I thought it was time to post something fun. So I'm going to do a little looking back. Trying to remember what I was doing 10, 5, and 1 years ago. It should be exciting -- pics and all!
Holy cow. 10 years ago I was a senior in high school! This pic was taken in Dec. 1995 during my reign as Gustine High School Basketball Tournament Queen. Yes, I reigned for 3 whole days. I remember it was exciting to win. I had to track down 3 dresses in the matter of just a couple weeks (white - made by mom; black - borrowed from church friend; burgundy - store bought). It was fun to do the hair, the make-up, wear a crown, and be escorted in each night with an announcer proclaiming my arrival. The not so exciting part was having to sit up on the bleachers (er, my throne) and watch basketball games 3 nights in a row. I'm not that much of a sports gal. So I did my best to sit up straight, smile, and occasionally throw bread (or tortillas, whatever was on hand) to the hungry peasants.
As far as school stuff goes . . . I had already been accepted to BYU for the summer term. I think I was about to register for my classes. All I had left to do was sail through the last semester of my senior year. With a T.A. period, and another period of independent speed writing (basically me, a text book, all alone in Mrs. White's office. Did I mention there was a photocopier in there? Had some fun with that.), there wasn't too much pressure in my life.
Fast forward 5 years and a lot has changed. Now a college grad, married, and a mom. Conner was about 2 months old. Scott worked downtown and Conner and I basically hung out in our 2 bedroom apartment each day. Looking back, life was very simple, very quiet back then. I hadn't connected with any friends/moms in our new area, so I spent pretty much all of my time alone (with Conner). We would break up the monotony by going to Target and window shopping. Money was really tight back then -- we were living paycheck to paycheck looking forward to Scott's next raise. Even though things were tight, I remember being happy. We just trudged through it, thankful for all the things we did have. About this time I also started to really get into scrapbooking. I now had this adorable little baby to be the subject for all of my pages.
This photo was taken on our 6th anniversary. The end of January (I think the 29th) is when we found out I was pregnant with Anna. We were very excited and it was time for number three. Although I do remember feeling a little sad that I was going to lose my body to baby again. I had spent the entire last year not pregnant and not nursing -- the longest stretch since Conner was born.
As far as life goes, Conner was going to school, I was busy with my calling in Relief Society, I lead a play group each week at the church, and I had friends to scrapbook with and pampered chef parties to attend quite regularly. Life was good.
And finally . . . .
Today - 2006
Gave Anna a bath, watched the new episode of Little Einsteins with the boys, laughing with Anna on the bed (notice the bright new bedding -- the perfect pick-me-up for these dreary oregon winters), cleaned the bathroom, dusted, errands at Walmart, helped Conner with worksheets from his "learning book", blogging. Leftovers for dinner. And a pampered chef party tonight.
Life is still good.