The Difference a Year Makes

Nick and I were reminded several times this week just how much can change in a year…

Nick’s staff Christmas party was this weekend and while there we saw 3 babies. One was a full-term 3 week old. We both marveled to ourselves over how tiny she was and had a hard time remembering our boys were that size not too long ago. Then about an hour later we saw preemie twins who are about 4 weeks old. They were even smaller than the full-term baby! Those tiny little fingers peaking out from under their blankets… oh man! How is it that our boys were once SMALLER than those 6 pound twins?! Now the boys are little beasts, who tear around the house like they’ve been walking for a year.

We also attempted Christmas pictures… oh boy. Last year the boys slept through most of the photo shoot with Lindsey and Erica. We got gorgeous shots as a result! This year is a bit different… Oh boy, is it different…

Last year’s family picture:

This year’s family picture:

Last year’s Christmas Card:

This year’s attempt at a Christmas Card (don’t worry, we did get a much better shot than this!):

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