Friday, April 11, 2008

Flashback Friday

I was born the day before my brother Ryan's first birthday, so we are the same age for one day. Ever since we were little, my dad has insisted on taking a picture of us on my birthday holding signs to say how old we are. I used to resist this little tradition, but now it is fun to look back on all the years and remember which awkward stage I was going through that year. I want to track down all of the pictures of all the years, but this many embarrassing moments will have to do for now.
I guess I won't worry so much when Dallin makes his 5 backwards. I turned out fine... right?

8, and about to get baptized. Bless my heart.

I loved that sweater with the numbers all over it. It had a wide neck and I would wear a yellow tank top underneath. A little provacative for the times.

18. Wow, that was a bad year. I should have saved that Lucky shirt. It would probably fit my husband now.

Ryan was on his mission when I turned 19.
Hike those pants up, sista!

And now the elusive 31. I'm not afraid of growing older. It can't be worse than my youth.

23 comments:

Gina said...

Oh I love the pics!! Love the XL t-shirt...I had so many of those, it took me years to realize I wasn't a size XL!!

Stephanie F. said...

That is so cool. You both looked pretty thrilled to be holding 18 :)

Christa said...

I love those pictures! I hope you are able to find a picture for every year. We definitely need a copy of all of them.

Ryan said...

It has always been fun to be the same age for a day. Do we have the same haircut in a few of those?

Steph N. said...

What fun pictures to have! You look so cute in all of them, I don't care what you say.

Joy said...

That is so fun! I love older pictures. They really are so fun! I have high pants in my pics this week too. You gotta love them.

Julie said...

Love the old photos, what a cute idea to share...Don't make fun of your clothes, I used to worship what you guys wore since you were from the "big city" :)

Annie said...

What a cute tradition!I love it Anne Marie! Are you doing the same thing with your little ones? That sure save having to write ages on the back of photos doesn't it! :-)

carrie said...

I love all the pictures!! I think it's such a cute idea, actually!! Dallin looks so much like you!! I always thought so though..... I think you're so cute in every picture, even with the big shirt and the high pants. :o)

Cutie Pies said...

I love those pictures! What's a fun tradition.

Christie said...

How cute are you guys! I think you know that my sister and I are Irish twins too, only we're the same age for an entire week! I wish we'd have done the picture thing. How cute.

And LOL about the high pants. I remember at BYU that I would rebel and wear my pants around my hips (I would shop in the guy's department). I had a roommate tell me how unfashionable I was that my pants were too low. Ha ha.

The Spradlin Family said...

I love the number sweater too! Very trendy!

Jenny W said...

I just think you are so funny! I loved it when you wrote, "Bless My Heart...." I loved every picture....cute, cute! :)

Cutie Pies said...

What a fun tradition! Thank you for the cookies. They were nummy!

Kristen said...

I love these pictures! I love Ryan's hair in the pics too. I laughed when you wrote that Jason could wear the XL Lucky shirt you were wearing. Ha ha! Why was that ever cool?? Why did we always think we should wear XL Men's T-Shirts?

alison said...

These are so cute!! And about the XL men's shirts... My senior class shirt is an XL in mens, I fond it the other day. I am going to make Kyle start wearing it.

Julia said...

Your awkward pics are nothing compared to the ones of my youth. I love your ages tradition!

a-anderson said...

I loved all the pictures and the comments. Old pictures are so funny!

The Gatherum Family said...

You are so funny-I LOVE LOVE LOVE your commentary-love the high pants and love the "about to be baptized, bless my heart" hahahaha...I am still laughing...

Heidi J. said...

that is a cute idea. it was alot of fun looking at you are so funny!!

Heidi Irene said...

That is very cute, Anne Marie. How fun! :)

Williams Family said...

I love the tradition of the birthday signs. I might have to borrow that idea from you. How fun now to look back & remember exactly what you looked like when you were different ages. I never wore the big t-shirts but I did have plenty of pants that I am sure I wore too high. Of course with the shirts always tucked in. Wasn't the office so funny? I had to watch the first new episode on our computer a few days later because we didn't have our cable set up yet. So, I am excited that I only have to wait one more day to watch the latest episode on a normal t.v. I love your posts. They always make me smile. By the way, at 31, you look gorgeous! I know that we are all jealous.

janae said...

That's such a great tradition! What a great thing to keep going.