A trip down memory lane – *sniff sniff*

Today, as I was sorting through some pictures that never made it to a photo album (do they ever?), I came upon some that made me cry instantly.

I get so emotional whenever I think of the past.  Be it my past childhood, my past life of a single lady (packaged neatly in a skinny body), my past as a new mom, I get all snotty. 

So many pasts.  So many memories.

My daughters get nostalgic like that when looking at pictures, too.  Once we start, we can’t stop.  One album leads to another – story upon story – snapshots of our life and times.

Want a little journey?

Here goes:

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Baby Mandy – happy and cozy on groovy, blue shag carpet

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Baby Hubby – dashing in his little suit

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Little Mandy (Can you believe that I really remember this day?  Neither does anyone else….but I do!!)
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Little Hubby – number 12 on the soccer team ~ coincidentally the SAME number M1 had this past summer when she was in soccer!  🙂
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High School Senior Mandy
(Right?  With the skinny?   Oh, 18 year old Mandy, how I wish I could steal your body. *sigh*)
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 Handsome High School Senior Hubby
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Newly dating, college students Mandy and Hubby
(Oh how happy and young we were…)
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4 years later – Graduation! Woo hoo!
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2 seconds later – were were married 😀
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Bow chicka bow wow…
Honeymoon – (When can we go back??)
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We got a bit of a nest egg,
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and moved into a cozy one-bedroom apartment,
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then our first home.
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Where this happened.  🙂
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Then this.   
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Which prompted us to move here.
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The girls~
Who are growing in so many ways right before my eyes
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🙂 / 😦

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Published in: on March 20, 2008 at 2:28 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. What a beautiful collection of photographs, Mandy!
    The girls are so pretty.

    I love the baby photos and the cap and gown grad photos are nice!
    Is he holding a bird in the nest egg one?

    🙂

    Bravo!
    Jule

  2. I love the one of you in the little yellow dress. Precious.
    I cry about the past too, at the drop of a hat. I was updating Pitter’s baby book last night and got weepy over his itty bitty pictures. Sigh.


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