Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Memories...Like the Corners of My Mind

As a part of Project BBR, we are having to consolidate what is in 2 closets into 1.  Over our almost 8 years of marriage, we have been given back a lot of childhood stuff from our parents which has just sat in boxes.  Thinking of everything I need to do to get Trent's room ready, it was high time to tackle those boxes.  Then I read a post by Misty sharing some of her favorite mementos.  I thought it would be fun to share some of the gems I can't part with...

My beloved track spikes
I wanted a pair of Mizuno's that everybody had, but my feet were too small.  My dad is the one who took me shopping and he picked these out.  He didn't even mind the $125 price tag!  I thought they were hideous but at least matched our school colors.  Several guys on our track team bought them AFTER ME, so then I felt that maybe they weren't so bad. {grin}

Photos...
You have to keep your senior prom picture {especially if you marry your date}, graduation cap/gown and hideous school photos, right?  See how my track shoes matched? 

Books!
Some that I just can't get rid of and hope to pass on to Baby Gurl!  Do you remember any of these?  I could happily bust any of these out right now.

Journals
I can't even stand to open these because it's so embarrassing.  I'm not sure why I keep them, I would die if anyone but me ever read them.  But I think the 80 year-old me will find them hilarious.  

Love notes
Brent and I had one class together and managed to fill my entire spiral for class notes with notes between us.  AND we passed notes between classes, so I kept all those too.  Flipping through it, we fought a lot...and about stupid stuff.  I guess not much has changed!

So there you have it.  A few random things from childhood.  It's definitely fun to pull these out every once in a while and remember.  Do you save stuff or chunk it?


7 comments:

Unknown said...

How fun! It's so awesome to take a trip down memory lane;) PHS was full of them i have lots from band when you were our drill instructor :) Matt and I have our prom picture still out and my kids love looking at it! The books....... I remember those and I wish I had kept some of my faves to hand down to my daughter. BTW congrats on your baby gurl!

It's a Beautiful Life said...

Above post is from samur

Kelly said...

How fun! I definitely have my own box full of past memories. So fun.

KristenW said...

Aw, how cute! You little sweet thing! Loving baby gurl's new nickname!!

Anonymous said...

Burn all of that stuff. - B

Jaclyn said...

I keep stuff too. David and I still have our prom picture framed and out. It's fun to look back and remember!

Karen Peterson said...

It's sort of a very long story, but pretty much everything from my childhood is gone. I envy you getting to hang onto some of these mementos. How fun to have them!