Friday, September 30, 2011

How Quickly Things Change

Way back in June, my siblings and I organized family photos to be taken as a gift for my parents' 40th wedding anniversary. We hired Brent Foster and I think he did a great job! I was looking at the pictures today and realized how drastically things have changed over a matter of a few months.

Here's the clan in it's original state...
and now with the spouses and children.
Except, now there's a new family member to add to the pot! These were taken when I was thirty weeks pregnant. I can't believe how tiny I was - I hardly look pregnant at all!
Other changes? I can hardly recognize two of my sister-in-laws in these pictures! They've both lost so much weight since these pictures were taken! So proud of both of them.
My youngest niece looks so small here! She has grown so much since June.
I love how the photographer captured my crazy active nephews,
and the major cuteness of my niece.
I think getting family pictures taken was a great idea, especially as a gift for people who already have everything. Seriously, everything. Have you seen inside my dad's garage?! The last family picture was taken when I was about ten years old. I was wearing a purple sailor's outfit. My mom had frosted grey hair and looks way older in that picture than she does now in real life!

Don't you love looking back at old photos and seeing how things have changed?
When were your last family portraits taken?


  1. Good times. We should try to take updated pictures of the kids together every year they change so fast!

  2. I agree with Stacey. We should take updated family pictures. We used to have them every few years with all the weddings but now that the weddings are done we will have to make an effort to get them done. I was so glad when you all gave us the photo gift for our anniversary.