Friday, January 18, 2013

Flashback Friday Episode 3

Boy, do I have a treat for you!  This weeks flashback photo is sure not going to let you down, or at least I hope not.

In case you don't know my history, I was the first born to a couple of high school sweethearts named Barbara and Tim. My dad was a  year older than my mom, and they got married right out of high school. They had me about a year and a half after they were married, and then they divorced, and then remarried again and had my brother, Matt.  I was 6 years old when  Matt was born, and although he has always been the apple of my eye, it took some adjusting trying to get used to having another kiddo around. You see, I was the only grandchild on my mom's side all of this time, and I am pretty sure I made the rules and everything was usually centered around me. Sounds perfect, right?

Right before my brother was born in August of 1985, my  cousin (mom's side) Mallory was born so we quickly went from one grandchild to three. Side note: Mallory's mom, Bridget, is my mom's twin sister and we have always been close and see them pretty often, and more so when we were younger.

It was always fun for everyone to dress Matt and Mallory alike, or take photos of them together since they were the same age. Ohhh, they were so cute with their sailor outfits and their matching Christmas clothes, and even though I have always loved those two, their cuteness quickly stole my spotlight, and so you could only agree that pictures like this were inevitable.

So that would be my brother Matt (nice Carebear onesie, bro) , my cousin Mallory, and then of course me, just asking for any bit of attention that someone could send my way.

Naturally, all ended well, and Mallory had a sister, Jacqueline come along a few years later, and we have about 11 grandkids on that side of the family now total, and I still love them just as much as I did then.

Here is a "now" picture from Mallory's wedding this past summer so you can see how we have changed.. Mallory is the beautiful bride, I am the one in the back next to my giant husband, and my brother Matt is to the left of him.

I will be updating tomorrow with another item knocked off my 35 before 35 list! See you then (;


The Joiners said...

Love this!! And I'm sure you have told met his but how did I not remember that your mom is a twin?! Also, the first pic totally reminds me of my big sis when Allison and I were born. She loved us, of course, but was super jealous of the attention, and there is plenty of video footage where my dad is yelling at her to "get out of the shot because he's filming the babies" - ha! It's tough being the oldest of the bunch :)

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