Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A walk down memory lane....

So recently, thanks to my brothers girlfriend who brought over a historic contraption also known as a VHS player.  We took full advantage and brought out all of our old videos.  Watching these wonderful memories was too good not to share with the rest of the family.  So I thought we'd make a day of it.

We all gathered at my Aunt & Uncles on a Sunday afternoon. We sat together as we brought the life back to memories that we hold so close to hearts. It was so moving, laughing together at moments that became so funny eighteen years later.  Choking up when relatives who have passed away are alive and well, their presence and voice filling  the room.

But the best part was the laughing.  Oh man there is no better feeling then
sharing genuine laughter with your family.  Am I right? or am I right?
Oh how I love my Aunts.  They are wonderful unique women, who have been mother like figures in my life since I was little. I thank them for molding me and my cousins into the women we are today.

Plan a walk down memory lane with your family and loved ones.  There's something about reliving the past that makes you grateful for today, and tomorrow, and for what's to come. and remember, tomorrow is never promised.

My Aunt Nancy said it best in a Thank you email the next day....
"Time has such a way of zooming by that it is easy to forget all the special little moments that make life worth living. Seeing the beauty of spirit in each person on those tapes yesterday reminded me of all those moments. Like Barb, I was a little sad yesterday wishing for those days to be back, but at the same time realizing how many more wonderful memories we can make as a family in the future."
I couldn't of said it better my self.

Special thanks to my brothers V for making this possible. <3


  1. I love watching old family videos and looking at old photos. Old videos bring great laughs, smiles and happy tears :)

  2. A few years ago, my mom made my sister and I scrapbooks with all the old photos she had. It was so neat seeing them and remembering all the things my family has done together.

  3. oh man. I know we have so many VHS tapes sitting around. I'd love to get all them all converted to digital.

  4. Awh you were a cute baby. I really need to try and watch some of the old videos... though more for the cartoons I used to love. Ah, I wish I was still young <3... x

  5. How fun! I was actually over at my grandpa's house last night and he was playing some old school videos. I love looking back at all the great times!!

  6. We did this same thing last weekend! My husband converted all of his family videos to DVD and it was such a treat to watch him grow up, and have memories of his family members that have passed away.

  7. old family videos are the BEST!!!

  8. awww...actually my family did this on New Years because they were snowed in. I really wish I could've been there. I'm glad you got to have that special moment with your family! :-)

  9. You clearly have an awesome family.