my 21st birthday, Sept 2004
Some things about this picture::
01:: This is how I see myself in my head, even though I know I clearly don't look like this anymore. Look at those arms! And that tan! I am definitely not 21 anymore :) but someday I will be back in shape and it will feel wonderful.
02:: That watch. Husband bought me that Fossil watch when we were dating. I can't remember owning a watch before then (except for that digital one I had when I was about ten). I remember it cost $45 or something like that and I thought that was so expensive! $45 for a watch?! I didn't need to know the time that badly. :)
03:: Lacrosse bumper stickers on the fridge. I was still very much in the world of lacrosse. I coached at Orem High, I played for BYU a couple years before this, I ran the BYU girls lacrosse camp, and played whenever I could. I never thought I would see a day when lacrosse wasn't a part of it - yet here I am. Maybe I'd get those arms back if I played more :)
04:: The flip phone. That was my cell phone and it was awesome! Pretty sure Husband bought it for something like $250. That's such a joke now. Pretty sure it now resides in a toy box in our playroom. It's the most expensive toy we own.
05:: Uncle Tom's Cabin. I bought myself that book for my birthday. I was on a "classics" kick since I didn't do much reading before college. That book still is on our bookshelf and it remains unread :)
06:: Scripture case. My other birthday present. We were pretty poor students and I was so excited about that case. Oh to have such a simple life again!
07:: I was pregnant. This was a little over one month before our first anniversary. We had known I was pregnant for about a week and were so excited. Pretty sure I smiled like this all the time back then - at least until morning sickness kicked in.
08:: Grandpa's basement. We were living in my grandpa's basement. This was our kitchen which consisted of a table, fridge, sink, and counter. No dishwasher, no stove, no oven. Oh, we did have a microwave and a George Forman. Good times cooking in that kitchen.
09:: Old San Jose picture. That picture in the background is a picture of old San Jose, CA, Husband's hometown. My sister in-law gave us that print along with a picture of Old Boston Towne for our first Christmas as a married couple. The two pictures still hang in our living room and I love them.
10:: Dave Matthews Concert. Not in this picture, but my other birthday present was tickets to a Dave Matthews Concert. Husband had won them off a radio show (so cool!). I think it was my tenth time seeing them in concert, but that didn't make me any less excited. They are my favorite band ever and I love seeing them in concert. They are incredible live. It was super fun, but we left a little early because I was pregnant, super tired, and I had school early in the morning. In that moment I realized I was not very cool anymore :) But it was a cool way to celebrate and a fun memory.
It is crazy to me how fast time goes by. My mom used to always say that she still feels like she's 20, and I used to always think "whatever Mom...," but now I totally get what she meant and how she felt.
I still feel like the same girl in this picture.
Sometimes I have to remind myself that 9 years and 5 kids later, I'm a little bit different :)
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