Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Year of Sundays

This, my friends, is basically the year anniversary of the Sunday Photo/Lara's life update posts.

One year ago, I decided that I better either do something to resuscitate my dying blog, or let it die. I decided to commit to the Sunday photo, and I'm so glad I did. Just blogging once a week reminded me how much I love to blog. It reminded me that it's something that I do for myself that truly feeds me. So I started doing it a little more. Then I started to realize that perhaps I could also make enough money blogging to allow me to quit the little part time job I had that I really didn't like.

And, guess what? I quit that job in April and it feels SO good. I will still be teaching a ton of voice lessons come fall, but I have more time to do the things that fill me up (and the things that never got done, like the dishes) because of my little blog. I'm really happy that I listened to the little voice pestering me to do more with it again. It's been a great year.

And I thought it would be fun to compare the photo from one year ago with the photo today. I took it in the same place, though the girls aren't sitting in the right order. Also, I've been really terrible about keeping them in their Sunday Best for these photos the last little while. But the point is that they've all grown and changed quite a bit this year. It's strange to see the photos together, because seeing a photo each week doesn't allow you to really notice some big changes.

This year (today):

Last year (July 21, 2013)

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They're all taller, their hair is different, and they just look older.

The things that haven't changed much? Well, they're still adorable.

And they're still crazy as ever. Which I hope never changes!

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Happy Sunday!
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Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Oh Lara, I can't believe how big they've gotten!!!! I don't know if you remember me because I just last month changed the name of my blog (from Twipply Skwood to Do Try This at Home) but they're getting so big! I had another baby two years ago, so I didn't blog very much the last couple of years - a Sunday photo is a great idea! :-)

  2. Hi Lori,

    I found the composition notebooks with the cute covers at Target. I just printed out their name on a white strip of cardstock and glued it over the Mead labels is all. Totally easy!

  3. Of course I remember you, Jill! I saw some pictures of your baby last year on your blog, too, and she is just so cute. But yes, I do hate how kids insist on growing up. :)

  4. Congratulations on a year of beautiful pictures (and doing something that nourishes YOU)!