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Thursday, December 31, 2009

"It Seems That I Can't Shake Those Memories"

Title: Lily Allen - "Littlest Things"

Am I the only one in disbelief that we are starting a whole new decade the end of this week? I'm just at a loss. I can't believe it will no longer be oh nine of 0h five. It is crazy for me to think it is finally going to be 2010. I figured what better way to celebrate the new decade then to remember major memories, good and bad, from the past decade.

*Please note that the pictures do not necessarily go with the year, but I just wanted to add pics. 8)

~Me & one of my best friends, A, having a sleepover~


Age: 13

Sat on the couch with my best friend, J, under the covers with a lantern ringing in 2000, in case everything was going explode or lose power or something.
Graduated 8th grade from Private school
Was salutatorian of my 8th grade class.
Went on my first real family vacation to the beach with my mom, sister, and BIL for my graduation present.
Started a public high school
Went to my first high school homecoming with my girl friends.

~Me playing with old best friend's guitar. Mine is yellow and I can't really play yet.~


Age: 14

My sister and BIL got married!
Went to homecoming with a real date.

~BFF's, R, graduation from HS~


Age: 15

Found out that my sister was pregnant.
Struggled with depression.

~Princess at the beach when she was 3~


Age: 16

Went on homebound education to finish my sophomore year.
Got my permit.
Moved in with my sister for the summer.
Took part in a mentoring program and figured out what I am meant to do with my life.
God gave me the best gift, my niece.

~Not long after I got my driver's license, driving my mom's car~


Age: 17

Got my driver's license! Woohoo!
Worked at Panera.
Quit Panera and started working at Bon-Ton.
Met Vito.

~Vito's homecoming~


Age: 18

Vito & I became a couple.
Went on my first trip without my family, my music trip which included riding in a bus to FL, taking a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas, 2 days in Universal, and riding back.
Went to my first prom.
First speeding ticket on the way home from graduation practice. Ugh.
Graduated high school! Woot woot!
Went to Vito's homecoming.
I fell in true love.
Quit Bon-Ton and started working at the bank.

~My prom~


Age: 19

Bought my first car, Norbert.
Had Norbert totaled 2 months later.
Went to my 2nd prom.
Vito graduated high school.
Buying Norbert Jr.
Vito & I went on our first vacation together to Indian Shore FL.
Started community college.
Learning that love can span over 1000 miles.
Cried more tears then I have in my entire life.
Became stronger.

~Music trip in Universal~


Age: 20

My sister graduated with her master's.
Vito came home.
OBX vacation with the family.
Vito's education was taken from him.

~Me and BFF going to Morp at my High School~



Quit the bank and started as a secretary.
I turned 21!
I didn't get carded on my 21st birthday at the beach. Sad day.
Became a new mom to the beautiful and playful Zoe Princess.

~Vito & I on my 22nd birthday!~


Age: 22

Transferred to my now college.
Made mine and Vito's first cross country trip to California, staying for 10 days in the LA area and loving every single minute of it.
Spent my 22nd birthday in Disneyland. First time to any Disney. LOVED it.
Went to WV for the first time for a wedding.
Found a new love for blogging and my bloggin' friends.

Well, some years I remembered more then others. Some years were worse and some years were amazing. All in all I am ready to say goodbye to this decade and I look forward to the next!

Happy New Year's Eve!


uhski said...

Wow great stories. I wish I could remember my life like that but I honestly don't think I can. I would get everything all confused and jumbled. Happy New Year's Eve! Hope 2010 will be filled with as much awesome stuff as the other years you mentioned!!!! =]

Heather said...

I loved reading your remembrance of the decade! I can't believe it's going to be 2010!

Brittany said...

Have a fun and safe New Years Eve!!

Christina said...

I can't remember years that clearly either.. Its all just a blur.

Happy New Years Eve to you too! Hope you have a good one.

Alexandria said...

I have no idea what I did this past decade. My memory kinda sucks!

It is the end of an era though.

In 2010 how about you come to CA and we can drink wine and eat cupcakes AND dance to Glee?! Yes...

Alexandria said...

I have no idea what I did this past decade. My memory kinda sucks!

It is the end of an era though.

In 2010 how about you come to CA and we can drink wine and eat cupcakes AND dance to Glee?! Yes...

Tara said...

I really don't think I can remember what happened in each year. Maybe if I really sat down and thought about it. Cool post! Happy New Year!

Elizabeth said...

What a fun way to break down the decade..I am still amazed it is 2010 now!!! Ahhhhhhh....enjoy this year that lies ahead!

Ashley said...

Thanks so much for checking out my blog...our christmas tree took over the house this year. Clearly trees look much smaller in the forest than in the home.

Loving reading all about your year!

Happy New Year!!!


Mar said...

Happy New Year! (for, like, the gazillionth time :p)

So... I think we should call 2010 'oh-ten' just for the sake of it. And because it sounds pretty awesome :)

Loved this post! You are very cool my dear :)

Katie said...

I loved this post! I bet it was fun to look back on the past 10 years as you wrote this!