The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Look-Alikes?

If you've been following long, or if you know me in real life, you know that I have a twin sister. I just received some photos from my cousin's wedding which, to me, prove we look nothing alike. Okay, well, we look like sisters, of course. But not identical twins. Here we are with our other cousin, our genetic half-sibling since our moms have identical genes (this is not the cousin who was getting married).
See what I mean? You can totally see differences. Here's another look at Sadie and me, from a group photo.
My mom and her sister, however--that's a different story. No doubt there. They're identical! Mom's on the left, behind Sadie. Her twin is on the right, in the buff jacket.
Here's the picture I cut those out of. Bride's family, mom's and dad's sides, all mixed in helter-skelter. So, the bride's mother, to her right (your left of the bride) is my mom and aunt's older sister. The bride's dad is behind her mom. Their (my mom's and her sisters') only other sibling is their brother, in the top left (red mustache). His kids are the ones in the front row with the red hair! His wife is on the left end of the front row, in the black dress with pearls. Their daughter, in the dark pink dress, was our flower girl!

So, there you have it. Conclusive proof: my mom is an identical twin, but I am not.

2 comments:

Tarah said...

whatever!!! I have seen pics of your sister and you at different stages of life where you have looked a lot alike.

I know that as the one being compared, it is hard to see. :)

Sarah Marie said...

Rachel,

I've never met your sister but I agree with you that you don't look identical. But you do look like sisters.

I always enjoy reading your blog. :)

-Sarah

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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued