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2 years

731 days

17,544 hours

1,052,640 minutes

63,158,400  seconds

an unbelievable amount of

joy  love  laughter  hugs  pride 

all times two for we were blessed with two

happy birthday to our beautiful, precious girls 

who have connected us to what life is all about --

I'll make a wish--but wait! My wish has already come true.

I love you baby girls!! Happy, happy, happy birthday to you two!!


  1. Think of all the memories we already have with these two darling little girls and all the memories we have to make. Yes, happy birthday to M & P! Love y'all bunches, M

  2. That is such an adorable poem and a keepsake for them...twins...a double blessing from God! xo nanc

  3. Love your poem - the shape, the words. Happy birthday to your babies!

  4. Happy Birthday! Double Happy Birthday! With the SOL circle on top your poem is like a party hat.

  5. I can hardly believe those beautiful girls are 2...I know I've said it before but it was like yesterday when you shared the news with me that these 2 special bundles of joy were about to take hold of your life and your love! Beautiful!!!!

  6. Beautiful poem--would be great journaling on a scrapbook page about their birthday. Happy Birthday to all of you! (I always celebrated the boys' birthday as if it were my own)

  7. Must be a very fun time every day at your house, Michelle. Happiest of birthdays to your girls!

  8. I love the way you built the poem, word by word, longer line by longer line, into an explosion of joy and love. Happy birthday, girls!!!

  9. What a fun format and a great tribute to your girls. Enjoy the day!

  10. Fun play on words, Michelle. I hope you have the happiest of birthday celebrations. Is there a theme?

  11. Once again you created a unique way to present information in a poem. Such a happy day for two lucky girls.

  12. Love the birthday hat shaped poem! It all came together sweetly. Have a wonderful celebration times two!!

  13. Happy, happy!

  14. It puts a smile on my face - I cna only imagine when they find it in cyberspace some day!

  15. Aww! This is such a cool way to celebrate! Happy birthday to your little girls! They are so blessed to have such a creative writing momma!


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