#ThrowbackThursday: A Baby Jay & A Special Letter!

Hi My Loves!!

This week's #ThrowbackThursday has some great pictures I found in our treasure box of memories. I found some real goodies for you, so get ready for extreme cuteness, coolness and some really big hair. 

First picture is of Jay when he was a baby. He looks about 16-18 months I'm guessing. He's got his little snowsuit on.. how cute is he?? Who do you think he looks like? Phoenix or Lily? I can't decide. I think I see more of Lily. He was such a gorgeous baby. I love his little outfit. 
What a cutie patootie :)


Next is a letter from my Mom. It's kind of ironic now that I read it as a 28 year old woman who has lost her mother. Who knew that when I was 6, this note would mean so much to me 22 years later. It's weird in a way, the things that she wrote because now I don't have her but she is always in my heart. 

My Dad and Mom went to America when we were little to go and find a new place to live, since we were moving over there. My brother, sister and I stayed with my Nanny and Grandad in England. I don't actually know how long they were gone for but I remember at the time it seemed like months. I honestly have no clue how long it was. I cried a lot. I missed her so much. I had a dress that my Aunt gave to me. She told me I couldn't cry in it when I went to school because my tears would make holes in my dress and eventually I wouldn't have a dress to wear. I remember trying not to get my tears on my dress ;) It's funny the things that stick out in your mind so much. It's crazy to think that fast forward 8 years from this note, I would be crying again from missing her. Life is strange. 

On a happier note isn't the picture super cute? I'm a Leo and so was my Mom. Lions have always been something that she would get me, whether it was a necklace or stuffed animal. I love Lions to this day :) Magestic creatures. Sheba was our Newfoundland. She passed away and my Mom was so upset. Sheba was a great doggy and she had her when I was a baby.


Here's something a little funner. My diary from 2000. I was 14. It must have been an Easter Break because I was having a lot of sleepovers. My Mom was in the hospital a lot, so I tried to keep my mind occupied with friends. Hugh was my boyfriend. He was very sweet and made those hard years much happier for me. I love this little bear character. It was my favorite when I was younger. I always bought these little diary's with the bear on it. So cute. I don't see them over here though.


Last but not least is a picture of my Nanny (Grandma), Mom (in the middle), Aunt (left) and Uncle (the baby). How cool is this picture? It must have been early 60's? I love their hair! So fun and crazy to think that little girls wore it like this at such a young age. My Mom looks just like me at that age but with dark eyes and dark hair. My Nanny is so glamorous here :) She's a beauty.

It makes me laugh because my Mom always used to tell me how my Nanny would dress her and my Aunt in the same outfits all the time. I can't remember if she got annoyed by it or not but I think it's so cute. 


That's my Throwback Thursday for you :) Hope you like it! Sorry if these have been a little more deep and dark but I like sharing these pictures with you. It's made me the person I am today. We all have moments in our lives that were dark periods but it's all how you decide to live your life in the end. I am so fortunate to have such an amazing, happy life now. I never thought at the time of darkness, I could ever be happy again. But here I am, happiest I've ever been with my soulmate and two healthy beautiful babies :) Don't give up if you are in your dark spell. We all have them, it's what you turn them into that counts :)

Love you all!



5 comments:

  1. Thank you for this.... It has been a year and 7 months since I lost my dad to cancer and I am still trying to get through the dark place...

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  2. I am also 28 and a Leo. I lost my dad one year ago to depression. I am experiencing the worst time in my life. I'm stressed, I'm broke, I'm tired and boy, do I miss my dad. Those last few words about making it through a dark time brought tears to my eyes. It was exactly what I needed to hear. I've been following you since your little apartment and I have to say you are one beautiful soul Sam. I hope you come to Australia one day like you mentioned in your TMI post.

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  3. Jay looks like Mr. Phoenix in this photo.

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  4. Beautiful Post Sam....and you take after beautiful women...I think Lilly is the spitting image of Jay! My goodness! He can never say shes the milkmans baby...LOL!! just kidding :)

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  5. Such a lovely sweet post Sam *huge hugs* I think phoenix is more like you and Lilly is more like Jay....I have a birthday book, its like your diary "forever friends" I've had mine since 1993 I loved these bears too....I watch your daily vlogs and make up channel...I love that you keep it real...take care xxx

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