Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wordful Wednesday-A Decade Already??

Ok so this week is going to be part 1 to a two part series, you know it’s going to be long!! I’m pretty excited about this week though. Two weeks from Friday we will be in 2010, crazy huh? Well I thought that I would look back on this past decade and how much I’ve changed and my family too. Don’t worry I’m not doing year by year, just the major things that happened during these past 10 years.

So in 2000 I was only 11 years old and in 6th grade, dang. I remember when we rang in 2000, everyone was scared. We were all in my parent’s living room with flashlights because we were supposed to lose power and all that jazz. But that didn’t happen and here we are…

In 2002 I started my freshman year of high school, scared to death. Those were good days; spending the night with your friends almost every night, sleeping until noon on Saturdays, being able to stay awake late, talking on the phone all the time, being embarrassed of your parents (well some things never change :) ). High school was great!

My best friend in high school Sarah at senior prom.

Danielle and I at a volleyball banquet. Maybe my senior year.

One of my good friends from high school Timmy.

2002 also started my volleyball career, not really a career but you know. I played all four years of high school and loved every minute of it. My sister also played so we were a force to be reckoned with. Volleyball was a good time and I loved all the girls I played with. My freshman year I played with the freshman team. My sophomore year I played with JV and varsity. About 3 games into the season I was taken off JV and only on varsity. I wish I could go back to high school just to play volleyball!!

In May 2004 I got braces for the first time, yuck. After I had a big contraption on the roof of my mouth that made a huge gap in my front teeth, they laid the train tracks down. Shortly after I had them put on I had my wisdom teeth removed (no wise cracks), along with that I had a baby tooth removed that never fell out and a chain attached to the canine to help it come down faster. On top of that I had a metal rubber band thing on my left side to help with an overbite. Yeah I had a full on metal mouth!! Recovery was not smooth.

In August of 2004 I got into my first car accident. Very first day of school my junior year. Molly was driving us and we had her friend Whitney and her brother in the car. Let me mention that I live less than 2 miles from the high school. So half way there we got hit from behind by another girl and pushed into the car in front of us. After that hit, the girl that hit us got hit from someone behind her, so we got hit again. Not a fun way to start the school year.

Ok so some other things happened, nothing I can really remember and blah blah blah…

But in June 2006 I graduated high school!!!! WOO HOO. Not that big of a deal right? Ok so I graduated 99th in my class of 329 and with honors, I was pretty proud of myself! After HS I had plans to attend Western Kentucky University and room with my best friend at the time Sarah. Well that didn’t pan out the way I thought it would and I ended up staying at home and going to a community college right down the road from me. And you know things really do happen for a reason. I went to JCC and got placed in this crazy theatre class that I did not want to be in. There were mostly drama queens in there but there was this one guy that kind of stalked me…yeah I’m talking about Aaron. So we hung out and started dating. College love birds. Also that year my parents bought me my first car, a 2002 Chevy Malibu. I LOVED that car. Leather seats, sunroof, satellite radio, it was great!! Best car.

Aaron & me at JCC, our first picture together!


  1. This was SO sweet to read. You have come a long way. You have turned into a wonderful lady and mother (not that you weren't before) I love the pic of Us!

  2. Aw thank you! I'll do the rest of the decade next week. I knew you would like the picture of us, it's pretty old but still a good one!