I am Clark Griswold in the attic

Remember the scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation, where Clark gets locked up in the attic? While waiting for his family to return from Christmas shopping, he decides to pass the time by watching an old movie reel of himself as a boy. Hilarious! Especially when he gets all emotional.

I sort of felt like that when I was browsing through some old Christmas pictures this morning. I got all melancholy and misty eyed. I thought I’d show you guys the very first Christmas picture of the trio. I used this on our Christmas card that year.

That is the last “good Christmas picture” I have of them. Because after this first year, they no longer stayed where I put them. Getting good pictures was next to impossible. Because it always ended up like this one

Just one year sure can make a difference, huh?