We’re Ashley and Whitney, sisters only 17 months apart. Our Mom wanted twins and obviously didn’t get them so she got as close as she could. As you will learn, we are A LOT alike but different in many of our interests.
You can remember our names (and birth order) like A&W root beer, not quite as old (but just as sweet!). In fact, we were almost named Bunny and Bubbles but that, my friends, is a story for another day.
We decided to start this website as a way to document the fixer-upper that our parents bought and answer questions we always get asked. You’ll learn about our homes, farms, and even our passed down family recipes. And you will absolutely hear about our animals which consist of two dogs (Ashley), two cats (Whitney), and adorable farm animals (Ashley).
If you want some reading excitement, you can learn more about us here.
** While the website isn’t quite fully up and running and we don’t have our logo yet, we just couldn’t wait any longer to get started! Please excuse our mess as we change things around over the next few weeks as we work out the kinks with building a new website!
Let’s talk about the name: Our Southern Summers
- Our: duh, because there’s two of us and because the URL was MUCH cheaper with “Our” included
- Southern: derived from our birth state and still home to both of us
- Summers: you may think this is because of the season and while we will probably talk about our love of the Georgia heat, it is actually our maiden name (it’s a U, not an O…Suzanne Somers is NOT our rich aunt)
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In the spirit of the season, here is our Christmas photo circa 1987: