Thursday, June 18, 2009

FRIDAY PHOTO FLASHBACK

I started "Friday Photo Flashback" because I have so many pictures from my PRE-digital camera days. I thought it would be fun to scan them and share them here with you. I'm having so much fun doing this, that I would love for you to join me, too! So dig out the photo albums and put your scanner to good use! Just sign in to Mr. Linky so we can all visit and comment on each others blogs!

Norfolk, Virginia 1995

My grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary that year! I still remember buying my ticket at the last minute because I procrastinated so much! I'm pretty sure my family thought I was going to flake out on the whole thing! It was nice to travel back east to see my mom's side of the family! Going to my grandparents home always feels so relaxing! I only have the best memories of them growing up! They always wanted to make my sister and I happy, and they never got annoyed with us! Well, I'm sure they did, but they never showed it. I pray that I will be the same with my grandkids!

This is us before we headed to church that morning. It was beautiful to see them renew their vows! My mom on the far left, my grandparents in the middle, and myself on the far right.

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Later in the evening, my grandparents were surprised to find out that my mom, aunts, and uncles chipped in to have a reception at a hotel! I remember being relieved to finally put my hair down and change into another outfit! It was really fun dancing with my family that night, but I do remember sitting here with my mom because my feet WERE KILLING ME!

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33 comments:

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

That sounds like a nice party. As you looked gorgeous, as usual!

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

♥♥GREAT FLASHBACK PICTURES!!!♥♥
I ♥ THE ONE YOU ARE SITTING WITH YOU MOMMY!
♥♥♥YOU BOTH LOOK STUNNING!!♥♥♥
I WISH U A ☺☺☺HAPPY☺☺☺ FRIDAY!!!

McCrakensx4 said...

Miranda is a spitting image of you in those pictures! What fun memories!

Denise said...

You have such a lovely family.

Helene said...

I love the stories you tell along with your pictures! Wow, your grandparents were married 50 years?? My hubby and I have only been married for almost 7 yrs and sometimes I wonder if we'll make it to year 10!!!

Your mom could pass for your sister in that picture...seriously! You both look beautiful!!

I'm gonna see if I can dig out an old picture...we spent the entire day painting our family room so I'll see what I can come up with!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

You are so cute! I love it! Now, If I could get hubs to get the scanner out, I could even try this next week!

Lorrie said...

Well it looked like a great party. You and your mom look so young. I just love this meme!

Your grandparents look so sweet too.

Have a great weekend...and hope camp was great!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Great pics of a special night! You are one hot mama in the second pic!

Beth in NC said...

You looked beautiful!

louann said...

Nice pictures! Great way of looking back at great times.

BTW, were you born in the U.S. ?

mimi said...

Your grandparents sound wonderful. I like how you said that going to their house was always "relaxing".That is just awesome. Such a sweet day for them...back in '95. You are looking gorgeous as usual!!

Stephanie said...

What an awesome memory! We can only hope we make it to that wonderful milestone!!!!

Tara said...

50 years! That is almost unheard of today so congrats to them. How sweet of the children to throw them a party, which they definitely deserved.

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

Gorgeous, girl!! Both you and your mom. What great memories. How fortunate for you to have had that oppertunity to be with your grandparents. And fabulous that they were married that long. A true couple to look up to.

Krisha said...

Alicia, you looked beautiful!

That's so awesome! My hubby & I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary on Monday.

Happy Friday!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh what great pictures! You look so pretty! I was the same way with my grandparents. I miss them so much!

Take care my friend!
I hope you have a great weekend!

jen@odbt said...

Wow - I hope to look that good after 50 years of marriage. What a fun celebration!

Phoenix said...

Those are great photos and I really love the one of you and your mom! Wonderful memories! :)

Mine is here!

Lauren said...

That is so neat!! What wonderfully precious memories! Those photos are fantastic... one of these days I will have to get myself a scanner so I can participate!!

Happy Friday!

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Laura said...

Oh, I love that last picture! So sexy with your hair down and you in all black!!! LOL ;)

Susie said...

Such a handsome family!

Nina said...

50 years is amazing and just think if that was 1995 they are well past 60 years now, hopefully they are still with you.

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy C. said...

Alicia, what a sweet memory to have. I bet it was a really nice surprise to have the reception, I'm sure it added so much to their celebration of a long life together. Great pics and memories!
Blessings.

amanda said...

i love the pictures. my favorite is the ones in the post down below of the kiddos fighting over the box!! lol.

Pilar said...

Love the photo of you and your mom. what a treasure!

Julie said...

That sounds like SO much fun! I love family get togethers...no matter what the occasion is!

momstheword said...

My grandparents made it to 50 years and my folks did too, but my father in law went home to be with the Lord before their 50th.

You and your mom both look so pretty! You look great with your hair either up or down!

Hope said...

You and your mother look a lot alike, but I am sure you hear that all the time…your both beautiful.

♥Hope

Dani Joy said...

I remember my Grandparents 50th too! It was so special. Great pictures!

Guess what? I am doing my first giva away. It sort of just "evolved" as I was doing my flashback tonight. I know it´s late but well... I thought it would be so fun to do and I will have a vote on the top three captions next Friday. Thought it would be so fun to do on Friday photo Flashback.

Darcie said...

You were looking so pretty Alicia!

I want to be just like your grandparents too! Enjoying each precious moment with my grandkids! Glad you could make it back for their anniversary.

Casey's trio said...

Love the falshback posts you do!!

Daphine said...

Beautiful photos! Especially the one of you and your mom! You both are so beautiful!

I've missed you girl!

Have a great weekend!