Can You Name These Classic Video Games?

Can You Name These Classic Video Games?

I was born at the right time (1970) to experience the birth of video games. We had home video games that were just as addictive as the ones they have today, although not nearly as realistic. Hanging out in arcades was customary every weekend for all of us kids. Quarters were our currency of choice in those days. I remember when we got our first Atari at home, my parents bought a used one. We hooked it up to the TV that was on a rolling cart from my parent’s bedroom and we would roll it out in the kitchen … Continue Reading →
Food From the 70s: Throwback Thursday

Food From the 70s: Throwback Thursday

The other day I was talking to someone about food and started chatting about foods we remember from our childhood. I thought this would be a fun Throwback Thursday post. Below are three things I remember from back in the 70s that I never see any longer. Do you remember these? Doritos & Ott’s Dressing Taco Salad This was a staple salad at picnics in the summer when I was a kid. I loved when my mom made this! It is a gloppy and messy salad but it sure tasted good. There are tons of variations of this recipe, but … Continue Reading →
Throwback Thursday: My First Computer TI-99

Throwback Thursday: My First Computer TI-99

Anyone else recognize this computer? Throwback Thursday took me back to my tween years and this. It is a Texas Instruments TI-99 and it is the first computer my family had. It did not really do too much compared to today, but I still thought it was cool. We didn’t even have a monitor, we just hooked it up to an older TV we had. I started thinking about this because this afternoon I am speaking on a panel at a local event for Microsoft and Parade Magazine about technology in our classrooms. It is amazing what tools students and … Continue Reading →
Favorite Fireworks As a Kid [Throwback Thursday]

Favorite Fireworks As a Kid [Throwback Thursday]

When I was a kid we all shot off fireworks. I mean everyone! The kids and the adults actually. There were not nearly as many big displays by cities, festivals, and such back then. The firework stands went up in June and we could not hardly wait to get our hands on some. Back then they were wooden stands too, not tents, and they were cooler to me for some reason. Now as a mom, I’m not too crazy about fireworks, the worry wart comes out in me. But, for this week’s Throwback Thursday I thought I would reminisce about … Continue Reading →
Chasing Lightning Bugs [Throwback Thursday]

Chasing Lightning Bugs [Throwback Thursday]

Do you remember when the nights were suddenly warm and dusk had arrived and all of the sudden little yellow flashes of light started appearing in the air? This was always so magical to me. It was like tiny stars had come down to visit us and share their spectacular light show in our little world. There must be something magical about those lightning bugs. I have absolutely no bad memories associated with them at all, only very happy and relaxing thoughts of running around the yard with friends and trying to catch our little points of light. It was … Continue Reading →
Summer Fun ’70s Style: Throwback Thursday

Summer Fun ’70s Style: Throwback Thursday

Since summer has unofficially started I thought for Throwback Thursday I would share some of the toys I remember growing up. And yes, we survived these toys and have lots of fun memories of them. Scroll through the following pages to relive some of your own summer memories. I would love to know other summer toys you remember from your own childhood too. START SLIDESHOW: Water Guns Continue Reading →
Throwback Thursday: Pac-Man is 34

Throwback Thursday: Pac-Man is 34

Yesterday, May 21, 2014, was the 34th anniversary of the Pac-Man arcade game. I was 10 years old when Pac-Man came out and I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I played that game or how many quarters I spent on it. In the early and mid 80s I spent a lot of time in video arcades. We were amazed by how cool some of the games were back then and just had no idea how far along they would be today. Regardless of how realistic today’s video games are though, Pac-Man still holds up to the … Continue Reading →
Play Ball! Throwback Thursday

Play Ball! Throwback Thursday

That’s me at the plate! Yes, I actually played softball for a few years when I was a little girl. To be honest, I was not very good at softball, but it was fun to play with my friends. I thought this would be a fun photo to share for Throwback Thursday. Did you play any sports when you were a kid? What were they? Continue Reading →
Me & My Big Brother: National Siblings Day for Throwback Thursday

Me & My Big Brother: National Siblings Day for Throwback Thursday

Today is not only Throwback Thursday but also National Siblings Day! A great combo I think and perfect to share these old photos of my big brother and me when we were younger. Aren’t we cute? Apparently when we were very young we got along. Ronnie, my brother, is about 2 years older than me. At some points though we started fighting a lot. This went on for several years but by the time I went to high school I realized my big brother wasn’t all that bad of a guy. Now as adults we get along just fine and … Continue Reading →
Is he warm enough?  Throwback Thursday

Is he warm enough? Throwback Thursday

For Throwback Thursday I thought I would share a family photo that makes me laugh and cringe all at once. It is hard to believe that this picture is over 19 years old! This is my son, T, all bundled up to go out and about on one of the first times since he had been born. You know those moms who are super worried about everything with their babies? Well, that was me! I would bundle him all up – poor little guy couldn’t have moved if he wanted to. I remember even when I had his grandparents babysit … Continue Reading →