Photo Friday

I meant to post this yesterday as a Throwback Thursday post…but I forgot.


Oh, well! My forgetfulness worked out this time, because now I’m not scrambling for ideas on what to post today! And Photo Friday can make a brief return!

See? It’s all good! 😀

Wow, that’s phrase I haven’t used since the ’90s…

Speaking of that glorious decade of my misspent youth, today’s photo gallery features a collaborative story a friend and I wrote for Spanish class once upon a time. She did the drawing, I did the writing, and we both had a ton of fun in the process. I was actually thinking about this story (and a couple of others) a couple weeks ago as I sat at school conferences. Miss Tadpole now has my high school Spanish teacher, who told her that I used to write stories in Spanish.

Ah, the good ol’ days, when I was slightly more confident in my language skills… 😀

I ran across this the other night as I was digging through a scrapbook and praying I could find my original ACT scores. They never turned up, but this gem did, along with some other hilarious reminders of my high school days (YM covers and Tiger Beat centerfolds and “Got milk?” ads, oh my!).

My photo skills were somewhat lacking with these, so I captioned each lovely character sketch with the story.

Happy Friday, folks!

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Photo 365 #330: Photo Friday throwback time!

2015-06-22 21.07.36Would you look at that?  It’s Friday again!  I can’t believe it’s July already.  My kids will be back in school before I know it.

Speaking of kids, I found this in my office the other day while I was rummaging around in search of something else.  I loved Rainbow Brite when I was little, but I don’t even remember getting this puzzle.  I remember the little Red Butler figurine I used to take to church on Sundays to play with in the pews, though.  Too bad I lost him a long time ago. 😦

What things did you enjoy as a child?

If you’re in the U.S., do you have big plans for tomorrow?  How do you celebrate the Fourth of July?

If you’re not in the U.S., have a fantastic weekend!

Happy Friday, everybody! 🙂

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Photo Friday hiatus

June is a crazy busy month.  Always has been, probably always will be.  In looking at my calendar for the rest of the month, I’ve decided to take a hiatus from Photo Fridays for June.  Between vacation, getting ready for vacation, birthday parties, getting ready for birthday parties, and the impending Corn Carnival, I’m going to have more on my plate than you can shake a stick at.

Summer is a time to relax, take it easy, and go with the flow.  If I’m stressing about my blog?  Going with the flow is the last thing that’ll happen.

So stay tuned next month, when Photo Friday will make a triumphant return.  Okay, maybe it won’t be triumphant, but it will definitely return, so keep your peepers peeled and have a great month! 😀

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Photo Friday: Wait, what?

It’s Friday again?  Already?  But I just went back to work from a long weekend yesterday…How is it Friday again so soon?  WHAT HAPPENED TO MAY?!?!?!?!

On a related note, what happened to the last thirteen years?  I mean, really – how is it that it’s now been 20 years since the ’90s?

Yes, I’m feeling a bit old this week.

Since the thirteenth anniversary of my high school graduation was this past Tuesday, this week’s throwback photo is one of many from that bittersweet day and features some of my closest friends from high school.  One has since disappeared off the face of the earth, but I think I saw her a few years ago as I stopped at a local convenience store on my way to work one morning, and she didn’t look any different (though I’m pretty sure she didn’t see me, or I’d have been late to work that day).

Oh, Gretchen, how we miss you!

Oh, Gretchen, how we miss you!


Photo Friday time!

In honor of Memorial Day on Monday, today’s throwback photo is from a Memorial Day service four years ago.

All gave some.  Some gave all.  Some stood through for the red, white and blue, and some had to fall.  And if you ever think of me, think of all your liberties and recall some gave all. Photo by Kay Kauffman

All gave some. Some gave all. Some stood through for the red, white and blue, and some had to fall. And if you ever think of me, think of all your liberties and recall some gave all.
Photo by Kay Kauffman

Have a great weekend, folks, and don’t forget to remember those who went before.

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Photo Friday again already?

Okay, then.  Let’s party like it’s 1999!


Much to my excitement, my high school recently sold off a bunch of extra yearbooks spanning 23 years.  Included in their stock was the yearbook from my freshman year, which I didn’t get when I was in high school because I misunderstood the ordering procedure.  I spent all week flipping through it and reliving my younger years.  It was fun taking a trip down memory lane, that year in particular. 🙂

Have a great weekend!

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The Photo Friday throwback continues!

IMG_20150507_0001Today’s photo features me as a teenager.  Well, I’m in there somewhere – see that little speck of purple?  That’d be me. 🙂

Way back when, my friends and I had lots of fun shooting roll after roll of film on my little point-and-shoot camera.  I have so many great photos from my teen years!  What I love about this one is the color – just look at all those greens!

Don’t forget to stop by Charnele’s blog and see what she’s got for today.

What did you enjoy doing with your friends in your younger years?

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Photo Friday time!

It’s been such a lovely week here that I’ve started thinking about camping again.  We always have a lot of fun camping, but with the move and everything last year, we weren’t able to go.  We’re making up for it this year, but in the meantime, I’ve got these great shots to get me in the spirit:

These pictures come from a trip to Pine Lake a couple of years ago, and are some of my favorite camping photos:

I can’t believe it’s May already – camping season is just around the corner!

Have a great weekend, everybody, and don’t forget to stop by Charnele’s blog and check out what she’s got going on today!

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Photo Friday throwback: Wedding!

DSCN1153So since I recounted the story of my first date with Seymour and the story of our engagement the last two weeks, I thought I’d recount the tale of our wedding today.  That was when I discovered that I’d already recounted it once before, and in a much more entertaining fashion than I could possibly come up with today, thanks to being brain-dead after staying up way too late last night (thanks, insomnia).

To read what I wrote about our wedding for the 2012 October Memoir and Backstory Blog Challenge, go here. 🙂

I also discovered, from the same blog challenge, a post wherein I recounted the story of our first date.  I skimmed the post, and I actually liked the older post even better than the one I shared two weeks ago.  See?  This is the sort of thing I mean when I say I can’t remember squat.

Anyway, this week’s throwback photo is a favorite from our wedding reception.  That’s the best man holding the flower girl while being attacked by the ring bearer.  Lots of great pictures from that night; lots of great memories.

Have a great weekend, everybody, and don’t forget to stop by Charnele’s blog and see what she’s thinking about this fabulous Friday!

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Photo Friday: Engaging!

After last week’s throwback post about my first date with Seymour, I thought I’d share a little about our engagement.  It, too, is a fun story, and one I love telling. 🙂

Greg&MeSeymour proposed on December 23, 2008, which happened to be my grandpa and step-grandma’s fifth wedding anniversary.  He had just died three months prior, so it was rather a sad day for her.  But not for me – I was anxiously awaiting the end of the day so I could get all gussied up for the ROTC military ball in a neighboring town.

I got my hair done after work, then hurried home to put on my beautiful black formal dress (complete with black gloves, pink wrap, and pretty tiara).  When I came downstairs looking all pretty (and feeling it, too), Seymour gave me a beautiful corsage of purple carnations and orchids.  Then we left for the ball at the Pipac Centre (fancy schmancy, if you didn’t know).

When we arrived, there were all of six cars in the parking lot. Seymour looked around and said, “That’s not right; there should be fifty or sixty cars here.”  He parked the truck and said, “You stay here and I’ll go see what’s going on.”

He came back a few minutes later.  “I have some really, really good news: behind the cut!