Wednesday, August 31

Memories From A Lifetime Ago

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(Hope standing in front of my old Volvo.  I sure loved that car.)

Most of Hope's photos from when she was younger were taken before the digital age.  I have boxes of photos of her in our attic that I rarely look through because it's just so overwhelming.  My intention was to put all of them in photo albums, but I still haven't gotten around to it.  When I heard about the Legacybox service, I was extremely interested.  Legacybox takes your old photos, film, and videos, and converts them to digital files.  You send your memories off in a prepaid, crush-proof box that comes with barcodes for every videotape, film reel, or pack of 25 photos you send in.  Not only can you track your order, but they send you email updates throughout the process so you know where everything is.  Ah... peace of mind.

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When my Legacybox came back in the mail, it included all of the photos and videos I sent their way on a thumb drive (an optional upgrade), and DVD hard copies of the videos!  Are you interested in seeing some memories from our younger years?  Here's a peek:

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That little laugh.  We spent many, many hours in this room reading books and playing with toys. Hope was an only child for 8 years and the only grandchild, so you can imagine how many toys that kid had.

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Hope's 3rd birthday.  I asked her what kind of party she wanted and she responded with, "Yellow." So, I threw her a yellow themed party with lots of daisies and yellow decorations.

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This photo was taken around the time we found out Hope is a lefty!  The girl has a solid swing.

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The Magic House!  We used to take lots of trips to St. Louis just to go here and eat at our favorite pizza place.

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Oh, the days of running a youth center.  Hope just hung out at work with us while we did our thing.  I mostly worked behind the bar and Johnny managed bands and the skate park.

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Precious little one.  Hope was probably about 5 here.

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Tiny Hope at the fair!  She looked forward to the giant slide every year.  She's always been a cautious child, so this was one of her brave moments.

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This was my dark hair phase.  Isn't it fun to look back on the evolution of your style?  I had very long hair and I remember coming back from the hair stylist and one my friends literally asked, "Why'd you do that?"  Um... because I wanted to.

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This was my 20th birthday and obviously any 20 year old needs a Powerpuff Girls cake!  I'm still PPG obsessed.

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Hope's first fish!  I come from a family who loves to fish, so this was pretty special.  The pictures of Johnny try to take the fish off the hook are pretty priceless, too.

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Johnny in our old green room.  I remember splurging on this paint and then hating the color.  I lived with it anyway because I felt guilty about wasting the money.  Oh, boy.  ;)

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Speaking of style evolving... I'm pretty sure Johnny's had every hair style imaginable.  Also, now you know where Hope gets those blue eyes from.

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A girl after my own heart-- playing in the snow is the absolute best!

I love having easier access to these photos!  Hope just had her 14th birthday and it's crazy to look back on how tiny and sweet she was.  Oh, time-- why do you have to be so fast?

If you are interested in checking out Legacybox for yourself, I'd highly recommend it!  Click right here and the first 25 people to use the code SKUNK at checkout will receive 40% off their order!  Happy memory making!  xo.


13 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos :) akways a treat to sneak into old pictures of your style!

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  2. Wow!! that is so. cool!! How fun to look back on old memories!! One of my absolute favorite things to do. I love other people's history, too! I totally loved looking through your old pictures. they're beautiful!! (and also, total side note: never been to the science center in st. louis, but I've loved the one in louisville. if you ever make it to CA again - san jose has The Tech and san francisco has the most amazing exploratorium. so now you know.)

    These are totally amazing!!! thank you for sharing!!

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  3. Oh my gosh, so cute! I think she looks so much like Poesy in some of these!

    Sarah
    www.thesurznickcommonroom.com

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  4. I've never noticed how similar Hope and Poe were until I saw photos of little Hope!

    Lou
    naturallybeige.com
    xxx

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  5. this was the sweetest post! I have about 15 rolls of undeveloped film from the past 5 years or so - I need to get it developed!

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  6. Totally not trying to be a smart ass-but I think that pic is actually from the Magic House, not the Science Center! Only reason I know is because every Saint Louisan had a photo with their hair sticking straight up just like that! Haha.

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    1. Yep, you're totally right! I always flip flop the names in my head bc I grew up going to the Science Center and spent my mom years at the Magic House. Totally fixed it.

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  7. My heart is melting. Baby Hope, little Katie, Johnny without hair! I love your family

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  8. I love seeing your older pictures, and seeing your old style/pictures of Hope. It's so sweet - and such a great idea to digitize those old pictures!

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  9. Oh my Goodness! These pictures are amazing. Hope is as adorable now as she was back then. I also love to see your ever evolving looks through the years. We bought a server to keep our pictures on that I share with my ex-husband. All of us, including our kids, have access to the files. I sometimes do the same thing. Just look back on how little the kids were and how much I've grown and changed and evolved my style too. Gosh, this makes me so sentimental. I still have a box full of old pics so maybe I'll try Legacy Box soon:-)

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  10. These pictures are the sweetest thing I've seen in a while :). It happens to me something similar: my old pictures are in boxes unorganized and I feel very lazy with the idea of doing anything with them. This is a great option!

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  11. Oh my gosh, this is great!! I love old photos so much. My own and other peoples too! In the haircut photo you look so much like my friend Cait that it blows my mind.
    Oh and what a great service this is!!

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