Sunday, May 24, 2009

Oldies But Goodies

I was going through pictures looking for something that had to do with holiday parties. Our house was party central from the time we were newly married until the kids got older and left for college. Now a party is when the kids come over! HAHA! That will actually be tomorrow...it will be a party of 6 and I can't wait! At the grocery store this morning you would have thought I was shopping for a party of 60. My groceries didn't fit it my 6 reusable bags (two of which hold about two paper grocery bags full each), and my eyes almost popped out of my head when I saw the bill! Oh well....it's a party!!! Woo hoo!

Anyway, when I was looking for pictures I came across some that just made me laugh and brought back some great memories. I thought I would share.

The first one is Tresa, being Tresa at the ripe old age of 6 with her little brother Michael, when she still thought he was pretty cool to have around!

Fast forward about 6 years and you will see what kids in Illinois do to entertain themselves in the winter. Tresa was always great at entertaining the boys. Michael doesn't look amused, and Matthew looks proud as all hell!

Next are my two charming boys in Epcot. (Irv was given a trip to Florida by his bosses for going above and beyond when they moved their company to a new location.) Every country we walked into, the boys donned hats and we took a picture. I was laughing so hard. Man we had fun on that trip. I would love to go back again! Don't you love Matt, the Viking?

The last picture was taken at Michael's graduation from St. Mary's in Winona, MN back in 2002. I can look at each of us and know exactly what we were thinking. I was pretty happy that another one of my kids graduated from college. Irv and I never went to college, so it was cool to see the kids accomplish that. Michael was extremely happy to be done with college. Irv was wondering how many years until we will be done with this college stuff. Tresa was doing well and was pretty happy with herself and Matt....oh, those were "rough" times. Can't you just see it on his rebellious little face? What fun!

Anyway....see my hair in that picture? That is my naturally curly hair. I am thinking about getting it cut like that again this week. I love my hair longer and straight, but my hair is so tired of the drying and the flat iron. My younger sister, the one in the last picture with me insists that short hair makes us look younger. She said that is why she is shaving her head next time! So longer and straight, or shorter and curly? What do you think? I don't care about looking younger, I am looking for easier and kinder to my hair!

Have an awesome rest of the day and have a wonderful holiday!

4 comments:

Tins and Treasures said...

Wow, if I had natural curls like yours I would just scrunch and go!! Fun to look at old pics, isn't it?! Happy Holiday ~Natalie

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Me with my straight hair and my curling brush, you with curly hair and a flat iron....its a hoot! ; )

Kathy said...

We always want what we don't have....

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Kathy, love those curls. Go natural I say. Yeah right, while I wield my flat iron:):)

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