Thursday, August 19, 2010
Its been one heck of a week. Anybody else feel the same? Is it really Friday already? Yes. It is. And now that I think about it, I guess it does feel like Friday, it just, also feels like Sunday. And Monday. And maybe Wednesday? I seriously need a nap. Oh and a mocha, too!
Eleanore got a birthday card in the mail on Tuesday, from her Great Aunt Marlaina. Inside that card, was a vintage picture of Christopher with all four of his siblings.
Oh. So cute.
So I thought and then quickly said out loud "honey you should do this weeks flashback", not giving him the option to say no. He was more than happy to do it though, as he always is when I ask him to take the reins, so, I shant make you wait any longer (yeah, you read that right, I just used the word shant, which might not even be a word at all- now go back and re read with a medieval british accent... its been a long day)...
The back of this picture says "April 1987". That means I'm just under three years old (that's me on the top right). And unlike Tia (because this is Christopher writing now) I can't remember every single moment of my life back to conception, so I have no memory of when/where this picture was taken, at all.
My earliest memories are a few hazy shreds from preschool... something about riding bikes down slides, nap time in the gym with mats, the school name painted on the wall ("Der Kinder Garden"). My little brother Josh would have been about 18 months then... right around Charlie's current age. Now he lives in Portland and plays in a band. My sister Jessie (on the lower left) would have been around 7 and Steph would have been about 9. This is funny because in my memories Jessie is always bigger than Steph... she had a growth spurt about 13 and ended up towering over almost everyone. Jessie now has 2 wonderful sons, Mikey and Joey. And Steph is a big-shot charge nurse at a hospital in Oregon and just got married last year. When I think of my brothers and sisters growing up, I never thought we would end up where we are today. It reminds me of something my brother said, when he came by to visit a few years ago...
Flashback with us! Go through your polaroids, scrapbooks, old crappy cell phone pictures- whatever you've got. Scan them, upload them, get them onto the computer somehow, and then share them with the world! Or... with us at least. Post them onto your blogs, write a little bit to go with them- tell us your story. When you're all finished, grab one of our buttons from down below (wayyyy down there at the bottom of our page) and put it somewhere inside your post (or link back to us the old fashioned text way). Come back here to this post, and add your link to the photo list below.