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June 19, 2013 / diannegray

Then and now

I’ve been busy with the kids here and we’re having an absolute ball. I just thought I’d post these two photos.

The first photo was taken 22 years ago and the second was taken yesterday.

How my family have grown!

The only problem we encountered was that the sugar cane hasn’t been cut yet so we had to stand in a different spot.

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  1. ly / Jun 19 2013 5:47 am

    Oh, Dianne, how special!! Thanks so much for sharing. Am glad your Christmas is going good.

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 6:34 am

      It’s wonderful, Ly! Thanks so much for stopping by πŸ˜€

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  2. Anna Belfrage / Jun 19 2013 5:49 am

    And in 22 years you’ll do this again, and then the family will have grown even further, right? Very evocative!

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 6:35 am

      There may even be other little ones in 22 years, Anna – I hope! πŸ˜‰

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  3. lifeonwry.com / Jun 19 2013 5:50 am

    That is AWESOME.

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 6:36 am

      Thanks, Wry! It was done in bit of a rush because my youngest son had to catch a plane and they’d all just got back from fishing – LOL πŸ˜€

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  4. Polysyllabic Profundities / Jun 19 2013 5:50 am

    Great photos!!

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  5. Zen A. / Jun 19 2013 5:56 am

    Awww, Dianne. Those are such lovely pictures! I love now and then combos, and this one is just too special. I’m glad you’re having fun with your kids! πŸ˜€

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 6:38 am

      We’re having a great time, Zen – I’ll have a lot of catching up to do on the blogging when they’ve all gone home πŸ˜‰

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  6. nrhatch / Jun 19 2013 5:56 am

    Time flies! So glad that you had the chance to recreate the memory . . . all together again.

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 6:39 am

      It’s really hard to get them all in the same place at the same time when they grow up – but we’re really going to make an effort to make it a regular occurrence now, Nancy πŸ˜€

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  7. gina drellack / Jun 19 2013 5:59 am

    This is incredibly profound–both visually and in meaning. Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™‚

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 6:40 am

      Thank you, Gina πŸ˜‰ I love that original photo so much and thought we should try and recreate it. I think it worked πŸ˜€

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  8. pbh / Jun 19 2013 5:59 am

    build it and they will come. I assume that’s you 2nd from the right, or are you hiding in the fields?

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 6:41 am

      That’s me! The hair is shorter, but we have to do that as we age πŸ˜‰

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      • pbh / Jun 20 2013 11:21 am

        must be all that aussie sunshine…looking good!

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  9. Janna G. Noelle / Jun 19 2013 6:06 am

    Love both pictures, and the black and white. So evocotive and artistic. πŸ™‚

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    • Janna G. Noelle / Jun 19 2013 6:06 am

      Evocative, lol.

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      • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 6:45 am

        I didn’t notice – lol πŸ˜‰

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 6:44 am

      Thank you, Janna. I’ve got the original on my wall and it’s one of my favourites. It was actually taken to highlight a newspaper article about the price of sugar cane and how farmers were losing their land and I think that’s why it’s so poignant. But we still have the land (thank goodness!) πŸ˜‰

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  10. EllaDee / Jun 19 2013 6:14 am

    These are the coolest then and now pics I’ve seen πŸ™‚ A great way to celebrate family and home.

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 6:46 am

      Thank you, Ella! My hubby has always joked that it’s his favourite picture because he has his back to the camera – LOL πŸ˜€

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  11. Theo Fenraven / Jun 19 2013 6:25 am

    Wonderful comparison. Except for the baby, y’all look pretty much the same. πŸ™‚

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 6:46 am

      We were joking that hubby should hold him again – but he wouldn’t be in it πŸ˜‰

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      • Maddie Cochere / Jun 20 2013 1:22 am

        That was my first thought! Your husband should have held “the baby.” πŸ˜‰ So cool that you thought to do this. You will cherish these pictures even more in years to come.

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  12. Maryanne / Jun 19 2013 6:26 am

    GENIUS!

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  13. Sheila Morris / Jun 19 2013 6:59 am

    I’m so happy you are having such a special time with your children who are no longer children to anyone but you.! Those two pictures are priceless!! How is the RUC holding up?? πŸ™‚

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 8:27 am

      The RUC is going well, Sheila, and the kids absolutely love it! We had about 30 people on the front veranda on Saturday night and it held up very well πŸ˜€

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  14. John / Jun 19 2013 7:12 am

    This is such a sweet and wonderful photo set! My how time changes us all…

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 8:28 am

      It’s interesting to see the baby is no longer a baby (but he’ll always be my baby!) πŸ˜‰

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      • John / Jun 19 2013 9:10 am

        Great family mom! Be well πŸ™‚

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  15. mcwoman / Jun 19 2013 7:23 am

    Love the photos — doesn’t time just seem to go by fast when you look back? Glad you’re having fun with your family, but I must say, I miss hearing from you. Barb

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 8:29 am

      It’s been so hectic here, Barb (wonderfully hectic) – but I’ll be back on-line soon and will catch-up will all the posts as soon as I can πŸ˜€

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  16. Rick Mallery / Jun 19 2013 7:28 am

    That’s just awesome! :-)))))

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  17. JackieP / Jun 19 2013 7:33 am

    Now that’s pretty darn cute. They have grown just a tad huh? πŸ˜‰

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 8:30 am

      Just a tad – LOL! My daughter is much taller than I am now, but you can’t really see this in the picture πŸ˜€

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  18. Jill Weatherholt / Jun 19 2013 7:42 am

    What a fantastic idea and a magnificent photo! I love it, Dianne!

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 8:31 am

      Thank you, Jill! I really wanted to get this one done while they were all in one place. I think it’s been about 10 years since we we’re all at the farm at the same time πŸ˜€

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  19. vastlycurious.com / Jun 19 2013 8:03 am

    Awwwwwww! That made me teary. Wonderful and how time flies byyyyy

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  20. melissajanda / Jun 19 2013 8:07 am

    Love these recreated moments caught on camera! Your son didn’t want to be held for the photo, huh? That actually would have been REALLY funny!

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 8:32 am

      We suggested he be held, Melissa, but he wouldn’t be in on it! LOL πŸ˜€

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  21. T. W. Dittmer / Jun 19 2013 8:15 am

    Wowee zoweee. πŸ™‚

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  22. justinwriter / Jun 19 2013 8:47 am

    I always wondered who those people were. πŸ™‚ Great photos.

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 10:28 am

      YAY – it’s us! πŸ˜€ It was really good to do the second pic and I’m really happy we could all be together to get it done. Hopefully we’ll be able to do one every few years from now on (now that I’m back permanently) πŸ˜€

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  23. billyraychitwood1 / Jun 19 2013 9:59 am

    Very special! Can visualize the pictures in sepia tone… ‘Then and Now’ reminds me so much of ‘then.’
    Thanks, lovely lady, for sharing these precious moments…

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 10:29 am

      Thank you, Billy Ray – it really was a special moment for us πŸ˜€

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  24. Jenny Ackland / Jun 19 2013 10:00 am

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing Dianne. And it answers my question about whether that gorgeous photo was a stock image or not! How special.

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 10:31 am

      It really is a lovely picture and was originally taken of us for a newspaper article. I just love it and have wanted to do the re-enactment for some time. I’m so glad you like it, Jenny πŸ˜€

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  25. Carrie Rubin / Jun 19 2013 10:12 am

    Had to stop by and tell you how much I enjoyed ‘Wolf Pear.’ Really engaging read, Dianne. Great description, great characters, great story. Difficult to put down. I was excited to leave my reviews on the main sites to spread the word. πŸ™‚

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 10:32 am

      YAY – I’ll have to go and have a look. Thank you so much, Carrie, this means so much to me – you’ve made my day! πŸ˜€

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      • Carrie Rubin / Jun 19 2013 10:37 am

        And you made my lunch hours! (That’s when I do most of my fiction reading. πŸ™‚ )

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      • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 10:41 am

        I just went over and checked – absolutely fantastic! I’m thrilled πŸ˜€

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      • Carrie Rubin / Jun 19 2013 10:48 am

        It was my pleasure!

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  26. avwalters / Jun 19 2013 10:18 am

    I’ve loved that photo for quite a while, how very cool that you re-enacted it.

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 10:40 am

      It really is a lovely picture and I’ve been looking forward to getting us all together in the same spot for quite some time to do a re-enactment. I haven’t lived here for about 12 years so now I’ve moved back I’m hoping to get more of the same πŸ˜€

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  27. cestlavie22 / Jun 19 2013 10:47 am

    I love the pictures where you can see the growth of the family. I need to remember to do this if I ever have kids!

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 11:09 am

      It’s a great idea. If you find a nice scene that you know you’re going to be able to get back to later in life, I say go for it! πŸ˜€

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  28. ramblingsfromamum / Jun 19 2013 10:53 am

    Oh chookas – I adored the before/after shots – time indeed flies, both of these now can be hung in the RUC and then the next…and the next… to be passed down throughout the family..throughout the years. Ok I’m getting worked up as I love the concept, so I shall take my mushy self away. xx

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 11:10 am

      LOL – I love the mushy you! πŸ˜‰ Hopefully there will be grand-kids to add in the next few years! πŸ˜€

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  29. Jacqui Murray / Jun 19 2013 12:15 pm

    OK, that is amazing. Your family must have gotten a kick out of reproducing that early photo.

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 1:00 pm

      We did, Jacqui πŸ˜‰ It was great but very hurried because the boys had been out fishing and one of them had to catch a plane so we didn’t have a lot of time, but I think it worked πŸ˜€

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  30. Rustic Recluse / Jun 19 2013 12:19 pm

    That’s very nice! πŸ™‚ Always sweet to do a ‘then and now’ photo. I happen to have one with my parents and siblings in the exact same position, unplanned! πŸ™‚

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 1:01 pm

      That’s great – and because yours was unplanned, that’s even greater! πŸ˜‰

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  31. moderndayruth / Jun 19 2013 12:23 pm

    Dianne, what a breathtaking photos!!! I was just thinking to myself, 22y, as in 22 Tarot Major Arcanum… How absolutely synchronistic, magical and beautiful is that?! G-d Bless you and your family!

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 1:02 pm

      Thank you so much, Lena – you’re a gem! πŸ˜€

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  32. DaydreamsinWonderland / Jun 19 2013 1:01 pm

    Awww! This is just beautiful, Dianne. πŸ˜€ Stuff like this always makes me want to cry happy tears. I’m such a big mushpot. πŸ˜›

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 1:04 pm

      I love you being a mushpot! πŸ˜‰ It was so great to get us all back there in the same place and there will be more of it now that I’ve moved back permanently πŸ˜€

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      • DaydreamsinWonderland / Jun 19 2013 1:16 pm

        That must feel so wonderful and cozy!
        You should do it all again many years down the road when there are little gran’babies! πŸ˜€

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      • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 2:27 pm

        YAY – I hope so πŸ˜‰

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  33. The Bumble Files / Jun 19 2013 1:32 pm

    Oh, how cool is that? Dianne! What a great idea to recreate a picture. Time sure does fly, doesn’t it?! I love the photos. I’m glad you’re having a great time with your family.

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 2:29 pm

      It’s so nice, Amy πŸ˜€ I can’t believe how the time has gone in the blink of an eye 😯

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  34. agjorgenson / Jun 19 2013 1:49 pm

    Lovely photos! Glad to know that you have some time to enjoy time together to treasure the memories!

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 2:30 pm

      These are great memories, Allen. We’ve had a wonderful time together πŸ˜€

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  35. bodhisattvaintraining / Jun 19 2013 2:25 pm

    LOVE it, thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚ x

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    • diannegray / Jun 19 2013 2:30 pm

      Thank you so much for coming by – I’ve been very remiss in my blogging lately πŸ˜‰

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  36. Kozo Hattori / Jun 19 2013 3:05 pm

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Pre-internet, Post-internet, the love, the Nature, the family is still the same. {{{hugs}}} kozo

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  37. Maarit Suokas-Alanko's blog / Jun 19 2013 3:11 pm

    Wow, what photos you have there! You are living in a gorgeous environment, too.

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    • diannegray / Jun 20 2013 6:13 am

      It’s just beautiful, Maarit. Thanks so much for coming by today πŸ˜€

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  38. harulawordsthatserve / Jun 19 2013 3:38 pm

    So beautiful Dianne, thank you for sharing these and I’m so glad you’ve all had a great time. You truly are calling a very beautiful part of the world home:-)

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    • diannegray / Jun 20 2013 6:15 am

      Thank you, Harula. It is really beautiful and it’s wonderful having this time with the children πŸ˜€

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  39. adinparadise / Jun 19 2013 4:31 pm

    What a great idea! Love your two family photos. My word, how your little baby has grown. πŸ™‚ Happy Christmas to you all. xx

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    • diannegray / Jun 20 2013 6:17 am

      Thank you so much, Sylvia – it’s just glorious when we can all get together! (Yes – my baby has grown!) πŸ˜€

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  40. starproms / Jun 19 2013 6:23 pm

    What a lovely idea to do that same line-up again after so many years. I hope you can do the same in 22 years from now. It’s a beautiful picture Dianne.

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    • diannegray / Jun 20 2013 6:19 am

      I’m hoping to get another picture in the near future (maybe when I have grandchildren) πŸ˜‰ I’m really glad you like the pictures πŸ˜€

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  41. Peter / Jun 19 2013 9:27 pm

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  42. Chas Spain / Jun 19 2013 9:53 pm

    Really wonderful – fantastic that the continuity for your family is still there on that place

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  43. bulldog / Jun 19 2013 11:39 pm

    Awesome… now you must do it again when all the Grand kids come… looks like a few years yet but it will happen…

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    • diannegray / Jun 20 2013 6:22 am

      I’m hoping for some soon, Bulldog – I really need to add to that picture πŸ˜‰

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  44. sherrylcook / Jun 20 2013 12:57 am

    If a picture says a thousand words…

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  45. ocdreader / Jun 20 2013 1:33 am

    Awww – I love it! Can’t wait to hear your stories from hanging out. πŸ™‚

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    • diannegray / Jun 20 2013 6:24 am

      It’s been great, Elisa. We’ve had an absolute ball. I’ve got some other pics that I’l post soon (when I catch my breath) πŸ˜‰

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  46. Rohan 7 Things / Jun 20 2013 2:10 am

    That is fantastic Dianne! I love these sorts of then and now pictures. So great to see that everyone still looks just as healthy and happy as they did the in the first pic πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing!

    Rohan.

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    • diannegray / Jun 20 2013 6:25 am

      It was wonderful to get this, Rohan (considering hubby nearly died last year) – it was so great to all be together in the same place. I’ll be taking more of these now that we’re living here permanently now πŸ˜‰

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  47. jmmcdowell / Jun 20 2013 4:37 am

    Okay, add another voice to the “I love then and now pictures like this” group. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you’re having a great time with the all-grown-up family!

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    • diannegray / Jun 20 2013 6:27 am

      It’s been fabulous, JM. We’ve done some great things and had a brilliant time – I’ll be sad when they all go home and I think they will be too 😦

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  48. Darla Welchel / Jun 20 2013 8:05 am

    I love the attention to detail you took to recreate this shot; the ball cap, the tank top and shorts, both you and your daughter in dresses (and your hair is the same length). The only thing is that your hubby is not holding your youngest son! Bahahahaha! πŸ™‚
    This is great! What a fantastic idea! I wish I had a shot like this of our family, but I avoided being photographed like the plague. I wished I hadn’t. 😦

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    • diannegray / Jun 20 2013 11:07 am

      I usually avoid being photographed, Darla, but I just HAD to be in this one and now I’m glad. I sent you the original, thank you so much for offering to fix it for me – you’re an absolute gem πŸ˜€

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  49. ripe red berries / Jun 20 2013 12:32 pm

    Beautiful!!! So glad your all together and loving every minute!

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  50. Denise Hisey / Jun 20 2013 12:58 pm

    That is sooooo cool, Dianne!
    I love this! πŸ˜‰

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    • diannegray / Jun 20 2013 1:45 pm

      Thank you, Denise! It was done in a bit of a rush, but I think it worked out well! πŸ˜€

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  51. 1girl4adamwest / Jun 20 2013 1:01 pm

    Dianne! I realize we do not know each other in real life “so to speak” but, these photo’s touch my heart deeply. It’s a continuous full circle of love. I can’t articulate this any better (sorry). I hope you frame both of those photos next to each other and as time continues this growth, love and peace is not only captured in time in a photo but a continuity. Thank you for sharing, my friend!!!!

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    • diannegray / Jun 20 2013 1:49 pm

      This is such a beautiful comment! The first one is framed on my wall and the second one will go next to it πŸ˜€ It really is a continuous circle of love (and that is a beautiful way to put it!) πŸ˜€

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  52. Marianne / Jun 20 2013 3:26 pm

    OH yes, it fit’s this month’s CBBH Photo theme of “Same Subject, Different Time” perfectly, Dianne. Did you see the link to the photos taken in a similar way to yours, on my blog? It’s an absolutely delightful and very precious family photograph. Thank you so much for sharing it with us πŸ™‚

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    • diannegray / Jun 21 2013 5:43 am

      I did see them, Marianne – absolutely brilliant πŸ˜€ Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting πŸ˜€

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  53. Spider42 / Jun 20 2013 5:21 pm

    Lovely.

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  54. Roy McCarthy / Jun 20 2013 11:12 pm

    Your youngest refused to be picked up then? Each on its own is very nice but together they are priceless Dianne, thanks for posting.

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    • diannegray / Jun 21 2013 5:48 am

      We were trying to get the youngest to be carried, but he wouldn’t be in on it! I just love these pictures, Roy – so glad you stopped by to see them πŸ˜€

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  55. restlessjo / Jun 21 2013 6:10 am

    Happy family times. I bet they love your house! πŸ™‚

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    • diannegray / Jun 21 2013 6:43 am

      They absolutely adore it, Jo. I was even surprised at their reactions to it! πŸ˜€

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  56. amb / Jun 21 2013 6:18 am

    This is WONDERFUL! I’ve been looking forward to seeing how it would turn out ever since you first mentioned the idea of recreating the photo … and it was worth the wait! So, so, SO cool πŸ˜€

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    • diannegray / Jun 21 2013 6:47 am

      Thanks, Amb! It was a big rush, but I think it worked out okay. I’m hoping there’ll be grandchildren in the next one πŸ˜‰

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      • amb / Jun 21 2013 6:52 am

        Awww! I am now, too!! Can you imagine?!? Such cuteness!!!

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  57. midlifetraveller / Jun 21 2013 8:03 pm

    How absolutely fantastic Dianne!

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  58. Britt Skrabanek / Jun 21 2013 10:06 pm

    Oh my gosh! I am so happy I’m back just so I can comment and like this post. I was just sifting through my emails and remembered.

    So gorgeous. I love then and now pix, and taking that concept to show the physical transformations of loved ones is very powerful. Just lovely, Miss Dianne.

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    • diannegray / Jun 22 2013 4:45 am

      Thank you so much, Britt! And it’s great to have you back πŸ˜€

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  59. the eternal traveller / Jun 22 2013 8:10 am

    These are two lovely photos, and what a great idea. I am going to copy it and look through to find an old photo of the four of us that we can recreate. I see your children are all taller than you now…isn’t that the way!

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    • diannegray / Jun 23 2013 5:42 am

      I’m so glad you like this and the idea of doing it yourself – very exciting! If you do, please post it so I can see πŸ˜€

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  60. donnajeanmcdunn / Jun 22 2013 12:56 pm

    Dianne what great photos. I so love pictures. All three of my daughters also love pictures. One of my favorites is a picture of my girls when they were 3, 6, & 9 playing outside in the heat of summer with 3 5 gallon buckets of water. In the picture I snapped, they are sitting in their buckets, legs hanging over the rim, grinning at me while I snapped the picture. The funniest part was watching them try and get out of it. For the youngest it was easy, she just upset the bucket and sort of slid out, I think the two older girls were afraid they’d get hurt, but they finally did the same thing because I wouldn’t help them. I wonder if I could get them to recreate that photo. They’re only 35, 38, & 42 now. That’s not too old to sit in a bucket of water and have your picture taken, is it?

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    • diannegray / Jun 23 2013 5:47 am

      That’s a wonderful idea. Donna Jean! If they love pictures I’m sure they would be in on it. It’s always fun to set up a project like that and the results are priceless. If you ever get to do it, please post the pictures we I can see them! πŸ˜€

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  61. gabrielablandy / Jun 23 2013 12:48 am

    Aw, Dianne, this was lovely! I am glad I made it back from my online vacation to catch it. I hope you’ve been well. I am rested and re-energised – sometimes we need to take a step back from life and all the effort we are putting in so that we can re-group. πŸ˜‰

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    • diannegray / Jun 23 2013 5:50 am

      I’m thinking of taking that break soon, Gabriela πŸ˜‰ Welcome back, it’s lovely to see you again πŸ˜€

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  62. Rebecca Bradley / Jun 23 2013 4:30 pm

    This is amazing Dianne. What a wonderful way to capture your family. Beautiful.

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    • diannegray / Jun 24 2013 5:21 am

      Thank you, Rebecca, it was a great idea and loads of fun πŸ˜€

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  63. Lynda / Jun 25 2013 5:11 am

    Dianne, how fun that you were able to do this update on the original photograph. And yes, they have grown!

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    • diannegray / Jun 25 2013 8:28 am

      They certainly have, Lynda! It was so much fun doing this – I want to do it again in the near future πŸ˜€

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  64. jannatwrites / Jun 25 2013 2:27 pm

    I love the photos! I’m glad you’re having a great time with your family. So, does this mean we get to see pictures of the RUC progress, now that there’s no cat to let out of the bag? (Selfish of me, I know…but I am curious!)

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    • diannegray / Jun 26 2013 6:08 am

      I’m so glad you like the photos πŸ˜€ The RUC is still coming along slowly, but we’re getting there! I’m going to take some more shots when I get the tiles in the kitchen and bathroom (the handrails haven’t been painted yet but I’m really looking forward to that!) πŸ˜‰

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  65. Lisaman / Jun 25 2013 6:45 pm

    What a stunning original and then recapture… great photos xxx

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    • diannegray / Jun 26 2013 6:18 am

      Thanks so much Lisa, we had a lot of fun trying to recreate this πŸ˜€

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  66. Sheila / Jun 26 2013 12:49 am

    Both photos have so much feeling in them. That’s a great idea to show the passage of time and how some things change while the love remains. I still can’t believe kids can grow and change so much while we don’t change at all. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you’re having a great time with the kids!

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    • diannegray / Jun 26 2013 6:20 am

      I love your words “how some things change while the love remains” what a beautiful thought, Sheila! Thank you πŸ˜€

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  67. maggiemyklebust / Jun 27 2013 6:52 pm

    As I said on Facebook, these pictures are awesome, Diane!

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  68. Kathy / Jun 28 2013 1:26 am

    What a beautiful pair of photos. You’ve really captured time here. Blessings to you and your family.

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    • diannegray / Jun 28 2013 2:56 pm

      Thank you so much, Kathy – and thanks so much for stopping by to say hello πŸ˜€

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  69. Subtlekate / Jul 2 2013 9:31 am

    What an absolutely beautiful thing. I’m so touched by these two photos of your history.

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  70. WordsFallFromMyEyes / Jul 12 2013 10:21 pm

    BEAUTIFUL πŸ™‚

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    • diannegray / Jul 13 2013 7:39 am

      Thank you – it was great getting them all together again πŸ˜€

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