S: Rachel and Rebekah
FC: Rachel and Rebekah | Through the Years
1: Once upon a time... There were two little princesses who had that rare gift of bringing a ray of sunshine into every person's life they met... no matter how dark the clouds might be. There possessed a rare and magical beauty that danced off their eyes and shone in their smiles that left an aroma of all that is right and good | It may sound like a fairy-tale... but the two little princesses are very real. Their names are Rachel and Rebekah Calhoun. And although they are very much normal little girls who act like normal little girls and have all the little spats that sisters who are 19 months apart will have... it's hard to ignore that there is something about them that is indeed special. Whether it's Rebekah's curious imagination and sweet smile or Rachel's quick wit and bright eyes... they always seem to brighten every day. This book is just a small sample of all the days they have brightened.
2: Rachel Anne Calhoun I think Rachel is about 5-6 months old here. Gretchen used to prop the girls up in the corner of the couch and take their pictures. This is what groomed them to be such good picture posers later!
3: Rebekah Christine Calhoun Rebekah is around 4-6 months in these pictures. She has had the sweetest smile from the very beginning | Oh yeah... we called Rachel and Rebekah "Pumpkin" and "Pooky"....still do :)
4: We called Rachel our "little-little" and Rebekah "little love" They were perfect little bundles and coming from a family of large babies it was a pleasant surprise to have both girls come in at just a touch over 6lbs. | "I have NO idea what you're talking about...
5: widget: we called Rebekah the little widget because she would never stay in her car seat! She would always manage to widget her way out! Before we strapped her in of course! | Rebekah's first birthday cake was a lady-bug cake. She looked like she had been mauled by a rabid dog after she finished smearing the bright red icing all over her face. | "Can't a girl have a little privacy around here??"
6: Daddy got his bare bottom photographed when he was a baby so he has passed on the tradition to Rachel! | Rachel loves spaghetti and meatballs to this day...! But she doesn't wipe it all over her face anymore | Pumpkin - Rumpkin
7: Nicknames for Rebekah: | Pooky | pook | Sweet Pea | Sweet Cupcake | love bug | Little Love | widget
8: Mommy | G | r a m m y
9: Daddy | Ommie
12: sisters | sisters | sisters
14: Always a Princess | Always a Princess | Always a Princess | Always a Princess
15: Always a Princess | Always a Princess | Always a Princess | Always a Princess
18: cousins | cousins | cousins | cousins
19: sisters c o u s i n s | Holly Hannah Rachel Rebekah | cousins
20: Cousins | Jana, Robby, Kendal, Abby and Sara
21: Theo | stinker boy | crazy boy | Theo was a Christmas present from Mommy and Daddy to the girls in 2007
22: In Campobello with Papa | at the East Lubec, Maine lighthouse
24: Auntie Nikk | Nikki lived with us during Rachel's first year. The picture above is a scene that she often saw while sharing a room with Rachel.
26: F R I E N D S
27: F R I E N D S