Wednesday, January 30, 2008

a glimpse of days past

the other day i was perusing through my little brother's facebook and i came upon this:

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!

12 comments:

Becca said...

You do look hot! I think there are quite a few pictures of me hanging around were I look very similar. Although, I think my bangs were bigger and my eye shadow was ice blue. Beat that!

Bridget said...

Your necklace and outfit are rad! Things were rad in '87 right? My bangs were SO much bigger and rock hard with hairspray. I am way too ashamed to post a picture.

Your sister does look like Lala!

Stuart said...

Youre too kind too kind! I do look like Lala there dont I? how funny... I never would have made that connection. You look pretty good... I do like that picture! good times!

Michal said...

first of all, i think it's hysterical that malia and stu comment while logged in as each other all the time! stuart doesn't look a bit like lala!;)
you look way better than i did in 1987; i had a claw of bangs that was at least 3 1/2 inches taller than i was!
your dad looks just the same, with a bit of distinguished grey added now. wouldn't it be nice to age like that?

Sarah said...

Don't you just love those old pics. You were a cute girl!

Stephanie said...

So does that mean your gorgeous family photo from now will be a joke in 2029? Crazy how things change!

Elizabeth said...

Classic '80s picture! Love the eyeshadow!

Mandy said...

If you want to compare bad pics of the 80's I'd win hands down. You were gorgeous even then. I'd trade ya any day!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful family picture. I think your dress is coming back in style now and for sure the eyeshadow is!
We're getting old!

Teresa said...

haha! That is a great family picture...we have some of those. I can hardly stand looking at some of ours because I had glasses and braces and looked like such a nerd (REALLY). I agree that your little sister looks like your daughter! I've always thought that. I think Nani (Noni...how do I not know how to spell that...I see you spell it all the time!) looks like you. Loved your post, especially that you thought you were hot! haha...I'm sure you were too!

Darilyn said...

The 80's are coming back. They are, really are. You are in stylin' once again.

Katie Smith said...

Oh, that is a nice shot! I have to admit that Becca did look quite similar. I remember her pictures of HUGE bangs and ice blue eye shadow. I was too young to wear make-up, but oh how I wanted to look like that. My bangs were still big though. No one can ban a girl in the 80's from a little...or a lot...of Aqua Net!