July 17, 2012

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my folks and me, new york / summer 1979

This is one of the only pictures that I have with both of my parents together. I always assumed it was because they were divorced when I was two, but the reality is that for all of the millions of pictures we take today, we hardly have any whole-family snapshots of us Smith's. I think this is one of the few. I really need to make a point to capture more. I cherish this fuzzy picture (for whatever reason) and even if Little Smith is never as sentimental as his mama, something tells me that I will want to look back fondly on the three of us during this sweet phase of life.

14 comments:

  1. Aww, it is such a sweet memories! Good thinking about family photo, I don't think I have a whole family photo myself.

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  2. Very sweet. I don't think I have a picture of just me and both my parents!

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  3. This picture is so beautiful and sweet. Your parents are so good looking. I love how your mom is looking at you.

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  4. Mah gahhhd you and your mom look so much alike. Beautiful picture...seriously loving it!

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  5. Awesome picture-- both your parents are gorgeous! I see so much of your mom in you, but you also look like your dad. So cool to see this!

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    1. Thanks, yes it's funny that everyone says I so resemble my mom because my whole life I looked just like my dad. In the last few years I am seeing more of my mother in my face, and I think we also have a similar style and the same 'expressions' somehow which makes us look more alike than our features. Love the mystery of family resemblance!

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  6. Usually, one parent tends to be the family photographer, so they aren't in the photos. I have to ask my husband to take my picture, just so the kids will see me in some photos later.

    You really do look like your mom! Sweet photo! What a cutie you were!

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  7. Lovely Lilly and I agree...we don't have that many family photos either, mostly because I am usually the one with the camera. You and your mum are so alike x

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  8. A fantastic pic-- truly awesome. You may not have many others, but this one is just about perfect.

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  9. I love this photo! Your parents look so cool in that perfectly 1970's way. I think our generation might be more sentimental because we don't have as much documentation of our lives like our children now do. But who knows...they might cherish each and every of the 43 billion pictures of their childhood. ;)

    And you're right, it is so hard to get a family photo, especially with little ones who won't sit still for long!

    xo
    cortnie

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  10. Wow! In your baby pictures, you do resemble your dad so much. But as an adult, I see more of your mom. Genetics are crazy.

    Such a great photo. And you're so right about the importance of having more full-family pictures. I need to make a better effort to do it too.

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