Friday, January 09, 2009

New Family Pics

This is our engagement pic, taken at 'The Big Tree' near our parents' homes in So. Cal in 1993. I think we were both 19 when this was taken. It has been a dream of mine to return to the scene of the crime and have a family pic taken here and we finally did!

So, I've explained the location. Now, let me explain the OP shirts. I knew that I was going to marry Matt on our second date. I was 16 and had a hard time reconciling that fact with the crotch length corduroy OP shorts that Matt would wear. They were atrocious in the 70's when they were in style and even more so in the 90s when he was still wearing them. Thankfully, I was able to look past them and love Matt in spite of his fashion faux pas but on some days I am still amazed that I married that OP shorts-wearing boy and have since had 4 of his children. The kids crack up when we bring up the 'OP' days and Audrey about peed herself when I showed her a pair of them hanging in the girls dept. at W-mart recently. (Yes, they really were THAT short, honey) So, anyway...just be glad I didn't have us all pose in the shorts!

These were too late for the Christmas card but I'm glad we did them anyway. Thanks, Jennie for taking them for us! I know that it was a tight squeeze into your day.


Ava's family said...

Oh my gosh....That is so cool! I LOVE that you did one with the kids too! Your hair and clothing might have changed, but you STILL look so young!!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Great pictures...
Love the story..
Have a great week..
You are getting sooo close..
I say feb. referrals..
We will see..

Lisa and Tate said...

OP shorts are out of style??? I guess I missed that memo.

What a great picture of the two of you past, present, kids and family.... only missing on black haired gal... In a few months she will be rounding out the family!!!