Showing posts with label Flashback Friday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flashback Friday. Show all posts

Friday, July 9, 2010

Flashback Friday

I found this old photo of me and my dad. Wasn't he handsome??

Friday, June 18, 2010

Flashback Friday

Growing up I had three grandmas... yeah - lucky, right?? My great grandmother (my dad's mom's mom) lived to be 100 years old! She died right before her birthday the next year. In fact, she even lived longer than her daughter..

Anyway, I really loved my great grandma Hope. She was sweet and strict at the same time. She taught me how to crochet and how to be respectful to the elderly. She stayed with us for a while when I was little, and then we took a long road trip to take her home to Alabama, where she lived with her son until she passed away. When she turned 100, the whole town came over to celebrate - she was on the news, in the paper, and recognized by all the "celebrities" in the small town (like the mayor). Can you believe I missed it? Hello - what was I thinking?... Well, my friend Tiffany Stevens and her mother were in charge of helping with a karate tournament and had already purchased a plane ticket/hotel accommodations for me to go with them, and I felt like I had to go because they had already forked out the money. But I have to say... I totally regret not attending my great grandma Hope's 100th birthday bash before she passed away.

I loved my Grandma Ginny (short for Virginia) too! She lived in Utah for a while too - my dad helped her buy a duplex and rent out one side. After that became burdensome, we moved into a new house and she lived in the basement. I remember her telling me I needed to keep my room cleaner and to help more around the house. Everyday after school I would come home to find her reading the encyclopedia. I thought that was SO weird at the time, but now I admire her for learning new things instead of sitting in front of the television getting the latest on some soap opera. She bought a little cat and named it Piwacket - apparently the name of some goose in a television show from when she was younger. And before that, she had a little pug - Lucy who we affectionately called "Lucy Wiggle-Butt". My Grandma Ginny taught me how to be patient, and how to appreciate what I have been given.

As for the third grandma... well, we'll save her for another Flashback Friday. ;)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Flashback Friday

Nothin' funny today.... just scrapped some photos a while ago because they're cute...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Flashback Friday

In honor of Mother's Day (almost two weeks ago, I know... I'm catching up here, okay?) here are a couple layouts about my mom's love for me...

I AM lucky. My mom is the greatest. She has always been there for me. She is one of my best friends; someone I can talk to about anything, someone who I am completely comfortable being myself around. She loves me unconditionally. I love you mama!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Flashback Friday

So.. this week I'm flashing back to my senior year in high school. My best friend, Jamie Packer (who was also featured in last weeks flashback), was (is?) a photographer. She was always looking to expand her portfolio and needed a cooperative subject. And, well, I love to get my picture taken. I know it's not a common trait, but I do.

Anyway, we stopped in at Gene Fullmer Fitness Center...

...then headed out to West Jordan Park to snap some shots:

Out of the whole lot, this one is my favorite:
(click here for credits)

Oh, there was another of me on my stomach smiling nicely into the camera, but it got sent off to a modeling agency, which is a whole different story.

To add to your viewing pleasure:

Don't ask. I'm just a freak. :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Flashback Friday

I started scanning pics from my year at Snow College.. and I had to do a page about our apartment. Oh, and by the way, I love that picture of Jamie, myself, and Cari. Don't we all look hot! That summer Cari and I worked as lifeguards at Gene Fullmer Fitness Center. I think that's the most tan I've ever been in my life! Click on the image to see it larger. 

Friday, April 9, 2010

Flashback Friday

I decided to fast forward in my scanning so I could scrap some Easter pics. One of my all time favorite photos of myself as a kid is on Easter - and I COULDN'T find the negatives! I'm super sad about that, but I did find some pics from a different year. My mom took me to an egg hunt with my Johnson cousins. I don't really remember much about this event at all, but isn't that Easter bunny scary lookin'?!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Flashback Friday

This is one of my favorite pictures of Justin and I. It was taken by one of my best friends, Jamie Packer, for our engagement photo shoot. It didn't make the cut, but I love how we are almost giggling in the pic. I decided to scrap it (finally)...
I can't believe how young we look! It's crazy for me to think that we've almost been married for 5 years now, and we've known each other for almost 7! Time flies when you're married to your best friend, I guess. :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Flashback Friday

Although these pictures aren't spectacular or my favorites by any means.. they include my dad - which wasn't a common occurrence. I've decided to scrapbook as many pictures of him that I can find so he will show up more in my blog (and once printed, my journal).

The girl in the bottom right photos is Becky Kimes (now Hill). She lived in our ward and was often my babysitter. I grew up seeing a lot of her, and regard her as a sister of sorts. :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Flashback Friday / All About Me

The All About Me Challenge (on the blog) was to do a "Where did you come from?" layout, but I couldn't grasp how to put ALL of that on one or two pages. I decided to just do a page on who I was/what I liked as a kid...

...and I really thought I was giving my dad a cheesy grin in the following photo. I look like a crazy person! :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Flashback Friday

Here's the last part of our Mexico Cruise..

On the last day we stopped at Ensenada. Justin and I didn't really know anything about Mexico, but we signed up for the bus tour to La Bufadora. Apparently, it's a big deal. Basically it's a big rock with a hole in it, so when the tide comes in it shoots up the hole and looks kind of like the Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone. There are "blowholes" all over the place, but La Bufadora is the largest one in the world. Anyway, on the bus our tour guide kept saying "Ensenada is the biggest blowhole in the world!" (instead of has...) We were laughing so hard.

I have to admit... I kind of agree with her. I wasn't impressed with that part of Mexico at all. The whole bus tour was through a really poor section and I just felt sorry for the people who live there. The second layout has photos of sites I found fun or humorous along the drive. The speed bump sign was cracking me up, and they had a store called "Waldo's Mart," which I found hilarious.

And.. although I felt really bad to bargain with the poor folks, we got really great deals on: "real" vanilla, an "El Torro" wrestling mask for Justin to wear on Halloween, a belt, a wallet, and a hand-painted plate.

After our shopping escapade, I had to rush back to the ship to make it in time for the towel folding class. I was so excited to learn how to fold these.. but honestly, I haven't ever done anything with the skill in the two years we've been home. Maybe someday I'll fold a little monkey (the one that looks like the chicken below) and leave it for Justin. LOL.

And... last but not least: our cruise photos. They seriously take a billion photos of you in high hopes that you'll pay 10-15 bucks for each one! We thought ours turned out well, but didn't want to fork out the dough. So, even though the sign reading "do not take pictures of the pictures" was in plain sight... we did. Here they are for your viewing pleasure... (Oh.. and I'm not sure what she's doing, but that crazy lady next to Justin is my aunt. Good times.)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Flashback Friday

Part three of our Mexico cruise...

Lets start with the most famous part of cruising: eating enough to gain 5 or 10 pounds on the trip! And it's true by the way... they make so much delicious food you can't turn it away! This page features the dress-up dinner. They really treat you like celebrities.. snapping pictures of you, bringing you whatever you ask for, complimenting how beautiful you look; I could get used to that!

Here are snapshots of the other dinners. The big group shot is of our group with our waiter and waitress. They were AWESOME! So friendly, funny, and fun! They gave us tips on what to do at the stops to get the most out of our money, and they brought me one of every kind of dessert (every night!) I think they thought we were awesome too... the seemed to hang out around our table more than the others. But it's hard not to do that around my mom's family. Her brothers are crazy and hilarious. :)

The second stop on our cruise was Catalina Island. We didn't hang with our group there.. they all got up at the crack of dawn to go on some tour and that didn't sound fun, so we slept in, then moseyed on over to go snorkeling. After we got done there... we walked back through the town to get to the port and I wanted to stop at the shops. Justin isn't much of a shopper. He doesn't even like to browse the isles at Home Depot! But I did talk him into checking out a couple of shops, and one of them was Del Sol. It is seriously the coolest idea ever! They make all sorts of products that change color in the sun, and in the center of their store they have a big UV counter so you can test out all of their products. It was so cool, even Justin liked grabbing different products off the shelves to test them on the UV counter. My favorites were the sweatshirts and the nail polish. (How cool is that?!) I ended up not buying the polish and I totally regret it now, but I did get the sweatshirt. Justin picked a shirt with a pirate print.

Another favorite for me was the late night chocolate buffet. They had all these chocolate sculptures and carved fruit on display, and you walked through to pick up mini truffles, cakes, and divine desserts. It was awesome!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Flashback Friday

Now.. Mexico cruise part two..
The ship. Okay, there's not much to this page, but I had to include the magazine photo I took of the cruise ship!

Our first stop was in San Diego.. and it was on fire. Yeah - pretty much the entire city... it was awful! We have a lot of relatives in Southern California so a few of them met us at the port to hang out for the day. While we were waiting for everyone to show up we walked around the piers to see all the wildlife. I don't think I had ever seen seals this close out in the "wild." It was great.

After everyone arrived, we piled into their cars and headed for our first stop: the temple. Even though I've been there a bunch of times, it never gets old to see that beautiful "castle on the hill." It's so cool to be driving along the freeway, come around the bend and see this goregous structure front and center. Of course, it's even more beautiful inside, but we didn't have time to do a session, so we just took some pictures outside.

Then.. as the layout says, we headed to Old Town because it was pretty much the only remaining thing in town that wasn't compromised by the fires. The air was kind of bad, and us girls felt bad for the guys who had to ride in the convertible! But it made for amazing sunsets.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Flashback Friday

My aunt sent me a coupon for a free Shutterly 8x8 book, so I decided to scrap our Mexico cruise. Part UNO:

For their 50th wedding anniversary in 2007, my aunt and uncle had a little reception and invited whoever wanted to come on a cruise with them. Justin and I decided to go because it was so cheap: only $199 a person for 4 days! Sure, we were on deck 2 - the deck right above the crew. And yeah, we didn't have a window, but we considered that a perk: you could sleep in however late you wanted and it was still pitch black. The next time we go on a cruise (hopefully sometime soon) we will be selecting another room on deck 2. Why spend good money on a room upgrade when you can spend it on the fun stuff?!

So who did we end up going on the cruise with? Well, my mom, her sister, her two brothers and their wives. Yup. We youngins had to liven the old folks up a bit!

And, I was planning on posting all these pages in order, but I wanted to scrapbook all our underwater photos from snorkeling at Catalina. It was our favorite part! We rented wetsuits, and it was a good thing - the water was FREEZING! We bought fish food to attract the little swimmers, and it worked; we had a huge school of fish that followed us around the entire time. It was hilarious!


And in case anyone was wondering, I used the Tropical Popsicle Kit from Peppermint Creative.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Flashback Friday

I've been busy scanning all my baby photos...

... and taking care of a sick baby and two other sick kids while being sick. It's not fun. I can't WAIT for winter and all it's nasty sickness, chills, and crappy air to GO AWAY!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Flashback Friday

I got a negative scanner for Christmas (sorta.. I got it a couple days later), and I've been busy scanning in some of my mom's old negatives. I'm learning that my dad was a pretty good photographer. He had an old 35mm ALL-manual camera, and I'm shocked at how well his photos turned out when he didn't have a handy LCD screen to check, and he only took one or two photos of each person/event. It makes me want to learn more about photography. (Someday, Tiff.)

Anyway, this photo of me was in one of the negative packs I've scanned so far... I love it!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Old Friends

I know I've been MIA for a while... and I've missed a month's worth of Flashback Fridays. So, here's a new one, despite the fact that it's Wednesday.

These were my best friends in high school...

We don't so much see each other very often now because Cari and her family live in Mayfield, and Jamie and her family live in Oregon. Both of them were in town about a month and a half ago so we had a little reunion. It was SO good to see those girls again - and basically meet (or re-meet in Cari's case) their kids. Hopefully we can do it again sometime soon!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Flashback Friday

I played soccer when I was 5. Er, I was on a soccer team when I was five. Myself and one other girl (I can't even remember which one) mostly just walked around the field picking flowers. I didn't start out that way though... I went all out, but got kicked in the shin when someone missed the ball. After that I thought the flowers were better.

The boy in the bottom right photo was telling me I didn't deserve a trophy because I didn't get any goals. Mean. 

Friday, November 13, 2009

Flashback Friday & Hiatus Explanation

Man! I've been busy! Doing what, you ask??

Well.. Harvey's birthday party is coming up, so I've been sewing, scrapping, printing, mailing, cutting, gluing, and searching online. Here is the invitation that went out yesterday:


And I'll post everything after the party, but here is a little sneak preview: (LOL!)
And now, for the flashback...
I found these pictures of myself as a baby, thought maybe I would scrapbook them today... and turned them over to see the date: exactly 25 years ago today. Cool... and weird.

Anyway, these pictures crack me up because Harvey does the same thing. He pulls ALL the books out onto the floor, sits in the middle of them and "reads." It's so cute to watch him flip through the pages and chatter to himself like he's reading the words. So.. exactly 25 years later... like mother like son:

I still love to read, so hopefully this is just a sign that Harvey will become little bookworm like me... lets just hope he has more time to do so!

Oh.. and does anyone else think Harvey looks like me in the small picture on my scrapbook page?? (Finally! Proof that he really IS my kid.. and not just Justin's.)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Flashback Friday

When my friend, Sarah's family decided to purchase a pool for their backyard they got all of the black tarping the year before. We asked them if we could hang it in their garage for a haunted house - and they let us! We spent a month or more planning out the layout and all the different rooms and decorations. I wore all black with white spots in a room decorated the same. I was supposed to "blend in." We made all kinds human parts out of food: guts out of macaroni, eyeballs out of grapes, fingers out of mini hot dogs, some internal organ out of eggs in vinegar, and cauliflower brains. Then Sarah stood at the table and made the trick-or-treaters touch it all. Nasty.

We lined the floor with leaves, and my dad stood out front with a scary mask to welcome all the trick-or-treaters. We had so much fun scaring the kids in her neighborhood. And.. as a side note, I especially liked hanging out with Sarah's neighbor, Jordan Winder. He's behind me in the picture. I totally had a crush on him all throughout junior high. :)


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