Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday Tell All: Summer Flashback!!

Back at it again linking up with My Day in K and Teach, Talk, Inspire for Tuesday Tell All!!

This weeks theme requires me to do a little digging into the past! We are going back in time to reminisce on some summer flashback photos! I can tell you there is some great stuff tucked away in the photo albums from the 90s. I had a ball going through my younger days!!!

The first picture I chose features my cousin (2, who is pretty much a second sister), me (3), and my brother, Jacob (5) in 1995. Just a normal day in the neighborhood. Doesn't everyone have giant rocking horses they put in their front yard???  Leave it to my family to make our house the highlight of the street. There was always something going on in our yard or driveway, whether it be a large family gathering (large aka LOUD) or circus like activities as seen above :)

Next comes the best part about summer (1997): POOL!!! I was lucky enough to grow up with my grandparents having a built in pool in their backyard. I chose this picture because, well, just look at the faces in it. With an age span of 3-8, we were so close in age and spent pretty much every day together. It was more like we were all siblings instead of cousins!! My grandparents pool has some of my best memories of my childhood! When they sold their house my heart broke a little!

I chose this picture for two reasons. First, it was a typical evening for us. We lived within walking distance of this playground and spent many summer evenings there. Between the slides, climbing mechanisms, basketball court, and LARGE map of the United States painted on the concrete, there was so much to do and we loved it there!! The second reason is because this is the playground of the school that I now teach at!! What are the chances that you fast forward 18 years and I am on that very playground today watching my little rays play?!? It is a crazy world ;)

At the end of every summer, we always did our family pictures! My mom would spend the whole summer thinking and debating on what location she wanted to do that year. We have had them on the riverfront, at parks, our house, studios, and gardens. This particular year (1998) she chose Fondulac Park (or I am 99% sure she did!) We went with the classic 90's jean theme and let me tell you, I think we ROCKED it, right??

This was such a fun linky! Many laughs were had as I went through my photobooks and got to see the haircuts and styles we went through! I spared you all from having to see the bowlcuts that followed these years (consider yourself lucky!!!)

Thanks for reading! Don't forget to link up!!


  1. I love the first one with all the horses in the yard! I didn't have horses like that, but it totally looks like something I would have done! Also, too funny that the playground you grew up playing on is now the same one your students play on!
    Shine on in First Grade

  2. I loved your pictures! You are right, going back through old pictures and seeing those awesome fashion trends always gives me a good laugh too! I have given my Mom a hard time about how she styled my hair many times! I love the bouncing horses! Those things were so fun!

    Neat Sweet & Hard to Beat

  3. I love looking back through old albums! But for this Linky I had to rely on digital copies of past pictures because pics of my childhood are tucked away at my parents' house. But I'm loving going through this link up to travel down everyone's memory lane!!

  4. I think it's awesome that you have pictures of your kid self on the playground where you teach. Do you share that pic with your kiddos? I laughed through the haircuts and attempts at makeup in my pics the most, I think. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hey Molly! Have I told you how cute your blog design is? Love it! These were such great pictures. It looks like you had such a fun group to grow up with. It's s sweet you have a picture at your school where you teach! Wow! Have a great week!
    Once Upon a Classroom: A Teacher's Tales

  6. Molly, your pictures are classic! Loved looking through them. It looks like you had a great group to grow up with. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us and for linking up!