Then & Now


This is Lydia one year ago today. Looking at this picture, I can feel what it was like that day. I can remember what it felt like to hold her when she was that small, I can feel her shirt and her hair and how it felt to lay on that blanket with her, I can feel our whole house and that time of my life. I tried to take a picture of Lydia every day of her first year. Pulling out those pics opens up the past in a peculiar way. I can’t describe it.

It’s so weird how time is…it seems unbelievable that she could have EVER just laid on a blanket for hours at a time. But at the same time, wasn’t it just last week that she wore that outfit and I sat on the floor taking pictures of her? This is the bittersweet part of being a parent. I’m so amazingly excited with each new milestone in her life. But I’m sad I’ll never hold two month old Lydia again.

So, here’s my happy girl today. She is laying on the floor because she likes to tip her tent over and roll out of it. Seriously, did she ever just lay on the floor?


(oh yeah, my buddy Kate gave me this idea!)


  1. I really liked this, the way you describe it makes it so real and makes me feel so there and remember all the same things!! Love the new blog!!! mine is more of a journey of John’s life with pictures, I really should do one for ME!!! Great blog!!

  2. Wow. She is just growing up. Hope you all are doing well. Just wanted to let you know that I also blog on wordpress.

  3. she is so adorable!

  4. Thanks for the shout out! I know exactly what you mean about the babies…the timeline of being a mom is difficult to describe but every mom knows exactly what you mean.

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