Monday, August 11, 2008

The More Things Change . . .

The More they Stay the Same ---



Kristen at age 3 (1977)

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Kristen at age 7 (1981)
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Care Bear at age 3 (2005)
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Kristen and Kevin helping in the kitchen (1979 - ages 5 and 3)
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Care Bear and Feisty helping in the same kitchen, same spot (2006 - ages 2 and 4)
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My siblings and me - in height order (1966) - my brothers always hoped to be taller than me - and one of them finally made it.
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My siblings and me - in age order, youngest to eldest (2004). The youngest is now the tallest, by far.
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26 comments:

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Dawn, I love all of your neat pictures,and my favorites are the two pictures of you and your siblings..You do have a tall brother in front of the line...thanks for sharing...

Linda said...

What wonderful pictures Dawn. What precious memories. I love the older pictures.

nancygrayce said...

I love the old pictures too. ....especially in your case because you can see Kristen in you and her girls. You must have some strong DNA. :)

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Your sister favors you quite a bit, but your brothers don't look alike at all to me.

I do think the girls favor Kristen quite a bit though...

Hope you have a great new week, Dawn, and hope all is well with Kristen's issues.

Love and hugs,

Diane

Jess said...

Lovely pictures...

Have a great week.

Jess

Mary said...

Dawn,

I love your photos then and now. What lovely memories. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and I love my new computer. I've posted a photo of it for Tackle it Tuesday.

Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Mary

Sammy said...

Great pictures! They're wonderful! I love Kristen in the laundry baskets and Feisty in the cardboard box! It's amazing how children are so drawn to boxes. My nephew cannot see a big box without trying to climb inside.

I hope you're doing well, Dawn. Have a great week!

Sammy

CrackerJacks said...

The youngest and tallest, I am assuming is the first one on the left. He looks just like David Bowie! I mean that in a good way too!

I love photos that are similar over the ages. I do the same thing with the girls!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh I love these photos - it's so fun to compare the past and present. :)

Linds said...

I love photos, and these are wonderful! I HAVE to scan my old ones in to the computer soon!

Hootin' Anni said...

How wonderful! This post is fabulous. And look at the 'toe heads'....just blond hair and oh so platinum. The last photo is terrific. I, unlike Mary, see a lot of resemblance of blood line.

How wonderful to have such a great photo.

Did I see a CSU sweatshirt? I did! I did see a CSU sweatshirt!! [It's almost time for the Rams to stomp some good ol' CU Buffaloes!]

Maine Mom said...

Eleanor is trying to figure out which Dora movie Care Bear is watching. She has seen them all!

I think Noah has potential of being taller than the girls, but I think Zach is going to be the shortest of them all. Time will tell.

Barb said...

Is that the same laundry basket? It looks like it's taken a beating. LOL

What a cute idea - love all these photos, Dawn.

Christa said...

What fun comparing photos, so much alike. I do some comparing also, and it is amazing at the simularities that are found. Love the family photos.
God bless

Tammy said...

Dawn, this was just wonderful! I love posts like this, and it was so fun to see the before and after of your children and grandchildren...and you and your siblings...how fun!

Needled Mom said...

Great photos, Dawn. Some things just never change.

I'm so glad that you got resident birds. They are messy and yet sre so much fun to enjoy.

I chuckled at the crashing raspberries. I've had the same experience. At least they are easy to pick up when they are frozen. ;)

Susie said...

Hi Dawn,
What fun comparative photos! Just goes to show, that kids love the simple pleasures the most no matter what decade they grew up in!!
Great photos of you and your siblings too!
xo

Mimi said...

great family pictures...
does your family all live near?

Penless Thoughts said...

Great shots of comparison.
Susan

Nadine said...

Love the picture comparisons. It's great to see your kids and then your daughter's kids at the very same stove helping you cook. Amazing.

Love the siblings photo of then and now of you all.

Sharon Lynne said...

You are so creative. It's quite interesting to compare those pictures!

Midlife Mom said...

Wonderful photos Dawn!!!!!!!! I loved them all! The one with Care Bear sitting in the box is my favorite!

PEA said...

Such fun pictures to look back on! There must be something with laundry baskets...I have a picture of Corey curled up in one when he was 2 years old! lol Love the pictures of you and your siblings as well...no doubt the baby of the family was so happy to surpass you in height! lol xoxo

Nancy said...

Great post! I just love the old photos. Such great memories. Pictures of me with my sisters, are always in order from youngest to oldest too! It's and easy way for others to remember.

Have a great weekend!

Carla said...

Wonderful! You must have been scanning! We do 'the line up' to. By age and height also!

groovyoldlady said...

Those pics are great. Two my faves here at home are hung right together on my wall. I have 2 year-old Bekah holding "little baby Maffayew" and right under it 18 month-old Gretchy holding Baby Abby in almost the exact same pose.