10668853_10102042977867993_7462387075409497554_ohappy 1st birthday to my sweet babes! today is filled with such bittersweet, mixed emotions. i have a somewhat heavy heart as i think about fast a year has flown by and how much you both have changed in the last year. but, i am also so proud of what you have become and where you both are going.

my dearest sweet babes, you have brought so much joy, love, laughter, and pure excitement to my life. you have taught me what it means to truly love unconditionally and how to be caring and patient in the most stressful and difficult times. you have not only made me a mother, but a better a person. you have taught me so much about life in such a short amount of time and although i’ve had to learn a few hard lessons this year, you’ve always loved me no matter what. your hearts made my heart double triple quadruple in size. you two are the happiest, craziest, most joyful babies i have ever known. you start each day with a smile and an excitement i hope you never lose. your love outshines all other loves and you both just amaze me everyday. your dad and i love you more than you will ever know. i’m so excited to see you grow this next year. you’ve exceeded every expectation anyone has ever had of you, and after a somewhat eventful start to life. everyday is a special day with you, but today belongs to you. happy happy 1st birthday my loves!



ps. if you want, leave a birthday message for the twins below! i’d love to be able to show them the messages one day!


  1. Kelli
    August 19, 2015 at 7:31 am (3 years ago)

    Happy 1st birthday!! It’s been a fun year watching you grow, amazed at how much is learned in that first year. Thank you Gruber, it is because of you I’ve gotten to know such beautiful babies. Happy birthday and many many many more!!!

  2. Dominique weiss
    August 19, 2015 at 7:44 am (3 years ago)

    Happy Happy Happy Birthday sweet babies! May your faces hold a smile all day!!!

  3. Erin
    August 19, 2015 at 8:02 am (3 years ago)

    Happy birthday you two sweet beautiful babies! It has been fun watching you grow over the past year! You have amazing parents who love you and adore you. You are both truly blessed!

  4. Jenny Arostegui
    August 19, 2015 at 8:14 am (3 years ago)

    Brecken and Thatcher I can’t believe you are 1!! I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you yet…but I love keeping up with your mom’s posts. I have loved watching you grow and change! Can’t wait to see what year number 2 has in store for you! Birthday Blessings sweet babies!!!

  5. Melissa Cornell
    August 24, 2015 at 7:36 pm (3 years ago)

    Happy belated birthday sweet babies!! It has been so much fun to watch you grow. Alex and I have enjoyed visiting with you during your trips to Raleigh! We look forward to seeing you next time you are here!


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