January 31: Then + Now (the last day!!)

Discussion in 'MOC 2018 Challenges' started by lmccandless, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. sbee

    sbee Active Member

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    This was a fun challenge.
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  2. Firstoscartgrouch

    Firstoscartgrouch Save the salmon, and the lemon butter!

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  3. nfenchak

    nfenchak Where is my personal shopper?

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  4. elwaechter

    elwaechter Dances with Fairies

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    There were soooo many ways I could do this challenge, but what it came down to was what I thought I could write 150 words on. LOL! I did a Then & Now page for my uncle, so this is one for my aunt.
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  5. julianz

    julianz Well-Known Member

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    Day 31: Then & Now
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    Created for MOC 2018 Day 31: Then and Now
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  6. chai

    chai Love to make a racket!

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    Yay! I did it!

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  7. familyhistoryscrapper

    familyhistoryscrapper Once upon a time there was this dragon ...

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  8. honeyandcheese

    honeyandcheese Digging the island vibe

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    Journaling is 169 words.

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  9. Lynnette

    Lynnette In my life, I've loved them all

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    I love then & now layouts! Thanks for a great challenge Laura. I was actually stumped on what to do at first but looking through this thread was so inspiring!

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  10. Ferdy

    Ferdy Heavy Metal Head Banger

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    I made it through here!!!! Thank you Laura for this last challenge! please let me know if the journaling is OK, I used google to translate it and I hope the words then and now are correctly on my text!
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  11. scraptraci

    scraptraci June Cleaver

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    this was a fun challenge. it was hard to pick the then photos i wanted to focus on but decided the story i wanted to tell was about my son and his friend and their childhood friendship that has lasted for 8 years (since kindergarten)

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    The more things change the more they stay the same, or so they say. I cannot believe you are now about to enter High School in the fall. It seems like just yesterday that you and Finn were in Kindergarten at Wheatland Salem. Funny how you 2 met back then on the meet the teacher day and became friends I love that you guys have remained friends since then. And you have so many things in common- chess, golf, video games. We often describe you as 2 peas in a pod and now adding Jack in you are like the 3 musketeers. I am glad that you both get along so well with Jack so that you have an even bigger group. Maybe Finn will follow you and Jack to Benet next year and you can finish High School together just like you started Kindergarten back then. I didn’t have those lifelong friendships growing up because we moved so often. I think it is awesome that you have been friends for so long and are even better friends now that you are older. I hope you continue to be friends long into the future.
     
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  12. Nightshadow

    Nightshadow Pancakes are their own food group

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    Excellent suggesions. I like the one about the car, although the only photo I have of my old car is one I got off the internet. For some strange reason I never took a photo of my first car (my hands down favorite of all time), it was a 1969 VW Kharman Ghia convertible (bought used).
     
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  13. lmccandless

    lmccandless The Force is strong with this one. Boss of the Applesauce

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    Absolutely, yes, layouts would count as photos. Sorry I missed this earlier today. I’m buried in alerts!
     
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  14. Coady

    Coady Well-Known Member

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    MOC Day 31 Then And Now

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  15. lmccandless

    lmccandless The Force is strong with this one. Boss of the Applesauce

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    List form is just fine :)
     
  16. zippyoh

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    What a great challenge to end MOC with! Thank you!
    Journaling is in gallery, 153 words.

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  17. Mama Shades

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    Not my best work...rushing to get done before the deadline BUT I AM DONE!
    Thank you so much to everyone involved in MOC - you rock!!!
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  18. amien1

    amien1 I do enjoy a good exclamation point!

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    173 words! = Miss Lucy Lou became a part of our family on February 28th 2014. Then she was the cutest little 10 pound bag of skin! She quickly found her place in our hearts and I cannot imagine our lives without her. People say she is ‘just a dog’ but everyone says she’s the coolest dog they have ever met. She is FULL of personality! She loves attention and will not leave you alone until you have snuggled her. She thinks she is a lap dog and at around 70 pounds, a heavy one! She will 'oosh' onto your lap & nudge you until you submit to paying attention only to her! She is one of the kids- whether we are out at the lake or going for a walk. She loves her human siblings and sits at the table watching for their bus everyday around 3pm! She thinks she is our human baby and I guess we treat her like one! Our family
    became complete and will now never be the same without her!!!

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  19. disneysheryl65

    disneysheryl65 Snoring in perfect pitch

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    And with this - I'm done! Thanks for the best MOC ever!

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    THEN, I was about to turn 7 and my family was vacationing in Florida. All I wanted for my birthday was to visit the new Disney World Magic Kingdom Park. Mom and Dad said that was impossible – it was just too expensive. On my birthday, Dad said we were going somewhere as a surprise. He made my sister and I get down in the floor of the car in the backseat (before seatbelt laws!) and not to get up until we were there. It was very exciting. I never dreamed when I popped my head up to see where we were that it would be Disney! My Mom and Dad made their little girl’s dream come true. That was just the beginning. Kirk and I visited in 1989 and started taking Matthew every year in 1998. In 2005, Kirk and I were able to take Mom and Dad with us for a wonderful family trip. Many trips under my belt NOW, including some visits to the West Coast parks, and I still enjoy every moment. Matthew is an adult now and engaged (at the park) and I look forward to many years of more magic visiting our happy place!

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  20. suetr

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    Word Count 390...got a little choked up on this one!
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    Wow…first days of school seven years apart…THEN we were living in Melrose and I drove you to school everyday in the trusty Pathfinder, you were at the lower school campus less than two miles from the house and I used to drop you off every morning and pick you up every afternoon. Drop off would usually be just driving up and you’d hop out but on the first day of school, you had so much stuff, I’d park and walk over with you and find your classrooms and say hi to all the moms and dads I hadn’t seen all summer, the teachers would have big signs describing their classrooms and it was such fun and a nice celebration of back to school! For several years after school, a huge bunch of us would descend on the ice cream store in Melrose, Heavenly Licks for ice cream and then a play at the park down the street.


    NOW we’re living in Wakefield, 4 miles from our old house. You girls take the bus most days unless there is a club meeting before school. First day of school is the traditional photo and then off you go down the street to the bus. No fuss, no muss. Backpacks still full of fresh school supplies although now you mostly get to pick your own and you bring them in over the course of a week, not all at once. Now, I still pick you up occasionally but most days there is a sports practice at the facility after school so you take the sports bus and I pick you up after practice. It’s hard to believe that soon, you’ll be driving yourselves!!! I will miss our conversations in the car because I get to see you less and less as the years go on, but I won’t miss slogging to Malden several times a day.


    ONE thing that is the same NOW as THEN.. The celebratory First Day of School dinner at the Border Cafe. We have been going there every year since Kindergarten so we are not stopping now! Most years, Aunty Moe comes along to join in the fun, which makes it extra special because we don’t see her as much as we’d like.


    Hard to believe there is only one more back to school left!


    xo

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