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On Being a Twin…

June 8, 2011

This morning my very much identical twin sister posted a whole long schpiel about what it’s like to be a twin.  And instead of writing my own twinny post, I’m just going to send you over there to read hers.  Because it pretty much sums up how I feel too.  If you are interested in what my life was like growing up with someone I shared a face with, head over here to read what she has to say.

June 2001

[ June 2001, photo by Alyssa… whose new married last name escapes me. ]

I am the keeper of photographs in my family, and last night I was looking for old pictures for her.  It was so much fun.  And I am really going to try and refrain from posting like a million pictures of me when I was little.  But I LOVED these ones.

Twin Girls

[ 1985 ]

And I love this picture of me and Heidi and my mom.  This was probably my very favorite backpack in the whole world.

June 1985

[ Summer of 1985… maybe 1986, I don’t know. ]

16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2011 9:19 am

    I love that last pic, so perfect, so exactly like I remember being that age. (I remember curly blonde hair from pink sponge curlers and the green Gizmo backpack…that’s about it.)

    xox

  2. Liz Merrell permalink
    June 8, 2011 9:42 am

    Love these pictures and I loved Heidi’s post!

  3. June 8, 2011 10:03 am

    Lovely ladies! I love the pic of you both and your mom. Super cute!

  4. June 8, 2011 10:29 am

    OMG, do I ever seen Creamie in the the pic of you and Heidi as little girls!!!!

  5. June 8, 2011 10:47 am

    I never realized how much Miss Creamie looks like you!! I love the pics!

  6. June 8, 2011 10:51 am

    Hey, I just went and read Heidi’s post and I have a revelation for you. Since I only really ‘know’ you, and not Heidi until today, I can tell you apart in the photos, no problem. I liked reading her post a lot – I never had any really good friends who were identical twins but I see how it would be bloody annoying when people you spend time with (and even family members) are not willing to take the time to figure out who is who!
    The ‘lost by the river’ story was intense. Your poor mother!!!

  7. June 8, 2011 11:44 am

    Oh what a good picture!! I love that one of you , your sister and mom. Thats special.
    ~ Paige

  8. June 8, 2011 12:00 pm

    aaaah! you and your sister as babies look just like creamie! 🙂 Lovely post!x

  9. June 8, 2011 12:04 pm

    also e, i saw this and thought of you: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61026080/typewriter-wood-brooch

    🙂

  10. June 8, 2011 12:49 pm

    I’m not trying to pull the “I’m a great friend” card here, but honestly, in EVERY SINGLE PICTURE on Heidi’s blog I could tell the two of you apart. Honestly. And it was mostly because you definitely look more creative. 🙂

    • June 8, 2011 2:53 pm

      Hahahaha! This? This is awesome. Jessie Her Neighbor, you have made it onto my list of favorite people. 🙂

      xox

  11. June 8, 2011 1:13 pm

    You guys are both cute, and cool. Although I don’t actually know your sister, but just from her blog I can tell she’s cool. Wow, good genes. 🙂

  12. June 8, 2011 9:32 pm

    Pink,

    I can tell you two apart too. I for sure know who is who in all of the adult pictures. And I’m pretty sure I know which one is which in the pictures of you when you were younger. In the B&W picture of you in 1985 (here), are you on the right and Heidi on the left? I’ll feel so horrible if I got it wrong. Kid pictures are hard to tell even for non-twins. When I look through old photos of my siblings it is hard to tell. Well, anyway, Heidi’s post was fantastic. I always thought it would be fun to have a twin. Guess there are two sides to every story.

    xo -E

  13. June 8, 2011 9:55 pm

    Yea, you two are gorgeous.
    I had fun reading that blog post… I need to thank your sister for writing it.
    And wow, I already knew Creamie was pretty dang amazing, but for reals.

  14. Annie T. permalink
    June 9, 2011 12:49 am

    What a great post! My cousins are twins, and they have often shared some of the same feelings. And, oh my GOODNESS, Creamie is almost the spitting image of you. I, too, can tell in all of your adult photos which one is you and which is Heidi. I’m sure this has to do with the fact that I have only seen/talked to/interacted with you. You guys really do have different smiles which, as a result, makes the shapes of your faces different as well. Here’s to treating twins, like any person, as their own individual self.

  15. June 25, 2011 9:57 am

    Is it me or that you have a mole on your left cheek that Heidi doesn’t have? My mum has a twin too! Truth be told, once, my mum had her hair cut the exact same way as her twin and we were too scared to call out to her while looking at her back view because they looked exactly the same! Thank God we got it right in the end. 🙂

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