Project Alicia : Not So Wordless Wednesday Linky Party: A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Not So Wordless Wednesday Linky Party: A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Boy have things changed over the last decade. Thank the Lord. Those hairstyles and glasses are painful to look at. Whatever was I thinking?

Some photos actually had to be scanned. Others were put on cd from the negatives. Let's see if you can tell which year I switched to a digital camera or my SLR...

2001 Panda Bear and Fisherman
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2002 Legos
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2003 Lions
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2004 Chicken and Cow
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2005 Bride and Groom
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2006 Witch and Skeleton
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2007 Princess and Knight
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2008 Darth Vader and Princess Leia
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2009 Pirates
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One of these days they'll hate me for some of these costume choices, but I figure it might come in handy. Not that I would ever stoop to blackmail or anything of the like. (Wink, wink.)

I'm doing my best to convince Little Man to do one more year. He's at that age. You know, "too cool to dress up, but not too cool for the candy". If he agrees, can you guess what they will be?

Hint: You may or may not have seen a photo of them catching one of these this year. And it's NOT a frog.

I had some trouble with the thumbnail linky last week, so I'm opting for both this time around. Old and new school. You decide. I try to get to all of the linkups, but I admit after about 120 I generally run out of time. So, I thank you for your continued support even when I don't make it your way. Please know that I'm doing my best. Happy "Not So" Wordless Wednesday!!

Let's get this party started. Add your link below and then head over to some of my other bloggy friends... Kristi at Live and Love Out Loud, Amanda at Parenting For Dummies, and Susan & Janice at 5 minutes for mom.

Psst... It's Kristi's birthday today over at Live and Love Out Loud. Make sure to stop by and wish her a good one.



99 comments:

  1. I love the matching costumes! My favorites are the Star Wars characters and the pirates. Amazing how much digital photography has changed YOUR world, isn't it??!

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  2. I think it is so cool how you get them to cooperate and coordinate.
    Great theme choices.

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  3. Awesome photos! My guess is that you went digital in 2006.

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  4. great costumes throughout the years. man. can't wait to see this year!

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  5. Beautiful photos! Your children's happiness made me smile!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  6. Those are some great ideas for costumes Alicia! Love how they always compliment - I do that too!
    :)

    Tammi

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  7. Oh Alicia !!!

    I love the look back on your halloween pictures.So sweet...

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  8. That's so cool; although, I hate having to scan photos! I took a stroll down memory lane with my WW post this week too :)

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  9. I love that your kids are willing to do matching outfits! I think my favorite are the pirate outfits - they are really great!

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  10. Wow, how do you get them to agree to wear matching costumes every year? =)

    Ours are going to be a combination of your last 2 photos --one as a pirate (hand-me-down costume from my son) and the other as a Jedi knight.

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  11. Great pictures! What great memories.

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  12. How fun! We don't really have Halloween in Australia (although it's just catching on) but I love to see how awesome all the costumes are - you have done a fabulous job over the years!

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  13. These are great!! so fun to see them all at one time. I'm thinkin' you made the switch in 2006 or 2007!!

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  14. Too cute! :) Love how they go together !:)

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  15. What a great idea...made me go back and look and some of my old ones. I'd have to break out the boxes to find their first few Halloweens though! I think you're getting better with the costumes every year. My fave is the pirates! ;)

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  16. My oldest two kids are 7 & 9, and I've been trying to get them to do matching Halloween costumes for years and they refuse! It is SO cute!!

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  17. I love the bride and groom idea... I wonder if I could convince my minis to do that next year.... hmmmmm! Great pics!

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  18. How fun to see all those cute Halloween shots of your kidlets. The bride and groom was too cute.

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  19. LOVE the outfits - they totally rock every one of them!

    your hairdo and glasses would be so "in" back then. we've all been through there ;)

    ~ash's mum

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  20. Awesome costumes! Your kiddos are adorable!

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  21. I heart the Lego...SO cute. Happy WW, thanks for hosting :)

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  22. Very beautiful pictures. Nice costumes. Love the happy faces. :)

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  23. wow, wonderful! I love the pirate costumes the most

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  24. I love seeing how they grow over the years - I need to do that with mine! And you look awesome, even with brown hair and glasses ;-)

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  25. So super cool that you have all these pic's to share and blog about! Can't wait to see this years!

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  26. Your family is as beautiful as your photos, even with frames & hair do's we may wonder at years later lol...we all relate to that! Happy Wordless, & Happy Halloween!

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  27. I am guessing you made the switch in 2005, and those are some awesome costumes!

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  28. Too darn cute!!!
    Thanks for sharing. I love love love this years :)

    xo, Alysha

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  29. Outstanding collection. They will become more precious each year.

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  30. Oh my, the bride and groom one is fabulous. Such cute kids.

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  31. Those are some great costumes! I think I like the Legos the best. Oh, and they look pretty awesome as pirates!

    Thanks for the linky. Happy WW!

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  32. 2006 is great, both as a photo and for the costumes! and I'm thinking that's when you changed cameras. Thanks for sharing the past years with us! All so fun and cute. :)

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  33. wow! now i know where will i get ideas for costumes!

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  34. You are one creative mom! I think my favorite is the lego costumes! Happy WW. You are the best for hosting this. :-) DAviD/TroPIcal TExana/ HOuSTon

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  35. Those costumes are super fabulous! My fav is the skeleton!!!

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  36. LOVE the legos. And the pirates. So cute ;)

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  37. The Legos ROCK! Too cute - I enjoyed the walk down memory lane!

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  38. Such fun costumes! I love memory lane!

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  39. What a fun idea lining up the pictures that way. How fun to watch them grow and see all the different costumes! Isn't it wonderful how much better pictures are with a DSLR!

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  40. Wow, those are great - I love how they match every year! :)

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  41. I love the costumes, especially that they coordinate with one another! So cute, and great pictures! I would guess that you switched to the SLR for the princess and the knight picture!

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  42. these are such gorgeous pics. love the costumes.

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  43. What fun to stroll down memory lane, love the Lego costumes!

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  44. Those are terrific costumes! Love that there matching!! How fun!

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  45. OMG! They are all so awesome! I can't decide which one I like better!

    Happy WW!

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  46. really enjoyed your pics this week. such great costumes. :)
    Have a great Wednesday!

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  47. I think the costumes are all amazing! Such detail.

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  48. They are all cute, Legos what a great idea, but my favorite are the pirates, they look completely natural ;) Happy WW

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  49. First things first...thanks for the birthday shout out. You are just too stinkin' sweet! :)
    Alrighty, here we go...I'm thinking you switched to digital in 2005 and got a DSLR in 2007. The costumes? Though somewhat embarassing for them in hindsight, it's too cute!
    As for this year's costume? I have no idea. They've caught so many creepy crawly critters. Grasshoppers, crickets, snakes. Weren't there snake? I don't know. I can't keep up. Oh! Didn't they find a huge spider this year? If I have nightmares, it'll be your fault. lol Happy WW, Lish!

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
    @TweetingMama

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  50. I love that they coordinate. Everything I Thought of was too sexy for a preteen. Seriously. THey are so cute!

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  51. I love all of the costumes, especially the legos. :)

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  52. I love them all. So adorable! I really love the last one. Can't wait to see what they are this year.

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  53. Okay, the Lego one is the best!

    Dagmar
    Dagmar's momsense

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  54. Kids love dressing up in costumes and having fun. I'm not so sure what they will think of those pics in 10 years time...

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  55. Good fun and costumes

    have a terrific Halloween

    Happy WW! and thank you for the linky :-)

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  56. The Star Wars costume are amazing! Can't wait to see what you come up with this year! :-)

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  57. I love the matching costumes.I'm guessing you went digital in 2006.

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  58. Love the year by year Halloween pics of the kiddos - adorable! I have the same kind of pictures of my kids!

    And, I have to apologize too! I went to leave a linky on the Tuesday post for a recipe, and accidently left one one Wednesday's linky :(

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  59. What sweet photos! I love the Lego one, so cute!

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  60. They are all so cute and creative! I don't see how they could hate you for them. Adorable!

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  61. What a fantastic trip down memory lane. The costumes are amazing. And to see how they've grown is priceless. They are adorable!

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  62. now those are so cute
    i love how they went together...
    i tried to pick a favorite...
    and i cant!!!!!

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  63. What fun costumes!

    You can totally see the difference and the quality of the photos. I told Santa I want an SLR for Christmas. We'll see if I've been good. ;-)

    I think you hair looks great now. The blonde really suits you.

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  64. Way too cute!! I love the lego ones! It was fun to see your hair change through the pics too :-)

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  65. Loved looking at all your Halloween photos! I especially love the Pirate costumes :) Happy WW!

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  66. Your children are going to treasure these pictures when they get older. I know I would!!! Great ideas!!

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  67. I love this...I will have to remember to do this through the years for my daughter! The pirates costume is awesome!

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  68. Fantastic photo's! Your kids are just adorable! and such creative costumes over the years!
    A really terrific Wordless!

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  69. My favorites I think are the pirates and Darth Vader/Leia. You are really good at costumes!

    Tried leaving a thumbnail linky but it didn't work so I left a text one instead. happy WW!

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  70. Your kids costumes are adorable...each and every year!!! Pirates are my fave though.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  71. What a cool retrospective! I love the Legos. I dressed up as Princess Lea once too. Very cute.

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  72. oh my how fun to see what they have been over the years!!! i think the legos are my favorite :)

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  73. Your kids are adorable. It is fun to see their costumes through the years. If they are like my kids, I am sure they enjoy having these photos to look back at.

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  74. Those legos are to die for. You're a way better party mom than I am.

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  75. Wow- what AWESOME costumes! I didn't theme my kids this year (baby will be a turtle and the big guy a knight) but I can't wait to do it next year!

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  76. I realize that it's been said 81-or-so times before my comment, but by golly you deserve an 82nd round of kudos on your creative costume ideas! I am officially going to steal your idea of matching costumes whenever the next baby comes around. Adorable!!!!!! Made my morning, going to share with loads of friends. :)

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  77. so fun - i wish i would have taken more pictures and really do want to work on scanning in old ones - i did a little collage of the images from past halloweens i currently have on my computer as well today :)

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  78. I love all the themes! My brother and sister and I were all so different... so, we really never had themes. :D

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  79. Such great costumes and an imagination. I really love the legos. thanks for sharing

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  80. I love the retrospective and that the quality of picture gets better every year.

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  81. Love that you took the time to look at the evolution of their costume choices. Must tell a lot about their personalities!

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  82. Alicia, these photo´s are too cute! Your kids look like twins. And you look just beautiful. I have glasses, too. But I don´t wear them either. ;)

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  83. I just love the coordinating costumes. Very fun!

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  84. So many great costumes!!! I love how they all coordinate!

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  85. I linked up my pic from Wed. of Fall Fashion Week (over at Moms Are For Everyone). You're one of my inspirations for not being afraid to put more pics of myself on my blog! Thanks!
    suchakingdom.blogspot.com

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  86. you could open your own costume store! how fantastic to have all these photos right there to see how your family has grown over the years. love the lions!

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  87. Love these. It's most interesting to me to see how much the photos change over the years, like with photographer skill and equipment upgrades! Cool costumes.

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  88. Have you put these pictures in a scrapbook? Your kids are adorable!

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  89. Your kids are so stinkin' adorable!!

    Isn't it amazing HOW MUCH clearer the digital photos are then the old film ones?!!

    Beautiful photography!

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  90. I tried leaving a comment last night, and my computer kept hiccuping, and I didn't want to leave you a big mess to clean up... so I'm trying again from a different computer. (And I checked to make sure I hadn't already left multiple comments!)

    The best part of these wonderful photos is seeing your kids grow up through the years. What wonderful memories you have collected. They will provide a source of joy for generations to come!

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  91. My favorites are the legos and the knight and princess. Great costumes, all! And I think you look great in those old photos.

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  92. Hey Alicia, gorgeous pics! Is it that you're a great photographer, or that your kids are especially beautiful?!

    You might like this new meme I'm participating in - thought it might appeal to you. Check it out here: http://kitchen-maid.blogspot.com/2010/10/in-my-pantry-again.html

    have a great weekend!

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  93. I don't know how I missed your pictures last week!! I love how they are always themed together - so cool!!!!! I think the legos are my favorite! You're so creative!! :o)

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