|we are a new couple here, just started dating. And yes we were babies when we got together.
I was still “technically” a teen. He was barely out of the teen years. These crazy kids got engaged 5 months after meeting. What?!!!!!!
|Two years in, almost married. We had a long engagement while Dale finished college.|
|Newlyweds, and almost ready to have Nora. We took a while with the engagement and wedding planning. Then we jumped right in with the whole kid thing.|
|had to share a belly shot, again at my in laws (which is actually our home now, crazy)|
|Here is our girl 11 months old, Christmas’s will never be the same|
|Nora almost 2|
|Caleb 2 months old, I guess I did not get it together to do picture by the tree this year. He was born 7 weeks premature, but he was a strong one. He threw us for a loop and we did not have it together that year apparently.|
|Nora 2 1/2, Caleb 14 months old, yes that is a black eye on him.
He was learning to walk and was Maggie from the Simpsons, he fell a lot. I am preggo with Gavin during this year.
|Gavin Gavin 6 months old, Nora 3 1/2, Caleb 2. We packed in life events for a few years, we had one and kept going for a little bit. My crew of Littles was really Little.|
|Caleb 3, Gavin 18 months old, Nora 4 1/2. Learning the ropes of this posing thing. Caleb insisted on the hat, pick your battles….|
|Caleb 4, Gavin 2 1/2, Nora 5 1/2. Gavin is wearing a cape in this picture, like I said… pick your battles.|
|Gavin 3 1/2, Caleb 5, Nora 6 1/2. Can you tell they have the posing thing down? My how much they have grown.|
Wow, I know time moves forward, but seeing it like this blows me away. Dale and I started this journey together, our first Christmas back when I was 19 and he was 22. We are now… not those ages :). I think back to all of these years, the new baby (3 times), the new house (to us), struggling so much to give our kids some toys (being a young family is rough financially) to where we are now. I am so proud. We have gone through a lot, tried some things, failed, won, figured it out, and are coasting along. Well as much as life lets you coast. Looking at these pictures it makes me think what the next 10 will look like. Nora will be almost 17, Caleb will be 15 and Gavin will be 13 1/2. It makes me hyperventilate to think of how fast these past ten years have flown by. Meaning the next ten will be just as fast.