August 16, 2022

Transformation Tuesday #82

Happy Transformation Tuesday! Since today is Jerry's and my 19th wedding anniversary, I thought it would only be appropriate to post a photo of us from then and now. The picture on the left is from the morning after our wedding. We were holding our marriage license (I can't even remember the steps to that whole process) and we made a last-minute decision to drive down to Cleveland for a few days. (We didn't plan a honeymoon because we just didn't have the money to take a trip. Look at us! We were CHILDREN when we got married. Haha! I was 21 and he was 22.)

The second picture was from a little over a week ago when we dressed up a bit to go to a friend's birthday dinner. It's crazy to think of all of the things that have happened in the last 19 years... the most important being Noah and Eli!

 Okay, let's get on to the readers' transformations for this week...

My good friend recently had a baby and moved into a new home. As a housewarming gift her boss came over and planted a garden for her in the back yard. My friend is a city girl who has never grown ANYTHING! She was very nervous about having the responsibility of caring for the garden but she watered regularly. And 2 months later it was such a fun “harvest” for her!!!!  I was very impressed.

-Stacy, Richmond, VA 

Stacy, I love this little story! What an amazing gift for a boss to do for an employee--that is totally going above and beyond and it sounds like it was very much appreciated. I wish someone would do that for me! I'm thrilled that she discovered gardening and was able to appreciate the harvest :)  -Katie

This is kind of a different transition, but I thought it was cool nonetheless. Every year my family takes a lake vacation to Spofford lake in Chesterfield, New Hampshire. We went as kids in the late 80s/early 90s and now we go with my parents, my brother, and our spouses and kids. The "before" picture is of my son in 2014, checking out the kayak for the first time with my dad (side note: he did NOT actually go out in the kayak, they were on shore for the picture, which is why he has no life jacket on).

Fast forward eight years to this summer, when he was able to actually paddle the kayak around the lake all on his own. He had such a great time! They aren’t lying when they say the days are long but the years are short.


Megan, I love everything about this! First, that you have such a fun tradition with your family. I used to go to a cabin on a lake with my family every year when I was little and we loved it. Also, I love the look on his face as a baby--he looked so delighted to be sitting there. How proud he must feel to be able to do that on his own now! I hope you guys keep up the tradition for years to come :)  -Katie

Thank you so much for sharing, Megan and Stacy! I appreciate your taking the time to do that. If anyone else has a transformation of any sort that you'd like to share, please send me an email! Include your name, a description of your transformation, a before photo and an after photo. You can send them to me at: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com.

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