I’m so excited to share these with you, it just brings such a smile to my face. I think these are super adorable!
I was cleaning and found the little photo albums I used to keep in my room as a kid. As you know, back in the days of film there were only a certain number of prints available and I’m assuming my mom took the best ones for the “good albums” and I got the leftover or copies to put in my own. I loved those albums so much, I spent tons of time sitting with my sister and looking through them. Ah, memories…
Well, in the oldest album, the first set of photographs are ones that I took when I was five years old. I actually have a pretty vivid memory of taking these photos. It became a tradition – that still stands to this day – of taking family photos on holidays in the front yard of my parent’s house. These are from 1988 on Christmas in Williamsburg when my mom’s parents and brother came to visit. I remember asking my dad if I could take some of the pictures. This next part may be a false memory, but it sounds pretty accurate, lol. My mom said something along the lines of, “she can’t use the camera, she’s too young, what if she breaks it?” Not in a mean way, but she always worries… love you mom! :) And my dad usually likes to “go ahead, let her and see what happens.” I was so excited to use the camera! It was so much fun for me, I felt like a real adult being able to use the fancy equipment. From a young age I was interested in technology. I called my mom the other day to see if they could recall what camera I was using, they weren’t certain, but likely it was a small Kodak or Bell & Howell 35mm. All I know for sure is that it was printed on Kodak paper.
I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with me and my not too bad for a five year old photographic skills :)
These photos also mean a lot to me because half of the people in them are no longer with us. I miss you guys!! <3
Above is my Uncle John, Mom, Dad, Rita and Aunt Cheryl
The “proof” from my mom that I took the photos :) there was always a caption on the back!
Grandpa and Rita
My lovely mom. Interesting outfit, like a pretty pirate chef :)
Looks like my sister was the only one I could photograph from a decent angle, haha.
I really wish this one wasn’t so dull… that’s my uncle John trying to make me laugh, he was so good at that. Sadly, we lost him to cancer when I was young, he was also way too young. But I’m lucky to have so many great memories.
And Leo!! best dog ever.
My sister again playing in our sandbox, we spent a lot of time there!
This was my bff growing up, Ross. He lived down the street and went to our church. And grumpily posed for my pictures.
Almost missed her in this one!
And ending on a shot of me. Probably taking by Ross. My hair was always a crazy mess from running around. And I really loved my dinosaur shirts :) And pretty much everything we had was pink or blue…
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