Saturday, April 23, 2016

April Siblings Continue, April 23, 2016

There are two things in life for which
we are never truly prepared: twins.
~Josh Billings

"Siblings" seem to be the theme of April in this blog. The last two posts have honored siblings among us and have recognized the oldest and the youngest sibling pair among us. 

Siblings Dominic and Isaac. Today, April 23, is the 4th birthday of two more siblings who are among the younger ones among us: twins Dominic and Isaac Ortiz. They live in San Diego and are the youngest children of Desiree and Jeremy Ortiz. They are among the youngest of the Great Great Grandchildren of William and Bura Davis Shepard.

Desiree: We are all doing great here in Sunny San Diego! The twins -- aka Isaac and Dominic -- will celebrate their 4th birthday this Saturday, April 23rd. Jeremy and I definitely cannot believe that they will be 4 years old. These boys are amazing! They have come so far from the day they entered this world. 

Though they are still little for their age you would never know the struggles they had from birth. They are smart, talented and the most loving little guys ever! They are attending speech therapy and absolutely love it. They want to start school so bad but mom's not quite ready for that. This is a pic of them recently attending their brother's baseball game with Uncle Darren.

Happy Birthday and best wishes to Dominic and Isaac and their family!

Siblings Susan and Amanda. Another pair of twins in our extended family will have birthdays this month, on Monday, April 25. They are the younger daughters of Jerry Clark and Jane Clark Brock. Susan Clark Cox and Amanda Clark Farrell turn 36 on Monday. Susan lives in Lubbock, Texas, is married to Andrew, and is the mother of 3; while her twin Amanda lives in Frisco, Texas, is married to Chris, and is the mother of 8 month old Easton.

This second picture is an oldie and was taken when the Shepards and the Clarks took a vacation together in Banff, Canada back in the summer of 1987. On the left (in the pink sweatshirt) is Amanda and on the right is her twin Susan. Also pictured are Nate Shepard and the twins' older sister Becky Clark.

Happy 36th birthday on Monday to Amanda and Susan!
- - -
Steve Shepard

No comments: