Flashback Friday: Then and Now

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Last week I did a Flashback Friday post from my Senior Scrapbook, and this week I’m doing another one πŸ˜‰

Another assignment for our scrapbooks was to do a comparision of ourselves from 9th grade to who we had become in 12th grade. Now that it’s been 10 YEARS since 12th grade I thought I’d write an update on where I am now πŸ™‚

I have NO CLUE why when I made my senior scrapbook I picked this picture of me to represent myself in 9th grade?!?! But whatever! This was me and here is all about who I was during that phase in life! Keep in mind that I was 15 years old and the year was 1999 πŸ˜‰ I’m cracking up while I’m typing this btw haha

Hair: short (to ears), no highlights

Makeup: Minimal (gel type eyeshadow, loose powder)

Favorite Band: Blink 182

Best Friend: Autumn

Biggest Crush: Anders

All-time Favorite Movie: Clueless

Must-see TV Show: Dawson’s Creek

Weight: 120-125

Favorite Store: MTB

Best Store to Find Deals: Beall’s Outlet

Favorite Hobby: Laying Out

Favorite Breakfast Place: Bagel World

Face Products I Can’t Live Without: Clinque

Biggest Celebrity Crushes: Paul Walker, Tom Delonge

Favorite Pet: Mom’s dog, Abby

Best Concerts: Weird Al

Piercings: Ears only

President: Bill Clinton

Grades: A’s and B’s

Favorite Book: Watchers

Hangout Spot: The Bowling Ally

Big Movie of the Year: American Beauty

Best Guy Pal: Jonathan (my cousin)

Jewelry I Wore Daily: Necklace, Toe Ring, Earrings, Rings and Bracelets

Latest Fashion Trend: Capri Pants

Hair Styling Products: Blow-Dryer Only

Most Popular Rapper: Eminem

Favorite Place to Get Ice Cream: Cumberland Farms

School Transportation: Mom or Bus

School Mascot: Scorpion

Favorite MTV Show: Real World

When I do my Homework: Right after school

Hit Song: The Thong Song

Dream College: Michigan State

Clubs I Participated In: None

Favorite Radio Stations: 101.1, 107.1

Favorite Magazine: Teen People

Sizes: Pants (6 or 7), Shirt (M), Shoes (7 1/2 or 8) For some reason I also listed my BRA size?!?!? I mean no one needs to know that info about 15 year old Emily…

Favorite Color to Wear: Black and Khaki

Dances Attended: Homecoming and a Middle School Dance

Eyebrows: Plucked for the first time but still pretty long and bushy

Tan: Real (worked hard to get it all summer)

Trouble I Got Into: Note sent home from teacher, Detention for dress code violation, and Police called on for rolling houses

Biggest Insecurity: My Arms

Pretty hilarious what I found worth telling about myself huh? Anyways this was me from Senior Year in high school. It was 2003 and I was 18 years old! 

Hair: long (to my shoulders) with blond highlights

Make-up: Still minimal (regular eye shadow, loose powder)

Favorite Band: Box Car Racer and Blink 182

Best Friend: Michelle

Biggest Crush: Mark

All-Time Favorite Movie: Memento

Must-See TV Show: Friends

Weight: 115-120

Favorite Store: Delias

Best Place to Shop For Deals: Dawsonville and Tanger Outlets

Favorite Hobby: Scrapbooking

Favorite Breakfast Place: Chick-Fil-A

Face Products I Can’t Live Without: Proactiv

Biggest Celebrity Crushes: Johnny Knoxville and Tom Delonge

Favorite Pet: Sadie

Best Concert: Box Car Racer

Piercings: Ears, Belly Button and Nose

President: George W Bush

Grades: Straight A’s

Favorite Book: Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging

Hangout Spot: The Mall

Big Movie of the Year: Chicago

Best Guy Pal: Mark

Jewelry I Wore Daily: Minimal…usually earrings, maybe a bracelet but always three toe rings (what the heck?!?!)

Latest Fashion Trend: Ultra Low Rise Pants

Hair-Style Products: Blow-dryer, straightener, Bed Head Gel

Most Popular Rapper: 50 Cent

Favorite Place to Get Ice Cream: Brusters

School Transportation: Myself!

School Mascot: Black Knight

Favorite MTV Show: The Osbournes

When I do Homework: 8:30-9:00 at night if at all

Hit Song: “In The Club” by 50 Cent

Dream College: Florida State

Clubs Participated In: SGA, Beta, NHS, Latin, and NLHS

Favorite Radio Stations: 99x, 95.5, 100.5

Favorite Magazine: Glamour

Sizes: Pants 5, 6 or 7; shirt small; shoes 7 or 7 1/2

Favorite Color to Wear: Browns, Oranges, White and Purple

Dances Attended: Homecoming and Prom

Eyebrows: Plucked, less long and bushy

Tan: Tanning Bed (Paid $5 per session)

Trouble I Got Into: None

Biggest Insecurity: My Teeth

I meant to get a solo picture during the weekend at the reunion but I forgot so I had to crop Zach out of this one πŸ™‚ I’m gonna try to answer all the same categories about myself for who I am today! The year is 2013 and I’m 28 years old πŸ™‚

Hair: Growing it out…I guess most people would consider me a blond now?

Make-up: Mac Foundation, bronzer, blush, eyeshadow, etc. And I don’t leave home without it πŸ˜‰

Favorite Band: Fun.

Best Friend: Casey, Robyn and Rachael are probably my closest friends!

Biggest Crush: Zach πŸ˜‰

All-Time Favorite Movie: Ehhh I consider watching a movie more than once to be a waste of time…however I did see Life of Pi last year and just bought it so Zach can see it so I guess that one?

Must-See TV Show: Bachelor/Bachelorette, Big Brother, RWRR Challenge

Weight: Haha…let’s just say it’s more than it was in high school πŸ™‚ 

Favorite Store: Gap Outlet

Best Place to Shop For Deals: Old Navy

Favorite Hobby: Blogging!

Favorite Breakfast Place: Anywhere in the world? Bagel World. For sure! 

Face Products I Can’t Live Without: Mary Kay Timewise

Biggest Celebrity Crushes: Jeff Schroeder from Big Brother

Favorite Pet: Sadie

Best Concert: Well…Carrie Underwood has been my ONLY concert in the past like 4 years…

Piercings: Still just the single ear holes and my nose. No more belly button πŸ˜‰

President: Obama

Grades: If I was in school, I’d totally get straight A’s. Duh πŸ™‚

Favorite Book: For parenting; Babywise. For “fun” reading; I like Emily Giffin’s stuff!

Hangout Spot: Our House! 

Big Movie of the Year: Wasn’t there some new Iron Man one a lot of people liked?

Best Guy Pal: Zach but other than Zach, Jordan. I mean I don’t have any guy friends? I feel like that stops once you get married!

Jewelry I Wear Daily: Wedding rings, still rockin’ the same toe ring from middle school, and typically a balance of small earrings with a statement necklace or statement earrings with no necklace. Bracelet if matches πŸ˜‰

Latest Fashion Trend: I like all the neon bright colors!

Hair-Style Products: Blow dry and straighten hair, use heat protector spray and that’s it. I’m CLUELESS about how to fix my hair any different πŸ˜‰

Most Popular Rapper: Oh gosh. I have no clue who is “cool” Zach likes Little Wayne a lot but is he even relevant now?

Favorite Place to Get Ice Cream: The Mix!

School Transportation: Drive Kye to school in our cool SUV πŸ˜‰

School Mascot: Once the kids are in the county system it will be the Vikings. I don’t think Kye’s school now has a mascot?

Favorite MTV Show: The Real World Road Rule Challenge is the only show we still watch on MTV

When I do Homework: I do NOT miss homework. And I DREAD when my kids start having it. I mean they go to school allllll dayyyyy shouldn’t they get to come home and have FUN!?!?!

Hit Song: Again, no clue what’s “the song” of the moment. For me personally it’s “Carry On” by Fun. I listen to it on repeat almost daily!

Dream College: For my children I hope they go somewhere close πŸ™‚

Clubs Participated In: I’m not in any “mommy clubs” unless you count the Babywise Friendly Blog Network…I mean that’s a club right? πŸ˜‰

Favorite Radio Stations: Either Disney songs on cds or my songs on my Ipod when I’m kidless, rarely any radio at all

Favorite Magazine: Parenting

Sizes: Pants No juniors sizes AT ALL. Usually a 6 but during “that time” an 8; shirt medium; shoes 6 or 7 (isn’t it odd how my feet have SHRUNK?!?!)

Favorite Color to Wear: I like all colors really, not a big fan of orange or greens really though

Dances Attended: I am not a dancer AT ALL so since high school I’ve probably only danced in front of people at my own wedding. But with the kids? We break it down in the living room on the regular!

Eyebrows: My poor eyebrows. I got them waxed ONCE in college and they ruined them πŸ™ I’ve been growing them back ever since but I do have to pluck the stray hairs every day b/c they are dark!

Tan: Obsessed with my home spray tan system!!!

Trouble I Got Into: Our neighbor almost sued us for landscaping issues but we proved to him that he didn’t have a case…I guess that’s the closest I’ve been to being in “trouble”?

Biggest Insecurity: Arms for sure!

Zach just walked by while I was writing this and said that I have def improved in the looks department since high school and I guess I agree with that πŸ™‚ I mean I miss parts of my teenager body (hellllo perky breasts!!!! I miss you!) but overall I think a lot of my looking better now just has to do with growing up and learning ways to improve ya know? Someday when I learn how to style my hair then I’ll really be looking awesome haha

One thing that bothers me about all of these lists is the absence of some deeper questions. What were my dreams? My goals? My spiritual walk? It’s fun to laugh at some of the stuff I found worth mentioning but I’m thankful I’ve got a lot more going on as a person than just shallow stuff. I know I did then too but I wish I’d found it worthwhile to discuss! My life as a Christian is THE most important thing to me and it makes me who I am.

I thought it was fun to take a look back at who I was in different stages of life. I have so much contentment in the stage I’m in now. It’s neat to think back to who I was and how I had NO CLUE where my life would lead me. Now that I’m here I wouldn’t change the path that got me to where I am. I’m so thankful for my life, my family, and my role as a mommy! I wish I could just freeze time and stay at this stage forever!!! 

How have you changed since high school??? Hope you had fun looking back at some of my changes…and I’m prepared for some teasing so bring it on πŸ˜‰

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Hey Y’all, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happiest place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

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