flashback friday (on tuesday)

My sweet friend Adeena does a little something on her blog called flashback Friday, which I must say is an awesome idea! With all these Branson pictures I've been scouring through, I thought I'd include a picture from my very first trip to my parents' cabin. I made yearly trips to Branson my entire life to visit my grandparents, but my parents built their cabin in 2001.

So here I am with Collin in the summer of 2002. Yes, Collin who will be nine in October. And the cowboy hat it a joke. You knew that right? Just wanted to clarify.


OK, you see where this is going, right?

We tried to re-create the same picture eight years later:


Before you feel great pity for me and think Father Time has been unkind, consider the following:
1. I'm holding 62 pounds and trying to look natural. (Can you hold half your body weight in 90 degrees while trying to look relaxed?)
2. It is 8:30 pm and I had chased 3 kids for the past 12 hours.
3. It was hot.
4. I was exhausted.
5. My makeup slid off my face 4 hours ago, and I think I had partially melted.

It's now 9:30 and I can't think of a way to wrap up this post, so I'm ending here.

I love the idea of flashback Friday, so you might see another one again soon.
Hope you had a great Tuesday! ♥


Aleasing said...

You never cease to amaze me::))

Jodee Leader said...

You still look fabulous! Cute pictures! I love Flashback Friday!

Brooke G. said...

Hey, when in Rome - right??? J/K I love the hat! And you look fabulous. I can't believe the second photo was eight years later, well except for the kid getting MUCH bigger! :D

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

Agree with all these ladies you look FABULOUS!

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm not sure that I've ever seen a picture of you before...and now that I have, I have an e-crush. JK (kinda). LOL

You look great. My niece probably weighs the same and I can't pick her up without straining. Nonetheless, you guys look great. My husband would likely say something to the effect of...yeah, that's how you'll look one day (he always says that when he sees a hot mom). Makes him proud. :)

Mom of M&Ms said...

love this... so fun. and Dang girl! I wanna look like you. THere is a reason that I am BEHIND a camera....

Natalie said...

Actually, I was thinking Father Time had be very nice to you and must have something against me! lol

Fun picture!

elizabeth said...

I think it's a great idea - and it made me laugh this morning!!! It's it amazing how fast they grow!

Laura said...

Sweet pictures, both of them!

I love the picture of your boys with swords in the header. Such a boy photo.

You have two? I have four sons. Come on over and see me sometime!

ThisMamaRAZZI said...

HAHAHAHA! Hilarious Karli! I love that you posted pics of yourself. LOVE! I'm going to challenge you to do a self portrait gorgeous lady! Your son was a super good sport! Did he laugh at the end result?

Adeena said...

That is awesomely hilarious!! XD

I *wish* I looked half as good as you! Seriously! Father Time has been very kind to you. ;) You barely look a day older in 8 years!

And Collin was such an adorable, chunky little man!

You totally should hang them up side by side. Love your Flashback! :D

Anna said...

LOL--love the idea! :) ..and you look great, btw. ..but sorry to hear about your car window, what a bummer!

Kevin said...

You look exactly the same (well, actually prettier now). Great post nonetheless

Kathryn said...

If 62 pounds was half my body weight I'd be doin a happy dance! lol

R.A. said...

Oh my I love the recreation photo!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous - then and now!