Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

Do you remember when you were a kid and you only saw your mom as Your Mom?  And then you grew up and realized she is a real person with real feelings and a past that *gasp* did not include you?  Yes, it's nice to come through to the other side and get to know and understand your mom better from an adult's perspective.  One thing that helped me over the years was going through family photos and not only hearing stories but seeing my mom as a real person.  Here are a few of my favorites:

In front of their house (or possibly her grandparents' house) in Denver in 1944. She would have been four years old. 

The little accordion!  I love it!

Mom at the Grand Canyon in 1948.  They lived mostly in the southwest while she was a child.  My grandpa loved taking pictures.  My mom says he would often make her stand in precarious places for the best shot.  
This was taken at Bear Lake when my parents were engaged, spring 1964.  My mom's hair.  I adore it.  She got teased a lot about being a redhead, though.

My parents coming out of the temple after they were married.  Looks like back in 1964 they didn't make quite the production out of weddings that we do.  They just look so fresh and happy.

This is fall of 1964, I think.  My mom with her father-in-law and two new siblings-in-law at the farm in Idaho.  I don't know why I like this one so much, but I feel like I can almost tell what my mom's thinking in this photo.  

My mom expecting her first child in 1966.  She always dresses so classy. 

 Our family with the Luke grandparents in 1978.  This is the mom of my childhood, the mom I remember.
Happy Mother's Day, Mom!


  1. Thank you for posting these pictures! I really loved them, and don't think I have ever seen any of them before. I don't think I ever realized that Grandpa was so short

  2. I love these pictures! I, too, enjoy looking at old pictures of my family members and seeing what their life was like before me.

  3. Thanks for posting! I loved looking at these. The last picture is so cute! the boys look like they belong to the Beatles Jr or something, and you and Cath are sooo cute