10 Pictures: A Decade

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Not to knock all of the year end reviews that are going on right now, or let's be honest, that I assume are being posted, not that I've been able to read them yet, but I think I've been more introspective this year than ever in my life and would rather do something a little different.

So, let's do a quick high level look at the past 10 years by way of pictures.

2000 - I was 16 years old. Oh, the things I would tell this girl if given the opportunity!

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2001 - Yup, 17 at my soccer banquet. Glad to say that these two girls are still great friends!
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2002 - At 18, my freshman year of college. My teammates and greatest friends at the soccer house, where three of us would live the next year.
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2003 - At 19, my sophomore year of college. Probably my lowest point, coincidentally cordinating with my blondest hair (not shown here).
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2004 - At 20, my junior year, just before meeting Tony!

2005 - At 21, just 2 weeks before Tony proposed!

2006 - At 22, the year I graduated, got married, attended 13 weddings and loved my friends and family more than I ever thought possible (sensory and memory overload!).

2007 - At 23, just settling into the marriage routine. We bought a house, experienced job and friend uncertainty, welcomed Lucy and developed our lines of communication.
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2008 - At 24, I was pregnant and more stressed out than I've ever been before. I was able to purchase my camera this year as well, well the last week anyways lol. We went to Chicago, ran a 1/2 marathon, built a 1000+ board fence with friends over two months and suffered a job cut, all of which strengthened our faith!
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2009 - At 25, we had a child, I became a mother, Tony a father. I found running and soccer again, and established my love affair with my camera. New friends were made, other friendships dissolved or morphed. We have again encountered challenges, but are certain that we stand on the rock.
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I know I'm not alone in those anxiously waiting to usher in the new year and decade. It seems very ripe with opportunity and we're on the cusp of a blogging baby boom!

Love you all!


Sarah said...

Great recap. I, too, can't wait to see what the new year holds for me!

Helen Joy said...

Hehe. I feel like if I introspect anymore I might just burst. Those were great pictures! 10 years ago, I was about to meet my husband in a swimming pool. I was 14 and wore pigtails and overalls every day.

Rose said...

Great post! I might be stealing your idea...what a decade full of blessings!

Anonymous said...

Love this! And I'm jealous that even in your high school years, you didn't seem to go through that "I look awkward" stage. You look adorable in every picture!

Meredith said...

It's incredible to think about how much life changes in 10 years, isn't it?

Also, I still can't get over how much Isaac as a newborn looks like Isaac now! It seems like a lot of babes end up looking totally different as they grow!

LOLing at the blogger baby boom!

Mrs. Southern said...

Love your reflection in this post! We are in a baby blogging boom! Babies are everywhere!

AJ said...

I LOVE it! I might steal your idea too. So much change has happened in 10 years. Look how incredible the person at the end is. And imagine how incredible she will be in another 10. Cheers!

Julie S. said...

Great post! So glad I stumbled upon your blog- I love it! :) Blessings to you and your family as you ring in 2010!

Ashley said...

What a great recap! I found you through Ashley's blog and have been reading on here all night! You have a beautiful family and I love your honesty. I'll be back often! :)

Faith said...

Great post, I totally stole your idea for my review as well. It's crazy how much has happened from high school to now.

Amber said...

I love the decade in review! Seriously, you haven't changed in ten years! Hope you and your family have a great 2010!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I really love seeing your photos! And yay for the blessings of 2010!

Newlywed Next Door said...

Love this post! We're the same age and have had many similar milestones (except the whole motherhood thing! lol). I met my husband when I was Jr. in College too!

Leah said...

I love this! Happy New Year to you and your sweet family!

Patience said...

Great post! Happy new Year :)


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