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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?

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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:

19 Comments

  1. Deidre~

    December 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Ha Ha Ha ! Wait till your kidz become teenagers!!! Then compare photos,and wrinkles and gray hairs:) I still see that Sparkle:)) stop by and chat some time,Deidre~http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

  2. Jess

    December 28, 2011 at 11:47 am

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

  3. Leanne

    December 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm

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

    Leanne

  4. Rondell

    December 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm

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

  5. Kate (Knits in Class)

    December 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I was so thrilled that I never had to get a driver’s license photo while pregnant. However, my passport photo looks like I should be on the Do Not Fly list.

  6. 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.

  7. Dawn

    December 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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

  8. randee

    December 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    This is TOOOO true!!! I spend most days without makeup and my hair is ALWAYS up!! 😉

  9. 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.

  10. Bethany

    December 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm

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

  11. Tricia

    January 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    This is hilarious! Love it.

  12. Amy

    May 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    You still look pretty 5 years later!

  13. 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 =)

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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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  18. Lil

    January 20, 2013 at 12:55 am

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

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