Does this mean Dennis is old? His daughters, Kris and Kim are 35 today! No way. Yep, it's true. I told Den that I'm not sure I should put their age on my blog. He said it is always okay for parents to talk about the ages of their children. I hope he's right.
They were born 10 days before I met my first husband. Who knew how our lives would turn. So while I was dating, Dennis was getting up nights with twin baby girls.
These girls are the light of Dennis' life.
This is one of Den's most favorite pictures in the whole world. All 4 of his kids on Pioneer Day:
Who would have thought that these 2 little girls would grow up to be the first female student body president and vice president of Rick's college in Rexburg, Idaho? Who would have thought that when they got married and both had babies that they would teach the same 4th grade class together? One would teach in the morning and the other in the afternoon and the one home would have the babies. Their absolute greatest accomplishment they would say is now being the full time mothers of their children.
We are so proud of them and love them dearly.
I remember the first time I met them. Back in May of 1999. They welcomed me with open arms and hearts. When I had my bridal shower they sent me the most beautiful burgundy robe that I still wear to this day. Our house is full of so many loving creative things made by them!
I don't mean to talk about them like they are the same person. Of course they aren't. But they do finish each other sentences. They both have the wonderful attribute of making anyone feel at home with them. They have a way of bringing out the best in all of us. When I first met them I had a hard time remembering which child went with which mother because they parent so much alike. Their children adore them and each other.
With this post, I have a guest blogger. Here's a few words from their father:
Kim and Dennis in 1996
Kris and Dennis in 1994
Kim and Ryan with Robbie, Emily, and Matthew
Kris and Mike with Jacob, Katelyn, Jessica, and Rachel
Your father and I hope you both have a most wonderful birthday!!