Erica! & to Angie, of course! Your photo is the cutest! Hope those princes find you two soon, what lucky guys they would be! :)

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  17. Happy Birthday, Girls!!! After reading this post, I am absolutely convinced that I am the triplet that got left behind at the hospital. I LOVE MAKEUP and have three drawers full of it in my bathroom!! When we built our house, Brian made sure to include enough shelves in our walk in closet to hold my giant handbag collection. And shoes? Don't even ask. My closet looks like a western store. So many cowboy boots! Who says you can't love both old and new? I am the perfect mix of both of you!

    Have a great day!!!

    ~Erica

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  18. Happy Birthday to the both of you! What a blessing to your parent's (and perhaps a great challenge) to have you both.

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  19. Belated birthday wishes for you and your sister! Thanks for sharing your very touching story...loved it. You have been a delight in my life and I've known you such a short time. 36... you guys are still babies. Here's to a good year ahead! Did you see my blog post about Elf Day? You will enjoy the vintage elves.
    Love ya lots,
    Linda Lou

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  20. Happy belated birthday to you girls! I agree with Erica's comment above, definitely related! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!
    Hanna

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  21. Happy belated Birthday to you Erica and to your best friend!! I hope you had a joyous wonderfilled birthday!
    BTW, my baby son's birthday was Dec. 29 too!
    Hugs,
    Dorothy

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  22. Happy birthday! I hope it was a happy and fun one.

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  23. Happy Birthday! I just turned 27 yesterday on the 30th! :)

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  24. Happy birthday ladies!!!
    I'm a twin too, though not identical. It's amazing how many time people ask my BROTHER and I that question. : )
    And sorry, but 4 minutes is 4 minutes. I have 10 on my brother and I'll never let him forget it. ; )

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  25. Happy belated birthday Erica! Loved your post. You sound so much like me and your sister sounds like the girl my mom wished she had had ha-ha! I have 3 brothers, wish I would have had a sister to share with! You two are so lucky! :0)
    Evie

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  26. Happy Birthday to both of you. What a sweet picture. I hope all your dreams come true.
    Happy New Year.
    Hugs
    donna

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  27. Gosh how special! Would love to see a picture of you two together now!

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  28. So sorry I missed the actual day. I've been caring for my mom since yesterday and time has flown by. I hope you and your sister had the best birthday ever!

    Love ya'
    Meri

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  29. Thank you for sharing something so personal. You both were adorable! Happy New Year :)

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  30. Ahhh hahaha! I mean "Happy Birthday" also!

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  31. Hello Erica! I've missed alot of what has been going on in blogland! I 've really been overwhelmed with everyday things and haven't been organized enough to accomplish much in the crafting department....I hope to get back to it in the Spring!
    I hope you and your sister enjoyed your birthday! I love that picture of the two of you..so sweet!

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