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… and to you too!

Happy Birthday to you too, Sister!

Thanks for living life with me for all these years! For sharing so many memories. For calling me every single morning at or before 7 am because you know I would call you if I had free long distance. And thanks for always answering all my questions and giving of yourself for me. You are so incredibly talented and carry about your talents with such ease and class. I’d be a giant ball of mess if I attempted to do 1/4 of what you do. Thanks for loving my children like they were your own {except when they have poop in their pants}. Thank you for being hilarious and for making me laugh all the time. Thank you for all of the clothes that you give me; the bags and bags and the ones with tags. I wish that everyone on this planet could have a sister {especially one like you}; someone to play with, someone to shop with, someone to laugh with, someone to call and talk to. I love you and consider you one of my most precious gifts. I love that when I’m too old to remember things {which I feel like I may already be there} I can call you and if you can just remember half of life and I can remember the other half we’ll be SET and we’ll never forget a thing.

This is our very 1st BIRTHDAY! Morgan and Paige wear the barrettes that we are wearing. DaddyBoy’s still sporting his Sperry’s and Lacoste all these years later– he’s so timeless! Thankfully he’s wearing his shorts a little longer and not so white these days. Thankfully we’re not still wearing socks with our sandals. Mom, well, I think she looks the same… minus the bun. I want to know if she still has the skirt or if she made it I’d like the pattern. And her shoes… from what I can see they look cute too!


I love you and I love that we have shared and lived our lives with one another.


I’m so excited for you to be a mother. I know you will be a wonderful one. I love that little girl so much already and I can’t wait to get my lips on her face, wrap my arms around her and tell her how much I love her! She will likely be smothered in kisses from her cousins too. We all absolutely cannot wait!

Happy Birthday, Sister! I love you and . . .

I praise the Lord for you!

Thanks, Marla for the picture hook-up.

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  • Life On Laurel
    June 13, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Happy Birthday to you both! I hope you have a wonderful weekend together.

  • duchess
    June 13, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Happy Birthday girls!!
    Y'all really have something special & for a moment this only child was jealous.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  • L
    June 13, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Happy Birthday to you both! I feel silly for not realizing you were twins sooner! No wonder you look so much alike. 🙂

  • CC
    June 13, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Happy, happy birthday to both of you. You ladies are beauty and goodness all rolled up in one!!!

  • New England Gal
    June 13, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Happy Birthday to both you and Erika! Have a wonderful special weekend together!

  • Stacy
    June 13, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Hope your day is amazing!

  • alston
    June 13, 2009 at 5:34 am

    i hope you guys have a very happy birthday! you both have some great old photos!

  • Tara
    June 13, 2009 at 5:38 am

    Happy Birthday Darby and Erika! I have so enjoyed reading both of your blogs in the past year. You are both talented girls, and I love reading about your adventures/projects each week! Enjoy your day!

  • Lindsey
    June 13, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Ya'll are too sweet. Happy Birthday to you both!

  • erika
    June 13, 2009 at 6:18 am

    that made me cry really hard. thank you. i love you!!
    i'll see you in a few hours!!

  • Erin
    June 13, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Happy Birthday to you both! I love you all so much and have loved that we're so close even though we're "just" cousins:) I hope you both have a wonderful day!! Miss you!!

  • Ashley
    June 13, 2009 at 6:34 am

    happy birthday girls – what a sweet post! you are BOTH super talented and fun…we all enjoying keeping up w/ you in this crazy blog world!!!

  • The Southern Lady
    June 13, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Happy birthday, ladies! You're both inspirational, lovely women. Blessings to you both.

  • Amy
    June 13, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Happy Birthday to both of you!

  • Elizabeth
    June 13, 2009 at 7:15 am

    happy birthday, darby! you all are lucky to have each other and the close . you all are so pretty…inside and out!

  • annek
    June 13, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Enjoy your day!

  • megan
    June 13, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Happy Birthday to you! and Erika!
    What a great way to start a morning {and with a few tears too}. Sisters are a blessing! I hope you two have a fabulous birthday!

  • viky
    June 13, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Happy Birthday to both of you, i really love read your blog it is really funny see your adventure with kids….the picture with you and sister little was so sweet…
    Many hugs and kisses from Italy

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now
    June 13, 2009 at 8:03 am

    What a beautiful birthday tribute! 🙂 You guys are gorgeous! I love your mom's outfit in the picture…those are cute shoes for sure! Happy Birthday!

  • Dianne
    June 13, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Nothing like sisters…I have 2. Bless you both on this special day!

  • Hillary @ The Other Mama
    June 13, 2009 at 8:16 am

    That is so sweet and wonderful! Happy birthday to both of you! What a blessing to have a sister to share it all with!

  • alyssa
    June 13, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Happy Birthday! I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and thought now would be agreat day to post a comment! I have a fabulous sister that I love so much! And I pray that my girls have a that special sister bond too! Hope yall have a great day and can't wait to see pictures of the celebration!—Alyssa

  • cedwards55
    June 13, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Happy Birthday Girls! You all make me cry. All sisters should be so attached. I know that God is so happy He made the two of you.

  • Dona
    June 13, 2009 at 9:05 am

    The picture is priceless- you both look wonderful! Happy, happy birthday to two wonderful women! Enjoy your birthday weekend!

  • Cara
    June 13, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Happy Birthday to both of you — hope you have a lovely day! It's obvious where you two get your fabulous sense of style. Look at your Mom! She is too cute, and I want a skirt like that too 🙂

  • our family of four
    June 13, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Happy birthday to you and Erika!! Hope y'all have a wonderful day and enjoy being together!

  • Joel and Lee-Anne
    June 13, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Maybe it's the hormones, but I cried like a baby…how sweet! You both are so blessed….God is good.
    Happy birthday!

  • Anonymous
    June 13, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Happy Birthday ro both of you. I love both of your blogs. I hope all your wishes come true

  • andi
    June 13, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!!

  • Freckles Chick
    June 13, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Happy Birthday D & E! OK, so I don't know you ladies outside of the blogosphere but this post is so darn sweet, I'm all 'motional. I've always wanted a sister for all the reasons you wrote about.

    Take care of each other! =]

  • Jennifer
    June 13, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday! Your tributes to one another are so sweet…enjoy the blessings of the day!

  • The Harris Family
    June 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Happy B'day to you both! I love my sissy so much too how much fun it would be to share a B'day!

  • Anonymous
    June 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    What lovely things to say about your sis. Happy, happy birthday girls! Hope you have a great day together.

  • Amanda
    June 13, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I have always longed for a sister and then longed to give my daughter a sister too…everyday I wish I wish I had that "kind" of love and relationship – you are both blessed beyond measure…Happy, Happy day!!!!

  • Jill Pope
    June 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Happy Birthday Darby! What a sweet post!

  • sashyjane
    June 13, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    happy birthday!! this is so sweet and makes me appreciate my sister so much more.

  • Melissa Wagner
    June 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Happy Birthday, Darbika!!!! That was so sweet … it made me wish I had a sister!!

  • Kelly and Kelly
    June 13, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    happy birthdays!

  • Amanda
    June 13, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Happy Birthday to both of you!

  • Anonymous
    June 14, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Happy Birthday to the both of you! Y'all inspire excellence in each other and all your blogfans! Thank you!

  • Lindsey
    June 14, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Hey D!! Happy Birthday! Hope you and Erika had a great day. Love the pic that Marla took you 2-you both look fantastic. Miss you

  • Carrie Robles
    June 14, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday! Hope your day was superb!

  • Rachel
    June 14, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Happy Birthday! What a wonderful post! I have an identical twin sister and I can really relate to what you said. We are so lucky, aren't we?

  • Invited In
    June 14, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Happy B-day to you both!! What fun I have had these past few months reading both of your blogs. Blessings to you both….I hope you have a special weekend celebrating:)
    P.S. Darby, I made your banana bars. I think I ate half the pan on my own. They were yum:) Oh, and thanks for getting back to me on my email about how you get your blog pics so big. I have yet to figure it out….it takes me a while with techy stuff.

  • Jessica
    June 14, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    happy belated birthday, darby! hope the day was great, i want that skirt pattern, too! too cute.

  • Amanda Thrasher
    June 14, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Happy happy! Two people that speak of each other so fondly must be extra special. Celebrate!

  • hootsmom
    June 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Happy B-Day… lets talk petit fours… if I spelled it right… how many times did you have to coat them?? My icing kept seeping through and you could see the cake… it took many coats. any advice?

  • hootsmom
    June 15, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Thanks Darby for the icing tip. yes they are very tasty. back to the kitchen tonight. I'm making them for a friends birthday tomorow night. I wanted to practice last night just incase they didn't turn out. I'm also having trouble making them SQUARE!! I think this technique takes some time to perfect. Thanks again for sharing! SAL

  • The Carrolls
    June 15, 2009 at 6:43 am

    I hope you two have a great birthday!

  • Ellen
    June 15, 2009 at 7:43 am

    happy late birthday, old friend!

  • The Birds Nest
    June 15, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Happy Birthday!! What a special bond that you share with MommaSissy. My Mom wanted twins desperately when I was born. I wish I would have been a twin. It would have been wonderful fun!!

  • Mrs. Davis
    June 15, 2009 at 8:49 am

    I have a sister and although she is 8 years older than I am, I love her more than anything in this worls. Happy Birthday to you girls!!!! What a special bond!

  • Tara and Felix
    June 15, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Happy Birthday! Now, why weren't you two that nice to each other when we lived at Toomer Hall? HA! JK!

  • Kaysha Patel
    June 15, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Happy Birthday Darbs! Sorry I am late, I was at the beach and haven't had a chance to catch up on my blogs until now 🙂
    I don't have a sister and reading yours and Erika's posts really made me wish I did! You are so lucky to have such a great relationship with each other.
    Hope you both had a wonderful day!

  • Anonymous
    June 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Happy Late Birthday!
    I love your blog!
    -Kay in Bham

  • Margaret
    June 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    happy birthday to both of you!! you are beautiful on the inside and out, and i am so insanely jealous that you have a SISTER!! i've always wanted one! 🙂

  • J
    June 15, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    happy, happy birthday!!!

    thanks for your sweet offer…Mom hooked me up…now if I can just figure out how to do the neck band. 🙂

  • beki
    June 16, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Happy Birthday to you both! I thought about y'all on the actual day, but never got around to getting on the computer. Y'all are so sweet!!

  • Jessica {lovely jubbly london}
    June 18, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Happy Belated Birthday. I have always wished for a sister and reading this makes me want one even more. You are so lucky to have such a special relationship.