Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Old Photos

When my mama asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told her that what I wanted most of all was a photo album with copies of all our old family pictures.  And sure enough, it was my very favorite gift.  I think I appreciate them even more since I live so far away from everyone in my family.  And while the second disc is currently MIA (traveling/packing/unpacking/traveling), here are some of the photos from the first one (she gave me a photo album with pictures, and included a couple cds with some of them scanned digitally):

baby Claire and mama, August 16, 1981

baby Claire & daddy--nice to meet you!

cousin Jennifer in the foreground, baby Claire with crazy hair in the background

with Grandpa

gazing at my daddy

baby bffs:  Claire and Lesley
don't you recognize her bright red hair?
all baby pictures with Lesley in them are cheerier :)

I'm gonna upload some more as soon as I find the second disc . . . I promise I have a sister. :)

Do y'all have your baby pictures and early family photos?  If so, I wanna see!  (Micaela, you should do a baby picture themed Wanting to Know You Wednesday!  We could even play a guess who game!).  

24 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

What a great idea for the perfect gift! Aww these are precious! I keep an album of old family photos too! =)

Hey dear I'm running a Suprise Cupcake Giveaway today! If you get a chance pop on over!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

MJ said...

I love this present!! What a wonderful gift...

Jen said...

Aw I love this idea. My mother, unfortunately, wouldn't know what to do with all of my childhood pictures to make them digital though!

Gabby said...

So sweet! That really is such a great gift.

bklyn76 said...

omg, you were the cutest baby and you look exactly the same...so still cute! :) love your side part just out of the womb! and your beautiful mama hasn't really aged at all.

i <3 old photos like nobody's business and am on the quest to scan all our old negatives so i can make a plethora of blurb books for myself and my parents since the old magnetic sticky albums aren't cutting it anymore.

you should make a blurb book too! and yes, micaela, you should do a getting to know you wednesday with baby pics!

M said...

that is a great idea. I need to do that!

Faiza said...

claire! these pics are so gorgeous that they make my heart hurt (in a good way!!!)

my fave is the one with your mama and daddy.

wanna see more and more and more of beautiful you!

Lindsey said...

Such cute pics!! So fun to look back and remember when!! =) Happy Tuesday!

Kimbirdy said...

i love old photographs. LOVE them! even if i don't know the people at all. that first baby picture is adorable, as is the one with your parents toward the end. i wish i had some of the old family photos, but they're spread across tennessee and wisconsin. alas!

orsoifeel said...

I love this idea and how precious are you??

Pat said...

Oh, Claire, you didn't tell me about this! What a wonderful gift! I have pictures of you growing up. I wonder if any of them are the same as Mom's? If not, I need to send copies to you so you can add them to your album. I want to see the rest of them ASAP! You know what a sentimental picture nut I am.

Gormangirl said...

Claire these are so precious! Love the photo of you gazing @ your dad! So adorable! And I have always loved Lesleys red hair- so beautiful! Awesome that you girls have pictures together from such a young age!

amy anne said...

That is such a cute idea! Love your blog!

Marie said...

I love getting/giving those as gifts. It's way better than a fruitcake and surprisingly longer lasting.

Annie Cristina said...

Baby Claire was so, so adorable! And you're still pretty darn cute today. ;) I am currently shopping around for a scanner, and as soon as I find a good one, I am so posting my baby pictures, too!

Micaela said...

OH MY GOODNESS, you were THE cuuuutest! i'm so happy i got to see these in person! :) i can't get over your sister's baby mullet still... ADORABLE!!! baby claire was precious!!! i have to say my favorite (though it's clearly hard to chose but i can't get over the look of awe on baby you!) is the one with your parents where you're looking at your Dad. LOVE IT!!!!!

and such a GREAT idea for a sharing wens!!! :)

xoxoxo

ps. THANK YOU for my favor :) have fun at dinner!!! you're a life saver!

Jax said...

Ohmygosh what a GREAT gift!! Love all these photos! You were a DOLL!!!!

Marz said...

OHHHHH Claire!!! :) I am awwwww-ing over sweet little you! :) I just want to hold you as a baby, you were just so precious and adorable! (and clearly nothing has changed over the years ;) I love, love, love that first one of you and your mom! You are just so teeny and perfect! And the loving gaze you are giving your father - TOO cute!!! I can't get over just how adorable you were as a baby! It makes me SO happy to see little you :) When you find that MIA disc - please, please post more just as soon as possible! :) So glad your mother gave you this perfect Christmas gift and that you shared it with us! love you! xoxo

bananas. said...

oh my gosh, the one of your gazing up so lovingly at your father is, by far, my favorite! you're too cute!!!

last year i posted a picture of me at every age to lead up to my 28th birthday. it was called 28 years of mayra. you can check it out if you want. i looked like a baby monkey.

Gracie said...

You were absolutely adorable! This is such a thoughtful gift and one I'm sure you will treasure. I love the photo of you gazing at your daddy. I think that is definitely a framable photo.

Soo beautiful!

Phoenix Peacock said...

haha. I ADORE you as a baby. I love the crazy baby mohawk hair you are sporting. The one of you gazing up at your daddy has to be the cutest though - you look so enamored with him!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw! That's so great that you were able to get some family photos! I'd love to be able to get all of my photos from my childhood onto cds!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Aw how cute! Look at that little stinker ;) hehe

heather yalin said...

Oh my gosh!!! You just look like yourself even as a baby. This may be the dumbest comment ever... but You are just the most adorablest!