Holidays Then and Now - Hip Huggers to Towering Adults

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives Phoenix SA651528000

As I am getting ready for the holidays and decorating and planning, it occurred to me that my youngest son is turning 18 next month and my oldest is turning 22 in a couple of months.  I started to think back to when they were just hip huggers or shoulder squatters and now they tower over me in height.

I found a photo of the three of us in the snow in Julian California in 1999 and the photo of the three of us last Christmas in 2013.  What amazing boys they have always been and what amazing men they are becoming!  

I absolutely love the wonderful, crazy, unique adventures we have had together over the years!  I am grateful and extremely fond of every single moment.

 

Here are the photos from December 1999 and December 2013:

In The Snow In Julian California

Christmas 2013

Posted by

Cheryl! TIsland

Realty Executives Phoenix
Direct: 480.388.6522
CherylTisland@RealtyExecutives.com
www.EVAZHomeSales.com

 

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Comments (11)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Cheryl, time does not stop and sure changes things as it marches on! Have a Happy Holidays with your boys!

Dec 04, 2014 06:20 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Cheryl.  Wow.  You shrunk.  What happened?

Dec 04, 2014 07:24 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Had to look twice but Conrad is right you have shrunk.  Stand up straight....

Dec 04, 2014 08:26 PM
Jenna Dixon
Momentum Real Estate Group LLC - Marietta, GA
55 & Over | New Constructions | Horse Farms

They sure are growing tall!  My boys are soon to be 26 & 28.  As someone once said, "time marches on."

Dec 04, 2014 08:59 PM
Cheryl! Tisland
Realty Executives Phoenix - Chandler, AZ
BSCS, Real Estate Agent

Wayne Martin , that is for sure!  Thank you and happy holidays!

Conrad Allen , hahah, you gave me a good laugh this morning!  I definitely feel short around those boys!

James Dray , still laughing from your comment as well.  You guys are fun! 

Jenna Dixon , 26 and 28...wow, you must be so proud.  Time sure does much on and you don't really realize it when you are carrying them on your hip.

 

Dec 04, 2014 11:08 PM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

Cheryl! Tisland - My youngest daughter just finally surpassed me "height wise" this year. We were watching old video's of them last night from 6 or 7 years ago. They were so tiny!

Dec 04, 2014 11:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Cheryl- I can remember towering over my two nieces and on our last trip, I took a look at the photo of the 3 of us and guess who the short one is now.

Dec 05, 2014 10:06 AM
Cheryl! Tisland
Realty Executives Phoenix - Chandler, AZ
BSCS, Real Estate Agent

Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert , looking back at those home videos always puts things in perspective.  

 

Kathy Streib , I bet you feel short next to them.  ;-)

 

Dec 05, 2014 10:25 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

What a nice looking trio!!!  Cheryl! Tisland I hope you are doing well.  I still need to stop by your new business and check it out.  I have been meaning to do so, but I really need to make a better effort.  I hope the business is doing well so far!!!

Feb 20, 2015 11:44 AM
Cheryl! Tisland
Realty Executives Phoenix - Chandler, AZ
BSCS, Real Estate Agent

Thank you, Brian England !  We have been open now for six weeks.  It is a bit slow going to start, but we are getting the word out and I am out marketing every day.  I need to get back to real estate really soon, but this is super fun.  Hope to see you sometime in the shop.  

Feb 21, 2015 01:28 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Cheryl! Tisland are you at the store often?  When I go in there, it would sure be nice to meet you as well.

Feb 21, 2015 01:51 AM

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