Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pictures from the Past

Have you ever found an old CD, full of photos that you hadn't seen in ages?

I found one marked "Baby Maximus" today...







These photos were taken the day after we got him. He weighed just three pounds! Nowadays, he's tippin' the scales at twelve. :-)

Then I came across one marked, "Baby Maddox", that had a hysterical photo of my newborn nephew on it...



I guess he wasn't feeling the photographer that day. ;-)

Another disc contained photos of my Mom, my brother and me- that were taken a few years back...



Man! That was such an easy hair-do to maintain...hmmmmmm......

This next image, found on a disc marked, "Hermitage" (the street on which our first house sat) really brought the memories rushing back...



It always happened around this time, every year. One day, fire-hued leaves suddenly painted the ground outside my art room windows. I looked forward to that day every time Summer would start to wind down. It was such a pretty sight. Prettier than any work of art I could ever create, that's for sure. I distinctly remember snapping this photo so that I could relive that special Fall day forever. I'm so glad I found it today!

The last photo I was happy to find was on a disc marked "Wedding". It was taken the day Kevin and I got married...



It's hard to believe almost six years have passed since this one was snapped!
What's that phrase?
"Fun flies when you're having the time of your life". :-)

Hope you're having a fun-filled week!

Layla

PS- We're looking for Carol in Indian Springs Village! Carol, if you're reading- drop me a line at LaylaPalmer@aol.com to claim your awesome Alphabet Print prize, courtesy of Savoie Faire Photography! :-)


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37 comments:

sarah said...

LOVE the pillow and the puppy. great blog btw!

Miss Marie said...

Cute post! I love your pup!! that baby is adorable.

Amber said...

OMG!! cute BABIES!!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

It's also funny that your nephew was on his Mommy's shoulder, and your puppy was resting on your shoulder!! Too cute!

My name is PJ. said...

I like the bob on you, Layla - alot.

My favorite photo was your nephew. ADORABLE!!!

Mrs. E said...

I am loving that photo out the back window. I want that window on the world. Your mom is just adorable! And what a sweet wedding photo. I love running across old photos!

Lori said...

It is always a nice surprise to run across old pictures ~ it usually happens to me when I am in the middle of cleaning something and I end up on my butt looking through them and smiling at the memories. Baby Max is sooo cute!

McCarthy Designs said...

Isn't it great being able to revisit the past. The cushion is so sweet!
xx

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Lovely photos Layla!!

Ruby Moon Designs said...

I just love coming across old photos...whether in CD form, in a forgotten album, etc. They just bring the memories flooding back, and more often than not a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing your pictures. (Our yard is currently peppered with these lovely little yellow flowers that fell off a tree outside my son's room...it is a welcome reminder that fall is coming!)

-Grace

Cheryl said...

Layla,
loved your trip down memory lane in photos. That poochie is too cute.

Leen said...

Isn't it so much fun to find old almost forgotten photos?

Thanks for sharing your trip down memory lane :)

Chris said...

Great photos! I had to laugh at Maximus, though. 12 pounds?! Our Maximus was 16 pounds on the day we got him--at 9 weeks. He's now 145. :)

Cheri said...

What wonderful pictures. Maximus is so cute, the baby is cute, you hair style is cute... everything is just cute.

Katy said...

I love finding older pictures that I haven't seen in a while, it's fun to look back at what once was.
Great pillow!

tale of many cities said...

sweet, charming, & beautiful pics!
love going down memory lane, and reliving moments of pure joy.
have a wonderful day!
blessings,
-Tracie

Renee said...

Pictures on discs? I see I need to join the 21st century. Love seeing your pics....and the puppy is too much cuteness!

Barb said...

Hi Layla,

I love finding treasures like that. That was a little "gift" for you.

My 6 year anniversary is coming up too (10/10- we chose a date we could both remember).

Hugs,
Barb

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

Maximus had the cutest puppy eyes!

Swiss Avenue said...

Super cute puppy pictures!! Mine were once cute puppies too, oh how they grow into such beastly creatures! Ha!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Greta pictures. I always love looking at old photos and even not so old photos. Things (especially when you have little ones) change so quickly. It's fun to look back.

Aura said...

I love looking at old pictures! I keep a giant case full of cd's with all my memories burned on them. That view outside the old window is amazing, and I want to see some more wedding pictures!! It's been three years this month that we've been married, I should post a few from ours, too. It's funny it seems like yesterday, but we look like babies in all of them!

Jeanneoli said...

I love finding photos like that..especially of my children. I forget how little they were and those photos always make me cry. Love the photo outside your art studio...gorgeous.

TanyaLea said...

Oh Layla~

I always LOVE perusing your blog! I follow more adoption blogs than anything... but being an interior redesigner and home stager myself, I was THRILLED when I happened across your blog one day (months and months ago!!) and I've been hooked ever since! Your down-to-earth spirit and happy heart are so evident and make you a joy to follow!! Your witty humor always cracks me up, too!

Great post today. Love all those 'memory lane' photos. And the one of your nephew CRACKED ME UP! LOL!! At first I thought, "what a precious photo...I don't get it?!"...but then I seen 'THE FINGER'!! Too funny!!! :)

Have a blessed day!
~Tanya

Nori said...

OMGoodness!! Those puppy pics are ADORABLE!! And the baby pic... I just died laughing! Thanks! I always appreciate a good laugh. :)

Sherry Petersik said...

Oh my goodness! Is it weird that I got all teary eyed because I remember when Burger was that little? He weighed in at just two pounds when we took him home and now he's a hefty nine pounder. Sheesh! They're so cute when they're little- plus they have those cute floppy ears. Those were the days.

xo,
Sherry (& Burger)
www.younghouselove.com

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Cute puppy! :) Love that pillow!

Melissa Miller said...

~Ah! Gorgeous pics!

I can't believe how cute lil' Max is! Love your haircut in the family photo! I'm so inspired but not brave enough to try that length yet.

~Many blessings, ~Melissa :)

Holly said...

Layla I LOVE your hair in the picture with your Mom and Brother -so cute and stylish!

Sharon said...

Nothing like finding an old photo ... it's almost like being back there.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Fabulous photos!

Katrina Chambers said...

I found all of our old family dvd's on the weekend and the kids watched themselves for hours. Don't you just hate hearing your own voice though!! Haha.

www.katrinachambers.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

Great pictures! That baby picture is hilarious!

Twice Remembered said...

Awww! The baby Max photos are so adorable! The rest are wonderful as well...love your photography! Also, I so enjoyed your hall reveal! It turned out fabulously! What a difference those charming walls make! Two thumbs up!

PamperingBeki said...

Love that puppy!!

I haven't popped in here in a while, but the new blog layout looks FAB Layla! Great job.

PINK POPPY said...

That was so much fun.....it really is amazing how time seems to speed up the older we get....seeing your older photos...makes me want to go through mine....LOL! That pillow is just adorable too!Have a great weekend

Anonymous said...

Your hair is pretty the way it is now, but that other cut is ADORABLE. That's the kind of hairdo I'd have if I could. Great pictures, all.