I have had issues over the last few weeks with my blog. I haven’t been able to upload pictures to it. So my amazing web developer has spent countless hours transferring my content over to a new server…. or something like that. I have no idea. That is why I have someone else manning the scenes. Heaven forbid I figure it out on my own. Someday I will, but for now, I am just grateful to have someone helping me who knows what in the world he’s doing.
IN the mean time, I have been going through some old pictures and realizing how much time has gone by. I tend to be oblivious to the fact that time is passing and live in the moment. However, after taking a few minutes to look through pictures of Christmas past, it hit me as to how quickly my kiddos are growing.
This picture is from our family pictures taken 3 years ago. Look at how teeny they are. I think that I am in denial over their growth as I still have their sweaters thinking somehow that they still fit them. I think I am doing the same thing with the jeans that I am wearing in the picture as well, but I am still playing ignorant on that one.
This is us this year. We are all a little older. They are MUCH taller, and I have coincidentally lost half an inch. I am really not very happy about that. If only Santa took requests like that. My littles have gone from full sets of teeth to random gaps in their smiles. They have gone from chubby cheeks, to much more slender faces. They have gone from two in elementary school and one in Pre-K to two in junior high and one in elementary.
I think about what their little lives were like at the time the first picture was taken, and compare it to the second picture. A friend commented the other day that they love the pictures that I post of my family because they always look so happy. Here is the thing, this is our reality. These kids are happy all of the time. Their smiles are always genuine. We are always laughing and enjoying each other’s company. My kids have had to rely on each other and depend on each other. They are each other’s best friends. They miss each other when one is gone.
Yes, we have our problems and we have our squabbles and our irritations. We are just like every other slightly demented, weirdly altered family, but we are pretty dang awesome at the same time. Love my little crew!