When I was REAL young I started a fascination with collages. I would make them all the time, in school, with friends, by myself....whatever. One day I found this clipping and decided to cut it out and retain it for all time. I don't know if I still have it today because I need justification as to why I'm so odd...or if I have it to prove to others that this IS normal for me.
Whatever the reason, I believe this statement with 100% of my heart and soul. I can pick a middle child out of a family ten miles away. I love that about myself...I think it's my favorite part of me...being...
Tomorrow marks the 2 year anniversary of my sweet blog. What did I EVER do before blogging? Well, let me tell you. I'm a rare breed, an odd soul...I really am. Anyone who has been around me long enough knows this. Just because my blogging didn't start until 2 years ago, doesn't mean that there weren't many a times that would have been some good blogging material.
I'd like to dedicate this flashback to moments I WISH I could have blogged about. Maybe if I wrap up the good times here real quick, my kids will get an idea of just how awesome my life is and was when I was a kid. Aww yea...let the party begin!!
My crazy times started real young. Younger than this picture and they began with my little sister Lindsay. Amy always hated me and tried to kill me. No really, she did. She regrets that now because I can always throw it in her face...but it's true. Don't worry, she's repented.
Lindsay though...she was an odd ball too. I'm not sure if she was born odd or if I made her odd by taking her under my wing and creating my prodigy with her. She did anything I told her to. It was great, like having a puppy.
We spent our days playing school, making projects and dressing up for our homemade plays. OH how I wish I had blogged all those good times. The commercials we made...everything. It was good times then...good times. Thank you Lindsay for being my little pet.
Cousins. Oh how I wish I could have blogged all the family Summer vacations with my sweet cousins. As he years went on, our time together on the beach changed from collecting seashells and doing cartwheels...
...to kissing boys all night whom we just met. My how we changed and grew.
Oh how I wish I would have blogged about Buck the guinea pig and all the other little creatures we accumulated over the years. Linds and Amy, remember when we had mom and dad hamsters and the mom got pregnant and she had babies and we were so excited only to wake up one morning to check on the babies and they were all gone. We were so confused at first until we saw how the dad had gained like twice his size in weight overnight.
Oh how I wish I would have blogged about our fun friends the Pierces!!! Yes Amanda...that's you!! We always loved going over to the Pierce's house and having sleepovers. Unfortunately I didn't have a friend to play with because the only one my age was Bryan and he was a boy and well...that just didn't work so I either TRIED to play Amanda and Amy but would always be kicked out and then I'd TRY to play with Lindsay and Molly but they wouldn't listen to me. Fun times...always loved that.
Look at you little Molly, Cassie and Bryan!!
(Am I spelling that wrong? Brian?)
Yes that's my Dad with his HOT mustache...
I mean mom.
Oh how I wish I would have blogged all the times I spent with my grandma Willis. She was everything and I didn't even know it. I enjoyed her company each and every day as I would come to pick up Jake (who she'd watch for me while I was at work) and we'd sit together and talk for ever about everything. I miss her so much lately. I would give anything to have those moments again.
Uhmm...I don't know what this is but it sure looks like it would have been great blogging material, right? Loved those times when Devon and I would dye our hair red and rock out to Morrissey and The Smiths.
OH how I wish I would have blogged about all my great childhood friends. The nights Natalie and I made cheerleader! Our ridiculous skits and faces (seen here) that we were known for at school. Hun Dudle Uhn...
Amy's 5.0 GT Mustang was her pride and joy, who knew I was doing sexy poses on it's hood when she wasn't looking. All I need is the bikini...and the boobs too.
And when my friends decided to be just as crazy as me? Well, that was the best! When I think back, I can still hear Carolina's silly laugh...she was always laughing.
Remember sneaking out to meet Donny and Travis at the gas station behind your house?
Oh how I wish I would have blogged about my romance to this hottie. Is that even the same couple? Geez louise...time changes everything right? What a perfect love story I have to share with my kids and their kids and their kids kids. Sunday naps on my parent's couch after church, watching Disney movies together, acting silly almost ALL the time, wrestling, drama, hurt, love, happiness...all of it..it makes it ALL so juicy! I wish it was all documented!
And finally, this is for you Staci...OH how I wish I would have blogged about my crazy years... actually, I'm glad that isn't blogged. Having a faint memory of it is good enough. But this picture was fun...the time I shaved my head because...ya know...Britney did it. Well she hadn't done it yet but I knew she would. So I did first.
Luckily I HAVE my precious blog NOW and I can record ALL my memories, good and bad, here for all to see. The best part is, I can keep it forever and let my kids see it and pass it on from generation to generation. What a great idea! I think Heavenly Father knew what he was talking about when he advised us to journal. I should have listened sooner.
Happy Birthday Blog.