Monday, September 23, 2013

Happy Birthday, Gina and Greta!

Aww, 24 years ago.....I gave birth, not to one baby but to two! What a wonderful day. We knew they were going to be girls and we had the names already picked out for them. When you have more than one baby, you have to wait till they are born and you hold them and get a good look at them to decide who gets what name. Gina was the first born and the smallest of the two. I think that's why we chose Gina Kate as her name.  The name Gina seemed to fit her. Greta was born soon after her sister. She just seemed like a Greta Mae to us. These girls never looked alike and their personalities were completely different. We never had a hard time telling them apart!

 This picture really doesn't show how big I really was. 
The girls weighed almost 14 lbs. total. 
That top was about the only one I could wear at the end.
 We had an uneventful birth.
They were healthy babies ♥
They waited till their due date to be born...
this picture was taken when they were about an hour old!


 First birthday!
What fun!

These two provided many happy times for our family.
They were so stinking cute!!

How time flies. It's so hard to believe Gina and Greta are 24.
The joy they bring continues.
Gina and Greta, God has blessed us with you two...
that I will never doubt!

Love you soooooo much!!

6 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Happy Birthday to Gina and Greta. What sweet photos. Time does fly!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Your family photos are fun to see, Doris, and seems you have had lots of birthday celebrations and good times lately...how wonderful.

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday to your Girls! They are precious and I know that they have brought you 24 years of joy TIMES TWO! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Jean Stauffer said...

I forgot how big you got!! That last picture is so CUTE!! That's about the age they were when they sang the "Happy Happy" song. Such a fun memory.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughters. What a joy they must be to you!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Hello Doris,

So nice stopping by and perusing your lovely blog. We were right there during your rainy day. I needed to stop in a store and purchase a rain slicker!

We will be celebration our 38th wedding anniversary on the 18th. And we have twin daughters just like you. They are a bit older than your girls. They will be 33 in November.

A joy visiting with you!
Kindly, Lorraine