One of the greatest things that comes from a family member dying is all the family time and reminiscing that you seem to get surrounded with. This was especially apparent last week as we were preparing for Papa Boo's funeral. My family isn't super close and with my dad's side of the family being a huge his and hers family (10 kids altogether) I never get to see anybody. Seeing everyone together, even under the sad circumstances, was a good thing.
During the funeral preparations my mom and aunt went through thousands of pictures to make photo boards and a slide show. On Friday, my mom gave me a big envelope stuffed with pictures of my parents and me. I've spent the last few days going through them and I wanted to share a few photos with you that have made me happy.
First, my absolute favorite pictures of my Papa Boo:
These have made me crack up more than a few times this week.
This awesome polaroid of my parents:
The sad thing about polaroids are that there aren't multiple copies of the photos so one person could have a picture that you've never seen. That was the case with this one. The minute I pulled it out of the envelope, I knew I had pure gold. This was taken about a year after they were married. Aren't they cute? My dad still makes that face when you make him smile in a picture.
And now some pictures of me:
Apparently I aspired to be Sally Jesse Raphael.
Layering clothing has always been my choice of fashion. I still hate wearing a skirt without tights or a shirt without a cardigan.
I've always been a do-it-yourself girl. Notice the haircut I decided to give myself the day before this photo was taken. My mom tried to fix it, but didn't cancel the photo setting -- she probably wanted me to have a good laugh when I was 27. Also, I'm pretty sure my mom made that dress. She made a ton of my clothes during my childhood and while I don't have any of them now, I have pictures of most of them which makes me smile.
Hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane. :) I've been working on some embroidered onesies to take to DNA galleries this week and a fun guest post for a friend. I also have my first thrifted thursday ready to share tomorrow! I'm feeling much better and am finally able to be productive. We're taking a much needed mini-vacation to Dallas this weekend so I can spend some time with my friend Bri and her husband. That means an IKEA trip!! Road trips are one of my favorite things, especially when I'm fighting depression. They always make me feel better.