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I don't remember growing older.....

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Tho the song I choose this week, has to deal with marriage of two.... I always associate the opening lyrics with my own children...

Is this the little girl I carried?

Is this the little boy at play?

I don't remember growing older
When did they?

When did she get to be a beauty?

When did he grow to be so tall?

Wasn't it yesterday
When they were small?



Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze

Song video...from movie "Fiddler on the Roof"

Photos from top to bottom: Irene young....Erik young...Irene grown....Erik taller than I -in San Diego California before heading out to Camp Pendelton!!....sunrise over Portland Texas....sunset from our back yard


  1. To mums, kids are always their babies.

    So you are now the shortest in the family just like me? LOL

  2. Ann Ya, the shortest I am...and still shrinking with age!! LOL

  3. Anni what a beautiful song and lyrics...that do so tug at a Mom's heartstrings. You have beautiful children!!!
    Thank you for sharing them with us.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  4. Oh, Anni..I look back at my kids, too, and just about lose it. They are now 46 and 41. bwaaaaa...
    O, and is your watermark supposed to be in the middle of your lovely photos?
    xo bj

  5. Those are great pictures! The lyrics are so true - the days go so swiftly.

  6. Well Anni... that kinda brought tears to my eyes♥

  7. Great post and loved the way you interspersed the lyrics with fitting photos! I don't remember this growing older stuff either! All of a sudden it was here, LOL! Need to haul out Fiddler on the Roof and watch it again - just love the way Tevye talks with the Lord!!

  8. Dearest Anni- What a lovely song for today, and how beautiful children you have. They dont have it from "strangers" thats clear to see!
    Oh, for the good old days when we could hold their tiny hands for just a little while, but we do hold their hearts forever.!´
    Thank you for sharing
    Du er den bedste af dem alle.

  9. I feel the same way--Great song and photos.
    Those are beautiful photos that you capture of the sunrise and set.
    Have a great day

  10. I feel the same way....I thought of you last night when Johnny Depp won Favorite male movie star on The People's Choice Awards.
    Mama Bear

  11. Beautiful, Anni. I know you're very proud of Irene and Erik, and your sunrise/set photos are lovely. I guess I can't use this song now. :~)
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  12. I have the same question ! Time flies by !

  13. Perfect photos to go with the lines from that song! The years go by much too fast, don't they, I still look at my sons and wonder where my little boys went!! I can never get over how much Irene looks like you:-) xoxo

  14. Such a stunning photo! Did you write these words as well? Perfect, perfect, perfect!!! You always find the right words to go with your pictures:-)

    Hope you're having a great week, dear Anni. xoxo

  15. My second comment belongs to your previous post...sigh! So many blonde moments today!! lol

  16. Aw Anni, this is the sweetest post ever. Lovely photos of your son and daughter, time does indeed fly. I love this song, great choice.

  17. Beautiful, both the words and the photo. The combination is very inspiring.

    Anni, you asked one day where the squirrel was in my header. I have two blogs and only one always has a squirrel in the header. On the other one he shows up sometimes when everyone least expects him, LOL!

  18. Thanks for your visit. Thought I'd popover and say "Hi" and whoa you had one of my favourite songs on your post. This movie is so great - I love musicals.
    I thought about this song when my daughter married.

  19. Annie, they grow up so fast!! Thank you for cheering me up and visiting my blog!!

  20. Anonymous1/06/2011

    The sunset and sunrise photos are just beautiful as the other photos are too.
    I never heard the song, unfortunately.... :-)
    thanks for visiting!

  21. Time passes by so quick, doesn't it? I so agree. Thank you for visiting my blog. I have really enjoyed my visit with you and will be back soon.

  22. They grow up way too fast. Hi Anni. I was just reviewing some of the comments made on my blog and saw that you made a comment after I visited your blog and made a comment. And guess when it was? January 2010. A whole year has gone by. Time just keeps flying. I hope all is well with you and that you will have a wonderful New Year.