Thursday, June 5, 2008

My how the years have flown by

So my 20 yr reunion is just around the corner...July 17-19 weekend. I seriously can't believe it's been 20 yrs since highschool. The best thing is that I have kept in touch with quite a few people and now with MySpace and email and other methods, I have reconnected with so many more people. I dug up some pictures that I thought would be fun to share!

Myself, Kate, Kelli and Becky at Homecoming in 1988

My 1988 Senior Pictures (god love the flipped up collar)

Me, Kelli and Kate at Homecoming 1987
Kelli, Kate and I in May 2006

Kelli, Me, Trent Nessman, and Kate May 2006

80 comments:

LisaPetrarcaBlog said...

You still look great! At least you didn't have the 80's girl mullet like me!

It's crazy how fast the years go by the older we get...have a great time! I had my 20 year in 2005 (yep I'm an 80's girl too!) and had sooo much fun!

Don't forget to take tons of pics...especially any old crushes, it's funny to see how much they've changed!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Visiting from SITS!
Love those old pictures, they bring back memories.

Tara said...

lovin the little bo peep dresses and poofy hair!.... and of course the popped collar.

wehave9 said...

Isn't it scary how the 80's style is trying to return?! I had big hair, leg warmers, twistabeads and parachute pants. I even had the Michael Jackson jacket! LOL

trashalou said...

But I love the whole flipped up collar thing! I still do it now.... is this a bad thing?

Laurel said...

Hey you look even better now! Way to go mama. Congrats on your SITS day!

Kimmie0270 said...

Happy SITS day! It's great that you've kept in touch with people over the years!

Marla said...

Love the hair! I need to go back and look at mine.

Blueberry Buttons said...

Love your pics. Sad how fast time goes by. Enjoy your kids before they graduate. Thanks for sharing. Stop by and visit some time.
Cheryl

Outnumbered2to1 said...

Whoa. How did you manage to get through the 80's with cute hair? You look fabulous. Then and now.

Wep said...

I second that...getting through the 80's with cute hair? Unheard of.

AND you still look awesome to boot!

Kim said...

I'm visiting from SITS! My 20 year reunion is this year two ~ love the big hair!

Heather said...

Woo! Man, I have a huge soft spot for the big hair and bad fashions of the late 80s... probably because I was class of '89 myself! :D Yep, that means *my* 20th reunion is coming up in May. How did we get so....so.....so OLD?!?! I mean, we're like totally grown-ups now, you know? EEK!

Cheers!

Shanda said...

Awesome! I'm not far away from my 20th either...and I'm so glad to meet another single mom!

elizabeth said...

Those are great dresses! Ha! And I love the garters!

Creative Junkie said...

Every time I see '80s photos, I am brought right back to high school!

Big hair, big shoulder pads, upturned collars, techno pop music ... what were we thinking?

dddiva said...

I don't miss the hair or fashions, but I do love that you were/are able to stay in touch. :D

Andie said...

You looked (and still do look) awesome. I just went to my hubby's 20th and they looked great too.

Ronnica said...

Gotta love the crazy dresses. I think I got jipped going to high school at the turn of the millenium.

Ashley. Unscripted... said...

LOVE the dresses! Sadly, they'll probably be in style again soon. LOL

Crazy Momma said...

I am loving that while I am looking at this post you have NKOTB playing...how appropriate!

Kelly Deneen said...

hehe! Your senior picture is fabulous! And I dig the prom pictures. ;)

Casey's trio said...

I hope you had a great reunion...looking back at old pics is so much fun and it always seems like it was just yesterday!

Mekhismom said...

Enjoy your reunion! Mine was in April and we had a great time. Unlike you I am not brave enough to post picutures from that time in my life!

Aubrey said...

You're a brave, brave woman. LOL
I don't think I could pull my h.s. pix out AND post. *shudder*

The popped collar is classic!

CanCan said...

You do look great! The other comments are TRUE!

:)

Nice prom dress, too!

Ren said...

Happy Sits Day!

Love the pictures, Were you all wearing garters in the first one? Love it!

cricketphx said...

That is so totally awesome! LOL! I graduated in 1987 so I can totally relate!

Felicia Eis said...

I love the dresses :)

Melissa Lester said...

I think your pictures look really pretty! I wish the girls still wore those pretty, frothy dresses. Today's styles are meant to be "hot," not young and fresh. I hope your reunion is great!

Jennifer P. said...

The gloves were just the best! Loved 'em! And I think the term "better with age" applies here---you three really do look better 20 years down the road!

Happy SITS day :)!

tanyaross said...

my 20-yr reunion would be next year; I still remember when my MOTHER went to HER 20-yr reunion...! where did time go?? hope you had fun! :)

*MWAH!*
Tanya

Live.Love.Eat said...

Congrats on being featured today! Love the pics. My 20 yr reunion came & went I believe but no one contacted me. Hmmmmm.

At Home Redesigns said...

You look better than ever!

Simply Stork said...

We just had our 20th...it's nice to see others that went to school around the same time as I did.

your pics are great!

~simply~

Cheryl Ann said...

Happy SITS day! Love the photos...nice popped collar ;)

Ali said...

I love that picture in your header, it makes me homesick for Washington! *Sigh*. Hey - we have kids the same age -well almost - my son is 11 and in the 6th grade, my daugther is 9 and in 4th grade. I also have a 19 mo. old. Cool! BTW - Love the hair, AND the flipped up collar! ;)

Tracy P. said...

Hi Trish! It's YOUR day! Yea for you! You are still looking great!

Debbie Y. said...

Like the pics.

Happy SITS day.

verygoodyear said...

I think the popped collar is making a comeback... ! I have to admit it makes me giggle everytime I see some 17 year old boy in his pink polo shirt with a popped collar and spikey hair, though.

Erica said...

I love the Madonna inspired lace gloves...girl you were rockin it!!

Shannon said...

OMG the lace gloves were AWESOME.

Happy SITS day!

Laura said...

Nice to look at the old photos and remember when you were still skinny and cute. :) I keep one of mine on my desktop for days when I feel down.

Katie said...

congrats on your SITS day! love the pics! The 80s were fabulous... =)

Liz Davis said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! Such a cute blog and so fun to read!!!

Kimba said...

Those are some great pictures! Isn't it funny how you feel so mature at the time. The you look back and realize that you were SUCH a baby and didn't even know it.

Love the hair and those dresses.

Mandy said...

Girl, the dress and the hair are FAB!

lynn said...

It sure is amazing how fast the time goes by. My 20 yr was last year. Missed it though. I don't feel like I'm old enough to have been out of HS for 20years!

Karol said...

Looks like you had fun though! Hapy SITS day!

G. said...

I loved the 80's...and you had great hair, honestly. Usually you see terrible hair-dos of that era but, not you...lovely. I love the prom dresses!

EmBee said...

Well Maverick, it appears formal dresses didn't change all that much after I graduated in '82... I see the 'Ball Gown' look was still in with a lot of ruffles and satin. And the hair, Oh Yes, the hair!
Over and out!
:-)

Melissa said...

My husband graduated in 88 too, and we were going through his old yearbook this summer, laughing at the hair and fashions that were "so cool" once upon a time! Honestly though, you have the best 80's hair I've seen-your senior pictures are very pretty. The homecoming picture brought back memories of my peach saatin & lace Jessica McClintock formal dress! :)

How we met! said...

1988, I was in the process of getting a divorce from a terrible abusive ex! I moved from CA back to my home in FL! All I took was two kids 1/12 and 4 1/2 along with three randomly packed suitcases! I feel like I missed the whole decade of the 1980's!

Congrats on being spotlighted on Sista's! Big hugs to you, raising two kids alone is not easy!

Vicki said...

You girls were rocking that lace! You remind me of 80s teen movie stars in those pics. You so could have been one :) My 15th would be this year. It's going too fast b/c I still feel like I just graduated...

Stephanie said...

Love the dresses. Time does fly by. I'm glad some of the days are gone like the pegged pants thing. I hated that!

Belle said...

Wow...those were the days!! Congrautlations on your SITS Day!

Kimberly said...

What a cutie you are! Those dresses are fantastic!

Red Cup Mom said...

I still put my collar up once in a while in the morning... just to bring back memories. I always put it back down before I leave the house. But, haha... I loved the 80s.

Mrs. S said...

I LOVE your 87 Homecoming dress. I'd wear it now (if I had an occasion)! Happy SITS day!

Mama's Losin' It said...

You guys are CUTE! I love the 80's pics and I LOVE that you all are still friends. Really cute post.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

It seems surreal to think that I have been out of school for 20 years...I can't tell you how many of the "boys" are bald...if only we could tell our 16 yrold selves that those guys are not worth the tears...Great blog

andrea said...

I LOVE the lace half-gloves!!! Too funny...my 20 year is creeping up also; gosh that's scary...feels just like yesterday!

Summer Saldana said...

Why oh why did we do this to ourselves??? ;-)

Congrats on being saucy!

Sunshine said...

First of all...we always say, "Talk to me Goose!" over here! LOL!

And I'm loving the pics! Love the garter belts...nice touch! ;D

You totally make me want to go post of old pics up of my friends now!

Happy SITS Day!

wendy said...

We didn't have a 20th reunion...unless THEY did and didn't invite me! ;) LOL! LOVE the 80s pix, though! Happy SITS day! :)

Becky :) said...

It's so awesome when you are able to continue those great friendships from high school. Sometimes they are the most important ones.

Congrats on your SITS day!!!

Tiffany said...

I can't stop laughing. I think I had that same hair style... the garters...bwahahahaha

Mamasphere said...

I love you all your girls coordinated the color of your dresses each year, lol.

The Engelhardt 4 said...

Funny how I remember those 80s styles only because of the TV shows I used to watch. I apologize to inform you, I was in elementary school in the 80s!! heehee!!

Thanks for being a feature on SITS!!

Britt said...

Those dresses were fabulous! I love the garters!

Michelle said...

I love the pictures. It's always so much fun to see that I wasn't the only one looking silly many moons ago!

Busymama Kellie said...

What memories! I just had my 20th last year (which I did not go to) and have such great memories of the 80's. Thanks for the fashion reminders!

Elizabeth said...

I think the only thing missing in those photos is the hoop skirts! That's what I had at my 85 prom, my SITSter!

Kelly said...

I am having flashbacks with the dresses and the hairdos!!!
I hope you have a fab time at your reunion!!

Happy SITS Day!! Bask in your comment love!!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

The lace! The hair! The garters!!!

And do I see baby's breath in the hair!

;)

WheresMyAngels said...

Your the second blog in two days that I have been on talking about their 20th reunion. I am said to say I didn't make mine. It was either south Beach or Saint Joe MO! You can guess what I picked! Love your dresses.

Gina said...

My 20 year reunion is NEXT year, and I absolutely canNOT wait, it is going to be so fun.
Don't you just love seeing your old pals from school?!?!
SOOOOO many memories.
ahhhhhh.
This made me nostalgic.
I loved being a teenager. I miss those carefree days!!

Be-Frazzled Mom said...

You still look amazing! I love how you girls were swimming in all of that lace and taffeta. Very Footloose.

mrsbear said...

20 years have been good to you. How time just slips away from us though. Happy late SITS day.

Rhea said...

What fun pictures! Loved the trip down your memory lane. :o)