the secret lives of prothros.

October 22, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 9:56 am

From everything I’ve ever heard, sharing birthdays stinks. Everyone I’ve talked to with a late December/Early January birthday agrees, Christmas steals some thunder from their birthday. They often receive the dreaded “combo gift”. A two-birds-with-one-stone gift that leaves them one present-opening day short. And some people have very strong opinions about such gifts.

I would imagine it may be the same for twins. The double wham of birthday fun  probably results in minor jealousies over not having “your own” day. I’m not a twin, so I don’t know but I would guess.

Well, since my junior year of college, I’ve been sharing my birthday. My former roommate, Gina had a birthday just four days after mine. So, inevitably our birthdays got a little mushed together. But here is the thing:

I love it.

It drags my celebration late and brings hers on early. She was a birthday sharing pro long before I knew her, seeing as how her little brother was born on her exact birthday. So I can’t speak for her, but I love birthday sharing. After college, the sharing died down. She lived in Dallas and I lived in Austin. Then a year ago, at birthday time, the Rocks moved to Austin. Then almost a year later they moved to our neighborhood. Sharing is back on and it’s wonderful. It gives our friends so much more incentive to drive in from Dallas just to be with us. (thanks Ali!) It warrants our husbands to combine their surprise powers to think up wonderful days with us. But most of all it is just fun to celebrate with someone you love so much, and when we’re 80, I won’t mind the help blowing out candles either!

Today, on October 22nd, Gina gets all the thunder! HAPPY BIRTHDAY you. You are so very loved.


Mr. and Mrs.  Rock


So giddy.


So fun.


So in love.


So sweet.


So beautiful.

Gina is amazing, anyone who knows her counts themselves blessed. And I count it twice.



  1. Rockin’ pics, Jules!

    Comment by Jess — October 22, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

  2. Much love friend! Thanks for the great photos, the sweet blog, and your friendship. I’m thankful for you!

    Comment by GRock — October 23, 2009 @ 9:44 am

  3. Amazing pictures. Amazing couple. I love them both more than life. And I love you too!

    Comment by Ronne — October 24, 2009 @ 10:37 am

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