Thursday, December 06, 2007

throwback thursday

Today for my Throwback I'm throwing it back to some christmas past spent with my mom's side of the family. Both my Grandma and Grandpa are gone now and I miss them with all my heart.. I really miss them alot at christmas time.

Lets start with Christmas 1974: I was 2 years old and had just became a big sister

I don't have alot of memory of this Christmas except I think we had Christmas at my Aunts house that year and my little cousin K and my sister P were both babies. I do remember being at my grandma's house around that time playing tug a war with my grandma little black poodle Pebbles and I remember my grandpa helping me to get the Frisbee out of the dog mouth because the dog was a little stronger then my 2 year old self.

These were 2 photos from that Christmas top one is grandpa with something for his CB he use to spend hours on that thing. The Bottom one is Grandma, me and my cousin K
Christmas 1976: I was 4 years old and my sister was 2 years old That year among our gift was a thumbellina doll(think that is what it was called) that sucked her thumb for my sister who was a thumb sucker and a stuff cat that I named after my grandma's cat Teeki. Here are two pics from that Christmas with my grandma and grandpa 1st is grandpa with me and my sister, and the 2nd is grandma with me and my sister.

We had these Christmas parties with our grandparents and cousins every year so I could fill a whole blog with pics from every year but I'll skip a bunch of years and show you some of the things they forced us to do LOL

Christmas 1987: I was 15 years old and my cousin and sister were 13 years old.

I'm the one in the center with the bad perm and glasses cute NO??? LOL. on the floor is my cousin D. who was like 10 1/2 if i recall correctly. This year as you can see we got matching PJ's and like every year we had to try on all the new cloths and model them for everyone.. UGH that was awful and if that wasn't bad enough we then had to pose for this lovely photo LOL

I remember this year to make this fashion show more fun we turned off the lights and shined flash lights on us like we were runway models, my dad got in on the fun by saying stuff like swimwear and evening wear with the accent that was on that popular TV ad back then.

Christmas 1989: top row my brother 11 1/2 years old, my cousin D 13 years old, grandma and Grandpa, bottom row L to R Cousin K 15 years old, Me 17 years old and my sister 14 years old. that big ring hanging from my neck was DH class ring because 8 months before this is when we started going out and have been together ever since.

This was the afghan Christmas LOL.. if you were there this Christmas you were sure to never forget this Christmas. One thing about my mom side of the family is they could pick a fight about the color of salt. My mom has a brother and he and his family lives in AZ. and every year they would send our gifts for us to open and my mom sister would video tape us all opening them and then send a copy of it to them so they could see us opening our gift. This year my Aunt from AZ made all our gifts, as seen in the above photo, my cousin, my sister, my grandma and I all got these vest. my brother and cousin D got AZ sweatshirts, and my grandpa(who was a truck driver and had a very colorful vocab) got the afghan that is so lovingly draped across his lap in the above pic. This was funny as all get out, it was grandpa's turn to open his gifts(we all took turns so everyone could see everything) He opened up the box with the afghan and threw out a few choice words something like what the beep a dee beep beep is this, a beep a dee beep afghan, what sort of beep a dee beep gift is this... OMG all us kids just lost it LOL so did my dad and mom and my aunts husband uncle C(not the aunt that made the afghan this is my moms sister who was at the party video taping it to send to AZ) My Aunt D(moms sister who was at the party) threw her own colorful words out there at my grandpa about how much time it took Aunt M to make that gift and how he needed to grow up.. but if the two of them going at it about that wasn't funny enough, they went and put the wrapping paper back on the gift, took the tape in the camera back to before he opened his gift and did a take TWO of him opening his gift so that they could send the tape to AZ. LOL LOL LOL.. So this time my smart butt grandpa opened the gift and got the biggest smile on his face and went on and on about what a wonderful thoughtful gift it was LOL.... OMG my grandma was something else. He always had me ROTFL when he was around, I miss him dearly. OOPES.. not sure if my cousin M or S from AZ read my blog or not... oh well if they do grandpa is gone now I guess it wouldn't matter because we were all threaten never to share this story with Aunt M, Uncle A or cousin M and S.

Christmas 1990: I honestly don't remember if Aunt M and Uncle A sent us these outfits from AZ or if they were something grandma got us for Christmas but i did really like this outfit but once again after gift opening we all were sent upstairs to get in our new cloths to show them off and get the Christmas pic.

top row L to R Cousin K 16 yrs old, My sister 16 years old Me 18 years old front row l to r my brother 12 1/2 yrs old and my cousin D 14 years old(or maybe 13 1/2)

This will be the last one so i don't put you all to sleep.

Christmas 1991 this was my 1st year of college. and the aunts and uncles stopped buying for us kids when we were out of high school, but that didn't matter Christmas was always still the best. in the pic below L to R is my sister 17 yrs old, my cousin K 17 years old and Me 19 years old the lady in the back ground on the chair is my mom.


MomOf3 said...

These are such FUN pictures of Christmas Past! What fun memories! The "retake" of video story made me laugh out loud! :)

Melanie said...

What great pictures! I love 'em!

I like the idea of Aunts & Uncles stopping gifts after high school. My family stops after you get married- so those who never get married continue to get gifts.

Maddy said...

That's one of the best things about Christmas, remembering the ones that have gone before and looking forward to those that have yet to come.
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PinksandBluesGirls said...

Wow, how great that you have so many pictures of different Christmases! I love the one with the matching PJs! My sister and I used to have matching outfits every year! Happy TT!

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Shana said...

I know all to well on how you feel about missing your grandparents. I miss mine so much sometimes it hurts as bad as it did when we first lost them. But, I know you agree, one day we will see our grandparents again! :o)

Sniz said...

Funny stories and pictures. I'm so glad you have these memories. Have you scrapbooked them?