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Happy Birthday Twins!


Today my twins turn 20 years old! 20!!! Please join me in wishing Sea Cadet (oldest by 20 minutes) and History Buff a very Happy Birthday!

History Buff and Sea Cadet

History Buff (L) and Sea Cadet (R)

Here are a few twin updates from years past:

I have had their birthday presents for a while. And I purchased some of their favorite foods during my last grocery run in September to cook their favorite meals in celebration (we typically go out for birthdays.) It’s a break in tradition, but we are all happy with the plan.

13th birthday party

The Twins 1st Birthday Party – Age 13

The twins had never had a birthday party before they moved in with us. And they showed up just two weeks before their 13th birthday!

I couldn’t let the opportunity pass to celebrate them. My girlfriend and I invited every teenager we knew from the neighborhood and a few other kids Princess and Gymnast age, and threw the party at the local recreation center. There was laser tag and cake. It was funny when I looked back at the pictures and saw a couple of kids that they are friends with to this day. Good friends, in fact!

It reminds me that hard times pass. The hard times now will pass. Because moving two teenage boys with no history, from such a different background was hard. But now…now, I can’t imagine my family without them. I am so proud to call them sons and still feel joy when they call me mom.

I’ve been blogging here at BAD for over half the time I’ve had the twins. And while I have been learning hard financial lessons, I have been working hard to make sure they are making wise ones know AND knowing why AND how they will affect the future.



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