Throwback Thursday...Then and Now

01.28.21 01:14 PM Comment(s) By Adrienne Towsen

Comparison photos can be so much fun, especially when the recent photo just by chance recreates the photo from many years prior. That was the case with the few collages I have created for "Throwback Thursday" this week. It's a popular thing these days to try and recreate photos from the past, and my kids both had to do that as part of their high school senior yearbook. They both did a great job redoing photos with good friends they have had since elementary school and they turned out so well. Here are photos I found by chance, and while not perfectly identical they are close enough! 

The photos above are my daughters at roughly 4 & 2 and then 20 & 18. My little girls are all grown up. Again in the collage below you can see the same age difference left to right. I could not resist the side by side with the Barbie Jeep and the Jeep Wrangler. I could have never imagined as they drove around the driveway in that little pink jeep, they would one day be driving on the road in a real jeep. One of the many rights of passage as the kids grow up is  getting a driver's license. I remember being so worried when my older daughter came home with her license 4 years ago and immediately wanted to drive just 10 minutes away with her sister to get ice cream. It was a new freedom for them and a bit of panic for me. I am lucky to now have 2 very safe and responsible drivers, but there will always be a little bit of worry when they are no longer limited to the driveway in the Barbie jeep!

My last collage below shows my whole family at a birthday dinner for my dad about 14 years ago and then one for my mom 3 years ago. Look at my incredible parents...barely any change across those 11 years! It's been an amazing transformation to watch my girls turn into beautiful young women, especially since the rest of us still look the same!!😉🤣

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