Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Amazing and Stupid...Amazingly Stupid

Amazing: I actually find myself with time to blog.
Stupid: I have nothing to blog about.

I have been taking pictures for other people and haven't snapped any around here for days. Thusly, not much to blog about. I could get on my soap box and blather on about how men never wear shirts while running these days. Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean that you SHOULD. That is probably enough on that subject.

Instead, I decided that I would look back in time and see what was going on a year ago today. (Or at least in the same week.) Now would be a good time to queue the music, that is if you like a little background music while you read this post: Try to Remember the kind of September... We took the girls to Temple Square and even now it is interesting to see how they have changed in a year...especially Pearl. (She was chubba.) 2010.

Then I want back and found this picture of dinner. It was edited so I must have wanted to include it on the blog, but it never made it on here. Look how little Ivory is. 2009.

A year before we put the girls together in a room. Funny that they still sleep together now...just a little closer. 2008.

And then it starts to get weird. Here we are visiting WA for my ten-year school reunion. No Daisy, no Pearl. 2007. I just got rid of those jeans - oh how I loved them.

Even further back in time we go. I didn't even know what blogging was. I had a house full of littles. 2006.

Another year back. We had only been in our house for two years. I was pregnant again. I was probably hoping for a boy. :) 2005.

Keep going. Robyn was a baby. Apparently we took all our pictures in the bedroom. We still have that quilt (from our wedding) but it has some holes now. 2004.

Goodbye Robyn. Goodbye house. Time takes us back to our old apartment and our first baby. Back before she had four sisters. 2003.

And then...we didn't have a camera. At least not a digital one. All June's baby pictures were printed out. I would have to scan one in and I don't have THAT much time today. Well, and actually, she wouldn't be born for another week.

But it was fun to go down memory lane today. Septembers come and go. Kids grow, we move on. Time doesn't seem to notice one little family. But they mean everything to me. So goodbye Summer, hello Fall. Seasons...keep going. I will keep taking pictures and watching my children grow.


Emma Jo said...

I love the idea...hm, I feel a blog coming on. It makes me so sad and nostalgic and happy and content at the same time.

Raging Stallion said...

Fast forward 9 years...now I'm a big softie... All I want to do is cry about the post. Tears of sadness for days we'll never see again, and tears of joy that they're all here now.

Deanne said...

I can't believe how fast time goes. I know I say it all the time, but it's true and it never ceases to amaze me. It was such a sweet post. I was just thinking yesterday how many memories I haven't recorded and how far behind I am. It feels very overwhelming to catch up, but I know it will be worth it.

meganmushrat said...

What priceless memories pictures give us. I am hoping that when I retire I can get all of our pictures (both digital and pre-digital) in order so that I could do a blog like this too. However, it would be a major job! Such fun to see the kids when they were little - and someday you'll look back at a 2011 picture and marvel at how young your kids were (and you and Tyler too!).

¡Vieve! said...

That's a great idea- backwards in time. I might have to copy you!