Isabella and Sofia were born and raised in Bagley Minnesota. They lived on a small farm about five miles out from town. Sofia was a book and horse type girl, while Isabella was the type of girl to go and wrestle with the pigs in the mud. They went to Bagley Elementary and had two friends. They were also twins. Their names were Jack and Alex Major. They were muggles.
Every summer for as long as they could remember, the girls went to live in Alexanderia with their Aunt Emily. The rest of the summer, they were home on the farm, horse back riding, fishing in a small creek, running through the pasture or hiding in the woods near the farm.
Growing up, the girls knew nothing of their heritage. Nicole and David chose to keep magic out of the girls's lives until they were ready to know. At the age of 10,they were ready to know. Until then, they had shown very little magic and what they did show was able to be written off as imagination.
One day while they were riding through the forest, something spooked the horses. Both girls were through clear off and would have been thrown into the horses's trampling path, when their magic had not put them in a tree out of harm's way.