11/17/08

Then and Now

With Adam coming home soon, I started looking through some pictures from when he left till today.  I thought you may like to see the changes....
I will begin with the man himself.  Though for me he was perfect before and after, Adam has lost about 25 lbs.  Way to go babe!  Can you see the difference?
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As for me.  My changes have been purely cosmetic.  I am only happy to report that I haven't really gained weight, which was pretty much the goal. ;)  But back to the changes...hair color and style, and the big one - braces!  Hopefully he will be okay with kissing a metal mouth!

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Next, Jens.  Jens has grown a good inch or two, and filled out.  He just looks older.  Not to mention the occasional added dose of cool!

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Sam is still Sam, but he has grown a pant size, and looks more grown up.

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Peter has grown some teeth, some height and some strength.  Though he is still crazy Peter!

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Tommy has probably changed the least, but he has definitely grown up a bit.  He has learned a few letters of the alphabet with their sounds.  He can sound out some words and writes his name.  He can also make his bed now.

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Sarah has definitely changed the most dramaticly!  She has grown teeth and hair, learned to walk, run and dance.  She has gone from saying very few strong words to saying really anything she wants to say.

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Wow!  A lot of changes, huh?  I am happy Adam can be home now and not miss out on any more changes for a while!  Nine more days!!!

8 comments:

Julie said...

Between these last two blogs, I am also teary eyed. Sarah's then and now made me teary, and what a BEAUTIFUL girl! You are so lucky to have that little girl! I can't wait for adam to come home! We pray daily for him and you. I can't wait for you to be in his arms, and don't hold back kissing that guy with your mouth full of metal!! Love you so much Liz you're amazing!

Jen and Kent said...

I am so excited for you!!! I see the changes most in Sara and Jens. What an inspiration you and your family are! We couldn't be more thrilled for your happy reunion!

The Flemings: said...

We're so happy for all of you that you finally get to be together again! You have done such an amazing job! You are all awesome!

Amalitta Gamlieli said...

Awe... those pictures are all so cute, and man sarah has changed alot. such a cutie :) well i'm so happy for you your my hero, smooches bffe xoxo

Hans and Michelle said...

You made it!!! And I have to say, Sara and Adam are the most changed, from my perspective:)

Dani said...

You have such a cute family! oh my goodness!!! YOUR SO CUTE TOO!!! I am so excited for you for adam to get home! love ya!

Rachael Jill said...

FINALLY! I am so glad that he is coming home, safe and sound, to his beautiful family. Seriuosly Liz, you are a babe. Adam is a lucky Man.

Kristen said...

So seeing those pics of Sarah and her beautiful changes brought tears to my eyes. I am so grateful for these sacrifices our husbands make for our freedom. I'm so glad that Adam is about home safe and sound. Unfortunately Joe will just miss him. He's leaving on Christmas Day. I thought maybe their paths would cross. That would have been fun for them. We'll have to plan a reconnection soon. We miss you guys! We pray for Adam's safety in his return and can't wait for the happy reunion pics! Way to go for making it through deployment!!!