Friday, January 29, 2010

FRIDAY PHOTO FLASHBACK

I started "Friday Photo Flashback" because I have so many pictures from my PRE-digital camera days. I thought it would be fun to scan them and share them here with you. I'm having so much fun doing this, that I would love for you to join me, too! So dig out the photo albums and put your scanner to good use! Don't forget to sign in to MckLinky so we can all visit and comment on each others blogs!

JULY 1996

Looking at this pictures makes me realize even more, how time literally flies by. This was just the beginning of our family. I was only a couple weeks away from my 27th birthday, and my husband was 25. Isaiah was a newborn here, and I got pregnant again with Miranda when he was 6 weeks old. I know, crazy, right? I remember stressing that everything was going to be double. I was still working, and back then, I NEVER would have thought that I would eventually be a stay at home mom with five children! It just goes to show that Gods plans are definitely different than ours (and better)!

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76 comments:

Muthering Heights said...

God's plans truly ARE better!!!

Still, I have all the respect in the WORLD for you...I always thought I had it rough with my pregnancies being so close together. You are a hero!!!!

chubskulit said...

Oh my Gosh, I thought that mine was oretty early. Our post is kind of related lol. I love this photo!

New Born Days

Princess Sarah said...

wow, you are really a great mom Alicia, if you have noticed in my blogs, I'm only pregnant every 7 yrs.
God indeed has a different plans from ours. And really wonderful!

Blessings!

His Unfailing Love

chili pepper said...

Yes, indeed. It is wonderful how God's plans work out no matter where we think we are headed. Great picture, Alicia.

Helene said...

Oh my goodness, I can only imagine the shock you felt when you learned you were pregnant again after having given birth 6 weeks prior to that!! Probably just as shocked as I was that we were having another set of twins...I would've seriously freaked out if that had happened 6 weeks after the 1st set were born!

That's such an amazing picture of your little family before you were a family of 7!

Michelle said...

You still look like you are 27! I can't believe you got pregnant so quickly. It took me 18 months to get my period back after my first one!

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Hazel said...

You look absolutely lovely in this pic. You are right - God's plan is way better than ours. This pic shows why.

He & Me + 3 said...

Being a SAHM is the bestest! What a sweet picture. I can totally tell that is you, but hubs looks so different with all that hair:) Cute family:)

Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

What a great picture! We have one that is almost identical right after little Oscar was born. I have to admit at that moment I never would have dreamed that I would be a mom to three boys - EVER! I must say that God's plans were definitely better than mine!

Can I just say, wow! 6 weeks? I thought my kids were close at 20 months apart. You are a super mom!

Denise said...

Such a sweet picture.

Debbie said...

I'm so thankful that God's plans are so much better than ours. You look so cute.

blessings,
Debbie

Sunshine4Life said...

wow cute past photo and the baby boy is soooo cute. :)

at times we don't understand what is the plan of God for us but if we let just let Him be then all things just work out alright.

Lisa said...

What a lovely photograph, you haven't changed one bit!

You are a supermum, I don't know how you managed having two pregnancies so close together xxx

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Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

This is a wonderful photo of the beginnings of your lovely family! Thank you for your support with my blog during my irregular posts!
Love Collette xxx

Veronica Lee said...

Yeap, you haven't changed a bit - still the hot mama! Love the pic!!

Yaya said...

Awwwwww!

Dani Joy said...

Totally! I posted a picture from 1996 too! jeje

what an adorable family! Isn´t God so good to give us so many blessings! YOu now have 5 of them!

Praise the Lord!

Dani Joy

shopannies said...

you are so right time goes very quickly and before we know it the kiddos are grown

jen@odbt said...

It is pretty funny how much our perspectives change. I think it's definitely all for the better. Fun picture - you haven't aged at all. Still look like you're 27.

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Midday Escapades said...

Aw, I just love seeing old pics. What a lovely family you have.

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Kimberly said...

Look how far your family has come! You know, most people get heavier and more wrinkly as they age. You got thinner and even younger looking! What's your secret???

Lauren said...

wow .. you get pregnant when your baby was 6 weeks old!!!! That's incredible! I bet you were shocked to your toes! God's plans are usually very surprising us ... but more wonderful than anything we could have come up with! : )

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Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a sweet family picture! And my goodness, Isaiah looks like he was a chunky little guy:)

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Life with Kaishon said...

You are so beautiful. What a lovely picture.

Lisa said...

Came over from Friday Follow...can't wait to read your blog:)

Robyn said...

What a beautiful picture! Yes God plans are always the best!

Darcie said...

Wow...you would have been one busy mom...you most likely still are. But it is all so well worth it, huh?

Yes, Gods plans are so much better!

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Mommy, I'm Home said...

The first thing that caught my eye when I saw this photo was your husband's hair! Where'd it all go????

Chari said...

awww, he is so adorable. Look at those cheeks :-)

Lorrie said...

What a great story! He is so cute...You do never know where God is going to take you. My scanner is not happy....I hate not doing Flashback Friday!

Ms Bibi said...

You have a wonderful family. Can't wait to come back and read more.

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Lorrie said...

Oh...I just found one...let the flashbacks begin!

Puanani503 said...

wow! 6 weeks is fast..sheesh.I agree, God's plans for each of us are different and special. But then he knew you could handle all that and then some! God Bless:)

Puanani503 said...

Beautiful Photo of you three:)You still look the same and haven't aged a day!

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Stephanie said...

Wow I never realized that Isaiah and Miranda were so close in age.

Love the baby picture--when I look back at when my oldest was born it makes me feel old :) but you look just like you did then. I'm jealous!

Pam said...

Wow! I bet Miranda and Isaiah are really close too. : )
God's plans are better, aren't they?

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Love that your a stay at home mom!
Great photo;)

Lorie said...

Isaiah has aged quite nicely as has his mother....you haven't aged one bit!

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Carin said...

Aw, what a great post. Yes, God sure knows what he is doing. I still can't believe you got pregnant 6 weeks later, wow! You are a great mama!

=( sorry I missed this week

Susie said...

You gusy are always so cute!!

blueviolet said...

I can't believe you got pregnant so quickly!!! WHOA!!!!

We just never know what the future holds, do we?

a49erfangirl said...

Time sure does go by fast. I am now following your blog from Friday Follow. Have a great Friday.

Angela said...

What a great picture of your family! My cousin did the same thing as you did! When she went for her 6 week check up after having her second baby she found out she was pregnant again! She had one in January and the other in October of the same year. Were yours born in the same year like that?

Angela said...

What a great picture of your family! My cousin did the same thing as you did! When she went for her 6 week check up after having her second baby she found out she was pregnant again! She had one in January and the other in October of the same year. Were yours born in the same year like that?

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Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

G-d definitely planned something special!
Have a great weekend!

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

G-d definitely planned something special!
Have a great weekend!

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Joyful said...

Cute Picture!

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JoeyRes said...

Your family is lovely. I wonder what you'd have thought back then if you'd known there would be 5 kids!

Stacy said...

Wow girl, I had to scroll through a lot of comments..lol!!!

I love reading about your beautiful family! God knew you were gonna be an awesome mom that could handle 5 kids:)

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Cathy said...

Wow! What a cute picture! Look at those chubby cheeks!!

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Becca said...

Oh wow, I can't believe you got pregnant with a 6 week old baby!! Kudos to you!

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Happy said...

Whoa, there Fertile Mrytle! Six weeks??!??!? I'm shocked, surprised, aghast, and stunned. How is that even possible? (Please, I know how it's possible, but STILL...)! I thought I was going to die from exhaustion and stress when I got pregnant with number two when number one was nine months old....

YOU GO GIRL!

You're a testament to stay at home moms everywhere and I just adore you now more than I did before which was quite a lot!!!

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WOw you go girl. I"m following you now. Thanks for joining this week and posting. I'm switching over to Wordpress so my blog is down. I'll be back soon though.

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Buckeroomama said...

Both you and your husband "age" wonderfully! In fact, I use that word very loosely... you don't look any older and if anything both of you look even better!!! :)

fraizerbaz said...

I would like to play next week! Does the photo(s) I post have to be photos of me? Or can they be photos of other people, as well?

homeschoolceo said...

Wow, fertile Merytl! What a sweet photo :D

Honey Mommy said...

Oh my! You sound like my mother! I have a sister who is only 11 months older than me. :o)

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Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Aw! So happy to get some time to catch upon some blog reading! I really love your Friday Photo Flashback posts. Cute family! My hubby's brother is 14 months older than him, his sister 13 months younger than my hubby...but then the youngest came along 6 years after. Quite different than in my family... first me, then my brother 11 years after, and then my sister 9 years after him! (My mom was pregnant when she came to see me when my oldest daughter was born...my parents were very surprised :o)

If I can get my blogging act together (:o) I really want to start doing these! Hmmm... maybe if I learn how to do the automatic post thing, so that I can do them on the weekends prior.

Blessings & Aloha!