Tuesday, July 27, 2010

nostalgic.

remember me? i miss you guys! :) i have been gone this entire month, driving all over the place pretty much partying in one state... then another. having a blast. also starting to get excited to go home, i know chris is missing his girls and we are missing him.

right now i am in yuba. i have been looking through all of my mom's old photos alternating between laughter and tears. i am so grateful for my life. though not perfect, it is mine and is so, so good. mostly, i am grateful for the people that fill it.

want to see some?...

we came to celebrate my grandma rosemary's 85th birthday, here she is at 18. such a beauty she is.


her first granddaughters, she waited a long time for us. best grandma ever.


can't forget grandpa. i miss him every single day. yuba city feels different to me now.


simone is an absolute spitting image of my great grandma bertha... and you all thought she looked just like her daddy!


more proof. this is me looking just like toddler simone. right? or am i dreaming?


one of our earlier fine dining experiences.


I've always loved a good game of dress up.


right before freshman year of college started. so proud of my new hoo ride. i chopped my hair because i was obsessed with cameron diaz's hair in that something about mary movie. ha.


probably my favorite. this is my dad, all decked in his cowboy gear. he pretended his name was billy. if i ever have a little boy and he loves cowboys i am taking him down to the jc penny and getting a photo like this. what's cuter?


my bombsquad of a mom. if i had the guts i would totally get this haircut. she got it in a fancy salon in canada in the 60's.


me throwing a fit. i love that someone took a photo of me in this state. i also laugh because i see that face on a daily basis.


hope i didn't bore you too much. i'm going to be a blogging machine when i get back. for real. oh, and are you in for book club?

13 comments:

art.soul said...

the photos are so funny.
and yes, i think it's the eyes, Simone got from your side of the family but that smile... is 100% daddy!;)

sarah marie. said...

k rosemary hasn't changed at all. honestly. gorgeous. and so funny. your grandpa looks EXACTLY like thomas. i CAN NOT get over that picture of your great grandma. simone exactly. and i have been telling you how much she's starting to look like a triplet right? those are some strong genes in that family. lucky kids. and i miss that hoo ride. it was much nicer than mine.

Desiree Fawn said...

Wow, such lovely photos!!

Ashley said...

wow.. Yuba City? I'm just up the hill in Grass Valley. :)

I must say that your grandpa is really really cute! ;) You have a beautiful family!

Magdalena said...

Been dying over here for a post yo. You're right about Monie and your Grand, and the picture of you throwing a fit for sure looks like an Estee I know. So fun you dug these up, even more so that you posted them.

Leah said...

Finally...geesh, you've been gone for forever. Love these pictures, and Bertha? Holy reincarnation.

.caroline armelle. said...

wow! i can't get over how much simone looks like your great grandma. that is nuts!

Mary said...

who knew about Bertha Mae and Simone...

Erin said...

Every time I'm in Yuba I look at the old photos. I love seeing the family resemblances. Simone = Bertha for sure!
And I don't know if it's just a twin thing, but Cash looks like you in the high chair and like Ann in the last photo...and your "fit" reminds me of Graham :)

kimsueellen said...

Love the images. I agree with the Chinese fella up there.

:)

Auntie Ann said...

Ok...no one said a peep about you in the wig...I rolled. I am dying about Simone, honestly...it looks like you dressed her up in period clothing! Love this post.

Tiffany said...

That is Simone for sure! I love it! Old family photos are the best! Glad you had fun while you were in Yuba! :)

Amber P said...

Hi-- I am totally in for a book club!