Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas present and Christmas past

While this Christmas was pretty consistent with the last few, aka spending a weekend or so up north at my parents house playing in the snow, hot tubbing, bonfires, good food, good wine... we also watched quite a few home movies that were recorded fifteen years ago, at least!
My parents recently decided that it was time to switch convert our VHS home videos to DVD, so they can actually last. My mom bought a program for her Mac that does that, so there has been a constant stream of children giggling, screaming, and jabbering away all weekend.
We definitely didn't get to all of them. I don't think any of us realized how many there were! But we did watch a few, and they were quite entertaining. One of the best parts was seeing my family, like the cousins aunts and uncles, and just how different they looked. How, even when she was a cute little baby, you can still tell which one is my cousin Brittany. And just seeing how may kids there were, all running around grandma and grandpa's old farm house... it was so funny!
Another really fun thing that I saw was what I believe to be the beginning of my addiction to ice cream. In the video, my mom is eating a sunday, and she goes to give me a little taste. I think I was probably almost one or so here. And I wasn't too sure about it, but then... I kept coming back for more. and more. and more. I actually made a really cute grumpy face at my mom when she took a break from feeding me to take a bite herself. But then my eyes just lit up when I got a bite again! This explains so much!
Oh and there were the embarrassing videos for my boyfriend to see as well. I think the one of me in the bathtub wiggling my butt at the camera counts for that...
My sister was so funny in these too. In the later ones, she runs away and absolutely refuses to be caught on tape... Leah, camera shy? what?! She was just at that crabby pre-teen girl age...
But there will be some really great ones of her coming up with her very own exercise lessons, and we can never forget the peeing ponies, or the chicken pox parade...
gosh, now that these are on DVD and actually accessible, they will probably be shown a heck of a lot more often... :)

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited to see these! :) Isn't it fun to look back and see how far everyone has come? I love the icecream story...I think I remember seeing this one, a long long time ago. Glad you and the family had such a nice Christmas. I loved your snow man and all the snow fun you guys had! XX