Sincerely 'Fro Me to You-Themed Edition: Scary

Welcome to the first themed edition of Sincerely 'Fro Me to You! {You can read the nitty gritty carnival details here}.

I thought it would be fun to share our scary pictures this week.

Now, if you didn't post a scary picture, it's okay. I'm pretty flexible and I don't always follow all the rules exactly, you can still link up.

But be forewarned: If you link a picture of your mother-in-law, someone might call her scary in the comments.

Which could pose a problem for you and the hubby.

I'm just saying.

As I dug thru my organized (I use that term loosely) box o pictures, I decided to go with a grouping of pictures that made me very afraid. I had some costumed shots, but they just made my laugh. These following shots made me want to RUN & HIDE. And that felt right, for some strange reason!

It's very scary, so prepare:  the Engagement Photo Shoot

"Look Mom, I'm marrying a druggie!" 

"Or is something just wrong with her eye?"

"Whatever it is, it's obviously contagious!"

See what I mean?

We aren't exactly photogenic. We look like certified drunks in plaid and a sweater vest.

I think out of twenty shots, we got one where all four eyes were open.

A little story behind this photo shoot:  My future-hubby-to-be and I had a long distance relationship.  I was teaching school and he was working on his Master's degree. 

We got engaged on Sept 16 (about two hours after he got into town to see me).

These photos were taken on Sept 17 (the very next day).

Because my Mom had a hunch and made the appointment before we got engaged.  

Too bad she didn't buy us coordinating outfits.  

We married December 17 (just 3 short months later during my school break).

Scary, huh?


Muthering Heights said...

Thank goodness they do things digitally these days...and you can approve the picture before it's ever printed! LOL!

D... said...

LOL! The captions make them even more priceless. I echo Muthering heights, thank goodness for the digital age!

Ashley @ said...

I LOVE the sweater vest! I know it would have been out of character, BUT, ya'll do kind of look drunk :)

Seriously though I think you guys look adorable together and very happy!

Heather said...

My, my, how ever did you chose which picture to put in the paper for your engagement announcement? You should see if Hallmark is interested in buying the rights to those pictures. Imagine the inside caption on a card with one of those pictures!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Yay! This is my first time to participate. Love your pics. What a great carnival this is. I've watched it for weeks and now I'm in!

LifeAtTheCircus said...

THIS is why I love you. We have very similar engagement and wedding shots because dear hubby and I are not photogenic. AT.ALL. Seriously, the digital camera was invented just for us, so we could finally get a picture with both of our eyes open!

Valarie said...

Bless your stoned little love drunken hearts!!

The Glamorous Life (boob division) said...

First of all love the revised-newly coordinated logo for Fro.

And, I am so relieved. All these years I thought I had the worst engagement photo ever. I see now I have competition for that title.

But you still look adorable. Sweat heart sweater vest too.

My scary? It is only one of the times I have scared my children into future therapy. And it involves BOOBS. Ya. I am so glamorous.

Tammy said...

These are SO funny. Love the sweater's so, ummm, teachery.

Girl, I am so far under the bus this week. It is beyond ridiculous.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

That last picture of you looking normal and his eyes like that "cracked" (no pun intended) me up!!

Starlene said...

OMGoodness! My side aches from laughing so hard!!

Lori said...

Why do I love THAT family? Because of posts like these. Too funny!

Bubba's Sis said...

Ah...young and in love....and drunk! Those were the days!!

Happy Halloween!

a Tonggu Momma said...

That last one really got to me -- I actually chuckled!!!

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Don't tell me, those were taken at Olan Mills? Pretty sure they were at one time (thankfully no more) a nation wide chain and were notorious for hideous background colors. Nothing like charcoal gray or mocha brown to bring out one's eye color so nicely...NOT. Well, at least you can teach your kids to smile with their eyes open so they won't have to endure the same type of thing!!

Anonymous said...

I am taking this 'Fro week off in honor of blogging about my son's 13th birthday today. I know . . . . .feel free to bawl along with me.

Love the pictures - you guys are so cute! My engagement pictures, as usual, feature my enormous eye brows front and center. That and I was wearing electric royal blue. Owie.

kristen@nosmallthing said...

:) I think that is hilarious.

Anonymous said...

You are KILLING me. Stop. Please. My dog thinks I have lost it because I'm sitting at my computer cracking up.

I would love to post my blue eye- shadow, big hair pictures, but I ripped them all into tiny little shreds a couple of years ago. I love how you can laugh at yourself and share with the world!

Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning!!


Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

I looked drugged in my bridal portraits, but it's because I am. My mother-in-law gave me some cold medicine and I took too much (her instructions were not clear). I fell asleep in the chair while they fixed my hair and veil. And then I just look... tired. I've never let her forget that.

Amanda said...

Hey you were sylish back then and didnt even know it- black and white is soooo the thing! You were before your time :-)

The Southern Family said...

Oh, you are a brave, brave woman!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

That's awesome! I'll try to dig up a scary one next week!

Crayl said...

Not TOO scary, although your mom making the appointment ahead of time, that's a little scary. And as I face this with one of my daughters within a year, well, I will remember to at least coordinate their outfits. (Not matching, she would just die)

Amy from Texas said...

Thanks for the great laugh! Ha! Hope you like my entry with Blogger's BIG 80's hair. You might know some of these ladies. These photos will make you feel better about your engagement pics:-)

Happy Mommy said...

Sorry, I forgot about the scary theme! I will do the pumpkins for tomorrow, can we use last years pictures or does it have to be current?
Love your eye issues, nice to know it's not just my family!

Laura Harvey said...

Whats everyone doing for safety precautions for Halloween? My husband came across an article ( with some info about background checking neighbors. I thought that may be a little overboard, but it had some other good suggestions for some precautions I haven't thought about. Last year my youngest son came down with a massive fever after Halloween. I almost thought about just taking the kids to our church's fall festival this year instead of door-to-door to prevent that from happening again. I don't know yet. What's your advice? Am I over-reacting or just being a concerned mom?

marky said...

Yes... drunk on love!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

This idea is absolutely brilliant. I love it! Looking at photos like these makes us blissfully aware of how much we have evolved and how fashion forward we really are. Complete fun.

PS: The evolution of your sense of style and design is evident. Just take a look at your blog background. One of the best ones I've seen in a MIGHTY long time.

Dee said...

I think you guys look very cute, we have to remember it was the 80's and the flash was prob too bright LOL

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

HILARIOUS! Thanks for sharing this with us, you brave brave soul...:)

Jenny in Utah said...

I suffer from "camera eye" myself! Ah, the memories!

Thanks for this fun little thing to do - I obviously have way too much free time - love it!

Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

Oh my gosh, those are funny. Love the eyes.

Isunji said...

This was fun! Makes me want to dig through more old photos...

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