Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Flashback Wednesday

Wow, I accidentally clicked backwards in iPhoto and came across this photo taken at Bryan's birthday party in 2002. Oh my goodness, we are so young! Looks like we are having a pretty good time! I love how Joy is all scrunched up at the bottom. For those of you who weren't able to make it to this party- that's me, Jennifer, Heather and Joy.

And then there's this:

Yeah, me, Bryan and Babette. Babs was only 6 months old in this photo! My fluffy princess.

This would have been within the first year we lived here in our house. I was just thinking today that this month marks 7 years that we've been in our home. There are so many memories here (and so many layers of paint on all the walls). Not that we are moving any time soon, but I know that when/if we ever do it will be really hard to leave this house behind. We've gone through a lot of big life events here- partying through our twenties, marriage, the birth of our first baby, and everything in between. What is a home? A safe place where you can really be yourself, somewhere to have friends and family, a project for making your own, a place to lay your head at night. It has our smell. It's our slice of the pie. I love having a home. Especially since it's filled with a wonderful life. I'm so grateful.

Cooperzen of the day:


  1. OH. EM. GEE. That is one adorable (tall) baby!

  2. I am loving those shots at the birthday party Dare I ask, was that a backdrop specifically for photos that night?
    You are right on about a house. It brings new meaning to the saying, "If these walls could talk..."
    Did you all finish the new addition?
    Loving the new pics of Cooper. He is darling..those eyes!! The kind I love to photograph!

  3. the jumparoo! i freaking love the music on that thing. and i am particularly fond of that elephant sound. Does cooper love it? Simon used to. Look at the chub on Cooper! i looooove it. we have to have you guys over soon, time is going too fast.

  4. I love Cooper's socks!

  5. Anonymous8:47 PM

    Cooper's hat is too much. I need to see him soon!

    Um, I still look exactly like that.