Friday, October 24, 2008

all smiles

Okay. The story behind the smiley shirt.
This photo was taken in order to try to recreate this:
My sister Lisa, sister Michelle, my Mother and myself.  Nags Head, North Carolina.  
Both photos make me smile every time I look at them.
Hope your weekend is full of smiles.
And if you haven't seen the "charlie bit my finger" video, go watch.  That will really make you smile.

63 comments:

Maria said...

That is awesome! And what a hip mom you have!

Amy said...

Those are both great photos and now they'll make a whole new bunch of people smile - thanks!

Peggy said...

So adorable! I'm always a bit jealous when I see sisters together. Mine are all in Connecticut. As is my mom. Love the photo.

dana said...

That's so adorable. Your mom was skinny and stylish back then and looks like she still is today! She must have taught you girls all her tricks! Cute.

Cathy said...

What a great idea to recreate that photo!

Elizabeth said...

What a family of gorgeous women!

And that video is priceless (says the mother of a teething one year old!).

Danielle said...

Your family is so cute!

Hilary said...

Oh, that's wonderful!

KeanaLee said...

my daughter loves that video! I love that photo of you gals when you were young, so awesome.....

rachel said...

that is seriously awesome!

MadMad said...

Wow - you look so much like your mom did in that 1970s picture! That is such a great idea, recreating the photo!

Kirsten said...

Adorable!!
Your mom is so cool! (And fit-go mom!)
That video is too cute. My daughters are always walking around going "Ouch Cha-lie, that hurts Cha-lie!"

kim said...

Adorable! This really did make me smile. Have a great weekend!

Kathy said...

Hi Leslie. Delurking here. Is that a cast on your arm in the old photo? Looks like you have some more explaining to do! Great photos - thanks for sharing

My Love is..... said...

gorgeous.... what a bunch of rocking chicks you all are!!

lucy said...

So, how did you end up a tad taller than the other siblings & mom? You ladies are so sweet together!

Julie said...

The picture is even cuter now (if that's possible). All four of you are darling.

t does wool said...

lovely reproduction!

Seanna Lea said...

That's really neat. I have one 4 generations photo with my mom's side of the family, but it is not nearly so cheerful looking!

(I wanted to bake bread, but first I have to figure out how to fix my oven. The baking element isn't heating!)

mari said...

So cute! Great idea.

APA said...

Love it...then & now. Happy, lucky you! Good family is a blessing. Enjoy yours & keep smiling!

Kimberly said...

These are wonderful photos. My Mum was the 10th child born in her family & they all would line up and stand sideways hanging on to the hips of the one ahead of them...The first photo compaired to the last photo was amazing! If you ever wonder (who am I) you can always look at this & remember!

Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Oh how sweet to take another pic like the first one, you girls are so sweet.
I saw the 'Charlie' video weeks ago, it totally cracks me up (gotta love the accent) ;-)
Have a super weekend.

fromallstitchedup said...

You girls are and were just so cute ! Especially my good friend Michelle!!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

This is absolutely priceless! Thanks so much for sharing.

Windy Knitty said...

What great photos! It must have been fun recreating the original:)

Twisted Knitter said...

I love this so much -- and it's so cute that your mom is no longer the tallest girl :-)

Your mom seems like an awesome woman and she has some fabulous daughters.

Yarn It said...

Those pictures are fun. I am sure they will make you smile for many years. The Charlie video is too funny. My kids watch it all the time.

Scoutj said...

so the littlest one is now the tallest?

TD wool design said...

love the photos! so great! your mom looks fantastic then and now :)

charlie has been playing on and off at our house all summer. anna even typed "ouch charlie" on my cell screen. gotta love it!

Hege said...

You guys are so cute. And you have wonderful family traditions :)

peaknits said...

How adorable - what a great looking set of girls you are! I love that you re-enacted and obviously fond memory! And Charlie - love the accent!

Niki said...

Those are the best photos ever! I hope you framed them together. Memories like that always make me smile.

Meggie said...

While your Mom told me the story of the smiley face shirts, it was so sweet to see the now and then photos. Great memories!

Meggie said...

PS: The video is priceless!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Too cute!

Louise said...

Wow, aren't you all gorgeous - then and now!! What a lovely family you have lucky girl!

JL said...

Oh mine, this is awesome and i think it's the best photots that i have seen.

Daniela said...
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Daniela said...

Sorry... It's the first time I make a comment :-)

You are all wonderful!!!

Your mother seems like to be one of your sisters!!

Bye!

amanda said...

Love the story behind this! So cute!

And as for Charlie and the finger. This is Joel's favourite ever video. He can act out the whole thing perfectly too!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Loves these, Leslie!!

Kara said...

Best family portrait ever!

Tanya said...

Oh Leslie!
This is absolutely the neatest update of a family photo I've ever seen - how clever - how cool - how wonderful to look back on. Such nostaliga - love it!!!!!

Smiles all around,
Tanya

mle said...

LOVE it!

Alison Boon said...

Definitely photos to treasure. Your poor mum must feel a bit sad though that she shrunk so much.

La Cabeza Grande said...

It makes me smile, too! Gosh, I always wanted a sister. You are most fortunate.

lucky knitter said...

Great photos. Very sweet!

house on hill road said...

how could you not smile when you look at those photos? you are all so cute!

Betsy said...

I love this! What a wonderful set of memories.

pinkflowerbuttons said...

Gorgous photos, your mum looks so young and full of energy. Lovely supportive looking family. Great bread making too.

kristin said...

what fun! we have a family photo where brother/sister/mom and i are all wearing a mom original handmade outfit cut from the same bolt of black, gray and white plaid fabric. this post gave me a huge smile trying to envision a recreation of THAT photo :) thanks.

Renna said...

You are four beautiful women. It's no surprise that you and your sisters are so lovely, considering what a knockout your mom is!

pricklypearbloom said...

Wow, look at you cutie ladies. :) That is adorable, the original, and the recreation.

amandajean said...

that is so sweet! how fun to have then and now photos.

Gretchen said...

so awesome! I love the grainy old skool shot.

Veronique said...

Both pictures are awesome! So, you decided to forgo the pig tails & braids this time around? ;)

Julie said...

What great pictures!

tiennie said...

This really does make me smile! I love how close you all are!

Jill said...

The photos and precious! You should put in a double frame - I'm sure you already did. SO cute! What a wonderful looking family.

pinkrosecottagelady said...

Sweet photos!

Pip and Tom said...

Delurking to say, this is such a sweet post. I love the pictures.

CAROLINE said...

That's a really sweet photo!!