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celebrating our birthdays

August 29th | adventures, family, thoughts

chrissie and i are twins, and two of our younger sisters are twins. our birthdays all fall in late august–so every year the four of us get together to celebrate. it’s seriously one of the highlights of my summer!

we met in santa barbara on saturday to shop, eat and spend some time sitting and talking.

we shopped the little flea market in carpinteria and then got lunch. of course we planned some time for anthropologie.

there may have been hot fudge sundaes invloved.

i love to visit the colorful, outdoor indian market on state street. i picked up a fun skirt.

we finished off a perfect day with some delicious mexican food and lots of time to talk over coffee. it was one of those perfect days.

my sisters are a source of genuine, heart-felt support and love. i’m blessed to have a few friends that are like sisters as well. do you have a sister or friend who understands your heart and loves you no-matter-what?

24 Responses

  1. Debbie says:

    Yesireee, I do have a sister who understands my heart and loves me no-matter-what. And I thank my lucky stars each and every day for her. She just moved overseas, and it really stinks not being as close to her- but we stay in touch as much as possible. God Bless Skype!
    Your day sounds perfect- so glad you enjoyed.
    Happy Birthday!

  2. Southern Gal says:

    Yes, I do. happy Birthday to you and them!

    I have a friend who had a set of twin girls, a boy and then 10 years later, another set of twin girls. Poor guy…or lucky guy with all those sisters.

  3. Happy Birthday! That is so great!

  4. Kelli says:

    Lovely, Lisa! You are so lucky!

    I have three brothers and zero sisters :(. I love that I have two daughters who will hopefully be friends forever!

    My cousin also has no sisters, so we are like sisters. It makes our Grammy very happy!

  5. LOVD says:

    Sisterly love; you are very blessed. I really can’t say I can relate. I’m an only child and my own only child is a son. Sometimes I think God really knew what he was doing when he gave me a son because if I had a daughter, all our money would be spent on awesomely cute dresses for girls – I’m such a sucker for tulle.

  6. Lori says:

    I have a twin sister and LOVE her with all my heart. I don’t know what I would do without her. She definitely loves me no matter what and is always there for me. God truly blessed me with a twin sister. We meet every year on our birthday to shop and have lunch also. Two years ago we began the tradition of also staying in a hotel that night to make our birthday a two day event. I look sooooo forward to it every year! :)

  7. Jess says:

    Wow! 2 sets of twins in one family? That’s nuts! Must have been very interesting growing up! Glad you guys are all still so close!

  8. tara says:

    I had no idea your family had 2 sets of twins. My wife and I have 2 sets of twin boys! I actually just ordered a new pendant for my family tree necklace. Everyone always comments that they’ve never met anyone with two sets of twins and make lots of comments when we are out with two double strollers ( the older boys are 3 and the younger boys are 4 months). It is such a joy and blessing!
    Many birthday wishes to you and your
    sisters. I hope all my guys will be
    together to celebrate their birthdays in the future!

  9. Erin Lindsey says:

    Happy Birthday(s)! I am lucky enough to have a partner and a handful of close friends who know my heart inside and out. I am super excited that my best friend is coming to visit me for her birthday next week.

  10. Awesome.. to have all sisters together & enjoy Birthday long day!!

    Happy Birthday to all!

  11. Karen says:

    Love the photos, especially the sisters shot – you all look so much alike!! Happy birthday!!!

  12. Amanda says:

    That last photo is breathtaking! I am blessed to have a few friends who understand my heart and love me no matter what!

  13. Adriana says:

    I am very blessed to have both a wonderful sister and an amazing best friend. Both woman are very different, but fit perfectly in my life as confidantes, security, fun, and sisterly unconditional love. I couldn’t ask for better woman to be in my life. Well, that’s a lie, I do have one complaint about my sister…She lives too darn far from me.

  14. simplyblythe says:

    yes…a twin…love her more than i can say.

  15. Claire says:

    I have a wonderful sister and some great friends…a blessing beyond words! Love these shots!

    Cxx

  16. Sarah-Anne says:

    wow, that is SO neat that you have 2 sets of twins in your family!! twins definitely have that bond together & i can see that with your sisters & you!

  17. Leanne says:

    I’m sure you know how lucky you are…I have a younger brother….who still acts like a younger brother :( lol

  18. Todd Williams says:

    I remember running into you girls in Santa Barbara a few years back during a Sister’s BDay getaway. The love and care you show each other are perfect examples for others to follow. I am glad you all still find time to do this.

  19. Hey Lisa,

    So good to see pictures of you and the sisters. I used to always love to hear Ellen talk about it and show me pictures.

  20. Sue says:

    I am lucky enough to have one of each…a sister I love like a best friend and a best friend that i love like a sister. I feel very fortunate! As an extra bonus, they both live less than 5 minutes from my house.

  21. tetcy says:

    I was just about to go to my studio spot and make a card that says “You GET me!” for my sweet sister-friend. We’re both in the throes of teenager-ness and can soooo relate to each other. I LOVE her!

    And a week ago two sister-friends and I went together with one friend who needed an MRI for a lump found in her breast. It was benign!!! And we had a good cry of relief together and a wee bit of a shopping trip :) :)

  22. Paige says:

    LOVE having a sister! It is the best! Happy Birthday to you!

  23. amy says:

    happy late birthday, i am an august birthday, too : )
    i do have a sister and a brother that i am very close to and so thankful for, i also have a sister-in-law who is like a sister to me and a couple of cousins i am very close to. i am so thankful for my mom’s big, catholic family because that’s where my closest “friends” come from! : )
    sounds like you guys had a great day together!

  24. Sarah Beth says:

    Ok, first, WOW you guys look so much alike! All of you not just the twins! Second, I have a big sissy who is great! She is 10 years older than me but that has never stopped us from being best buddies!

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