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04-03-2009 11:31 PM

I was told I could share this great news last night but I felt compelled to keep my mouth shut until someone else in my family started first. Well the cats out of the bag and I cant wait any longer to announce to my friends here at LJ’s. that last night I became the great aunt to identical twin girls. Irelynn Aspen and Lily Rose. My brothers son, (my nephew) Matt became a first time daddy and my brother became a first time grandfather last night. For as far as we as a family know, we have no twins on our side, yet the mother is from a family of lots of twins. I thought it was the man that determined these things, (twins, especially identical) so off to google I go to get some answers on “the facts of life” LOL!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#1 posted 04-03-2009 11:39 PM

Great News!!!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 04-03-2009 11:49 PM

Congratulations Great Auntie Allison….Being a twin myself, I have but one suggestion… NEVER EVER give a birthday gift meant for the TWO of them. LOL Give them each a smaller one. They will love you even more for that…

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#3 posted 04-03-2009 11:52 PM

Hey Allison….this means that you have to make TWO of every project! I am also a Great Uncle for the last 6 months. Congratulations!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#4 posted 04-04-2009 12:19 AM

OK Auntie Allison, get your “Spoiling Apron” out. Looks like you’ll have a chance to use it, now! ;^)


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 04-04-2009 01:33 AM

Congratulations to all concerned!

I’m the proud great uncle of ane-year-old male twins, and they are a hoot to play with. Especially when you can give them back to mom and dad when you’re worn out.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 04-04-2009 01:36 AM


-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#7 posted 04-04-2009 01:45 AM

Congratulations Allison. Now you can spoil them and when done send them back home…..................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 04-04-2009 02:06 AM

Congratulations, cabinetmaster said what I was going to say…..................LOL….......

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 04-04-2009 02:10 AM

Well thats great news, now don’t tell us that you don’t have some projects you can be doing, you’ve got 2 new ones to make things for. Go get em girl. Congrats to ya.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 04-04-2009 02:17 AM

Theres something special about having “Great” associated with your name. Congratulations and don’t hold back on the spoiling, it’s big fun!!! My daughter says I’m a bad influence on my Grand Princess. Just a thought, loaded super soakers make great christmas presents!!

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#11 posted 04-04-2009 02:24 AM

I didn’t realize it til just now that I’m a great uncle. I knew I was a grand father but never thought of myself as a great uncle. Cool! Congrats Allison.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#12 posted 04-04-2009 03:18 AM

I have a whole “gaggle” of great nephews & neices. I tell them that a great uncle is like a grandfather, and that in this day and age a kid needs all the grandfathers he can find.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#13 posted 04-04-2009 03:53 AM

Congrats!!! I just realized I’m a great uncle too, but no twins. I suppose they would be twice the fun, though :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 04-04-2009 04:12 AM


What a relief. I was worried that glow to the east was Mt. Lassen acting up. It is just you glowing with pride.


-- Scott - Chico California

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#15 posted 04-04-2009 06:19 AM

This baby thread reminds me of my wife when we were traveling in the SW. We were pulling our fifth wheel down by the Grand Canyon. Our cell phones hadn’t had a signal for a few days. My wife found a pay phone to call our daughter. When she came out, she was crying. I thought someone must surely be near death! She finally got composed enough that I could understand what she was saying. Our granddaughter had stood up on her own for a few seconds. She was crying because we wouldn’t be there for her first step!! It was a few months before she took a step; we made it, fortunately!! :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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