Friday, January 23, 2009
When we moved into our new house I lost one very important box. It was a box of all my nondigital photos. I tore the basement apart looking for it and every couple of months would go looking for it again. Finally, I convinced myself that the box was gone. However, during the holiday break, while we were cataloging our food storage Dana found it. YEA! This 5 generation picture was one of the treasures inside. Also inside, photos of Carly's birth. Now, I have proof that she was not adopted.
I can't believe I actually wore that denim top with those flood/peg legged jeans. YIKES! But the best thing about this picture, is Grandma Eldredge's black eye. She told everyone she had gotten in a fight at the nursing home. She would hold up both fists and say, "You should see what the other guy looks like." We all knew she had fallen out of bed.
Moral of this story... Taking inventory of your food storage can bring many blessings. :)
Sunday, January 11, 2009
This past Saturday we drove up to Ogden to see Grandma Goates, who is in a care center, and my parents, who drove down from Idaho. We had the opportunity to take a 4 generation picture. What I love about this picture, is it reminds me about the importance of our names. I got my middle name, Jo, from my dad. He got his first name from his dad. And then we named Carly after my dad, Carl. We also continued the Jo traditition, giving her Jo as her middle name. She was supposed to be called CJ, but that never stuck. Then we switched to Carly Jo, but she didn't like that. So, she's just Carly now. Thanks Dad, Mom and Grandma for giving us a good strong name to keep in the family. :)