those were the days….

since titling this post i have had the theme song for “all in the family stuck” in my head….. we used to watch the show and try to sing like edith bunker. here, you can check it out.

anyway…sissiebear and i got letters from my mom and dad in the mail this week filled with old pictures of us. they are SO fun to look back on! emma has some great ones posted on her blog here. and here are my little gems:

thank you mom and dad for sending these! it’s SO fun to look back…and by the way…. i CLEARLY remember thinking “i look AWESOME” in most of my clothing choices from childhood……….

when pauly and i started dating. fun fact: emma actually HATED him at this point. the fact that we are all on the couch smiling at the same time was the real captured moment here.

when pauly and i started dating. fun fact: emma actually HATED him at this point. the fact that we are all on the couch smiling at the same time was the real captured moment here.

blow up band instruments. $5.99 matching outfits: $20 emma's face: priceless

blow up band instruments. $5.99 matching outfits: $20 emma’s face: priceless

awwww...hot tubbing with the fam. awesome.

awwww…hot tubbing with the fam. awesome. my dad’s soup strainer was second only to my uncle kurt…

my dad helped me make my first valentines box in 3rd grade. i had just started at a new school. i was a HIT with all the boys. didn't make any girl friends for a while..... :)

my dad helped me make my first valentines box in 3rd grade. i had just started at a new school. i was a HIT with all the boys. didn’t make any girl friends for a while….. :)

i mean....yeah. we are ROCKING those sunglasses.

i mean….yeah. we are ROCKING those sunglasses. oh. also. i was channeling some serious macaulay culkin for most of my elementary years.

one time i took a GIANT blow up shark to kindergarten show and tell.

one time i took a GIANT blow up shark to kindergarten show and tell.

little leah

little leah

i was SUCH a nerdy kid. i literally set up my room with my desk facing this way so i could sit behind it and conduct business. or hold school hours. emma was such a good sport.

i was SUCH a nerdy kid. i literally set up my room with my desk facing this way so i could sit behind it and conduct business. or hold school hours. emma was such a good sport.

eatin' popsicles. like a boss.

eatin’ popsicles. like a boss.

easter bunny..

easter bunny..

coffee talk. my mom still makes the best fried egg sandwiches and hot chocolate ever.

coffee talk. my mom still makes the best fried egg sandwiches and hot chocolate ever. although i think these are carmel rolls……

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