wow! this picture brought forth a whole sleu of different emotions (fond rememberance, amazement, hope, and "huh? what were you thinking", just to name a few)!
first of all, i was reminded of the day this picture was taken. my older brother, gavan was so upset because my mom absolutely would not let him stand on a phonebook! no amount of begging and pleading on his part would make my mom budge on her decision. he was definitely struggling with the fact that his kid sister, who is 3 + years his junior, was almost as tall as him. i remember i was feeling a bit smug about the whole thing! i don't know, though, if you add my bangs, i would say i was as tall, if not taller than him, don't you think! although, at second glance, his hair is pretty big, too.
the second thing i noticed was my cute baby sister. when this picture was taken she was probably about the same age as lala. i can't help but see a lot of lala in her, even their facial expressions and smiles are the same! if lala takes after her auntie, she is one lucky girl because my sister is beautiful!!
next, i looked at my dad and noticed that he hasn't aged one bit in the past 20 years! i sure hope i got that gene!
the only thought that came to me when i saw the lovely vision of my youthful self was, "what were you thinking?!" the pale lavendar eyeshadow has to go! and the hair, what was that all about? that is definitely a perm gone bad, if i've ever seen one! and the bangs, oh the bangs, could i have teased them any higher?! you gotta love the faux, double strand pearls hanging around my little neck. i'm positive that if we could take a closer look, the paint would be chipped and peeling off!
the thing that gets me the most, is that on that day of family photos back in 1987, i thought i looked HOT!