I met Kara Vance when she and her husband, and their twin boys, came to rent an apartment at the apartment community I managed. Her boys were 5 days older than Ryan and we hit it off immediately. When I had Lydia and Emily, the fact that there were NO twins in my family, I "blamed" Kara for my twins.
Kara was part of a twins club in her former hometown and really wanted to be part of a twins club in our area. There was a twins club years before, but there had not been one around in a few years. After meeting two other twin moms, Chris Rivera, and Monica Pangle, we started our own twins club and it went on for almost 8 years.
Several times we tried to pass our club on to other MOMs who would head it up. "Fresh Meat" so to speak. People with fresh ideas and people who were not tired of doing it all these years. When this did not happen, after the 8 years, we decided to disban. We had stopped having meetings and the club was at a point that it was nothing like it once had been. Two MOMs took it over, but they have not done the same things and are not using the club for its intended purpose.
Tonight, three years later, we had an ARCMOM (Augusta/Rockingham Counties Mothers of Multiples) "old school" reunion. All the MOMs who were members in our day were invited with their twins and families. Crazy how big they have all gotten! After the twins shot, we took a picture of all the members and their families. We were trying to stay out of the sun and the pictures turned out a little dark, but you can still see everyone if you make the pictures bigger. It was a fun night!