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Four years ago something happened that changed my life.  
It was emotional.
It was painful.
It was downright spectacular.
Most importantly, what happened makes me exceedingly grateful for my blessings and serves as a reminder that I have much to be thankful for.
Four years ago tomorrow, these healthy, happy, fun loving, melt-my-heart, hilarious, miracle boys were born.
I’ve been able to watch with wonder as they went from this:
To this:
To this:
Life IS sweet.  

Happy Birthday, my babies.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}

Comments

  1. 1
    Muthering Heights says:

    Happy birthday to them…they are just precious!

    I'm LOVING the faux-hawks…they look seriously cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 2

    I swear I can look at their gorgeous faces all day!!! And the hair color. Oh my… gorgeous!

    Justine ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

  3. 3

    Happy Birthday to your precious little miracles! They are so adorable. I love the hair! Life is good. ๐Ÿ™‚ God bless. xox

  4. 4

    Happy birthday to your good looking little boys!

  5. 5

    Life is Sweet indeed. And this is a such a sweet post. Happy Birthday to your handsome little guys!

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    girlytwins says:

    Beautiful post Angie. Those boys are too die for cute. Life is definitely sweet.

    and on a selfish note…I am so thankful for your boys too. They allowed me to meet you.

    Happy happy birthday Jacob and John from your future wives, Charlotte and Addison ๐Ÿ™‚ and your mother in law LoL!

  7. 7

    They're so stinkin cute!! Happy birthday boys and have a wonderful day.

    I think it would be so much fun to have twins, like skip the infant stage and just go to the toddler stage……Yeah, I know thats probably too much to ask.

  8. 8

    OMG they are sooooooo cute

  9. 9
    S Club Mama says:

    Angie, those are the cutest little redheads EVER.

  10. 10
    Amy Whitley says:

    Gosh, they're simply adorable! And what a journey they've been on to get to where they are! Happy Birthday to them!

  11. 11

    Happy Birthday to your boys! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. 12

    OMG, what a couple of beautiful boys! errr, I mean handsome young men. ๐Ÿ™‚

    LOOOOOOOOOOOVE their cute red hair and their beautiful smiles! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL!

  13. 13
    Cortney @ evanhaslanded.com says:

    What beautiful boys – love the red hair!!

  14. 14

    They are precious! I had no idea they were under bili lights in the NICU. They are so adorable!

    Happy birthday!

  15. 15

    How sweet! Happy birthday boys!

  16. 16

    They are so handsome. Congratulations, Mom, and Happy Birthday, boys!

  17. 17

    Happy birthday to your miracle boys!!

  18. 18
    Renรฉe aka Mekhismom says:

    Happy Birthday to your adorable boys! I love all of the photos.

  19. 19

    Happy Birthday boys! So appropriate that they were born near Thanksgiving. My niece was also born on Thanksgiving and we've celebrated for 14 years now!

  20. 20

    Happy birthday! They are so cute!

  21. 21
    Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings says:

    Oh gosh! They are so adorable! I feel like I've kind of watched them grow up! At least in the last couple of years! *sniff* *sniff*

    They are so handsome!

  22. 22

    Oh my gosh, they have the sweetest, cutest faces!!!!!!!!

  23. 23

    Life IS Sweet. You are so right. Seeing the boys in the NICU makes my heart beat fast and brings back memories of the Twinkies being there.

    Your boys are miracle boys. Sweet, divine, happy, healthy, beautiful miracle boys. Happy Birthday to them! And congratulations to you for doing such a wonderful job.

  24. 24
    scrappysue says:

    could they BE any cuter? love the hair and that look of mischeviousness!!! happy birthday dudes!

  25. 25

    wow! What a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration! Happy Birthdays to two cutie pies!

  26. 26

    Happy Birthday, boys!

  27. 27
    Casey's trio says:

    Happy birthday to your beautiful boys! Love the hair:)

  28. 28

    Amazing! Posts that show me how far preemies have come always give me the chills and some tears because I have two nephews who've been there too. It's so wonderful to see them doing SO well (your boys AND my nephews!) I'm thankful right along with you Angie!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  29. 29
    Mrs. Marine says:

    My Mom's Birthday is Nov. 26th too (she will be 57)! Happy Birthday! Love the last picture!

  30. 30

    Happy, Happy Birthday! My twins turned 15 a week ago.

  31. 31

    They are very adorable boys. Happy Birthday to them!

  32. 32
    A Family Completed... says:

    They are such handsome little boys. I love their smiles and that hair is to die for! Hope they have a great birthday!

  33. 33
    Pamela M. Kramer says:

    WOW – They are just the cutest!

  34. 34

    Angie,
    They are adorable. I love their identical hairdo! Happy birthday to your little guys.

    Vanessa

  35. 35

    O-M-G, they are absolutely precious! Happy birthday boys!!

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    Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish says:

    Oh mama I welled up, I so know that feeling! Oh so thankful for healthy twin babies and oh so thankful for another fabulous birthday! Hugs to the boys and hugs to you! Happy thanksgiving Love!

    Karie

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    YoungMommy says:

    Happy birthday to your boys! My miracle babies just turned NINE… Time flies!

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    Miss Jocelyn says:

    Oh they are adorable!

  39. 39
    JamericanSpice says:

    How precious. I can only imagine your journey to here.

    Happy birthday to your little sweethearts. We can start early ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. 40
    Night Owl Mama says:

    They certainly are handsome little devils. Just adorable.

    happy Birthday little one's

    Aren't BOYS Great!!

  41. 41

    OMGOSH! Happy Happy Birthday to your sweet boys! (you are so right! SO much to be thankful for!)
    Such handsome boys!

    Happy WW!

  42. 42

    Happy happy birthday to your two beautiful boys. Something to be thankful for indeed.

  43. 43

    Happy Birthday! My, how much they've grown!

  44. 44

    What sweet boys! Happy Birthday to them! Enjoy your Thanksgiving…

    • 45

      Linda – I could be prejudice, but these are the cuetst twins I have ever seen. Joslyn, you do great work. This time you really captured some special moments. Also, noticed you are partial to redheads! All the photos are wonderful.

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    His Unfailing Love says:

    oh sweet boys, happy birthday to them, hugs and kisses.
    Blessings!

  46. 47

    Happy Birthday to your babies…what cuties they are!

  47. 48
    Mark and Kiss says:

    Oh Angie, Happy Birthday to the two cutest little boys ever! Love you!

  48. 49

    happy Happy birthday to your boys..

  49. 50
    The OmniCouple says:

    Aww, so sweet. Happy Birthday to your boys. They are so cute!!

  50. 51
    parentingBYdummies says:

    Happy Birthday big guys! You have an awesome mommy:)

  51. 52
    Life with Kaishon says:

    Oh, they are so precious Angie! SO precious! I love this!

  52. 53

    Happy Birthday to those handsome boys.

    Happy WW!

  53. 54
    Scary Mommy says:

    Those boys of yours are just crazy cute. I'm loving the hair!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Angie!!

  54. 55
    Kristen Andrews says:

    my little guy just turned 4 last week and he is a miracle baby I never thought we would have a child

  55. 56
    Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama says:

    What an awesome thing to be thankful for! Happy birthday to your red headed cuties! and happy Thanksgiving to you =)

  56. 57

    Your twins are adorable. Are they each others' best buddies? My twins are boy/girl and are so different from each other but it's nice to always have a friend when you need one!!

    Happy Birthday to your boys and Happy Thanksgiving to you, Angie!!

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    Simply Mommy says:

    They are adorable!! And I have to say the best gift ever. Happy Birthday BOYS!!!!

  58. 59
    Jenn@ The Crazies says:

    They are super adorable Angie… happy Wednesday!!

  59. 60
    4 Lettre Words says:

    It is an amazing thing, huh!?! They are so sweet.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

  60. 61
    Dragonfly Lady says:

    I love the hair styles!! They look very mischievious, I bet they are lots of fun!

    Happy Birthday, WW and Thanksgiving.

  61. 62
    Julie@Momspective says:

    They are adorable! Happy Birthday and Thanksgiving!

  62. 63
    Jenni Jiggety says:

    Happy birthday to your gorgeous boys!

    I am LOVIN' the faux hawks!

  63. 64
    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says:

    Awwww! Happy Birthday to your awesomely handsome boys!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. 65

    They are adorable! Have a great bday with them!!

  65. 66
    Teacher Bogie says:

    Happy birthday to these cute little ones. I'm blessed reading your post.

  66. 67

    Angie, those little boys are RIDICULOUSLY cute! Love the hair!

  67. 68
    Serendipity is Sweet says:

    They are amazing! And you are one amazing mama ๐Ÿ˜€

    Happy birthday!!!

  68. 69
    Postcards from Wildwood says:

    Happy Birthday to your lovely boys, Angie. And a very Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow to you and your family. Although we don't have Thanksgiving in the UK this seems like a good time to give thanks to you, too, for opening up your blog to us all every week, when you host this meme. Thank you!
    Janice. x

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    Postcards from Wildwood says:

    Happy Birthday to your lovely boys, Angie. And a very Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow to you and your family. Although we don't have Thanksgiving in the UK this seems like a good time to give thanks to you, too, for opening up your blog to us all every week, when you host this meme. Thank you!
    Janice. x

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    Postcards from Wildwood says:

    Happy Birthday to your lovely boys, Angie. And a very Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow to you and your family. Although we don't have Thanksgiving in the UK this seems like a good time to give thanks to you, too, for opening up your blog to us all every week, when you host this meme. Thank you!
    Janice. x

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    Postcards from Wildwood says:

    Eeeek! That wasn't me – it was a malfunction, I swear!

  72. 73

    Wow your boys sure have come a long way.

    Happy Birthday to them.

  73. 74
    Kara @ His, Hers and Ours says:

    I am sure 4 years ago, you had a whole new meaning for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your sweet miracle boys tomorrow, and happy birthday to them!!

  74. 75

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful boys!

  75. 76

    Happy Birthday to your beauties!

  76. 77
    Mel Fraase says:

    Happy Happy Birthday! Those little guys are SO handsome!

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    Sherry at EX Marks the Spot says:

    Sending birthday greetings also.

    And Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/11/ww-football-and-musings-from-news.html

  78. 79

    Happy Birthday!!!

    http://www.aprilslittlefamily.com/2009/11/sick-sucks.html

  79. 80

    Happy Birthday to your miracle boys.

  80. 81

    Happy Birthday to your miracles! What a blessing!

  81. 82

    Happy birthday to your adorable little redheads.

    And Happy Thanksgiving my bloggy friend.

  82. 83

    I LOVE those red faux hawks! Holy cow they're cute!

  83. 84

    Great pic's Angie, they look awesome.

  84. 85

    amazing and wonderful reason to be thankful!!

    • 86

      Irtha teleftea sto parti alla xrnioa polla kai kala me kalous filous, kai poli embnefsi alla panta me tetoia diathesi. Eisai monadikos pragmatika!

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    Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom says:

    What a handsome pair of miracles!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. 88

    Happy birthday to the most handsome faces I have seen all day!

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    Carissa(GoodnCrazy) says:

    Yay! I'm happy about your miracle too! Hard to imagine all that.. wow!

  88. 90

    Life Is Good….
    Happy Birthday to your sweet boys.

  89. 91

    I love their spiky hair. I might just have to cut my son's hair to match.

  90. 92

    Your boys are so cute!! I love their modern hair cuts:-)

  91. 93

    That is awesome. T Rex's birthday is also coming up. Time goes so quickly. Thanks for sharing. And so glad everything went well 4 years ago. I know it was a long road to get there.

  92. 94

    those photos are just darling. mischief! i see it in their eyes! and also, lots of happiness.

  93. 95

    You have a lot to be thankful for twice. They are so cute you just want to pinch those cutie pie's cheeks.

  94. 96

    Angie….I am dying looking at those boys. Oh how far them have come. My eyes are filled up with tears thinking about how big our boys are getting. I love those faces! They are so gorgeous. I cannot wait to see our boys together again soon. I am sorry I am the worst person at staying in touch. We will be down your way soon. I will drop you a line. Lots of love!! Sarah

  95. 97

    Awww, Angie! This post just gives me goosebumps. What AMAZING boys you have, and they – in turn – have one amazing mama. They are adorable beyond words, and they just look like best buddies. I loved these pictures. Have such a wonderful time celebrating their birthday!

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    Ronda's Rants says:

    So beautiful…Happy Birthday! What cuties!

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    Kelli @ writing the waves says:

    Such cute kiddos. I hope they had a fantastic b'day!

  98. 100

    Happy Birthday Beautiful Boys!! :0) Their smiles and happy faces give me hope for a healthy outcome for my girls! Happy Thanksgiving!

  99. 101

    Happy Birthday John and Jacob! They are such cute boys! I loved seeing them.

  100. 102

    So when you look back in pictures, how can you tell which one you're looking at?

    They are so sweet Angie! I'm grateful for your miracle babies too!

  101. 103

    What is the trick to twins ….:}

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    Live.Love.Eat says:

    OMG Angie. I LOVE their hair and their cute smiles and their eyes. They truly are precious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!