Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Summers Past

 I want to thank everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes for my daughter Serena. 
You are all so sweet! 
School has started back at our house. We are back to a schedule so my time in blog land is a bit more limited right now. I will do a post on how we started homeschooling sometime in the future. I am now beginning my 16th year of homeschooling, and I still continue to learn new things.
 Summer is still apparent around here too. It's warm, and will probably stay that way for a few more weeks. 
I came across these old photos recently and thought they'd make a nice end-of-summer post. 
A reminder of the simple summers of our past. 
 The little girl is me, along with my brother Kevin.
I just love the load of white laundry hanging in the background. 
Don't look too close though, I think there are "unmentionables" hanging there!
 My memory tells me that Kevin sometimes picked on me, as older brothers will do.
Maybe I asked for it :-)

As this summer passes, I hope that you all have wonderful memories to treasure.

I'm linking with Faded Charm and all the fun White Wednesday posts.
 Stop by and visit them if you get a chance!
Blessings,
Marcia

27 comments:

Harmony said...

hi Marcia..those Old summer pics are wonderful dear..Old is Gold..you can never forget that feeling and childness whcih is there with you all over the years..its so amazing..and hey happy birthday to Serena..thanx for sharing..take care!

Rebecca said...

These pictures are super cute-I just love the vintageness of them!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Love the pictures how precious. Blessings on your new year and all that God has in store for all of you!!! Enjoy!!!
Now one day you need to do the Mommy Piggy Tale and use all those pictures to tell you story...I am almost finished with that assignment...LOL

Shirley... said...

Cute, cute pictures!!

I hope that you guys have a blessed school year. I can't wait to hear about your homeschooling story.

Farm Girl said...

Very sweet, I love your cute little bathing suit. I would love to hear how you started home schooling. I think it is so neat the way we all heard the Lord's voice and how He has used it through the years. Congrats on 16 years of Home Educating.

Christine said...

I love the photos! There's something about laundry hanging on the line that is satisfying to me - weird, huh?lol!

Sorry to have missed Serena's b'day post but I do wish her belated wishes!
She is a beautiful young lady! May the Lord continue to bless her.
Best wishes
Christine

Always Nesting said...

Adorable photos! Love the laundry. There's nothing better than line dried sheets.

Kimberly said...

Wonderful old photos, I think I had a bathing suit like that! It's pouring rain and in the 50's here this AM, do enjoy the sun and warmth for us...

Julie Harward said...

I doubt you asked for it..brothers just do that! You were such a little doll, I love these pictures! Wow 16 years of home schooling..that is so amazing to me! I could never do that! :D

Gloria said...

What a precious post! Wonderful photos to cherish no doubt! The laundry on the line just adds to their sweet charm...:)
Blessings to you as you start another year of homeschooling. I homeschooled all three of my girls "one" year with the aid of an Independent Study teacher, then my youngest daughter a different year (6th grade). What a commitment it truly is!! May God give you a renewed energy and strength to do this! :)
xoxo Gloria @}~`}~~~

mommyx12 said...

Cool photos. I love hanging clothes too. Especially sheets.

blessings,
tricia

Mandy in Mayberry said...

Love the pictures. Those are some great actions shots for back in the day!

Great memories, I'm sure!

65 Roses for Marcia said...

I so can't believe this, but I have a brother Kevin too! Do you by any chance have a sister named Mary Beth too??? lol I enjoyed the pictures. I love looking at old pictures!

Marcia

Amy Kinser said...

Such sweet memories of precious children. What a gift!

Sue said...

Marcia, There are many photographs in our family collection where the laundry is blowing in the breeze! And we didn't have the luxury of a pool- instead, we had a large galvanized tub. LOL
Ah, such fun memories of early childhood...
~ Sue

Olivia~ said...

Hello Marcia, the summer pics are just darling and your family is beautiful! I love your sweet blog! Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance!
Hugs,
Olivia

NanaDiana said...

Marcia, I love those photos of you and your brother. I especially love your little pleated bathing suit. And I love the whites hanging out to dry in the sun. What a blessing to have had such precious childhood memories! xxoo Diana

outdoor.mom said...

gosh your daughter is so beautiful!! And you are such a cutie yourself!! What lovely pics to pull out :-)

Janet said...

Those are such great photos! I have some memories of playing in the backyard with the laundry hanging on the clothesline, too!

It's me said...

Home scholing??? o my....that is not possible in the Netherlans.......our country is so small.......beautiful pictures from you in earlier years !!...wishing you a happy day....love Ria.....and good luck with teacher play !!.........

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh I love those pics Marcia!
They really take me back to a simpler time. Of course childhood should always be a simpler time.
And I bet you are very busy with the home schooling. That is quite the project and I admire you for sticking to it this long.
Hugs,
Cindy

Suzanne said...

Thanks for poppin' by and I adore those old pictures! I love the laundry blowing in the summer breeze:-)

Maya said...

I have lots of great summer memories going to the beautiful public pools in Switzerland! Those pics are the best! I'm glad it's still warm here, still summer for me!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

Farm Chick Paula said...

Such sweet pictures, Marcia!! I had to chuckle about one thing- why was the swimming pool always put near the clothesline? It is practically under the clothesline in all my childhood pictures! *LOL* (safety line, maybe? *giggle*)

Linda said...

Those are great photos of a simpler time. I remember hanging the wash out with my Grandma when we were young and the two of you in the little pool reminded me of sitting in the back yard watching my boys in the little pool we had for them...such wonderful memories!

Tommie Jo said...

Those pictures reminded me of very similar ones my mom took of my kids when they were little such sweet memories!

Love of the Sea said...

This is a wonderful post. I love these photos. You look adorable in your little skirted swimsuit. Some how you don't look picked on - you look in charge!!
This brings back some great memories of my childhood - filling up the pool with the hose - awesome!!!