Friday, May 22, 2009
this is my family. or my family of 1977. later we added a younger brother to the crowd. and today, well, today both my older brother and i have our own families as well.
but, back in 77 it was mom, dad, L and me. this summer we went to france. road trip. we never went on charter tours. later, in my teens, i envied those who flew of to hotels with travel groups. for some reason i had gotten the idea that charter trips were sophisticated. i was pretty annoying there for a few years, i think.
today i think my parents did the most awesome thing: packed up their red, old citroen dyane with tent, sleeping bags, two kids - later three - and traveled south: through germany, holland, austria, to end up in italy, france or yougoslavia (as it was back then). sometimes we'd stay a few days on a camping area, sometimes we'd just make a quick pit stop on a parking lot along the highway, pull out the sleeping bags and sleep over night and continue early next morning.
but what i really wanted to say with this photo is - besides the memories this photo brought back, and the fact that it made me give a mental thumbs up to my parents for being so great - doesn't my mom look just plain awesome? that's one hot mama!
this photo is a year before. we were in norway visiting friends - the girls to the right. the cute kid standing is my older brother. and then there's the hot mama again. and this photo made me realize that i must have inherited my love for those swedish 70's style clogs from my mom. you know, the ones i was talking about in the end of this post. my mom's clogs were dark blue. and that's pretty cool too.
and talking about cool: it's really hot around here these days. the heat has arrived to the middle east! officially. the kids are running around naked in the garden most of the day playing with water. and i'm feeling like one hot mama myself. but not like that hot, more like red-in-the-face, slightly swollen and sticky-sweaty kind of hot.
here's to a great weekend - hot or cool.