Thursday, June 19, 2008



Well its not me. I was not blessed with long legs, I am a shorty mcshort short.

My Daddy is tall, he is the one in the very back with the glasses. Both of my grandfathers were very tall, but I must have taken after my mother and both grandmothers. There is no height me, nope, no sirree not any.

That's me in the green shorts and the kid on my head, and my Donny Osmond hair do. :) Hi Caleb!!! (he is my nephew, who I believe reads this blog, but never comments. Maybe he will delurk if I keep putting baby pictures of him on here) That handsome young man holding Caleb on my head is his daddy Carl.

Nope Ms. Granny Long legs there is none other than my sister Lisa. You may remember her from various hijackings and a guest post last week. Would you look at those wings.

The one all dressed in white would be my other sister Deta and Calebs momma. By the looks of the basketball in her hands that must have been what they were playing. I am sure I was not allowed to play because I was probably to little or something.

Would you look at the cute little one there with that curly little fro. That's my little sister Robin. Oh I used to love showing off her curly hair. I would make her flip her head over so I could show people her Nelly Olsen curls. I think she got tired of me doing that to her, so a stopped. I wonder if she would get mad if I started it back up? :)

Well there you have it, me again as a kid.

I know this is not my most exciting Fro me to you, but give me a break, I am still trying to get back in the swing of things from last week. :)

For more exciting, funny, and hilarious post go over to We Are THAT Family. I am sure you will have a good time reading all the other post.




Happy Mommy said...

Valerie, you are a very cute! And I am cracking up ~ Shory MCSHORT!!!! Me to girl, me to! I am only 5'4 and spend most of life in high heels. My wonderful husband is 6'4 making my shortness even more evident! The worst thing about being short is I really don't need to lose 15 pounds I just need to grow 4 inches...

jamie in rose cottage said...

Thanks for sharing a blast from your past.

We are THAT Family said...

She could fly with those Farrah wings. Seriously.

I have a feeling I have family members mad for posting their baby pictures. Oh. Well.

Thanks Valerie for making me grin ear-to-ear every week!

HRH said...

Love the old photos. Too cute.

P.S. He loves you... said...

Awh..I'm gonna miss this one!

TAGG your it!
Come over and see what for?!

HAve a great weekend!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

Hey, didnt shorty do the pop n lock?

Lisa said...

I think its your best post EVERRRR! Any picture that shows me with skinny legs is my favorite. :)

The only person that should be mad at you for posting this is Daddy. Look at those GLASSES! HAHAHA!

Oh. And you didn't mention Carl. Look how skinny he was. He's just a little wider than you and Cabie Babie! :)


Muthering Heights said...

LOL, I'm a shorty mcshort short too, cursed with a leggy sister! I love this picture, it's tooooooooooooo cute! It looks like a magazine ad from Parenting or something!

Ok, Where Was I? said...

I think those short shorts made anyone's legs look long.

Sister Honey Bunch said...

oh, i love it!

Kristen M. said...

I was too busy noticing Carl's facial hair to look at your sister!

jennifer said...

I love the Donny Osmond hair and always enjoy seeing it. It makes me feel quite superior cause I had the Princess Di.

Hey! I think I actually HAVE that photo at my house so.... next weeks Fro me to You?

I don't have my childhood pics, just teen years. I need to raid my mohter's photographs! I'm getting tired of the eighties.

Be blessed Valarie!


Hey Valaries Lurking nephew!

Karen said...

Cute picture! A whole houseful of estrogen for your lucky father, huh? My hubby's working on the same (we already have two girls).

Amanda said...

So, so CUTE!!!!

Birdie said...

all my growing up days I was the tallest adn skinniest and I wished my hardest to be short. Short equals cute and brings out the nurturing, protective side of a man! I wanted the body of Barbie in a mini version. It never happened. None of it *L*
BTW, you're on the BA roll now. If you want to add the badge to your gorgeous blog, feel free. Glad you have you aboard *woot woot* now come visit me on the Buzz adn you'll be finished...hook, line & sinker. I'm so far overboard it's not funny. Buzz is easier than blogging (shhh told tell anyone else I said that).

Heather said...

Hey shorty - right there with ya! I'm only 5'4". So you need a stepladder to reach the top biggie right ;-) Love the pic of the fam :D

LifeatTheCircus said...

Fun memories! Love the reference to Nelly Olson. I loved that show and had a bonnet I wore as my "Laura Ingalls" hat.

Rhea said...

Adorable family pic! I love all the outfits and hairdos!! Thanks for sharing, this was an awesome photo.

Courtney said...

I saw your live feed thing and I added one to my blog. It's kinda nice to see who's stoppin' by and not leaving comments.

I think that Lisa still walks up to people and puts her elbow up on their shoulder just like that. haha.

See you Saturday.

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Great pic from the past! I am cracking up at Lisa's comment! Too funny.

marky said...

yes I too am a member of the shorty club! Barely 5 foot when I stretch!!
thanks for sharing this blast from the past ;-)

Anonymous said...

Valerie Lea,I have a leggy sister(Sandy) as well .She is my middle sis. Linda is a shorty. Dad was tall due to his long legs.(36 inseam) I'm tall due to my large torso.I have short legs,If I would of had my Dad's long legs I would have been pushing 6'7".
Ihop every body has a gr8 weekend.
That's my story and you can believe I'm sticking to it. Big time Hugs and blessings your way.

Kimmie said...

Valerie, I am 5'5", so I would say I am a shorty also. We shortie's have to stick together!

Nice pic, Donny Osmond hair...hahahahaha! You are to funny.

MedStudentWife said...

looking at Lisa in the pict made me have horrible flashbacks from the same era... same hair AND SAME TYPE SHORTS.. ewwwwwww