Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager: The SL Photoshoot
All in the Family
Barbara was named for her paternal grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush. Jenna was named after Laura Bush's mother, Jenna Hawkins Welch. "Our grandmothers taught us to dress to make ourselves happy," says Jenna.
While the sisters live very different lives, they stay connected and talk often throughout the day. "We talk at least 10 times a day," admits Jenna.
"My sister brings such a spirit to her life," says Barbara. "I laugh at everything she says. She has taught me that you can make any situation fun and exciting and also meaningful."
"Barbara has great fashion sense," says Jenna. "I was the one stealing clothes from my sister's closet."
"I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for my sister. I had a built-in playmate and best friend from the day I was born," says Jenna.
When they were children, the central focus of life was spending time with friends and family. Above, the girls share a funny moment with their grandfather President George Bush.
The girls, dressed in matching outfits, with their parents and "Ganny" at the White House.
"Some of my favorite summer vacations were weekend getaways at our lake house in Athens, Texas," recalls Jenna. "We stayed in a two-bedroom cabin that didn't have TV. We read, played outside, and took nighttime walks with Dad. That was the best." The twins are pictured above on a family vacation.