You ready for some fun?!
As I mentioned last night, I spent some time yesterday afternoon over at my parents’ house. Over the weekend, my brother moved out into an apartment, which meant that he was no longer living in my old childhood bedroom (he took it once I moved out because it was bigger and better, mwahaha). My parents wasted no time in getting to work on cleaning out the rest of the room, and oddly enough, came across a bunch of stuff that was mine.
Apparently, I missed quite a bit when I left?!
I was getting a kick out of looking through everything, so I thought you guys might too.
As soon as I came across my box of lanyards and beads, I immediately wanted to start making friendship bracelets again. Who else jumped on that bandwagon back in the day?
That was such a fun hobby. Don’t be surprised if I’m making new ones by the end of the week.
One thing I was surprised to come across…three pairs of almost brand new shoes?!
The pairs in the middle and on the right were actually shoes that I wore when I was in the Miss USA pageants years ago, so they aren’t really a big deal since I have no idea when I’d wear them again.
But THESE?! How the heck could I leave these behind?
My only guess, if memory serves me correctly, is that they’re extremely uncomfortable. That’d be a bummer.
Another awesome find was this Tignanello set…brand new, never used wallet, coin purse, and mini clutch. It was like CHRISTMAS!
I’ve actually been in the market for a new clutch too, so this was a fantastic find.
There were also a few more random finds: elementary school books I wrote and an Ernie doll (Ernie is the jam. I have over a dozen different dolls of him…somewhere).
My wedding jacket (loooooove this thing).
A children’s book I wrote and illustrated while in college.
This was probably one of my proudest projects during my whole college career.
A bunch of my old CD’s…with everything ranging from Mariah Carey, to Eve6, to Ruff Ryders. I loved it all…or I just tried to fit in with everything.
My old modeling portfolio, with plenty of photos that totally made me laugh.
Random newspaper articles I was in, either for bowling or modeling.
Including this one, which cracks. me. up. One time, and one time only, I convinced Jay to do a few photos with me for an article. Everyone gave him SO much slack for it, and my dad had a little fun “decorating” the paper for him. It was so funny…and I’m sure once he reads this I’m going to hear about it.
And then, there’s a look into the ‘ol high school years.
My varsity and JV letters for volleyball, softball, and bowling.
Scrapbook photos…sophomore year volleyball and a winter dance (yikes, that makes me cringe! haha)
Prom photos…Jay’s junior prom on the left, my senior prom on the right.
And some senior yearbook photos.
Gosh, it can be so fun to look back, can’t it? I still can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I graduated from high school. That is just crazy to me. I still have all of this stuff sitting in the trunk of my car, so once I get that out later today, I’m sure I’ll be looking through it all again…and then I have to find a place to put it all. Wish me luck.
Breakfast this morning was quick and easy.
Pumpkin spice English muffin with peanut butter, pumpkin butter, banana slices, and chia seeds.
Never gets old!
Questions for the Morning:
- How long ago did you graduate from high school?
- If you could go back to high school for a week, would you do it?