Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Memories

Apparently, three year old future Pajama Mama wasn't a big fan of the jolly old man in the red suit. (circa 1970)

My brother Scott, sister Kelly, sister Jennifer and me. Notice my arm around Jennifer? Every single picture of us growing up, I had my arm around my baby sister. (circa 1971)

My FAVORITE Christmas present OF ALL TIME!!! My Dad built this four and half foot tall Barbie house for my sister Jennifer and me! It was made of all wood and had fancy paneling and carpet! My Mom searched the whole summer before for furniture at garage sales and items she was able to order through the mail, so the house could be fully furnished by Christmas. It even had a garage!! I don't think I have to tell you that we were the hit of neighborhood. At least with the female crowd ages 5-13. My Mom still has it at my parents house (but I think it would look better at mine - wink wink!) (circa 1977)

Ray on Christmas morning, age 4.
Ben looks a lot like his Daddy did! (circa 1967)

Christmas card 2004.

Christmas card 2007.

What are your favorite Christmas memories?


  1. That is the coolest doll house ever. EVER.

    It's amazing how much kids grow and change in just a few short years! You have a very beautiful family.

  2. I don't think any kid never cried in Santa's lap. I don't think I ever even made it to his lap much.
    Awesome dollhouse!
    My favorite Christmas memories were at grandpa's. There was always so much snow and the place really felt magical. Grandpa used to try to imitate the sound of Santa's sleigh and reindeer outside. I don't remember if I really believed or not but I'll never forget those wonderful Christmases there.

  3. The Santa picture has me laughing so hard. My dh brought home a website link today. Sketchy Santa. The photos there were hilarious, not unlike yours. I am SUCH a nostalgic person, so this post was right up my alley. And how wonderful that your grandfather used to make Christmas magical by providing the sounds of the sleigh. Did you ever get a Chrissy doll? Or the Dawn dolls? Surely a Tiny Tears. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be posting more in the New Year.