all smiles

Friday, October 24, 2008

Okay. The story behind the smiley shirt.
This photo was taken in order to try to recreate this:
My sister Lisa, sister Michelle, my Mother and myself.  Nags Head, North Carolina.  

Both photos make me smile every time I look at them.
Hope your weekend is full of smiles.
And if you haven't seen the "charlie bit my finger" video, go watch.  That will really make you smile.

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63 comments

  1. That is awesome! And what a hip mom you have!

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  2. Those are both great photos and now they'll make a whole new bunch of people smile - thanks!

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  3. So adorable! I'm always a bit jealous when I see sisters together. Mine are all in Connecticut. As is my mom. Love the photo.

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  4. That's so adorable. Your mom was skinny and stylish back then and looks like she still is today! She must have taught you girls all her tricks! Cute.

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  5. What a great idea to recreate that photo!

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  6. What a family of gorgeous women!

    And that video is priceless (says the mother of a teething one year old!).

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  7. Your family is so cute!

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  8. Oh, that's wonderful!

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  9. my daughter loves that video! I love that photo of you gals when you were young, so awesome.....

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  10. that is seriously awesome!

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  11. Wow - you look so much like your mom did in that 1970s picture! That is such a great idea, recreating the photo!

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  12. Adorable!!
    Your mom is so cool! (And fit-go mom!)
    That video is too cute. My daughters are always walking around going "Ouch Cha-lie, that hurts Cha-lie!"

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  13. Adorable! This really did make me smile. Have a great weekend!

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  14. Hi Leslie. Delurking here. Is that a cast on your arm in the old photo? Looks like you have some more explaining to do! Great photos - thanks for sharing

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  15. gorgeous.... what a bunch of rocking chicks you all are!!

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  16. So, how did you end up a tad taller than the other siblings & mom? You ladies are so sweet together!

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  17. The picture is even cuter now (if that's possible). All four of you are darling.

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  18. That's really neat. I have one 4 generations photo with my mom's side of the family, but it is not nearly so cheerful looking!

    (I wanted to bake bread, but first I have to figure out how to fix my oven. The baking element isn't heating!)

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  19. So cute! Great idea.

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  20. Love it...then & now. Happy, lucky you! Good family is a blessing. Enjoy yours & keep smiling!

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  21. These are wonderful photos. My Mum was the 10th child born in her family & they all would line up and stand sideways hanging on to the hips of the one ahead of them...The first photo compaired to the last photo was amazing! If you ever wonder (who am I) you can always look at this & remember!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Oh how sweet to take another pic like the first one, you girls are so sweet.
    I saw the 'Charlie' video weeks ago, it totally cracks me up (gotta love the accent) ;-)
    Have a super weekend.

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  23. You girls are and were just so cute ! Especially my good friend Michelle!!

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  24. This is absolutely priceless! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  25. What great photos! It must have been fun recreating the original:)

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  26. I love this so much -- and it's so cute that your mom is no longer the tallest girl :-)

    Your mom seems like an awesome woman and she has some fabulous daughters.

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  27. Those pictures are fun. I am sure they will make you smile for many years. The Charlie video is too funny. My kids watch it all the time.

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  28. so the littlest one is now the tallest?

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  29. love the photos! so great! your mom looks fantastic then and now :)

    charlie has been playing on and off at our house all summer. anna even typed "ouch charlie" on my cell screen. gotta love it!

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  30. You guys are so cute. And you have wonderful family traditions :)

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  31. How adorable - what a great looking set of girls you are! I love that you re-enacted and obviously fond memory! And Charlie - love the accent!

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  32. Those are the best photos ever! I hope you framed them together. Memories like that always make me smile.

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  33. While your Mom told me the story of the smiley face shirts, it was so sweet to see the now and then photos. Great memories!

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  34. PS: The video is priceless!

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  35. Wow, aren't you all gorgeous - then and now!! What a lovely family you have lucky girl!

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  36. Oh mine, this is awesome and i think it's the best photots that i have seen.

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  38. Sorry... It's the first time I make a comment :-)

    You are all wonderful!!!

    Your mother seems like to be one of your sisters!!

    Bye!

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  39. Love the story behind this! So cute!

    And as for Charlie and the finger. This is Joel's favourite ever video. He can act out the whole thing perfectly too!

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  40. Best family portrait ever!

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  41. Oh Leslie!
    This is absolutely the neatest update of a family photo I've ever seen - how clever - how cool - how wonderful to look back on. Such nostaliga - love it!!!!!

    Smiles all around,
    Tanya

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  42. Definitely photos to treasure. Your poor mum must feel a bit sad though that she shrunk so much.

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  43. It makes me smile, too! Gosh, I always wanted a sister. You are most fortunate.

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  44. Great photos. Very sweet!

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  45. how could you not smile when you look at those photos? you are all so cute!

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  46. I love this! What a wonderful set of memories.

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  47. Gorgous photos, your mum looks so young and full of energy. Lovely supportive looking family. Great bread making too.

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  48. what fun! we have a family photo where brother/sister/mom and i are all wearing a mom original handmade outfit cut from the same bolt of black, gray and white plaid fabric. this post gave me a huge smile trying to envision a recreation of THAT photo :) thanks.

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  49. You are four beautiful women. It's no surprise that you and your sisters are so lovely, considering what a knockout your mom is!

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  50. Wow, look at you cutie ladies. :) That is adorable, the original, and the recreation.

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  51. that is so sweet! how fun to have then and now photos.

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  52. so awesome! I love the grainy old skool shot.

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  53. Both pictures are awesome! So, you decided to forgo the pig tails & braids this time around? ;)

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  54. What great pictures!

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  55. This really does make me smile! I love how close you all are!

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  56. The photos and precious! You should put in a double frame - I'm sure you already did. SO cute! What a wonderful looking family.

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  57. Delurking to say, this is such a sweet post. I love the pictures.

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  58. That's a really sweet photo!!

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