1.08.2009

They Were Just Like Us



As a gift to his parents for Christmas, Jared edited together old footage from the year after they were first married. I am amazed at how much I've enjoyed this glimpse of their lives as young newlyweds. It's so rare that we are able to see our parent's as anything other than parents, but this video really brought their 'young' personalities to life for me. I can't help but identify with them in ways I never have before.

It was particularly interesting to see how many his mother's mannerisms were exactly the same, only she was a brunette and wore such stylin' clothes! And his father! I never realized that Jared and his brothers got so much of their squirrely-ness from him. I find that endearing.

If only we had film footage of all our ancestors! I can only imagine how enlightening that would be. 

8 comments:

liz stanley said...

what a fabulous gift! i'm sure they will love it

Em said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. I often think about my great-grandparents and their personalities and what good friends we would have been if I'd known them now at this age.

Jennifer said...

this was lovely.

If you promise not to tell anyone, I might even admit that I started to get all misty eyed.

thanks for sharing.

3 for girls said...

What a fabulous gift--for them, you and your children! Your husband is so gifted..how lucky you are to have every single video that he has created.

Happy New Year to you all!

Leigh said...

amazing! you guys always create the best movies!

ellen said...

Very cool!

Gina Lee said...

I'm jealous! I wish my parents had live footage!!! Your husband did an awesome job.

marcee said...

I LOVED that video. I always hope that I will stay young at heart and it won't be such a shock for my kids to see what I was like when I was younger...

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