Thursday, April 25, 2013


For those that didn't hear my tale of woe, my basement had three inches of water from all the rain we received last week.

Most of my mementos were safe from the destructive waters. But we were unlucky with one box of old photos that sat in the bottom of a wet box. The majority of the photos were duplicates or ones people had given me. Not a huge deal. I sat down with the box a couple of days ago to go through it.

What is amazing is that most of the photos were fine. Very few had to be trashed. The box also contained all of my negatives from film days. There were about twenty that were stuck together and had to be thrown out.

The best part about it was the fun of looking through the pictures. It made me realize we rarely do it. The boys had a blast seeing old pictures of them and Scott and I and how different everyone looked.

I wanted to show you one of my favorite pictures of Scott and I.

This is from the era of what I refer to as the 'glory days of my hair'.

Seriously. It was perfect and never was before or has been again since then. Something happened when I got pregnant with boy #3. My hair was shiny and thick and so easy to manage. It stayed that way even after I delivered.

These pictures were done at our local Meijer. They had a special group that came in and were charging very little to get them done. So we did.

When they came back I was not happy. Most of the photos were cut horribly. Either Scott lost an ear or a kid lost a shoulder. This was the best shot we had.

Fast forward three months. I returned to our Meijer only to be approached by the same photography group again. I told them "no thank you" and preceded to tell them how terrible the pictures were when we got them. He was very apologetic and offered to redo them for no charge.

Well okay then.

The only difference- I was now pregnant with baby #4. I noticed a dramatic difference in my hair as soon as I knew I was pregnant. I fought with it daily. It wanted to be curly and frizzy and unmanageable.

Let me show you what I mean with the pictures.

Before- Luscious, shiny, easy to care for hair.

After- Curly, unruly, frizzy and dry hair.

(I really dislike me in this photo and not just because of my hair)

For a good solid three years I had great hair. Now I'm just left to reminisce.

Did you ladies have noticeable differences in your pregnancies?
Any major changes? Just wondering.

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