Sunday, August 12, 2007

The family...across the years.

1985




1989



1994



2007

28 comments:

ElĂ­zabeth said...

Very nice... and amazing how the eldest daughter of Jackie, looks so much like herfelf when she was a baby!

Stephen Renico said...

Nice collection, Jungle Mom. When do you expect to be in Paraguay?

Jackie said...

I can't believe how much Abbie looks like me from that first prayer card! And seeing "Vernoy's Missionaries to Paraguay" really through me for a loop! So it's true huh?? I guess seeing it on a prayer card made is seem more real.

Jungle Mom said...

Liz, yes and he baby pic looks like the little Abbie!

Jungle Mom said...

stephen, we are in the US for a year. we will be traveling and speaking at several churches and conferences.

Jungle Mom said...

jackie, I posted these because when I saw them in our new dvd, I noticed it too! and the prayer card threw us all for a loop. It's official.

jennifer said...

I love this, travel down memory lane. I am sure each photo has so much to share.

I loved being part of the vote to pick the most recent missionary card!
Hip hip hurray!

Abouna said...

I find it to be rather bitter/sweet when I view photos of my sons at different stages of their lives, because on one hand it is sad to see them grow, but it is also it is a blessing to see them turn out so great. I bet you feel the same about your beautiful family.

I wish you all the best when you get to Paraguay.

redneck preacher said...

You must have been horrible parents to abuse your kids as you did. They were raised missing the important stuff like ritalan, TV, rap music, planned parenthood seminars, etc.

I'll bet they even had to invent games and play with the locals. tsk tsk tsk.

Send me a few prayer cards please, P.O. Box 284, Cloverdale, CA 95425.
I can get you a couple of dozen phone numbers in CA if you are interested.

Such a wonderful discovery. the Vernoys.

HTOITA

Charles said...

These are so cool

Jungle Mom said...

redneck preacher, I will send some prayer cards and a DvD if you would like. We have only 2 churches in California, Lancaster baptist and Redwood baptist. Most of our churches are in the east so we dont travel out there much.

Jackie said...

Boy did I have bad bangs in 1994!

Michael said...

Jungle Mom, you have a very beautiful family.
Those baby pics were really cute; your kids are almost as cute as mine!

Pat said...

WOW!! You answered the question.....How old is my prayer card on the fridge???? IT WAS 1994!!

I know I have seen you since then, but you have not changed ---or aged!!!

What a picture chronicle!!

Brenda said...

Family history through prayer cards.. . an experience unique to missionaries. My kids were always horrified to go to a church and find old pictures of them posted in the fellowship hall. But it has helped them keep a sense of humor.

Deedra said...

You all are such a beautiful family! Truly blessed!

Penless Thoughts said...

These were great, Rita!!!
Susan

Daughter of the King said...

wow this was great....any supporting churches in my area?
WA. State?
Deby

Jungle Mom said...

pat, thanks!!!

Jungle Mom said...

daughter of the king, afraid not. Nothing in the west except the two in calif.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family from the inside out ! Can't believe how mature the girls are compared to the last time we saw them. Seeing your new prayer card with Paraguay is so exciting! i just don't know how i will manage leaving them this time - i will just need to be one with a missionary mind. it will be wonderful for them to serve with you and for them to have real live grandparents so close.

Jungle Mom said...

Helen, I am so excited for your trip! I remember being in Venezuela and wishing to show off my new baby to family so I am thrilled you all are going down!
yes, the prayer cards seems to make it more official doesn't it?
I guess the last time we saw each other was at the wedding!!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

I love the pics Rita!...stunning..Paraguay?..when when!

Jungle Mom said...

angel, next summer.

Ashley said...

wait...clint...had a mustache? O___O Say wha--??!!

I remember the third on the most!
^__^

serendip said...

What wonderful pictures.

FeathersMcGraw said...

Ahhh JM, I love those pictures!! What a handsome family you guys. Thanks for sharing.

Happymama said...

It was like watching all of you grow up in pictures. :)

~Kristi