the big 30

by purelytwins

Today is our milestone birthday. Today we turn 30!

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We have been through a lot over the past 30 years.

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Always a crazy time. We loved going to Disney growing up.

Always….#3 and #4…twin one and twin two

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Always loved the beach.

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One nice thing about being a twin — you always have someone there. Someone always there to talk to. To do something with.

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We have a bond that is so hard to explain to others.

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Looking back we realized we have experienced a lot, and we are very blessed to have had such a wonderful childhood.

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love the hair…haha

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Always laughing. Making sure others are laughing too.

Laughter is the best medicine!

twins playing shuffle board

Our future is unknown. But one thing we do know is that we will always have each others back.

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Always be there for each other during the fun times. And the hard times.

As we got older we wanted to be more individuals so we dyed our hair to make us look different, can you tell who is who?

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Always together – and we always try to have a good time wherever we are in that moment.

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We love to travel! Even across the country in Italy for school we were together.


A lot has changed over the 30 years… we continue to grow and inspire each other. We push each other. We help each other become better individuals.

Here is to 30 great years….cheers to many more amazing years!

Thank you for allowing us to celebrate our birthday with you all!

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Caitlin April 26, 2013 - 9:41 am

happy birthday! i loved this post! the pictures of you when you were younger are so adorable!

purelytwins April 28, 2013 - 10:15 am

thank you Caitlin πŸ™‚

claire @ live and love to eat April 26, 2013 - 10:10 am

Aww I love all the childhood photos! Happy happy happy birthday to you both! πŸ™‚

purelytwins April 28, 2013 - 10:15 am

thank you Claire!

Coco April 26, 2013 - 10:21 am

Happy Birthday Ladies!

amanda April 26, 2013 - 10:25 am

Happy 30th to the best looking twins around! <3 You girls were the cutest kids, that blossomed into beautiful, lovely woman over the last 30 years. May your special day be filled with fun, love, joy and great memories. Thanks for sharing your special day with us!

P.S. I can totally tell who's-who in the piccies <3

purelytwins April 28, 2013 - 10:16 am

aww thanks girl!! xoxo

Kim April 26, 2013 - 10:56 am

Happy birthday!! Being a twin rocks for sure (I have a twin brother – not quite the same but…)
I hope the year of 30 is your best yet!!!

Tamara April 26, 2013 - 11:01 am

Thanks so much for sharing the photographs of your lives with us!
Wishing you both a wonderful, happy and fun-filled birthday!

Sarah April 26, 2013 - 11:26 am

Happy Birthday! Are some of those pictures (esp the one with the shuffleboard) from Sanibel Island in Florida? The place looks so familiar!

purelytwins April 27, 2013 - 12:35 pm

Yep Sanibel!

Suzie April 26, 2013 - 11:26 am

Happy Happy Birthday Lori & Michelle! I love reading all your posts & what an inspiration you are, excited for all that is ahead for you guys! I totally get your bond as I too am a twin, & my sister & I are super close! πŸ˜‰ Blessings to you on this special day & may it be filled with all the things you love!

purelytwins April 28, 2013 - 10:17 am

thanks Suzie!! yay for more twin bonds!!

Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile April 26, 2013 - 11:28 am

So cute! Happy Birthday!!! <3

Erin Higgins April 26, 2013 - 11:32 am

Happy Birthday! You two are so amazing and inspiring! May your day be as wonderful as you are!

Blessings & Hugs,


Chef Amber Shea April 26, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Happy birthday, you two!

Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! April 26, 2013 - 12:28 pm

Happy Birthday, lovely ladies! Reading this, I kept thinking “man, sometimes I really wish I had a twin!”. You are lucky girls indeed.

I know I don’t comment much anymore, but I still love to read your posts daily. Keep being you :-).

purelytwins April 28, 2013 - 10:17 am

thanks Rachel!

Christa @ Edible Balance April 26, 2013 - 12:42 pm

LOVE!! Happy Birthday to two beautiful women! You are going to love 30’s, best years of my life so far!

Cheers! xoxo

purelytwins April 28, 2013 - 10:18 am

we hope so Christa πŸ™‚

Carleigh April 26, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Great pictures highlighting y’alls inseparable bond through the years! Have a very Happy Birthday and many more to come!

Kat April 26, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Yay, Happy Birthday finally! Have a great time in New Orleans, and I had the same weird bikini one piece bathing suit in the 80’s!

Teri [a foodie stays fit] April 26, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Happy birthday you stunning girls!!!! I loved all these pictures! I have twin nieces (not identical) and one of them looks JUST like you two when you were younger!

in the picture with the new hair color, red hair lori and blonde michelle???

xoxo have a wonderful day! love you!

purelytwins April 27, 2013 - 12:35 pm

you are right πŸ˜‰

Emma April 26, 2013 - 3:21 pm

Happy birthday girls! Celebrate all that you’ve achieved and experienced and embrace what lies ahead.
Such cute kiddies…of course you’re still cute though πŸ™‚

Lisa April 26, 2013 - 3:29 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope you two have the best day ever! You deserve it!
Sending you the best birthday wishes!
Have a drink for me πŸ™‚

Gis April 26, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Awesome! Hope you have an amazing day πŸ™‚ Seems like it’s been a long and fun journey (and hopefully it will keep being that way). I have a twin, so I pretty much understand what you say about supporting each other and having each other there (no matter how bad or good is the situation). You are really amazing people and I’m sure you will have incredible times n.n


purelytwins April 28, 2013 - 10:18 am

thank you so much πŸ™‚
yay for more twin love!!

Taylor @ April 26, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with lots of celebrating!

Cara's Healthy Cravings April 26, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Yay! Happy Day to you both!
Thanks for inspiring us all to live better each day. Keep up the great work. Here’s to many more happy and healthy years!

lindsay April 26, 2013 - 5:48 pm

oh i love it! we are the same age so this brings back so many memories! happy 30th to my favorite twins. Love you both!!

carrie April 26, 2013 - 5:53 pm

Have a wonderful birthday!!

Casey Lorraine April 26, 2013 - 6:16 pm

Happy birthday ladies! The big 3-0. I’m 32 this year and it’s been a wonderful time of life so far.
Sending you so much love, laughter and happiness xx

Kat April 26, 2013 - 6:22 pm

Happy Birthday ladies! You are an inspiration to many, myself included. Here’s to your next 30 years! Hope they are healthy and happy! πŸ™‚

Elisabeth April 26, 2013 - 7:17 pm

Happy birthday, ladies! You two girls are incredibly inspiring to me, and I enjoy reading your blog on a daily basis. I love all the pictures you shared in this post, too; you look absolutely radiant, from the inside and out.

purelytwins April 28, 2013 - 10:19 am

thank you so much Elisabeth!! HUGS

Heather @ Better With Veggies April 26, 2013 - 8:59 pm

Happy birthday pretty ladies – I hope your 30th year is your best yet!

Laury April 26, 2013 - 9:53 pm

Welcome to the club, ladies!!!! 30 is awesome! You were both so stinking adorable!!!!!! Love seeing your baby pics and others of you growing up together. You two have such a special bond and you’re very lucky to have one another. Enjoy your celebrations!!! Love yahs!!! XO

Kari April 26, 2013 - 11:36 pm

Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and you both have become beautiful woman!
I love all of the pictures and so cute

Kaila April 27, 2013 - 12:00 am

Happy birthday, ladies! Hope it was a great one. Thanks for all you do πŸ™‚

Vinci April 27, 2013 - 12:52 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORI & MICHELLE!!!!! Hope it’s an awesome one! And I know you guys have been going through a lot, and I can’t even come up with any words to try and make you two feel better, but I just wanted to let you guys know that I support you! When im having a bad day, reading your blog makes it brighter. I just wanted to share that with you, because you two are both amazing people, and a great role model!

purelytwins April 27, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Thank you so much Vinci!! xoxo

kris April 27, 2013 - 5:29 am

Happy Happy Birthday Michelle and Lori!!

Deanna@healthyleanfit April 27, 2013 - 7:24 am

Again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to 2 gorgeous girls!!! Isn’t it so much fun to look back on pictures and have such great memories! It’s funny, too, how sometimes you SEE something that is a little different than how you see it in your memory! So great that you have so many memories together! Wishes that you will be blessed with many many more years of happy memories!

McKel | Nutrition Stripped April 27, 2013 - 8:05 am

Happy Birthday ladies!!

char eats greens April 27, 2013 - 9:28 am

Happy 30th!!! Love the pics of you guys!! I can only imagine how awesome it would be to have a twin!!

Lauren April 27, 2013 - 9:49 am

Beautiful post! You
Ladies are so lucky to have each other! Have a wonderful 30th year! Lots of love! Xoxo

HEAB April 27, 2013 - 2:44 pm

Aww, loved seeing all these pics. Happy birthday to you both!!!
PS twins are the best πŸ™‚

purelytwins April 28, 2013 - 10:14 am

thank you girl! love ya

Brooke April 27, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Happy 30th to you both! Thank you for your vulnerability and inspiration on you blog; you two are such a blessing! May your 30th be your best year! Enjoy the ride together!

purelytwins April 28, 2013 - 10:13 am

thank you so much Brooke xoxo

Jody - Fit at 55 April 27, 2013 - 10:38 pm

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Fun! Happy bday!!!!! You are so dang young! Younger than my youngest stepdaughter! :O

purelytwins April 28, 2013 - 10:11 am

awww thanks Jody πŸ™‚

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 28, 2013 - 6:02 pm

I hope you lovely ladies had a fabulous day. A very happy belated birthday to you both! <3

janetha April 30, 2013 - 12:46 pm

happy happy birthday! i loooove the kiddo pics! See you both SOON!


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