Chatter and Chitter

Twelve Years Ago

the deer hunter and tipper

Once upon a time The Deer Hunter and I thought we had it all figured out. Twelve years ago today-that all changed…

chatter and chitter twins
when 2 screaming bundles of joy came into our lives. From the first birthday…through all the years…

chitter and chatter 12 years old

we are so glad our perspective on life was changed forever! Happy Birthday Chatter and Chitter!


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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    January 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Somehow I missed this post on the date first posted. Thanks for making it available again! I thoroughly enjoyed the progression through the twins’ years! How precious!

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    Roland Leveille
    December 11, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Hey Tipper, great post!
    It’s been a while, hope everything is well with you and your family. Have a wonderful Christmas 🙂

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    June 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I found this in your archives, had no idea chitter and chatter are twins. what a wonderful story. now i assume they will be 14 this Sept?

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    Carolyn A.
    October 8, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Happy Birthday Chitter and Chatter! You’re both still as cute as buttons! Much love and hugs. xxoo

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    September 30, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Babies change your whole world. Twins doubly, I bet!
    Happy happy late birthday, Chitter and Chatter!

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    September 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Happy birthday to Chitter and Chatter. Those babies were beautiful and they are growing into beautiful young women.
    Tipper I wanted you to know that the deer hunter looks almost identical to a friend that I went to school with. His name is Rob Miller and I had to do a double take when I saw that top photo. Wow! Some day I will round up a photo and email it to you. Amazing!

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    September 29, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Wow! I can’t imagine my babies ever being that big! They are so beautiful, and Happy Birthday to Chitter and Chatter!

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    The Tile Lady-Marie
    September 27, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Happy Birthday to your girls! Wow, aren’t children the greatest joy on earth!? We have one daughter, and she has been the joy of our lives….now the grandson has multiplied this family’s blessings! God bless your family!

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    September 27, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Happy Birthday to the Girls!
    Time does fly by.
    They both are just beautiful.
    Now Tipper, don’t you think it is about time for another one? lol…
    I enjoyed seeing all the pictures of your family. You are truly blessed.
    Have a great weekend.

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    Joan J
    September 27, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Awww – Happy Birthday, Chitter & Chatter. And Happy Anniversary to you, Tipper and DH! Probably the anniversary of both parenthood and the last day you slept late 🙂

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    petra michelle
    September 27, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Morning Tipper! What beautiful photos!
    Have a wonderful and happy birthday and year, Chitter and Chatter! :))

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    September 27, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Happy Birthday Chitter and Chatter. those pictures were great, I love how they look like them..if you know what I mean.

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    September 26, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Happy Birthday to Chitter and Chatter. Twins must be so much fun, but a handful when they were babies, I’m sure.
    Take care and enjoy your weekend.

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    September 26, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    This is such a wonderful post. Happy birthday to the girls. Great pictures. Isn’t it it funny how we all think we have it figured out….until we have kids!

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    trisha too
    September 26, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Wow, I totally missed that the girls are twins–what a wonderful thing for all of you!
    Happy Birthday, Chitter and Chatter!
    Happy Hormones, too! (Oh, sure, they’re all sweet and cute in these bithday pics post, but I saw how she was lookin’ at you when you were invading their camp!)

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    September 26, 2008 at 3:58 pm

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    September 26, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Oh, Happy Birthday to them both!
    I love them together in their hospital bed – precious!

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    September 26, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Happy Birthday Ladies! Wow, I didn’t realize our girls were so close in age. I should’ve by all the things they do in common, like building places in the woods and liking rocks. The time goes so fast! The photos are absolutely charming.

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    September 26, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    That picture of them as babies with the hats on is SO precious!!!!
    Happy Birthday to your girls.

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    Mary Anne Drury
    September 26, 2008 at 9:35 am

    A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your darling gals!!!!

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    Mark Salinas
    September 26, 2008 at 8:32 am

    I think about twelve years ago my wife and I thought we had it all figured out as well! Thanks for sharing!

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    Jennifer in OR
    September 26, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Happy Birthday! Is that a brown crayon and a coloring book in your hand in the first photo? 🙂 And love the Earnhardt shirt, you must have a NASCAR fan on your hands. Lord have mercy! Heehee, I’ve just had some interesting conversations with customers at our sports business who are the most passionate racing fans, and I even had a FedEx guy show up once who had a Kevin Harvick tattoo on his leg!

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    September 25, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Love it! So sweet. Happy Birthday Chitter and Chatter. And Tipper, you look the same. No aging in your court!

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    September 25, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    happy happy birthday…..

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    September 25, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Happy, Happy Birthday to the girls!! The pictures are wonderful~thanks for taking us down your memory lane!

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    September 25, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Tell those beautiful girls Happy Birthday!. Hope their Mom makes their favorite cake!
    Such cuties!

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    September 25, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Happy Birthday to your “babies”! My babies (boys) turned 25 in June. Time sure flies by so enjoy it. Before you know it they’ll be giving you grandchildren as mine have now.

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    September 25, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful children! I can tell they are blessed in so many ways. I too, wish along with Granny Sue that all girls could grow up like yours, with freedom, imagination and grit.

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    September 25, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Dont you hate how fast time flies? I love the joys of my children and the many wonderful things I’ve learned from them, but if only they could stay little longer!

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    Glenda Beall
    September 25, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Happy birthday to the twins, Chitter and Chatter. They were precious babies and now are such fine young teens.
    I think twins are so special. My aunt and uncle were twins and called “Punch and Judy”.
    My twin great nephews are already pulling tricks on their teachers and they are in the second grade this year.
    What fun it must be to have twins and to be twins.

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    September 25, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    I loved this post, Tipper! The picture of you and the Deerhunter, looking so self-assured, is priceless!
    You guys were doubly blessed that day twelve years ago. Your girls are such dolls, and their lively personalities just shine from their eyes and their smiles.
    I bet they keep the two of you on your toes! 😉
    Happy birthday, Chitter & Chatter!

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    September 25, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Oh happy birthday to Chitter and Chatter. What beautiful girls you have. Blessings.

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    September 25, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Doesn’t your heart just turn over every time you look at them! That never stops…12 or 42, whatever age they are. 🙂 blessings, marlene

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    September 25, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Aw, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEAUTIFUL CLOGGING PRINCESSES! May the next 12 years be even better than the first! What time shall I be there for cake? 🙂

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    September 25, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Oh my goodness! Somehow I missed the fact that the girls were twins!!
    They are beautiful girls!

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    Miss Cindy
    September 25, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    My Goodness!! They grow up so fast and in the case of Chitter and Chatter sooo beautiful. And what precious, precious pictures makes me cry.
    I remember that second picture twelve years ago—it was a long hard day but all the remaining pictures prove it was worth it!
    Love Ya!

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    Granny Sue
    September 25, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Wow! Happy birthday, girls! What beauties they are. I have enjoyed getting to know them through your posts, Tipper. I wish all girls could grow up like yours, with freedom, imagination and grit.

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    The Texican
    September 25, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Happy 12th Birthday! Thanks for letting us share in your adventures. Pappy

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    noble pig
    September 25, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    OMG that picture of them in the incubator is so precious. Don’t you wish you could go back there for one moment? Happy Birthday girls!

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    Valarie Lea
    September 25, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Oh my goodness they are the cutest little babies! Now the are some very beautiful young ladies!
    Happy Birthday!!

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    September 25, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    I know you have had a wonderful ride with these two. They were beautiful babies, and now beautiful young ladies.
    Happy birthday to both.

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    Amy @ parkcitygirl
    September 25, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Such a sweet post! Happy Birthday to your girls! Your pictures of the two of them are adorable 🙂

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    September 25, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Happy Birthday Girls!!!! I can’t believe how much like you they look like. That first picture of you IS those girls!!

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    Diane ( Crafty Passions)
    September 25, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your gorgeous daughters!

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    Fishing Guy
    September 25, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Tipper: A happy 12Th birthday to Chitter and Chatter, I never realized they were twins. They are really getting close to the teenage years. Are you ready mom?
    I love the photo of you two on the couch, you did know it all. It just didn’t last.

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    September 25, 2008 at 8:10 am

    What a sweet birthday tribute! Happy birthday to your young ladies… they are sure lucky to have a mom like you!

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    September 25, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Awww so sweet! Happy Birthday to Chatter and Chitter! They are so gorgeous!

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    September 25, 2008 at 6:48 am

    That’s two beautiful little girls!
    Happy Birthday from SC, Chitter and Chatter!!!

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    September 25, 2008 at 6:19 am

    How sweet! I didn’t know you had twins. Happy Birthday to them.
    Twins kinda run in my family. My grandmother and my aunt had twins and so did one of my cousins. I always kinda wished for twins, but I’m very happy with my 3 boys. Don’t know if I could have handled 2 at once or not. (I’m sure I could have, but one at a time is just fine)

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