Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday, to those who got to spend time with their mommas or their little ones! It was a beautiful day here in San Diego. Blue skies, warm weather, and all. Since I’ve become quite the cook on this paleo diet, I offered to make dinner for the fam. My sister, my mom, and I prepped for a late lunch / early dinner of chipotle chicken stuffed twice-baked sweet potatoes, cilantro lime cauliflower rice, and garlic lemon prawns. So good! My grandparents brought over a big box of old photos and we spent the rest of the day flipping through black and white baby pictures of my mom and uncle, swooning over my grandma’s old dresses, and trying to pry information out of my grandpa from his early days as a Mason.
I’m obsessed with old photos. Even when they’re of people I don’t even know, I’ll happily rummage through a suitcase of vintage family pictures at an antique store. But there’s something really special about being able to peek into the past of your loved ones. It feels like looking through a window into another time where you get to experience their memories and life through their eyes. These photos are especially important to me because my grandpa was a photographer in the navy, and he met my grandma when he was stationed in Taiwan after taking a picture of her. It’s funny to think that I probably wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for photography.
Anyways, just wanted to share some of my favorites. Photos up top are all ones that my grandpa took of my grandma.
Thanks for letting me share a little piece of my family with you! :) What were some of the most amusing finds you came across when diving through your family’s old photo albums?