Tuesday, March 27, 2007

~A Trip Down Memory Lane~

Hello everyone! I thought I would share some pictures from my childhood with you today. You can click on any of the pictures to make them bigger.

This first picture is of me at 2 1/2 years old, with a head full of blonde hair.


It didn't stick around though, by first grade (or Grade 1 as they say in Canada!), I had long brown hair.

Actually, this dress is what started me looking through my old pictures in the first place. I was visiting my friend Revee this past Friday and her daughter was wearing a dress with possibly the same print as my Grade 1 dress. Revee, you'll have to tell me if you think it's the same!


I can still remember most of my classmates from Grade 1, even the boy who sucked his thumb all day long. It's funny the things you remember!

My teacher was Miss Becker and I thought she was the prettiest and nicest teacher ever. She once traded sandwiches with me because I didn't like my cheese and mayonnaise one. She lived in the only tall-rise apartment building in our small town and I still call it "Miss Becker's Apartment building" to this day!


I had the same classmates in second grade but my teacher wasn't as nice as Miss Becker. :0)
I wasn't the best student and my parents pulled me out halfway through second grade to homeschool me. Virtually unheard of in the 1980's!


By Grade 2 I had short hair, which I think suited me better!


Along with the pictures I found some crafts from long ago. I guess my love for birds started at a young age...here is one that I made when I was 5. It says "Kelli and Daddy" on the back so I think I had some help!


Evidently, I have always like anything to do with the 4 seasons too! These pictures have really faded over the years, sorry they are so hard to see!


Two little Valentine's from Grade 1.


Lastly, a Sunday School Graduation card from December 1981. I was 5 years old.


My mom was my teacher and it is signed by her and the pastor.

The inside says...

"If you listen to advise and are willing to learn, one day you will be wise, have reverence for the Lord, content and safe from harm. ~Proverbs 19:20, 2


Thank you for coming down memory lane with me!!

45 comments:

Mindy said...

What a cutie!!! Great pictures Kelli...it is always so much fun to see what others look when they were little ones..:) Blessings to you!

Copper's Wife said...

What fun! I had no idea that you were homeschooled!!! Did you remain a homeschool student for the remainder of your school years?? I'm chomping at the bit to know!

Rowan said...

It's nice to wander down memory lane via old photos and other bits and pieces isn't it? It must be quite common for people's hair colour to change as they grow up, I, too,had blonde curls as a little girl but my hair was dark and straight by the time I was eleven.

PortraitofPeter said...

It was a joy to share memory lane and to see all the many delightful photo's which you have kept over the years.

Equally delightful your fond memory of your teacher too - even exchanging sandwiches.

Thank you for sharing such a lovely "memory lane" outing with us.

Blessings to you all.

Kelley said...

Aww Kelli...what sweet pictures!
Thanks for sharing them with us!
Wishing you a blessed day and rest of the week!

Tracy said...

Wow! You are so blessed to still have such childhood treasures!Very cute pictures, too.
I think that it is wonderful that you were homeschooled. This must make your children feel special to be following in your footsteps.
Isn't it neat how we gain a love for certain things so early in life? Our personalities are formed so very young. Thanks for the stroll!

dot said...

Kelli, I love this post! It's amazing how much your children look like you, especially Benjamin!

Karen said...

Kelli, there is a strong family resemblence in your children! I love that you were homeschooled! How great that you can school your children, now.
I also had blonde hair until I was six, and then it seems it changed to brown overnight!
I enjoyed this stroll down memory lane with you very much!
Blessings,
Karen

Becky said...

I'm a teacher and I loved your comment about your teacher being the prettiest and the nicest one ever. Oh, how we love our little ones!! I am sure you were easy to love.

And we have a bird lover in our house too. He is our youngest ~16 ~ and he has loved birds since he was a preschooler. He has drawn some lovely ones that I have hanging on my guest bath wall.

That was a fun post. I had to laugh when you said you were homeschooled in the 80's. I was homeschooling my kids in the 80's. Blogging is ageless!!

Have a great week.

Jodi said...

Kelli - what a fun post! I see that you were very artistic even when you were a wee one! :o)

Kelli said...

Copper's wife..I was homeschooled through 11th grade. I went to public school for 12th grade and graduated a month before getting married! Phillip was homeschooled from 6th grade onward.
Kelli

picketfencemom said...

Aww...you were so cute! :o) Like the others, I had no idea you were homeschooled!!! That's so neat...you're an old pro! LOL
Thanks for sharing!
Amy

Trella said...

Thanks for sharing. I always love to see what others looked like when they were younger.
I have fond memories of my Kindergarten and second grade teachers. For some weird reason I have a hard time remembering my 1st grade teacher. All I remember of 1st grade is stapling two of my fingers together.
Trella

Susie said...

What a cutie! I always love little trips down memory lane! You also have such precious keepsakes to remind you of those years!!
:)

Lori B said...

That was neat! Thanks for sharing photos and stories about yourself.

Revee said...

How very fun, Kelli! I loved seeing these cute pictures and your school memories. :) The print on your dress does look like the same one on Gracelyn's! I wonder if it could be the same?

Emily said...

This is such a sweet post! Cute then and cute now!

Y'all have a wonderful Spring day today!

Emily

Candy said...

Kelli, I loved this post!! Swet pictures of you :) I might have to do a post like that too. It was fun. Especially to see what we wore back then, but you seemed very fashionable. Im afraid mine wont be like that LOL plus my Mom cut my bangs in a few pictures and they look sooooo short, its almost hilarious lol
Love,Candy
p.s.. thanks for the prayers and did you get my card?

Marci said...

I am not sure which daughter of yours, but one of them looks just like you did when you were little. Thanks for sharing your past with us.

Gena said...

Kelli, I enjoyed your post so much! I think it is so neat that you and your husband were homeschooled! I also think you are so fortunate to still have little bits of art from your childhood. I don't have many of my little things anymore, but I'm saving quite a few for my children. Thank you for sharing your trip down memory lane.

Gena

Karla said...

This was so neat, Kelli! Thank you for sharing!!

Phillip Winn said...

Marci -- you're right. That picture of Kelli on the tricycle when she was two looks exactly like our daughter Grace. As in, I used to show it to people when Grace was two, and until people realized it looked "old," they all thought it was really Grace.

There personalities amazingly similar as well, which doesn't bode well for Kelli as she homeschools. :-)

Mrs. U said...

What beautiful pictures, Kelli!! You were simply adorable (and still are!!!!). Thank you so very much for sharing these treasures!

His,
Mrs. U

Julieann said...

Oh Kelli---Thank you for sharing some memories with us--I truly enjoyed it!!


Julieann:)

clarice said...

What a sweetie pie xxoxox Clarice

Conni Lu said...

These are indeed some sweet pictures to accompany such a nice post. :)

Christie Belle said...

What awesome memories and cute pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us:) Such a cute little girl you were!

Becky said...

Hey Kelli! We did better than pizza even. We went to Olive Garden. Thanks for checking out my garden. I know you know what you are talking about. I've seen yours! You are an inspiration.

devildogwife said...

I love looking at old photos. Thanks for sharing a bit of your past.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Hey, that was a fun trip. It is fun to see how a person looked when they were young. It was nice of you to share with us. connie from Texas

SiouxSue said...

Wonderful memories and wonderful photos. Did you stay home schooled through high school? Wow, your parents were very progressive. Was it a good experience for you?

Amber said...

I loved all your memories...it is nice that you still have some art work from school!

Naturegirl said...

Precious photos and memories. hugs NG

Sharon said...

Oh Kelli! Thank you for sharing your photos! What a cutie pie!

Have a blessed day!

PEA said...

Awww I so enjoyed this post:-) I loved seeing you "grow up" before my eyes! hehe I wish my mom would have kept some of my stuff from my school years but with all the moving we did she ended up throwing most of it away. Wonderful memories dear Kelli!! xox

Carol said...

This is so sweet! Bless!

LBP said...

What cute photos! You Scrapbook! So do I. It makes that photos so much more interesting.

Dani said...

Thank you for sharing your school pictures, how fun!

MrsA said...

What a cutie pie! It is nice to take a stroll down memory lane now and then. Thanks for sharing the trip with us.
MrsA
http://countrylifejourney.typepad.com/

Just Mom said...

Sweet post. It's wonderful how you kept things from your youth. My mom has all of my things in storage somewhere.

Lady Laurie said...

What a cute little girl you were! I love strolling down memory lane! Its great that you still have all those great photos.

Momma Roar said...

What a fun post to read - I find it so fun to recount my memories and allow them to be shared with so many others! Thanks for sharing your memories with us!

Elizabeth said...

How cute your photos are.

smilnsigh said...

Oh those are precious. So nice to come back to.

Hugs,
Mari-Nanci

Diane said...

LOVED this post!! It's fun to "meet" someone as sentimental as I am!! I have scrapbooks full of photos and memorabilia as well. You have inspired me once again and I may put up a few pictures from my childhood one day. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!! Blessings, Diane