Me, Gem, Laura and her bruv Matt were all dragged up together and we spent a lot of time together over our childhood years. In 3 weeks time we'll all be married and settled (was going to add mature but who am I kidding! :P). So, I asked my mum yesterday if she had any pics of us all from back then...and today I went over for a bit of a scanning spree!
So, to start, this is Laura, my sis, me and Matt circa about 1981:This was probably the same year (that dress was a bridesmaid dress when I was 7 so I'm guessing so!). Can't believe how much Laura looks like our lovely Evie here:
And to think, this little girl will be a married woman on Saturday:
Here's some of the respectable older generations. l-r Auntie Di (mother of the bride), Auntie Claire (her of dancing hen night fame), my mum (mother of the bride too) and my late Nan, bless her:
This was taken on Boxing Day (mum's birthday) when we would always have our big family party:
A few notes here: Uncle Trev, what on earth's with that 'tache; mother, what on earth's with those tights; and to self, what the hell's going on with your hair?!
My mum then showed me another one from Xmas past. But mum, I'm grown up here, that's not possibly a long time ago. Until she pointed out that in the picture is my 19-year-old cousin Jess! God have I really been an adult that long?!
So, that's the trip down memory lane for now, will be interesting to see how we all compare on the photos on Saturday!
***UPDATE*** My sister just emailed me this classic!