Lou Lou and I really do have alot more in common than genetics. We have been known to give our parents the same greeting cards which might make sense if we lived near each other and shopped at the same stores right? But no, it has been when we have lived miles and miles apart and even different countries. We can sometimes read each others thoughts and finish sentences at the same time with the same words. We even married Canadians and I think that is odd and alot of other people think that is odd too.
I met Mark at BYU, we dated and married (1981), lived in Provo for a year before graduating then we moved to Drayton Valley (1982), Alberta for 5 years. (oil boom time) Clark and Brad were born there.
We then moved to CA in 1987 then of course got pregnant right away before we had health insurance and since we still were on Alberta Health we decided to combine a family reunion, a horseback trip with family for the guys, and having the baby (Laurel) back in Alberta, all in one month (1988). It worked out perfectly. Back to "twinisms".
So anyway, when Clark was born (1983) Lou Lou flew from Hawaii where our family lived to be with me, her twin sister. Chris, her husband, worked with Mark at Amoco and saw our picture on Mark's desk and wanted to meet "the other twin". "Oh you are in luck Chris because she is coming up when we have the baby". They were together 1 day, she flew back to Hawaii, they wrote, he visited, he got baptized, they got engaged and they were married in 1985.. Oh, where you ask? The same place Mark and I did, the Hawaii Temple. We really do have alot in common huh?
There was one thing we did not have in common though. Boys! We never, ever, ever were attracted to the same boys while dating. I'm not really sure why. You would think that it would have happened at least once. Nope. I really never liked the boys she dated, maybe I was jealous of the time she would spend with them and not me. Whatever. I do like Chris though,for her,not me. He doesn't get bothered and bugged and irritated with Lou Lou when we talk on the phone and it can be ALOT. Probably everyday. Mark doesn't mind either. It just comes with the package, you get one of us and you kinda get the other one too. Mark says that he hears everything twice. Once from me and then again when I tell Lou Lou. I tell him that he should just be glad we are not triplets!
So you want to know more?
LOU LOU AND HER FAMILY ARE MOVING TO ALBERTA! Chris got a job at LCC (Lethbridge Community College) as Director of Physical Facilities. WooHoo!!!! So now we have even more in common. Double WooHoo!!!! And only a 45 minute drive. Triple WooHoo!!!!