Wednesday, January 07, 2009


They say I'm finally going home? What's home??

Hey, I'm not used to all this light!!

I know you! You're the one I've been with all these months!

BFF, as they say!

No, I'm not sticking out my tongue! That's a graham cracker!

Hey, let's call that doctor who said we needed physical therapy and tell him we're sitting up!

How could it possibly be a year since that unforgettable day?? What blessings you have been to us. There is so much I want to say and so many memories of this past incredible year. But your mommy has done it so well that I'm inviting everyone over to her place to catch up on your birthday story!

I can't wait to watch and see what you become!

With love from your Grandma Dawn.


Maine Mom said...

Has it really been a year already? Happy Birthday Kate & Emma!

Sammy said...

Happy Birthday, sweet girls!!

Great photo essay, Dawn!

nannykim said...

How time has flown by---and with it what changes! It is so amazing to see all that happens in one year of our lives and yet how quickly it goes toooooo!

Robin said...

Oh Dawn - a year already? Really? What beautiful little girls they are blossoming into! You are one blessed grandma - but then you already know that don't you?

Needled Mom said...

I was hoping to pop in today and see a post of the twins first birthday. Isn't it amazing what they have learned this year? It's hard to imagine that they were ever that small.

I also enjoyed you Part II of the Christmas story. The organization was just amazing. I can't believe that you actually got those cinnamon rolls done. You are incredible!

The little ones all look so thrilled with their hand built animals. I know how the wee ones enjoy making them here.

Thank you for your concerns regarding my mom. I finally did a post today that you can catch up, but she is currently in the hospital with a bad infection in her hip. It is nice to see her getting the care that she needs and has needed all month. NOT get sick in December!!!!

Must go over and check out Kristen's blog. Have a good week, Dawn.

Sharon Lynne said...

God does amazing things. Remember the time when you first heard the news that Kristen was expecting twins?

Oh the surprises that God had in store for you.

God has brought blessing! It is so true that He can accomplish "more than we ask or think."

The twins story gives me hope and faith--that God knows what he's doing.

kpjara said...

What a refreshing reminder from God, Children are!

Nadine said...

Happy Birthday. I enjoyed watching their journey this past year and all the great photos you posted showing their progress.

Hootin' Anni said...

A belated happy birthday wish to those two adorable 'dolls' of yours Dawn!!!

I'm trying to play catch up froze on me yesterday. So, I'm doing my "Thursday" visiting on Friday. Go figure.

Hope you have a super day.

Christa said...

So cute and so blessed!
God bless

Diane@Diane's Place said...

No way you can hold both of them in one arm now! They've grown so much and come so far this year, so much farther than some of their doctors predicted. They must not know and worship the Great Physician that we do.

Happy Birthday, girlies!

Now to visit Kristen....

Have a great weekend, Dawn. :o)

Love and hugs,


Midlife Mom said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the sweet little girlies!!!! xoxoxox
Just amazing how they have grown, that year sure went fast! With so many people praying for them no wonder they have done so well! I love how you did the pictures of their progression. I will head over to Kristen's now and catch up with her.

PS No it hasn't been a year since Buddy left us, it was in October. I just wanted to put together some pictures of him that I liked and I was playing around with Smile Box. You could do some cute things with the girls pictures on there and it's really easy. I do admit it made me tear up a bit though. :o)

Have a wondeful weekend! xoxo

Linda said...

Happy Birthday sweet girls!
Dawn - it can't possibly be a year. The pictures are just wonderful.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Oh my, these girls are just precious Grandma Dawn. Aren't you just amazed how fast time flies by? I am headed over to momma's to see her post, oh, wait, I can't because it is invite only. I have tried before.
Give them a hug from this grandma.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Mimi said...

I can't believe it's been a year!
Happy Birthday little sweet ones...
I know you have brought lots and lots of happiness to your family!!!

Diane said...

Oh Dawn, I am wiping the tears of joy from my I remember the urgency we all prayed for little Baby A and Baby B!

God is so good!

And what a beautiful tribute Kristen has posted! Yes, it's been a mighty year of miracles--hasn't it. Even in the painful can't look at those beautiful little girls and NOT know that God is so faithful.

What joy!


Kathleen Marie said...

Oh my gosh! You are kidding! It's there birthday! Oh wow! TIME FLEWWWWWW!

What adorable girls, just precious!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Hi Dawn,

I just wanted to stop by and thank you so much for the invite to Kristen's blog. What a wonderful mommy she is to all four of her precious girls, your granddaughters. I will be praying for her and the girls too.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to those gorgeous twins...looking at the pictures makes you realize just how much they've grown and learned in that one year!! Seems like only yesterday that we read the announcement of their they are at one year old. Absolutely precious. xoxo

Mary said...


I'm really quite late wishing the twins a Happy Birthday. I remember how we prayed when Kristen was pregnant and what a blessing these wee girlies are. A year? I can hardly believe it is that long. Seems like yesterday.

I do win at Mario Baseball the odd time but I think Brandon lets me when he's feeling generous. LOL He just told me "no mercy" and then won. It was fun. Those kids have had games for years and I seldom play. He beat Grandpa this afternoon and so he was delighted with all of his achievements. Very fun.


Barb said...

It's just amazing to see photos and remember how truly tiny they were, Dawn. It seems like only yesterday we were all holding our breath, when they were in the NICU.

And here they are, a year old! I love the photo of them laying there, with one's arm across the other. So sweet.

Happy Birthday, Babies!

nancygrayce said...

It seems impossible that a year has passed! God has been good! This will be a good year for us all!!!!!

Linds said...

I can't believe the twins are one already either. Where has the year gone!

Nancy said...

A blessing indeed, and even though it has been a roller coaster ride at times, it is a fairy tale with a happily ever after ending. God is good and He has answered our prayers. May the blessings continue for all of you.


groovyoldlady said...

Wow...I've missed alot, haven't I? I can't believe it's been a year since the girls were born. Wow. Praise God that they are so healthy and strong!