Sunday, April 15, 2007

Pre-Ava Days





We just got our 'old computer' up and running again, and so I am having fun looking back through my files and pictures from 2002-2005. It's amazing how quickly the days go by during this phase of my life, and also how quickly my memory fades.
I always took lots of pictures of my kids, and I still do, thinking that one day they would be happy to be able to see so much of their childhood in photos. What I didn't realize at the time was how much I would appreciate having these pictures. Even though not that many years has gone by since these pictures were taken, I am still glad to be able to look back, smile, remember, and see just how fast these years ARE flying by.
Looking back at these pictures reminded me that I had long hair and contacts at one time. How could I have ever forgotten that?! But you can see, we've always loved milkshakes and whipped cream. =) Somethings will never change.

14 comments:

gloria said...

you look
soooo different
with long hair and contacts!!

love the pics...nothing like a few pics to bring on a flood of memories!!

Mixed Up Me said...

Great pictures . . . I too am glad I take a lot of pictures!

I love the shot of little Wyndham . . . does she always have a smile on her face?

Love,
Ryan

patterns of ink said...

Finally SUNSHINE. Isn't it great!

tammy said...

Hiya Jody~
I don't say this about a lot of people but you certainly look so much "cuter" with your hair short and glasses. Maybe it's because they make you look so much more sophisticated!? ha! =) Darling pictures though. Yes, time certainly does fly doesn't it. Having children makes it all come to reality. Have a super day! God bless.
~Tammy {up North}

Lisa said...

Time does fly by all too fast.
My oldest baby is now 16 and 6' tall... it feels like just yesterday he started walking...

Beautiful pictures... I'll take one of those shakes... pass it this way....

Anonymous said...

I love the long hair and contacts-you look so young!

Leah LaMontagne said...

is that YOU? You look so different! But BEAUTIFUL as always!!! SO cool that you found these TREASURES! I know what you mean...pics from a short time ago can still feel like a blast from the past, cuz things (and kids) change so quickly! Enjoy!

Kim said...

I love your hair long but you are so adoreable with the short cut! Your family is gorgeous!

Christal said...

WOW! I agree what transformation!
Maybe it has to do with you taking your joy back, or being broken and having God put you back together! WOW! You look great in all the photos... I like your short hair too.. So adorable! BTW... Awesome service at church last night... I will have to share it with you! Christal

Andrea said...

Those pics are little treasures!!! Have an incredible day :)

Laura said...

oh man, so so cute to look at!!! thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Yes, you look younger with long hair and contacts

Anonymous said...

You look younger with long hair and contacts

mary h. said...

Dang, girl you were smokin'! No wonder you have 5 kids. LOL!!!!