Friday, November 30, 2012

Think Back Thursday - Self Portrait

This week's theme is self-portrait. I am so happy to be able to say I have my "ducks in a row" for this one. I don't have a scanner, so my apologies in advance for any photos that are lesser quality -- I have to create them by photographing the photograph with my digital camera. 

Newborn me: 
First year:
Kindergarten -- apparently I was not happy that my mom hadn't gotten my bangs trimmed and I took things into my own hands. She tried to even them out, but I had gone straight up the middle with the scissors. (Every one of my children has found a way to do the exact same thing at one time or another! ::sigh::) --
2nd Grade -- I remember this one --  I remember being so upset with my hair. She found time to swing by the 7-11 to buy special barrettes for me so that I would look nice for my photo.

4th and 5th grade photos weren't great -- and I can't even find them right now. By 6th grade I was trying to look nice, and I pulled my hair back in a pony tail.
 Fast forward through greasy complexion and greasy hair, to senior photo at the ripe age of 16.
Thanksgiving with my fiance, aged 19, 
Twelve years later, a growing family
A few years later, with my 8 year old.
Glasses, haircoloring, and a few more pounds...
Still coloring...
 Gone "natural"...
And to today, a little longer hair.
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December Themes
Holiday Decorations
(suggested by Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break)
Christmas Traditions
Christmas Long Ago 
(how long ago is up to you :-)
Think Back Thursday is a photo meme that encourages sharing something from the past.  It is hosted by Debbie's Digest.  You can find out more about it, and how you can participate, by clicking the link or the button below. 



  1. Thanks for linking up... your link is showing in the Linky now... so don't worry.

    I love your progression of photos. No problem that you had to photograph the photos, though I do love my scanner!

    My favorites were your preschool photo (I love that expression) and your current, longer, natural color hair photo.

    Thank you so much for participating in my meme. I hope you have a blessed week. Hugs.

  2. Love your photos! I think most of us have "trimmed" our own hair (or perhaps a sibling's hair...) at some point when we were kids. LOL I love your current picture - you look beautiful with your hair gone natural. Someday I might be brave enough to let mine go its own way. ;-)

  3. What decided me was that my joints (literally - arthritis!) caught up with my natural color. I got tired of feeling embarassed when, at Awanas, I was pulling out a folding chair when all the other adults were sitting on the floor with the kids. No one ever said anything to me like that I should sit on the floor, but I was still embarassed. Or when I wasn't running with the kids during their game time. And my skin is so nice that when I color my hair people would just assume I was at least ten or more years younger than I actually am. I am much more comfortable, now (usually) with my white shades showing through the older darker color. Now people see and know I am older. But I colored all through my 40's, and then some. And I may go back to it some day, but I was coloring it myself about every four weeks. And when I rinsed the color away, I myself could already see the white showing through at the temples. ::sigh::

    Thanks for visiting and for commenting.