Monday, December 03, 2007

Twenty Years Ago Today...

... and about 13 hours ago from this moment, I was 12-going-on-13, sitting in a chair in a hospital room, finishing a Sweet Valley Twins book, waiting for my brother to arrive. I was lucky to be there when he was born.

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Alison and Vince in kitchen

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Vince_Alison_2004

Vince_Alison_2007

Vince_California_2006

And I am still lucky to have him for a brother. He's a lot taller than I am now, but I'm still proud to be his big sister. Happy Birthday, Vinnie.

10 comments:

Catharina said...

Oh my goodness, what adorable pictures! Happy Birthday to your brother!

Barbara said...

I rmember that day (well, night) very well. Alison thanks for making my night at work a special one. Love MOM

I have been showing these pics to everyone-

Nancicone said...

Oh my goodness - I remember Barbie calling me to tell me about hima few days after his birth. A few months later, I found myself pregnant and I think Gillian was conceived the day Vince was born which made it all the more special! Of course, I remember you when you were only a few years old - one of the cutest little girls I have ever seen - and you haven't changed!

Maureen said...

What a beautiful memory! Bless all the sweet, darling, devoted daughters! You are marvelous!
Love,
Maureen

iHanna said...

I almost started to cry when I saw your photos. I could do the same cavalcade of photos, I was 16 when my little brother was born and he is taller than me even though his only 15!

Happy birthday to your brother, he's cute like mine!

tongue in cheek said...

First Happy Birthday to your brother.
Second my daughter will be 18 in a few days time, I took a photo of her in the exact Santa outfit that your brother has on!
Third it is so good to see you in photos grwoing up and to the present date! You are a doll with a million dollar smile!

Libby said...

Awww!!!!

Tinker said...

I'm a little late but - Happy birthday to your brother. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season as well.

Tinker said...

I had to come back the photos were taking so long to load - that I missed some of them - and they're wonderful. That first photo is especially adorable - but how fun to see the photos roll forward in time - like a nature movie where a seed opens and grows taller and taller till it blooms...How fun!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness that first photograph, he looks like a little Christmas elf, but don't tell him I said that! Happy birthday to your brother.
Carolyn
Willow House
PS Thanks for all the info you sent us, we are trying to make up our minds what to do.