Friday, July 25, 2008

Flashback Friday

It's my Party and I'll Cry if I want to

OK, it's late but it's STILL Friday. lol Well I thought for my flashback today I would share my first Birthday away from my family as a "big girl". First, there are NO pictures of me in this one. Sorry, I know you were all dying to see more fabulous pictures of me growing up but sadly you'll just have to wait until next time. *note-read that last sentence with a sarcastic undertone* haha!

I spent my 18th birthday practically alone, and yes- sulking, in Utah while attending LDSBC in Salt Lake City. I have no pictures of that momentous day. Of myself that is. My family on the other hand has MANY! Janece wrote me a letter (email was not really up and flowing then) and mailed pictures to me of how they celebrated my birthday, without me.

They went boating!! That's right people, boating. You ask, did we ever do something so extravengant before to celebrate my birthday while I lived there? n.o. LOL rest assured that while I did cry on my birthday because I missed my family and wished oddly enough that I was with them to celebrate, I was very happy for them that they had found a way to go on without me and go boating. Tee Hee! All joking aside the pictures were great to get in the mail and it was a hoot to see what they had all been up to. :)

Here's a picture of everyone but my mom after the boating trip. I should tell you that she didn't send me any pictures of them actually boating, just pictures after. hmmmm tricky you say? I agree!

*PICTURE HAS BEEN REMOVED AT KATIE'S REQUEST, BECAUSE I LOVE HER-I REMOVED IT* :) Katie decided it would be fun for someone to put sunblock on and leave hand prints on her back. I laughed so hard when I got this picture! It was SO Katie!This was taken sometime, maybe even a few days, after my birthday. So much could be read into this picture....but there's not enough time tonight for that. ;)
Janece is my most hilarious sibling. Many people do not know that she has an amazing sense of humor and it's very spontaneous. On the back of this picture she just simply wrote: Janece 97. This picture is SO Janece!

I don't know if there is a background story with this lime dress or not...I really should ask. This picture of Kelly also arrived in that "birthday" letter with pictures from Janece. It's a cute picture of Kelly all sunburnt and green. :)

Last but not least, the wig picture. Why you ask? I would like to know myself. Many people have had a good laugh at my hair over the years. It truly does have a mind of it's own at times. I've endured some pretty harsh nicknames while growing out major mistakes...ahem. So again, so much could be read into this picture. Janece labeled the back: Nice Hair! from left to right: Timmy, Ashley, Janece, Alison, Kelly, Tony, Grandma Chapman (Aunt Juanita's mom), Katie, Michael. Just in case you were wondering, Kelly is the only one NOT wearing a wig. lol!


Joe and Melissa Vega said...

Happy Birthday my friend!!!!! The big 2-9!!!! I will be there soon too:( I was wondering why I didn't hang out with you on your 18th but I wasn't in Utah yet. Sorry you spent it alone:(

That pic of your family after the boating trip is EXACTLY how I remember them. I felt like after I left home my fam went out to eat all the time but when I was at home we never did that!!

That pic of Katie and the handprints cracked me up because that accidentally happened to me when I was a kid. My Dad was putting sun screen on my back and somehow his print stuck and I had it for years!!!

Kelly said...

Hope this birthday is better!!Those pictures are hilarious!! I can hardly believe the changes in your sisters!! I love Kelly's face in the first one- that is how I remember her in YW (perhaps it was because I was her leader), but anyway!! That was a very funny post!!
Love the flashbacks, keep em coming!

Jenn said...

WOW!! Very interesting...VERY interesting!! :)

Hannah said...

Melissa, LOL!! Ya, everyone says that about my family-they remember them they way they were the year we graduated. That's when everyone started moving away :(

Kelly, I think Kelly has changed a bit now, only I'm sure she still had that lime green dress! LOL

Jen,'ll have to fill me in on your "light bulb" moment with this one. ;)