Five Years of Marriage: Before and After

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I have photographic proof that five years of marriage and kids can dramatically change a person.

This was my first driver’s license picture taken just a few weeks after Even Steven and I were married.

Driver's License Photo Before Kids

Do you see the hope and optimism? Do you see how I’m glowing? How my eyes are sparkling?

This picture was taken just five short years later. We had one child, and I was pregnant with the second.

Driver's License Photo after Kids


Like I said – photographic evidence of what five years of marriage and kids can do to a person:


  1. Jess

    December 28, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Hah!! Your too funny. … Maybe I shouldn’t renew my driver’s license picture then….

  2. Leanne

    December 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    LOL! You look a little like a convict! 😉 You’re still gorgeous!


  3. Rondell

    December 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    OMG, you are so funny and it’s so true! Your still beautiful though!

  4. sparkling74

    December 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I actually had to leave the DMV when I wanted to renew my driver’s license because out of nowhere, I started to have a panic attack. I get them like once per decade. I was not worried about renewing my license. I was just sitting there, waiting for my number to be called. And WHAM, sweaty palms, weird breathing, freaking out. So I took my number and ran and had to go back later. So weird.

  5. Dawn

    December 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    That is hilarious. You still look pretty. Just subdued. LOL! Happy New Year!

  6. Ryan

    December 28, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    That second photos looks like one that they show on the news when they want to put a suspect with a crime. Trust me Anna, I have seen 10 years of bad drivers license photos, yours in fine.

  7. Bethany

    December 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    OooK! We get it, u were once hot and pretty….. Move on and blog!

  8. Tricia

    January 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    This is hilarious! Love it.

  9. Amy

    May 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    You still look pretty 5 years later!

  10. Kristin

    June 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Lol, I know exactly how you feel! I’ve just gained a butt load of weight. You still look great though =)

  11. Kirstin

    June 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    OMG this is so true! I never wear makeup anymore and my hair is always in a ponytail.

  12. Alyssa

    June 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Haha, what are you talking about girl? You’ve got those amazing Angelina lips, and the sophisticated blurring… airbrushing of the DMV keeps the youthful look 🙂 I think your short hair makes you look younger too 🙂

    <3 Alyssa

  13. Desiree

    June 13, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Anna, your link was the most viewed last week. Congrats! I featured it on my blog today… Love it!

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  15. Lil

    January 20, 2013 at 12:55 am

    You should see MY ID photos over 20 years of marriage.

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