Thursday, April 12, 2012

Throwback Thursday: Childhood memories

I had some fun editing some old photos on Instagram, and thought I'd share them on my blog. Who knows, maybe I'll make this a regular weekly Thursday post to share some old photos. I was lucky that I had a very snap happy with the camera mother who documented my childhood in detail. There are stacks of baby albums at home, and I think my mom took me to the photographer monthly until about age two. What can I say, I was pretty cute ;) 

Well, I'm very thankful that she did because now I have tons of photos to remind me of my wonderful childhood. I grew up in a small Virginia city near Washington, D.C. It was the perfect blend of Southern hospitality and historic charm. I have amazing parents who I am still extremely close with. I was an only child until I was 6 when my awesome brother came along. And now 22 years later we are still really good friends. I am a really lucky girl to have such an amazing family. 

Here's a few pictures that I had fun editing with Instagram. First is my beautiful mother and I on the day of my baptism, circa 1984. (9 months old)

This was on Easter Sunday, circa 1986. (2 years old) It was taken at my grandparents house, who I'm sure weren't happy that I was picking their daffodils. 

Here's me chilling in a tire swing at around the same age. I have my Dad and Uncle cropped out, but they were in some seriously awesome 80's attire. 

And then fast forward a few years to 1990, and here's a picture of my brother and I on his first Christmas. I was a proud big sis! 

What do you miss most about being a kid? For me it's the nap times. Or maybe that it was acceptable to wear ruffled socks with patent leather shoes. My mom tells me that I insisted on wearing them all the time, and had to bring a purse everywhere. Now I know where my purse obsession started. 

What are some of your favorite childhood memories? I'd love to hear them! 

1 comment:

  1. Jess,
    I loved this post and after I got through the first set of tears, I read it again and again. We too were so lucky to have such an amazing daughter. We love you!

    Love, Mom