Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Past

Deborah of Pictures Pots and Pens is hosting Family Foto on Friday! Today I'm going to show you pictures of my own two children in 1985 as they were helping decorate the tree. This was one of the prettiest trees we ever bought. It was a real tree and was flocked with snow! I love their sweet smiles!
Here's Jonathan clowning around with a patchwork wreath I made when I was sewing. He was 4 years...a little younger than Connor. We still have this old chest and lots of the decorations...but not the wreath! LOL
Kelli always loved clothes! Here she is posting in front of our Buck Stove after she had helped hang the stockings!

Everything looks so 'Eighties' doesn't it? Dark wood paneling, etc! I cried when we moved from that house...there were so many memories there!

My Christmas pictures from years past are so special to me. I didn't have a fancy camera but always took lots of pictures and still have them all. My goal is to scan lots of my favorites and make slide shows of special pictures. The Christmas pictures are mostly done -I've already made a couple of DVD's of old Christmas pictures!

Thanks for coming by today!


Gone said...

What precious, precious memories, Diane! The tree and the kids are cute!

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Mary said...

Diane , I have tons of old pics too - I need need a lot of time to go through them as you are doing. These are lovely today - thanks for sharing.

Blessings and joy for Christmas.

Bo said...

Hi Diane...Kelli has always been a looker, hasn't she...and so is your son Jonathan! Is he still mischevious? ;-) Bo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love these, Diane! :-)



SmilingSally said...

These take me back in time. I have a daughter and a younger son too. They were good days when the children were still children.

Unknown said...

I love your old pictures! Your kids are too cute : ). You are right! Everything screamed 80's. Love that tree! The tree is timeless. Real snow and cool!

Darlene said...

Awwwww they are just too cute! I LOVE looking back at old photographs!! What fun!

Linda C said...

I think we must be kindred spirits- both posting pictures of our kids in 1985 and 1986;) Such sweet memories and they look like they are having a great time:) Great memories!

Merry Christmas and God bless,

Linda C

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love the pictures of Christmas memories. The kids just grow up way to fast. Your kids were adorable. Hugs, Terrie

Georgia Girl said...

I am so like you...Love to look back on my favorite memories...thanks for sharing! Gosh our children do grow up way to fast!

April said...

There's nothing better of old Christmas pictures. They get me teary-eyed everytime I look at them. We're going to start putting ours on discs soon, too! Great idea!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM wondeful you still have all your old pictures..I just gave all I had to my daughters...told them I did't want them just tossed out if something happen to me..even the pictures I had of my grand kids as babies I gave to them..Now I keep my photos on DVD also..hope you have a great day...loved your kids dressing up the tree..and 80-ies were the fun years for me..hugs and smiles Gloria

Anonymous said...

This story sounds a lot like mine. We bought real flocked trees 3 times. We always looked at them and usually bought a green one because they were cheaper. We took lots of pictures too with not so good cameras. They're not the best quality but they are priceless. We had lots of slides and I scanned all of them that were any good at all. I made a couple of DVDs of old Christmas pictures also. I made one of pictures from 1958 the year we got married and it went through 2007. It's interesting to see all the changes in people and things.

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

I see where Conner get's his red hair!

We once had a woodstove like that one!

Sweet smiles and sweet memories...thank you for sharing.


Joanna said...

Love your memories...Thank you for sharing!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love the photos! It's funny how "80s" everything looked...I have a bunch of these myself! But I still love the memories!

Anonymous said...

Dear Diane
I also posted about my children today. Wonderful pictures and good for you for scanning and one day making a beautiful slide show. My hubby made a beautiful slide presentation for his beautiful mother when she passed away. Such memories to cherish forever.
BTW Happy Belated 37th Anniversary. RJ and I celebrated our 20th. We have a little ways to go to catch up to you LOL
Claudie from Canada

Lois Christensen said...

What sweet pictures of your kids helping decorate! Nice visiting with you!

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Dawn said...

Diane, Those pictures are just wonderful! I don't have nearly as many pictures of Brittainy as I do of Tim. I love the idea of scanning them all. I noticed all my pictures in the 80's have all changed color!

Your children look very happy. That is the sign of a loving home!

take care,

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane!
What lovely pictures you are sharing of your children? Don't you just miss them being that age? I do...and hard to imagine they have children of their own. I know its easy to tell the 80s. Its so distinctly different even when using some of the same furniture. Lovely.
Putting them on DVDs is a great idea.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a lovely day

Missy Wertz said...

Precious pictures Diane! Our house still has some of the '80's' look if you begin to miss it too much. Just come on over. ;-)

Shannon said...

I love looking at old pictures. :)

I love your Santa collection too!


What darling children. Time certainly flies. And yes, there is definitely that '80s flair that I remember very much!

nikkicrumpet said...

awwww the kids look so cute. And don't you just love this modern day of you can store all those memories in an easy and fun way. Sure beats old photo albums!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a terrific goal, Diane. What a nice idea. I love looking at old Christmas photos. I've been wanting to get a bunch from my parents to scan in and do the same. :-) Thanks for sharing your memories with us.

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Anonymous said...

Diane, these are wonderful. They look a lot like the pictures I have! Lots of happy memories.

Shell in your Pocket said...

Those pictures are precious and special..look at the long red braided pretty!
Have a great weekend!
-sandy toes

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane

I love photos like these and all the happy memories they envoke. I think it's a great idea to make a DVD photo collage of special photos -- a project I shoukld begin in the new year ;-)

Hugs, Pat

The Raggedy Girl said...

Don't you just love the old photos. I am trying to scrapbook about 80 years worth. I was watching Christmas Vacation where Chevy Chase is watching the old movies in the attic and the looked so much like my old photos that silly me, I started crying.
Roberta Anne

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Boy did I enjoy these "Eighties" family photos. Those were our 'Glory Days' over here, too. And I, like you, had a crummy camera, but still took tons of photos. I am so grateful for each and every one of them!!!
Merry Christmas.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I've never seen a real tree flocked with snow! LOVE it!!

Thanks for your well wishes on my is home (again) so we're hopeful Christmas will be merry. :-)

alicesg said...

Lovely christmas mood in your house. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Do visit for sweet Christmas in Singapore.

Anonymous said...

Diane, I just came over for pink Sat. and I realized I have missed some of your recent posts. Boy, I am slipping. The days just go by so fast. I love your photos for this post. Kelli and Jonathon are so cute. Your tree is beautiful and it looks like snow. I love our old Christmas pics too and I really need to organize them.

Christmas hugs...Jeanne