The days are long, but the years are short.

Today in our home, we've hit a milestone. There are no longer any children here.

Jonathan, my youngest is 18 years old and officially an adult.

I'm so grateful that because I've been blogging for the past 7 years our lives are pretty well documented.

I know everyone has a shoebox or ten full of photos. And I am actually pretty diligent about getting those photos into scrapbooks and telling our stories. Because the time really does go by in the blink of an eye.

Here are my blog posts on December 30th for the past 7 years with their corresponding photos. Can it be possible that so much change has happened right under my very nose?

Also, where did the time go??

December 30th, 2006. Wise Guys.

Jonathan 2006

December 30th, 2007. My Sweet Prince.

Jonathan 2007

December 30th, 2008. The Man Child.

Jonathan 2008

December 30th, 2009. Fourteen.

Jonathan 2009

December 30th, 2010. The Look.

Jonathan 2010

December 30th, 2011. Just Jon.

Jonathan 2011

December 30th, 2012. This guy.

Jonathan 2011

December 30th, 2013. Here's Jonathan Edward Darby today. All grown up and ready to conquer the world.

Jonathan Darby head shot

And yet, this is how I still see him... (December 30th, 1996)

Jonathan Darby at 1

Don't blink, people.

"The days are long, but the years are short." ~Gretchen Rubin