Saturday, October 25, 2008

Old Photos

A few years ago Casey was given all the old photos my dad had of him and his family and he scanned then all and touched them up. I'm grateful he was able to do that. I love looking at old photos and getting a glimpse of the past. And I love hearing my Dad's stories ab0ut when he was growing up and what his life was like. Our trip to New York reminded me of these photos so I thought I would share a few. Well, actually it was very hard for me to choose so I am sharing a lot of them.
My dad Ed, in his crib outside of the farmhouse on Hosenfeld Road

Little Eddie

My dad and his Aunt Better who we got to see on our visit.

He looks a lot like my nephew Ethan here.

My personal favorite. What a great photo of the essence of childhood.

What a sharp lookin' fella.

May dad and his Aunt Betty blowing bubbles. Now that's America!

I love this one too.

Look at those ears! Just kidding dad, you look very nice in your suit.

That is one sweet bike! I wish I had a cruiser like that.

My Grandparents wedding picture.

My Grandma and her little sister.

My dad was a band geek! A man loves his trumpet.

My dad with his mom and my great grandparents. Are those brownies on the kitchen table? No boxed brownies back then just pure homemade goodness.

Another shot of Eddie with his trumpet case in hand. Probably on his way to a very important performance.

When we went to see his childhood friend Richard and his wife Carolyn, they brought out their old photo albums and many more entertaining photos were revealed. There was a phase when my dad looked like a logger with a big beard and there were some other shots where he resembled a young and rebellious Paul Newman. Doesn't it just fascinate you a little to think about what your parents were like before you were around?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New York

Casey and I had a fantastic trip to NY with my family.  We hit up the Big Apple and then went upstate to where my dad grew up.  
I love vacations. . . 

That's right, I have a road named after me in NY.  Don't mess.

Here's the fam hanging out at Watkins Glen.  It was beautiful.

my dad sitting on the porch outside the house he grew up in
It was fun to see him at his old stomping grounds.

I can't get enough of the next three photos that Casey took.  I know he already posted them on his photo blog but I love them.  This one is at the Sacred Grove in Palmyra.

Niagara Falls

Watkins Glen

Rockefeller Center

Hatches has some major competition with their hot chocolate.  We went to Max Brenner and just about died of  rich chocolate overload.  If we had this place in Utah I would be spending all my money there and I would be about 75 pounds heavier.

Thanks mom and dad for taking us, we loved it.  Let's start planning the next trip!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Funny

Casey and I found this pretty dang entertaining.  Casey works with someone who talks like this after drinking a whole mug of hot chocolate from Hatch Family Chocolate.  It's pretty much 100% melted chocolate.  So he was not so much nervous as hyper.
p.s. Hatches has the best hot dark chocolate and frozen bananas dipped in caramel and chocolate I have ever tasted.  Check it out, it is so yummy. . .
This has kind of turned into a post more about how delicious Hatches is, oh well you should still go there.

this one is pretty good too.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New images for Julie

Hey guys, check out the lasted photo shoot for Julie on my photo blog and web site.  I convinced Alisa to be one of the models.  On my site they are under the people link.