the Archive Meme

Alice, lovely Alice, has tagged me with this complicated meme.
As I tend to blab on and on in my labels rather than actually label my posts, some research had to be done to complete this.

The rules: (oh! in green!)

Archive Meme Instructions: Go back through your archives and post the links to your five favorite blog posts that you’ve written. … but there is a catch:

Link 1 must be about family.
Link 2 must be about friends.
Link 3 must be about yourself, who you are… what you’re all about.
Link 4 must be about something you love.
Link 5 can be anything you choose.

Choosing favorites is tough. FINDING posts at ALL is difficult, but I've dredged some up.

Link 1 - as though I write about anything much besides family...

Here's a link about some friends. (I've got nearly four years of archives which are, basically, unlabeled - you'll have to make due with things from the past year or so.)

Link 3 is the closest I can get to being "what I'm all about." Or this one.

Link 4 - something I love...WEDDINGS! This was my cousin's, and it was damn near perfect.

Link 5 can be anything I choose, so I choose this post that Youngest wrote three years ago. There's a huge difference between ten years old and thirteen.

I'm not comfortable tagging - especially as this one takes some work, but let me know if you plan on doing it as I'd love to read your answers.

Laundry awaits.


Paula said…
So, about this eyeball sucking thing...
Anonymous said…
I love, love youngest 100 things. And I, too, dislike pine sap on my hands.
Anonymous said…
All your posts were nicely chosen but how could anyone resist that Youngest of yours...
Amy A. said…
This makes me want to go through all my bloggy-friends archives. I usually don't because I don't want anyone to think I'm stalking them.

This will be fun, though, to go look at your fave five.
Amy A. said…
I'm back.

I'm totally making my kids do the 100 things list. Loved it.
So as far as Youngest is concerned, 15, 18, 19 and 100 are exactly the same when you are age 10 and age 13,

I'd love to do this. I may have to go back to my much older blog to find posts. I might have to write a little something new to be able to do it.
Anonymous said…
It's probably just shallow to think about getting a third husband every time I read a perfect wedding post, isn't it?

Yes. I thought as much.
Miz S said…
How did I ever miss that post of Youngest's? Maybe because I didn't know you then. Reading those hundred things makes it all the more outrageous to think that he is going to high school next year.
Anonymous said…
hey! i decided to do this.

Love the wedding pictures. So romantic. :)
alice c said…
I can't believe that you turned this round so quickly. It took me DAYS to do all those links.

Thank you for playing along - I loved reading those posts about you. In fact, the second one brought tears to my eyes. Honestly.
Mrs. G. said…
I am looking forward to working my way through these. And I'm going to cop to the fact that Anne Geddes' photos have always weirded me out a little. The babies look so fragile.
Mary said…
Yes thanks to Alice I am having to educate myself about how to do this too.


As with Alice though it was a treat to read old posts of yours - the wedding, dear youngest and his 100 things (he has been here before) and Eloise!
Ginnie said…
Now I want to go back to the beginning and read all your posts. I see that I have had only a tiny sampling of blackbird over the last few months that I've been reading.
Velma said…
Wow - I yam what I yam, too! And I'm totally with Youngest on the pointy objects thing.

Seriously - I should go back through your archives more often... not in a creepy stalker way, more of just a simple girl-crush.
Fannie said…
After #3, I'm missing my old job more than ever.