Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Throwback Thursday #8

Thanks to the girls at PinksandBlues, Thursday has become my favourite day of the week! I know I'm posting my Throwback Thursday photos a day early, but I just know I won't be able to post them tomorrow. I'll be teaching all day and then our ESL students have baseball and one of them has a birthday tomorrow and I'm trying to orchestrate a surprise birthday party for him. I think it will be special for him to celebrate his birthday while in Canada, don't you?

Anyway, here is this week's installment of photos of yours truly.

I grew up with my cousins. We all lived a few minutes from each other and we were always together. I love having grown up in a big family because I always felt like I had tons of brothers and sisters (well, I have one female cousin on my mom's side and she's ten years younger than me). Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year and all the family suppers were always so much fun. We even went on family vacations together! *sigh* I miss the days of seemingly endless car rides from Montreal to Florida, goofing off with my brother and cousins in the backseat of my uncle's station wagon. Those 13 hr drives to Florida were so much fun and I remember listening to the same two 8-tracks over and over and over for the entire ride! I memorized the words to The Beatles' Yellow Submarine and Don McLean's American Pie. We were totally cool in that navy blue, silver-striped station wagon with our 8-tracks blasting. Yes, you have to remember that this was back in the day when parents let their kids ride in the back of the station wagon amidst all the luggage and coolers...without seatbelts! Yikes!

Don't you just love how ladylike I am in the first photo? Oh, so classy! Not!

The next set of pics (above) are of my cousins and moi. In the first pic of this set, you'll see my eldest cousin, Hawaii Joe and my youngest cousin, Jey. Fast forward a few years and a few new little ones have joined our clan. Baby Bro and Rusky Busky are now 21 and 18. I am shocked at how fast time flies. I remember changing both of their diapers! Look at me holding Jey in the above pic! She's the closest to a little sister that I have. I always asked Santa Claus for an older sister or a younger sister, and instead, I ended up with two younger brothers! :)

I threw in this last photo for good measure. Nah, I threw it in because...I finally figured out how to PhotoShop!!! Yes, I know. I am technologically challenged! I'm just tickled pink that I've figured out how to PhotoShop things! Yahooooo!!! (Yes, I geek!)


Shana said...

Fun pictures. And that last photoshoped picture is really neat. Happy TT!!!

doggy mama said...

Christine, these photos are great! How awesome that you grew up so close to your cousins. And that you even had a surrogate sister in your younger cousin! :) So cute.

And don't worry - you are way ahead of me in Photoshop! I don't even know how to work it at all!

Ms. Mamma said...

You're beautiful!

Chrissy said...

Thanks! :) I'm off to check out your blog now! Happy TT!

Yes, I feel lucky to have so many 'brothers' and a 'sister' :) It's so hard living so far away from everyone. I often feel like I'm missing out so much by living so far away from everyone. They're all in Montreal and Toronto, which is 9 hrs and 6 hrs away from the Island.

Thank you :) I really, really (heart) you! LOL!

Pavel said...

You were such a cute baby and the photoshopped picture came out AWESOME!

ps: I finally did my first Throwback Thursday, thanks to you. Thanks!

Chrissy said...

Oh, yay!!! I am sooooooooo excited that you've posted your first TT! I'm off to see it now! You're awesome!

Uncivil said...

Love all your baby pics Chrissy. They take me back to a time of innocence, when we didn't have computers!
The photoshop pic is cool!

Dan said...

You are so adorable in those early photos! And you still are! :)

mrinz said...

Chrissy - I am up and running again!!

Have just done a new post. My blog is now called NZ Links.

Thank you for your encouragement.

Karen MEG said...

Keep those TT pix coming - love them! My scanner and pix are currently hermetically sealed in my dustbin/house, so I can't TT this week, but I'm checking through my parents' condo for pix.
So, I'm DIGGIN' the photoshop artwork there! You're one step ahead of me, girl. I can barely spell photoshop!

Chrissy said...

Thank you! :) Oh, and I remember a time when we didn't have the internet. My first computer didn't have a colour screen. It was black and amber and we had those huge floppy discs! Remember having to use DOS??? Too funny. My, how times have changed.

Thank you! Thank you! You have got to be one of the nicest people ever! :)

Hooooooooray! I am sooooooooo happy to hear that! I missed your blog tremendously! So glad you're back!!!

Tee hee! :) At least you get to look for lots of old pics. I'm sure you'll find some great ones at your parents' place!
As for Photoshop...I'm still rather green when it comes to doing any kind of manipulation or editing photos. There's so much I don't know about a lot of things! LOL!

There's a saying about how an intelligent person is one who can admit that he does not know a lot. I guess I must be super intelligent, since I know for a fact that I don't know a lot about a lot of things! LOL!

Diesel said...

Very cute. Did you see Pavel's pic? I wish I was that cute. I looked like a sick beaver.

t said...

All the pics are cute Chris. The last one is really neat! How did you do that?

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