Monday, December 29, 2008

Then and Now: Christmas Edition

I am back in Idaho. Getting here went smooth and we didn't miss any flights. Read the post before this to hear a horrifying travel story. Jaren actually laughed about it today while we were in the air port in Salt Lake. I didn't. I'm still a bit traumatized, I think. :)


Christmas went very well. It was so very nice to spend time with everyone. We missed my brother Kevin, his wife Lena and their little spitfire, Isak.

I hope everyone else had a wonderful Christmas and is still enjoying the spirit of it.


I was on facebook last week and saw that my sister, Lindsey had posted a picture from Christmas 2005 as her profile picture. I took a look and couldn't believe what I saw.

Feast your eyes, my friends.

That's right. Horrifying! I had just lost most (but, as you can see, not all) of my freshman 20. The look on my face is horrifying and really confusing - I don't quite understand it. And the double chin? Ehhh. Lindsey, though..... I think she was mad cause she just got plastic for Christmas and I got a game.

So she had to recreate the picture this year.

It took a few tries and I still don't think I can make that face again consciously. I hope my subconscious has forgotten all together. But Linds, she has the glaring thing down pretty well. I see it a lot, actually.

I am now going to come back into the blogging world! woohoo!

23 comments:

CaJoh said...

Glad you made it back safely. I think the first picture you look like you are making more of a goofy face than what you are attempting with the second much of a "OMG look what I got"

Kristina P. said...

Wow, I can totally see the difference! And you're tiny anyway, so 20 pounds on you looks like a lot!

Life as Ashley said...

So funny how close you got the two pictures! :) Missed you in the blog world.... Glad you had a Merry Christmas!

Mommy Madness said...

Glad you had a merry Christmas! Glad you are back. I can't say I am all back yet your blog just happen to pop up at the top the list so I came over for a quick visit.☺

hello, my name is amber. said...

so glad you're back! i've missed you! happy to hear that you made it back home safe and sound :) i'm sure it will be so nice to be back in your own bed! that's how i always feel when i'm gone from home for a while.

love how you re-created the picture! that's too funny!

Danger Cat said...

Oh my Whit, we watched the news about all of the canceled flights around Christmas and hoped that it wouldn't effect any family. Did I ever tell you about the time I was flying with 6 month old Elijah to Germany. The little flight out of ML was so delayed that the international flight in Seattle was boarded with the door shut, and THEY WOULDN'T OPEN IT!!! I know you can feel my pain. I stood there with my baby and cried. I luckily had a good friend there who got me onto another airline an hour later. The story gets better when I got to Germany, but that is for another time. *G* Glad you made it safe!

the letter Bee said...

Hahaha, I need to do one of those pictures.

Wendyburd1 said...

HOLY CRAP! Your sister does the same look down to every detail!!LOL! THAT is talent.She looks the same too!You guys have good genes!

The Boob Nazi said...

Every single Christmas morning picture of me is HIDEOUS because I don't get ready. I wake up and drag myself out there. And I used to wear glasses. Those are some of the WORST pictures I've ever taken.... I completely sympathize!

The Boob Nazi said...

Not that that's a completely terrible picture of you! (Backtracking.... Backtracking)

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Wow.
That Christmas looks...fun.

;-)

Happy new Year!

Jillene said...

LOVE the picture re-creating!! How funny!! Linds looks EXACTLY the same!!

I am glad that you got home safe and sound with no problems. I am also glad that you had a great Christmas!!

Abra said...

Good to hear no more problems on the way back (although how awesome was 1st class?)
Fun pictures btw!

Whitney R said...

abra - 1st class was awesome. flying back was rather cramped...

Jessica said...

And I like the matching polka dot pajamas.

Mary said...

I love the looks!!!

The Robertson Clan said...

haha. that's so funny! love the pictures...the first one is still my favorite!

glad to hear that you made it back safe- i would still be tramatized too if i were you. i hate airports!!

Lon and Steph said...

I have a part of my latest blog entry dedicated just to you...go see what I mean :)

Brigitte said...

hahaha... I love the recreation! That is so funny. And I'm glad you didn't have any issues coming back. Your trip there sounded horrible enough!

Lindsey Gilbert said...

Okay just to clear a couple things up...
1. i was not angry i was just joking around glaring not serious glaring like the kind you get ;)
2. that piece of plastic was from your game.. i remembered i opened it and handed you the game.

Strawberry Shortcake said...

You look great! What a fun memory :) I hope you had a great Christmas... dig the old pjs. They were bright!

Whitney R said...

Linds, hahaha, I was teasing about the plastic. I know it came from my game, I just thought it was funny. And funny that you look like your glaring. Love you! :)

Kayleigh said...

Hahahaha. That's hilarious. How exactly did you lose your freshman 20? (for my own purposes...it was a BAD semester)