then & now

jonnyginny3 001Jonny, Ginny, and Seth

November 2000

20131220-DSC_2160Jonny, Ginny, and Job

December 2013

(Thanks to my sister Angie for the first photo, and our friend Nathaniel for the second.)


  1. What a fantastic picture – I am very jealous that we don’t have ones like this – will have to get on the case, thank you for the inspiration!!

  2. three babies in that first photo! my oh my how time flies…..

  3. Ginny, you do look the same. Amazing. Is it the same jumper too ? ;-D (in any case, keep it, it looks good and so comfortable!)
    You both look gorgeous, on both pictures. Happiness does that, I am sure.

  4. Jonny looks like a BABY in that first picture! And you look the same. It’s hard to imagine that’s the last time I saw either of you… right after Seth was born and we were moving my brother into his room at UGA.

  5. I love it. Our oldest was born the first week of 2000. He’ll be 14(!) in two weeks. And our latest is due in March, with several children scattered in between. I’m going to have to look up some very early family pictures with our first and maybe recreate them for comparison’s sake!

  6. i adore this. i love how unsure you both look in the first and how relaxed and confident you are in the second. about sums it up, right?! xx

  7. Beautiful. Do you have one like that for all of the children? That would be great fun to see. Your family is so beautiful.

  8. Gosh, you two never age! You both are just a beautiful couple and those babies are beyond gorgeous!

  9. Lovely photos, how come you guys look the same 13 years later?

  10. It’s always a good idea to take pictures of our new babes JUST with their parents, isn’t it? Thanks for the reminder! Ours always pile into photos at every opportunity. You two don’t look like the parenting journey has aged you too much! So much joy.

  11. Lovely!!!

  12. What lovely photos and you look exactly the same as 13 years ago despite all that hard Mumu work! xxx

  13. Simply beautiful!

  14. LOVE! what precious photos.

  15. oh HOW cute are YOU TWO???!!!

    unbelievably awesome.

    johnny, in particular, may i saw that you look like you no longer think you might break the baby? ๐Ÿ™‚

    happy, happy holidays, you guys.


  16. This is what I LOVE about these pictures: In the first one with your first babe, he’s sleeping and Johnny looks a teeny bit overwhelmed. In the other picture, Job is screaming his head off, and you both couldn’t be more relaxed! Such a difference experience we have with our first and last babes! You look beautiful in both pictures, Ginny! You have a beautiful family!

  17. You look the same Ginny. Two lovely photos.

  18. Awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ginny, you hardly look any different at all!

  19. Great photos! You don’t appear to have aged at all!

  20. Oh that is so neat that you have that!!! Merry Christmas, your blog always warms my heart.

  21. What wonderful pictures, I love how happy and confident you both are now. It does make a difference after you have had some practice at being parents!! Thanks for sharing the pictures, they are super!

  22. Lovely! This has inspired me to dig up some pictures of my husband and I with our first little..when I was just 19 years old.

  23. I love both of these photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. How sweet! You both are blessed with a lovely family and most of all because you know it and cherish them all with love and your time. It may sound like a given, but it’s a huge and wonderful choice you have both made to really dedicate yourselves to being present and loving parents and as someone in society who will benefit from the fine people you are raising, I want to thank you. Your children will grow up an in their turns give so much back to everyone and to their own children too!
    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

  25. I love this – beautiful.

  26. Haha! I love your husband’s slightly worried expression in the first photo, and his carefree smiling face in the second….demonstrates the difference between first time and subsequent babies perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚

    And you haven’t changed at all!!

  27. Ginny you look absolutly the same!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Oh, that picture of Job is just precious; and the one of you with Seth; how lovely; what a neat comparison! so much joy is in the picture of you both with Job, you are both growing as parents and as a family! Blessed day to you!!

  29. Ginny, you haven’t aged in thirteen years. Pretty good!

  30. Beautiful, just beautiful.

  31. We did a little family photo shoot with our son when he was three months. In about 90% of the photos he is either crying or breastfeeding. Ha ๐Ÿ™‚ But it is fun to have those photos for us to look back on and remember what he was like at that age, even if he wasn’t a smiling picture of perfection.

  32. you hardly look any different, you must be doing something right with all you do!

  33. perfect! The first photo, parents seem a bit uncertain even though baby is calm- last photo- baby is crying, but parents are confident!

  34. I’m glad you posted this picture. ๐Ÿ™‚ A lot of people want the “perfect” photo of their baby, but I was always the one who put whatever actually happened. ha, ha. Sleeping, crying, whatever. That was my baby at that moment. I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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