Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Past

Mother and Daddy - happy times!

An early Christmas card.

Can you find Charles Brannon Smith, IV (Chase) snuggled beneath the Christmas tree? This photo was Mother's idea.

I was an Angel in a school Christmas play - Mother made my outfit and I loved it!

Chase, Kyle, Jay, Lauryn and Brandi - another photo op staged by my Mother.

We LOVED these cowboy outfits! Charlie was 2, I was 4.

Money was tight so we made all our Christmas ornaments this year - 1970?

"Jolly Old St. Nicholas - lean your ear this way . . ." (Charlie and me)

The Beach House adorned for the holidays.

Charlie and me again - old enough to know better!

Mother and Daddy LOVED to dance!

Bobby's First Christmas - Charlie got a train!

Mother, me, Teresa and Brandi - I made her dress to match ours.

Thank you for indulging me while traveling down Christmas Memory Lane!!


Lisa said...

were you in the fourth grade the year you were an angel? my dad and i were both an angel in each of our fourth grade years doing the christmas play!!

Karen Owen said...

Jackie, thank you so much for allowing me to accompany you on your trip down memory lane - in this post and the last. I enjoyed it so much, especially the photo of the teddy bears under the tree with the baby tucked in. I wonder if I could pull that off with Bobby?


Kris Henderson said...

Jackie, what a fun and lovely look into your life during the holidays.
I think it is really a joyful way for you to share with us.
Merry Christmas dear!

Joanne Huffman said...

Great photos. I think you as an angel is my favorite. You can see the family love in all the photos.


kathy mc said...

And what a lovely trip it was. Makes me want to pull out all of my oldies. Thanks for inviting us to share in your walk down memeory lane. What a hottie you are!

Judy Streger said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful memories with us.

peggy gatto said...

I adored visiting this delightful place!!!

Karen Campbell said...

Oh these are such wonderful photos and memories, Jackie! I would love to see you make copies of the vintage Xmases and use them in your art ... especially the one of you in the angel costume!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's been awhile since I was at your blog, and I have missed a lot. The trip down memory lane really stirred memories of my past, too.

I have to admit, I never looked as sexy as you by the Christmas tree. Money may have been tight, but that blouse was simply overflowing (grin).

Happy New Year, dear friend.