10 April 2009

. . . easter parade . . .

. . . this post that started out as 
an easter retrospective . . .
. . . quickly turned into a tribute to:
"our mom spent a lot of time 
trying to find matching outfits for us"
. . . no matter the season/holiday/time of year . . .

. . . this photo hung in our entryway for a long time . . .
. . . because of the extreme cuteness . . . 
{and penny loafers}
. . . easter circa 1992 . . . 

. . . next up ~ christmas 1989 . . .
. . . raffia on a christmas tree 
was never a good idea . . . 
. . . but candy canes on little girls' tights rocked . . . 

. . . two different looks of christmas 1987 . . . 
. . . simply "coordinating" outfits vs . . . 
. . . exact "matchy~matchy" . . . 
. . . make that raffia on a christmas tree 
AND perms were never a good idea . . . 

. . . easter 1988 . . . 
. . . even cousin meagan wore blue . . . 

. . . drew was happy 
to have his gymboree outfit serve as 
the inspiration for this color scheme . . .
. . . fall 1990 . . . 
. . . bangs to heaven and acid washed denim 
were probably 
never a great idea either . . .

. . . sometimes we even let dad join in the springy fun . . .
. . . easter 1987 . . . 

. . . when we finally had a boy 
we went with un"girly" navy blue . . . 
. . . easter 1989 . . .

. . . and the all-time matchy-matchy miracle . . . 
. . . occurred without planning 
at a halloween night 
mhs football game . . . 
. . . especially knowing how i feel about orange . . .
. . . hi lorelei! . . . 
{apologies for scanned photos from the dark ages}


15 comments:

granny said...

I think I have some of those same photos! (At least the bangs, the acid wash, the perms, the rafia and the matchy outfits.) Just the faces are different. :) Loved it. Thanks for sharing. It makes me want to get out the old photo albums.

shellene said...

wow....thanks for the memories. where did the time go so fast? and i must say....i'd love to see an updated family photo next year when drewsky comes home....all matchy matchy again....say October 31st. what a project for you!! i bet you could design black and orange beyond your wildest dreams. you could even glue candy corn on vests, etc. maybe perms will be the thing again too. wow...such things for you to dream and scheme about!

vicki said...

cute, cute, cute! I must say that I always knew Elliott looked like Drew, but Christmas 1989 makes me realize in that picture that Tagg looks like Drew!

pj said...

You are a brave soul!

Janet said...

Doily dresses!!! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Jennifer says that SHE was the only kid in the neighborhood that had to wear Relief Society projects.

chris+amber said...

Addi = Amanda pt. 2. Amanda totally did an "Addi smile" in the fall 1990 picture. Ya know...the "pursed-lip smile". Sweet '80's/early 90's pics. I'm pretty positive that those hideous bangs will never, ever come back in style! Not cute.

Peg and Parker said...

OMG! I remember those eras. I actually have some of those same matchy photos. I will never forget the time the boys protested(literally) with "Mom, just say no to look alike Easter clothes." I should drag some of those out...pictures that is. Thanks, that was fun!

cammac said...

I love love love looking at old pictures! I totally relate to those "bangs to heaven!" - although my hair also had wings to get me there. Love, Cam

Lori Taylor said...

Like all the comments have said - Memory Lane for sure. Perms, matchy, matchy, then throwing a boy in there at the end, trying to coordinate a boy and the girls outfits. Cute and fun pictures!

BROMNEY said...

O.K. It is time for Dad to take a little credit here. After all those years of "fluff", I will take credit for the fact that Drew did not become a little "light in the loafers"....if you know what I mean!!

Ward said...

Way to keep Drew grounded Bill!

Brittney Smith said...

Love it! This is how I remember the Romney family!!

Sassy said...

sooooooooooo cute!!! You really should be submitting some of those to that SEXY PEOPLE BLOG....Love the hair and perms and the matchy clothes....aren't we funny people....but you manage to remain cute ALL THE WAY THROUGHT IT!

Candice said...

The orange pic is OBviously my favorite, but they were all extremely entertaining and adorable. :)

Lorelei said...

Love the Halloween "matching" vests...what a crack up! Thanks for including me in your fun post! I loved all the pics of your beautiful family:)