Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Self Portrait Tuesday - Personal History


A week of firsts! This is my first entry into Self Portrait Tuesday. This month's theme is "Personal History." As this picture has become rather iconic in our family, it called out to me to share it. My dad had this on his desk for many, many years. I'm the girl all dressed up in her favourite t-shirt, lol. The little boo on my lap is my youngest sister. The beaming boy there is my brother (Jason, you need a blog too!). And then that's Spooky Suzie looking mischievous on your right.

When we were kids the 4 of us were inseparable. A lot of our favourite memories revolve around going out to blockbuster movies, especially anything sci fi or fantasy (Star Wars all the way). We'd wait in line for hours, but not mind at all. We'd just sit on the floor and pull out some poker dice and play. We also had tons of fun playing Rummoli whenever Dad would pull it out. We just bought ourselves that game this Christmas and had so much fun and laughter playing. My husband thinks the way our family plays games is so crazy. If someone runs out of money in Monopoly, they get slipped some money from the bank. We just want to have fun together. In my husband's family, his Mom trounced him at Risk repeatedly! hehe.

4 comments:

megg said...
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megg said...

I wrote something and then read it and it didn't sound like I wanted it to sound so the deleted comment was me - sorry! - I wish I could figure out how to use italics on here. Baby steps!

Aren't you lucky to have such a big, close family! When I was growing up it was just me and my brother - and he wouldn't play games with me... I always beat him. Heh heh heh. It's a good thing we grow out of some things! I love that all of you sisters started blogging at the same time. I wish you all so much luck!

Shannon said...

What a great post!! Thank you so much for posting and sharing the pic, I have not seen that one for a long time and I've been grinning ever since. Playing games was always fun to do together, as of course were going to the MOOOOOOOOOOOvies!! I think I was under the influence of lack of sleep when we say Robin Hood Prince of Thieves though... at least that is the story I'm sticking too!

Sacred Suzie said...

Wow, I really do look mischievous! I have never noticed that before, LOL. I remember that day pretty clearly, I didn't want to smile and the photographer got me!

This is awesome Jamie, thanks for sharing that memory. I love that shirt on you! It really represents your free- and fun-loving personality you have that you totally embraced as a kid. And today!