Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Trip Down Memory Lane

One of Big Guy's project over the Thanksgiving holiday was to create an autobiographical timeline of his life beginning with his birth through the year 2013.    Weird project,  I know, but one of the advantages was that we had fun looking through photos find the ones that would match his life "facts".
Above is a picture of me, my sisters and our families that was taken a few years ago.     Starting on the left is my middle sister with her husband along with my beautiful niece and nephew.     My baby sister (the one now expecting twins) and her husband are in the middle.    My family is on the end.      We had this picture taken as a surprise for my Mom's birthday.      I can't wait to take another one when the twins arrive.
I know you just see a group of people, but I see so much more.   I see my two sisters that I am proud of and love so much.    
My middle sister was so shy when we were growing up that she was scared of butterflies.   I got in trouble one time for taking up for her when someone on the bus was teasing her.    She would rather someone beat her up than take up for herself.      I can't believe that same shy little girl is the self-confident high school math teacher today.     Mom to my beautiful niece and witty nephew.      She has a voice like you wouldn't believe and sings in her church choir and a lot of their special presentations.    
My baby sister has always had more energy than one person should be allowed.    Since I was 11 when she was born we have always had a very unique relationship.     I missed so much of her "growing" up years since I was already gone, but I loved going to all her gymnastics meets and going to watch her cheer at Mississippi State.   I can't believe she is about to have her own little "cheerleaders".
Anyway, all that to say that Big Guy's project is finished.    He did a really great job.    If only he would have remembered to actually pick it up off the kitchen counter!    Auuuugggghhhhh!

12 comments:

Veggie Mom said...

Love the Family Pic, and the project, too. Pretty fancy for a school endeavor! Hey, I'm Sharing Some Linky Love with you over at my place...please come Check. It. Out!

Dr. Wifey said...

that is a neat project. i always love looking through old photos. the part about him getting a driver's license and looking at colleges is kind of scary, right?

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

OK I had to do one of these my Senior year in High School, gosh your son did a better job then me. Awesome job... love the picture of the family... beautiful!!!


Oh and I tagged you HA!!!!!

K Storm said...

That is so great!

mayberry said...

What a beautiful picture. You have such a lovely family!

From the Doghouse said...

Great looking family!

i'm black betty said...

look at you, hottie!!! i'm jealous dr. wifey got to see you this holiday break. you need to come caroling with all of us next weekend!!!! :D

xoxo

Supermom said...

that is awesome!

Carrie said...

Wow, wow, WOW! What a great post!!

I love all of it and can't even pick out the best part! Your words about your sisters are so sweet.

And Big Guy's project is fabb-o!!

How FUN!!

The Acting Mom said...

Happy SITSmas!

gingela5 said...

What a fun project! And that picture is so fun! I can't wait to see the one when your sister's twins get here!

Claire said...

Your last name is Germany? My mom's maiden name is Germany. Cool.