Today is day 26 of the 31 day blogging challenge. If you’ve been following me through this challenge, I appreciate it. You can read about my other posts by clicking here. The prompt today is an old photo of me. Sadly, I couldn’t find any baby pictures of me, so I’ll simply post a few from over the years.
I am not entirely sure where this photo came from or who took it. Somehow I remember the dress, but not the circumstances around wearing it. This is one of those instances where I look back and find it kind of funny what I remember versus what I don’t. Such as the dress itself and how I enjoyed wearing it. Which was probably the one and only time I actually liked wearing a dress. Yet I have no clue where I was.
This is a photo from early in my relationship with Nathan. We drove to the coast and went crabbing, and had a blast. I hate eating seafood, but I will go catch it all day long! Going out to the ocean to go crabbing always reminds me of my childhood.
Because it was something my parents took me to do as well. I remember we went to the dock or whatever it is called to drop the crab nets into the water and it came back up. One crab was out to get me and chased me around the parking lot. It had that look in its eye! Lol. Looking back now, it is hilarious, but as a small child, that thing was scary.
This was one of my senior photos from high school. Looking back, that feels like a lifetime ago. It really isn’t, being only 14 years ago. But it certainly feels that way.
Here is another senior photo. This has always been a favorite for me. I don’t know exactly why. I’m amazed at how short my hair was at that time though. This is especially true compared to how long it is now.
This picture was taken during my second anniversary with Nathan. We took a weekend to spend on the coast, visiting the cheese factory and many other places nearby. Nathan and I stayed at a bed and breakfast and had a great time celebrating two years of being married.
This picture was taken a year ago, so it is fairly recent. Nathan and I walked to a nearby park from our house to get some exercise. It was fun because the park has a slide and a nice playground. I really wish they had a swing set because that is always a favorite childhood memory.
This one is from last Christmas. I can’t miss my tattoo, which was still pretty fresh at the time. I’ve had it worked on a couple times since then, but it was fairly new at the time.
This is the most recent photo of me. Just being taken just earlier today. Nathan and I went to see the new Avengers movie, Endgame. If you haven’t seen it, you need to! It was awesome. We turned it into a wonderful date night.
Nathan took me to the bookstore, and I like to joke that I bought myself more work, since I read and review books in my blog. After the bookstore and the movie, we went out to dinner. It was just a perfect night out together.
I must confess that I love hilarious photo opportunities like this. When I was in Las Vegas, I could have walked down Fremont Street and paid all the vendors dressed up in costumes $5 for pictures and loved it! Needless to say, this was no exception when I found this creepy dude at the fair last summer. I am the nerd forever asking people in costumes for quick pictures.
There is a restaurant in town with this giant Duck inside, and every time Nathan and I go, we get a picture with the Duck. It is a favorite of ours!
Here is a photo I took a couple of years ago, because even I didn’t believe how long my hair was. I haven’t cut it past trimming it since that time either, so it is even longer. Usually my hair is up in a bun. Every time I see it down, I’m shocked at the length because I so rarely straighten it.
As I talked about earlier, I love random and fun photo opportunities! There are a bunch of these ducks scattered around town, and I’ve found several for photos. I need to research the list of all of them and spend a day going around for photos with all of them. I think that would be fun!
This is one of my favorite photos of all time. Just because of the memories around it. My best friend went with me and Nathan to a baseball game and dinner. I only managed to get one photo with my best friend that day. But he knew how important pictures were to me, and he would frequently hold out his hand for me to give him my phone. Or he would just pick it up and open the camera, telling me and Nathan to pose somewhere.
Not all of these pictures are old, some just a few years old, or even today. Lol. I encourage everyone to take as many pictures as possible because one day, all we will be left with are pictures and memories. That day can come far sooner than we realize or want it to.