A Peek Into My Past

Posted on October 1, 2008 - Filed Under Fun, Personal |

Since I`m kind of in a nostalgic mood this week, I thought I`d post a few photos from my childhood. I don`t have many because all my albums are in Canada, but it will give you a glimpse into my past.

And here`s a shot of myself (the top left), my sister Sarah (standing beside me) and other sister Cherith in the carseat.

This is the house we lived in from the time I was 6 until I was 11. It was right by a river and on 60 acres of forested land. Man, we had a blast there, climbing trees, wading in ponds and floating boats in streams . . . it was a LOOOONG way from town though and we had just one car, which my dad used when he was away on business trips, about 95% of the time at some points. So we were really isolated. Just our luck, a family with kids moved in across the forest and we could hike through the bush to play with them . . . and then we moved far far away. :(

This house was over 100 years old, it had log walls for the oldest bit and the addition was stuffed with ancient newspapers (and mice!) for insulation. It was wood heated and Mom cooked and baked with a wood stove.

Here`s a shot my mom`s cousin took of her son, Jack, and the three of us. I think Dante looks a lot like Cherith when she was this age! Don`t ask me why I was all prissy looking here . . . I was a total tomboy, hated dresses and have NO CLUE why I was all dressed up here when everyone else was obviously in play clothes . . . maybe I was having a diva moment? Can you tell I was a bossy little brat from the stupid smirk on my face.

This is a formal portrait we had done when I was seven. Sarah was five and Cherith was 2. She was in a BAD mood that day! And of course, the adults are my mom and dad.

That`s it for baby photos. Here`s one from when I was 12 . . . our baby sister, Rebekah, had arrived by then.

And a couple final ones from a windy day on the dock and the beach . . . I was about 13, Sarah was 11, Cherith was 8 and Rebekah was about a year.

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5 Responses to “A Peek Into My Past”

  1. Kimmie on October 1st, 2008 4:36 pm

    Love the shots, what wonderful memories you have. You look like a happy loving family. The house, woods, pond and stream sound like every childs dream. Blessed girl! Isolated maybe, but I sure bet that you squeezed every bit of childhood out of your ‘time.’

    Kimmie
    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

  2. Connie on October 2nd, 2008 7:57 am

    Beautiful photos! What a lovely family! I am envious of that old house and room to run and play. My kids don’t have an ‘outside’ to enjoy.

    Most of our stuff is in storage in the US. Haven’t seen our old photos for over 4 years! I would really like to be able to share more with my kids. We have some old photos that we’d just happened to scan in, but that’s it.

  3. burntofferings (Bernie) on October 2nd, 2008 8:13 pm

    I loved looking at these, and reading about your past… They are great!

    By the way, is that old house still standing by chance? How amazing would it be to go back and have a look. I went back to my old family home, not as old as this one, and it just didn’t feel like it was home…

    Superb!

  4. Expat Mom on October 3rd, 2008 12:34 am

    Actually the house was burned down after we left when I was 11. The owners decided it was just too old and full of mice and red ants and burned it to the ground to make room for a new home.

  5. Renee on October 7th, 2008 6:59 am

    WOW, me too! Was this national nostalgia week and i didn’t realize it? The saturday before this post my son was away and i stayed in bed until noon looking through old scrapbooks and reading noted from jr. high! It was great!
    I love these pictures, they are so great, i’m so glad you shared them. The house is awesome! I can see your childhood reflected in your parenting style and thats so cool! you are a fun mom and that is important!

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