Monday, July 21, 2008

A Fifteen Year Wrap Up

I am very grateful to Alpha Dogma for tagging me for this flashback meme. I've been stuck on what to write for a few days - but oh! It's my B's 5th birthday, I should be waxing poetic about all things B. That will come later, for right now I am too busy listening to the little man and B arguing over her new birthday gifts. He gave her a Fur Real Pet, which he apparently thought was for him when choosing said gift. Not even the bribe of birthday doughnuts is calming down the situation.

And now, back to the meme:

Think back on the last 15 years of your life. What would you tell someone that you hadn’t seen or talked to for 15 years? How would you sum up your life? You get 10 bullet points. A list of 10 things to summarize about you. At the end of your list, tag 5 more people and send on the love…

In 1993, I was in the second half of 10th grade. Not seeing someone since then, they would probably not recognize me. You could say a person changes a bit from age 16 to 30. (See the picture? I heart big bangs.) I've got the mom hair now and weigh 60 more lbs. I'm not longer a four sport athlete or a chatty teenage girl. What would I say to someone I haven't seen since then? In ten bullet points?

  1. I graduated salutatorian from high school and gave a speech at commencement.
  2. I went to college at UNK and graduated in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in social work and a minor in criminal justice. I was living in Lincoln and took a job for the state.
  3. I got married! To a guy I met in Kearney, at a bar. Yes, in a bar. We just celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary.
  4. I have two kids, ages 2 and 5. A boy and a girl.
  5. I moved to Omaha with the family to teach high school special education.
  6. I changed careers to teach high school education.
  7. I earned master's degree in 2003. To teach high school special education.
  8. I spend summers making breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for aforementioned kids. I do some other stuff, but the feeding portion of our day sure takes a lot of time and energy.
  9. I like to scrapbook and blog. I spend a lot of time making memories for the kids, so I can think of other things we did together besides eating breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
  10. I'm going to an indoor water park today! And staying at the adjacent hotel. And celebrating my B's 5th birthday! It's a big deal, cuz I said so.

Tagging 5 others - okey dokey.

Have fun!


Beck said...

Oh my gosh, that teenage photo of you KILLS me! And it's just CRAZY how much time I spend feeding my kids during the summer. My husband comes home and asks me what I did and I'm like "I cooked!".

Alpha DogMa said...

WOW! You're a meme machine. And look at all your hair!

Have fun at the waterpark. Ah. Swimming without the need to apply sunscreen. How novel.

nikkis30by30 said...

I too heart big bangs!!! LOL!! Will try and complete the task tonight of posting my ten things. Hmmm.... suppose they should all be good things, huh? As in, I would want my mom to be proud of me if she read it, not say things like YOU DID WHAT?!?!?! LOL!!!

Jenifer said...

That waterpark looks just like Great Wolf Lodge and we had such a blast warned your children will be asking to go again! And who does not like to stay in a hotel, I am sure B will be in heaven.

Your meme is awesome! I had some killer bangs too, didn't we all?!

Have fun on your getaway.

Mad said...

You! Look! Like! You! Were! Popular! And! Perky!

Sus said...

Look at you looking like a regular Pink Lady in the 10th grade. A few years back, my mom compiled all of my 8x10s from all 12 years of school. I buried it.

Mama said...

Wow. What a life.... a love life!!!

Michelle said...

I had those bangs! :)

Thanks for the tag- I'm going to have to think on this one, but hope to get it posted soon!

Michelle said...

I'm embarrased to admit I FINALLY did this! LOL