Monday, November 17, 2008

Memory Lane

Liz at My Ice Cream Diary posted a few of her Senior pictures today and dared others to post theirs. Since I dug out my box the other week I knew where to find mine. I thought I would take a look at them again and see how embarrassing they would be. Would I be willing to share them? They actually aren't too bad. These are the pictures that made my husband tell me I needed to grow my hair out again. He loves seeing pictures of me in high school because I had long hair through most of it. I chopped it about chin length a month after these pictures were taken. When they were finally printed and ready to hand out everyone commented on how different I looked. I don't know why a few inches made that big a difference.

So without further ado here is my 17 year old self, big grin and all.

My mom made this great suit for me. It is blue with green stripped plaid skirt and jacket and it went so well with my blue felt hat that I just loved. I don't know what ever happened to that hat. Did I take to college? I can't remember. I don't remember wearing again after high school.

Here is my thoughtful, studious pose.
I must really have liked plaid. Here I am wearing another wool plaid skirt. I know I took some pictures in jeans and more casual dress but I didn't pick them. I remember changing my clothes a number of times and taking tons and tons of pictures. I was so tired of smiling and posing. My eyes even started twitching.

This is the picture that hung in my parents house for years next to all my siblings senior pictures.

I actually don't mind this one except for my hands. Something has always bothered me about my hands in this picture.

Just to complete the Senior picture show. Here I am on Graduation day.


Yeah the pictures are dated. But they actually aren't too bad. I was never too extreme in my styles and the photographer was good about doing pretty classic poses. Can you guess what year this was?

Liz, thanks for the trip down memory lane.

10 comments:

My Ice Cream Diary said...

How funny, I cut my hair super short right after my photos too.

So cute, and I love the hat. =)
Thanks for playing along.

Jen said...

Cute pictures. I think the moon one is my favorite.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

I love the first one! And you do look different with your hair shorter in the graduation picture. I'm going to guess 1995?

Bibliophile said...

I think 1993.......

Jenni said...

Class of '93 all the way baby... I don't remember that skirt, so maybe you left it at home.

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures! I think the first one is my favorite as well. You look older with the bob. I'm guessing '93 as well because if I remember rightly, you're a year younger than I am.

my5wolfcubs said...

Love that first picture, too!
Lee

Michal said...

the pictures are actually fairly classic, making it hard to guess the year. i wish i could find mine--it has been fun to see other people's this week.

Angela said...

You look so cute in all of them- I love the plaid, studious pose. You should blow that up for your kids to see how smart you really are!

Sonja said...

Those are terrific! How fun to see everyone's younger selves. It can't believe how much Sophie looks like you, especially in the first one of you smiling.

I'm so tempted to dig out my pictures...