Friday, August 3, 2012

Flashback Friday: The High School Years

The other night I went out to dinner with my best friends from high school.
When I got home, I realized that I STARTED HIGH SCHOOL 10 YEARS AGO.
Ten years ago, I was getting ready to enter my freshman year.
(Which means 11 years ago for Husband!)
In the spirit of reminiscing, I decided to go through our old yearbooks last night.
And even though they're kind of embarrassing, I thought I'd share some of what I found.


What, you can't find my Hubs? Well he's Moses of course! Or Noah? Um...I don't really know because I've never seen "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." But Ty is the bearded man with the staff. At least now I know what he'll look like when he gets old. Or we decide to adopt Biblical fashion for our everyday life.

What a hottie! No, not the girl at the top...I'm talking about the good-looking guy at the bottom. Ty's senior yearbook photo.

Ty was the pitcher on his high school's baseball team. Now he plays on umpteen softball teams, so I've gotten to see this focused, competetive side of him during the past 5 years.

Hey! Get your lips off my future husband!  Ty was voted Most Romantic during his senior year (along with his girlfriend at the time...). I'm happy to say that he has upheld this title as he's gotten older. Lucky for me!

Here's Ty in another show. That's probably the only thing we would have had in common in high school.

Sorry...I couldn't find him in this picture at first because I was distracted by that ugly black patch of hair on his chin! He told me he did it for a play he was in. I think he did it because he thought it was fashionable. But it wasn't. And I'm hoping this little fashion mishap never makes a comeback on his face.


I'm the blond in the background, clearly not paying attention in class. 

If you were ever looking for me or my friends on a Friday night, you never had to look much farther than the student section at the football game.

My senior yearbook photo. On the side, my ambition was "To graduate from college and live a long, happy, successful life with no regrets." So far, I'm living up to that ambition.

I'd never want Ty to steal the limelight from me! Here is me in a school play.

The ONLY photo you will get to see from my freshman year. It was not the best year for my looks.

This was my LAST day of high school! Check out that smile...that's a smile of relief, right there!

Senior prom with my friends.

Certainly not my best photo, but this is my advice to incoming sophomores.

Another musical. I was a school girl back in the "prairie days."

Student council Sophomore year with my best friends.

Getting ready to hit the road before a football game senior year. I believe this might be the night my car was broken in to in the parking lot while we were gone. Along with about 10 other cars. Stupid kids from our rival school.

And there you have it. This was us, back in the day before we even knew each other existed. But I have to say, life is WAY more fun now that I have him in my life!

xoxo, wife.


  1. This was so sweet, brought tears to my eyes.
    So happy that you and Ty found each other.

  2. Me too! Love that kid to death!