Feeling all nostalgic today.  In my defense it was brought on by the request of a friend to see a picture from my wedding and after searching on the computer for one Jason scanned in a while back I got sucked into the pictures we took the first summer we had a digital camera.  Yes, I am old enough to remember “back in the day” when we had to actually develop our pictures to see them (and we also walked to school uphill..both ways….. in case you are wondering). I was clicking through these pictures of a younger, pre-Mama version of myself.   Thoughts and memories flooded my mind.  It is good to look back and remember.  I thought back to being 20 something and I had distinct feeling settle in me that I am glad I am here not there again.  Not that there was bad, at all.  I loved and cherished those experiences but I would not go back. Sure I would love a weekend getaway with just my man but I would never trade the insecurities I felt then for the peace I feel now.  I am much more comfortable in my skin; even if that skin is a bit stretched and dimply.  A good reminder that experiencing all of life’s challenges and peaks has been blessing and taught me how to have joy in my everyday.

I was trashing talking my fashion choices to Jason until I realized I was doing so while wearing a scarf on my head and an all- you-can-eat dress.  Touche.
but seriously I used to think this was a good look…

Furry hat.  For reals. I rocked that and thought I looked cute. Don’t hate.

J and I were married when we were barely over the fetus stage…see photographic evidence of my child-hubby holding his cousin’s baby who must be starting college or something by now…
but I still think we look pretty smashing on our big day. My friend agreed although she did not get why I was not wearing green.
Ah, memories….here is to cherishing them and making more everyday worth remembering.


  1. Anonymous says:

    this post made me laugh out loud! loved it!