Thursday, April 30, 2009

100th POST! 100 POSTS! WOO HOO!

Ok, so I have been wracking my brain on this post. Which has caused me not to post anything for a couple of weeks. There have been a couple of times I wanted to post something and thought, "I need to post my 100th post." Traditionally, for your 100th post, you are supposed to post 100 things about yourself. I actually started once and got up to about 50. It took a LONG time and I had things to do, do I deleted it. And thus, there was no 100th post.

And here I am again, contemplating the infamous 100th post. But, now I have an idea. I'm opening my blog to the first 100 random questions. So, leave a post, ask a question or two. And when I get 100 I will post the answers (at my discretion). My goal is to get 100 comments on this blog. We'll see if that happens. It's my birthday today and I'm feeling optimistic!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

12 of 12 for April.
I got the idea (months ago) from Aimee to post 12 random pictures of your day on the 12th of the month. But, I can never seem to remember until the evening of, when I saw Aimee's post. Fortunately, I had taken some pictures today, since is Easter. Here are 12 pictures of Sunday, April 12, 2009.
Happy Easter
Sunday school craft project
Nate working diligently
Me and my handsome boys
Jacob's OT would be so proud!
Doesn't he look sweet?
King of the slide
Bump, bump, bump
Round and round and round
A little static electricity from the slide
Even dad got in on the fun
You have to have hair for it to stand up...
My silly boys

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter with their family and friends.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Recently, as my dad was moving some of his belongings from his rented storage to either his new apartment, or to the storage shed in my back yard, he came across a treasure box. A cardboard treasure box. In this box were many old photo albums, that are begging to be scrapbooked into heirloom storybooks before the stories are forgotten.

We shed a few tears going through old family albums. There were pictures of my beautiful mother, still in her teens, with long dark hair, prior to and in the early years of marriage. Pictures of my dad, with thick hair and sideburns, which thankfully went out of style in the 70s, but are humorous to look at now. Photos of lost, but still loved, grandparents and great grandparents.

I will share some of these in time, I'm sure, as I sort them and begin to tell the story. But, I wanted to share this treasure. This is my maternal great grandmother's family Bible. I'm not sure when it was given/received because none of the information was filled in, including the family tree, which was a disappointment. But, there were many treasures to be found in Grandma's Bible.
My great grandmother completed "Successful Sunday School Teaching" on October 21, 1947. There were also membership certificates for her and my great grandfather for the church they attended in the 1950s.
This is my great grandparents wedding picture. They were married in either the late 1920s or early 1930s. I'm going to have to find out. I think I can find that information fairly easy. But, I love that this photo has both set of their parents as well. I have never seen pictures of my great-great grandparents before! (Aimee ~ Guess what I will be dabbling in the this summer?)
Here are my great grandparents and my grandmother. She was born in 1934 (I believe).
This is my great grandmother (on the left) and her brother. I'm not sure who the women are, although their first names are on the back of the photo. The little girl is my mother.
So Aimee, when you are all settled in Seattle, want to help me figure out who these people are and when they were born. I need to be pointed in the right direction. I also have me great great grandfather's newspaper obituary. Good thing my great grandma was a pack rat!