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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday Topics–Two Rooms In My Childhood Home

Life.Love.Lauren

The last time I was in my childhood home was this past Thanksgiving, because in early 2013 my parents moved to Florida. (So they are officially “Not In Jersey” too!) I took photos of the house at that time since I knew it would be my last time there. My childhood bedroom was all cleaned out by then, and if I really wanted to I could probably share a photo from when I was a kid and then you would see what it looked like messy, but this is it the last time I saw it.

Oh alright. Here’s a photo for you:
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Please take in the following details. I was 14 years old in this picture and had just recovered from the chicken pox. That’s right, at 14. I also got my braces off that day, which is why my mom took this picture. Please note: I wore a ton of necklaces. I was wearing my pajamas. My TV and stereo are so clunky. I had a lot of stuffed animals, including Donatello the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. The collage of photos behind me was from my Bat Mitzvah. The certificate at the top right is from elementary school. I had bangs and they were curly.

Moving on. Another room in my childhood home! The dining room. Isn’t it pretty? We ate there once or twice a year!

Do your parents still live in your childhood home?

22 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

Yes and no. My parents live in the same home that we moved to when I was 14 years old and actually live in the bottom portion with my husband and kids (its a mother-daughter). My grandparents lived in our portion of the house back when my parents bought it. But the house I was born and raised in back in Queens, NY, I have not been in since we moved when I was 14. Secretly would love to see what it looks like inside now and sure if I went digging I could find old pictures, too. By the way, I had a stereo system that would have so rivaled yours. We definitely had huge stereos back in the day!! :)

Dara said...

so you live in that same home too? that is pretty cool! I actually lived in one other house prior to the one in these pictures, that I haven't been inside since I was 7. this is the one that I feel like I grew up in though!

Breenah said...

I had four different homes in between birth and 15, but the last one I lived in (ages 7.5 to 15) is the one I think of for childhood home. My mom and siblings and I moved out and about a year later my grandma moved out of it and I have no idea who owns it now. It was kind of sad because my grandma had lived in that house since 1973.

tamarsb said...

I had 2 homes prior to college and still consider where ever my mom is home!


And chicken pox at 14, ooph!!

April @ 100lbcountdown said...

Nope. I had three childhood homes and no pictures from any of them. My mother moved across country and I've never been there. Thanks for sharing with us your chicken pox healed - no brace wearing 14 year old picture! Too cute!

Alex said...

You sound just like me at 14!! HAHA That dining room is gorgeous!!
My parents still live in our house, but my siblings have moved in and out several times, so my room isn't really "mine" anymore. Plus I took my furniture when I moved out. LOL

Lanaya | Raising Reagan said...

No ... my parents have long moved on from my childhood home. But I still remember the rooms pretty well. I'm sure there are pictures somewhere. But that would take a lot of digging at my mom's house. Ugh ..

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Cece said...

My parents still live in my childhood home. We started living there when I was in 1st grade! They are selling it now and I totally have mixed feelings about it.

Leslie said...

I love your bedroom. I wish I had pics of my room from when I was high school. It was my little oasis. I wish I had a space like that now that is completely mine and where I could go hide. :)

Dara said...

it's definitely sad to say goodbye to your childhood home!

Dara said...

aww, that is sweet.

Dara said...

I got to visit my parents' new home in June, it was nice! glad you liked that picture, haha.

Dara said...

yeah it was a really nice dining room!

Dara said...

I didn't feel like scanning in pictures, but happened to have that one already scanned in!

Dara said...

definitely, it is sad to say goodbye to your childhood home!

Dara said...

my room was really nice, and big too! I had a lot of mess in it though!

Desiree @ Macke Monologues said...

We lived in three different houses before I left for collage. It would have been fun to take a picture in each, especially the room with bright red, shag carpet and pink wallpaper (YIKES)!

Dara said...

haha, did you notice my pink walls with red and black accents? I never really liked that mix of colors, but I decided not to paint because I liked my red and black accents! (scottie dogs, if you couldn't tell!)

Lindsay @ youaretheroots.com said...

Kind of! We moved from Miami up to the Boca area when I was 8. My parents are still in the house there, only my old bedroom has been turned into some kind of hang-out room for my teenage sister and her friends (Wii, TV, etc.). I'll be sad if they ever do decide to sell!

Dara said...

it is sad when parents move from the homes we grew up in!

Annie @ Annie One Can Cook! said...

Hehe your "throwback" picture and comments made me smile.. your room looks like a typical 90s girl room--love it! Your childhood home looks beautiful! We moved when I was 12 (my parents bought an engineering company out in eastern CO) and I consider that house/town to be my home--so yes, they are still there :)

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

My parents are still in my childhood home. I was born there and they are still there. It is their forever kinda home :-)


LOVE the picture and detail of you. I love just seeing snapshots of people's lives and seeing the small meanings that a picture holds!