Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Back in Time

I told Jeff that I really needed to add more to the blog. And, he said, "What, more about Edward?" And, even though I could definitely muster up at least one more post about my dear Edward . . . I am going to return to my dear, beloved family.

On Saturday, Jeff discovered that the melting snow had seeped into our basement spare room and soaked the carpet. On Sunday, I discovered that a box containing my scrapbooks, wedding photos and other albums was among the items most affected. I was somewhere between tears, anger and a complete melt-down. I spent the morning hanging, separating and drying my most precious pages and photos. Luckily, there was relatively little damage overall.

It was fun, however, looking through all of our albums after putting them away for a few years. Jeff and I are unusually lucky in that we have everything documented in photos since the very first day we met (April 8, 2000) when I was vacationing in Utah and visiting Cheri. And, I had stashed the only "baby" pictures that Jeff and I have of ourselves in the first few pages of our first album together. Clearly next time we both visit home, we need to bring a scanner and add to our very small collection.

Karen and Dad making potholders. When I was back in Virginia last time, my sister found a potholder-making kit that I have in a closet waiting for Autumn and I to put together. We used to make these all the time when I was young. It's such a fun craft.

Little mischevious Jeff . . . finally back in the kitchen after all these years.

Karen and sister, Amy. Such cute little girlies.

Jeff on his first birthday.

Apparently this is how I thought you held the phone. I see a definite resemblance to Gavin in this picture.

My sweet little Jeffrey about 4 months old.


  1. Now that does bring back a lot of memories. Guess we will haul out all the albums the next time you are home.

  2. These are sooo cute!! It's fun to look at these pics and see where the kids get all their features from! Oh and sorry about our conversation getting cut short last week. I was in the conference center parking garage and lost ALL reception for a bit there. We'll have to pick up that conversation back up soon! ;)

  3. What fun pictures!

    Can't wait to see you in a few weeks! GNO here we come!

  4. Let me know when you are going out with the girls and seeing Twilight. I'll see if Clay will let me sneak away for a bit. FYI, I went to see it with my kids over x-mas break and I still loved it!!!

  5. That last picture of Jeff looks just like Gavin.

    Dude, are you here yet? LOL.

  6. How cute are you. I love old photos. Glad everything was ok though.

  7. Karen and Jeff, it is so fun to make contact with you once again. As soon as I update our "Peterson Family Blog" (that is what it is called:| ) I will send it your way. Great pictures. Love the wallpaper!! XXOO Matt and Kristin

  8. Come on you have to break some of the later pics of Jeff out, we've got to see the pants!