Thursday, October 30, 2014

#TBT 10.30.2014

Here we are on Halloween 1988. We never had expensive costumes. Our costumes were made up of pieces from our regular every day clothes, dance leotards, and last minute items or make-up purchased at Fred Meyer. Seeing how our costumes turned out was always my favorite part. 
 Just before dark we would light the jack-o-lanterns on the front porch, say goodbye to Mom, and then we would walk down the hill to Grandma's house. Grandma would give us candy, but only after she took our picture. Then we would hit the neighborhood with our friends going from house to house filling our bags with candy. 
We knew each and every one of our neighbors and they made a big fuss over all of the kids that lived on our street. When we knocked on doors neighbors would invite all of us inside and were excited to see each of our costumes. Halloween on 600 West was always just fun.

In this picture:
Daniel M.(vampire boy), Me(vampire girl), Suzie R.(southern belle), Jacob C.(army guy), Libey C.(rock star/punk rocker in leopard), Dayna (Miss America with the gold crown), and Danielle H.(blonde rock star/punk rocker) 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

#TBT 10.23.2014

Today's Throwback Thursday photograph is a favorite of mine. 
Aren't these little boys adorable? 
I love their hats.
The older boy in the middle is my grandfather, Shirley Neel. I believe the other boys are his younger brothers Jimmy and Frank.
While the exact year is unknown, this was taken sometime in the 1930s. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday #TBT

I love this one. I get lost in the details of these old photographs. Not sure of the year, I am assuming it is about 100 years old based on what they are wearing. It looks like it could be a wedding photo. Her dress is simply stunning. To die for!
Unfortunately this particular photograph does not have any information or writing on the back. I am assuming it is from my great-grandmother's family in Idaho. Many of her photographs were sent to her from her siblings and their children. 

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.   

A Little Inspiration 7.3.2014

I found this from the Brave Girls' Club yesterday and loved it so I thought that I would share it here.

One of the most powerful things we can do is to stand in our very own skin and proclaim out loud (even if we are our only audience) what we will and will not allow...what we will and will not believe in...what we will and will not fight for, or fight about...what we will and will not accept as truth for our life or ourselves.

Sometimes we think things...but we never claim those things powerfullly, or proclaim them. Sometimes we know something is not right...or we know something is very very right...but we never stand in our own power and make it real.  

You can find more Brave Girls' Club goodness HERE.

A Little Inspiration 7.2.2014

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

- 13th Article of Faith -
- Joseph Smith -