Turnback Tuesday: Elementary Pictures

I’m back! Well, I probably won’t be regularly back for another week or so, but I finished my last final tonight so grad school is officially off my plate, and to celebrate I’m posting a school-themed Turnback Tuesday to celebrate my first day teaching third grade tomorrow!

Yes, I am dorky enough to have my third grade picture on my classroom website. The kids think it is really fun! Without further ado, here are some of my elementary school pictures:

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

Notice any big changes over the years? I love my hilariously dorky glasses in fifth grade! Thank goodness for contacts 😉


Turnback Tuesday: Preteen Fashion Edition

This is going to be hilarious.

I’ve always been very fashion forward (eye roll), even now, and we’re going to celebrate my awesome fashion taste today.

Are you ready?


First up is my 10th birthday party. Check out my awesome jean dress layered over a plain white tee, amazing white tights, and my favorite – the choker. Oh my goodness, did I love my chokers! I had so many different ones with different charms. Gotta love 1996. Denim was the hottest thing, and the more denim in an outfit, the better.

Next up is my favorite dress. I’m not joking. I loved this lime velour dress dress so much (that I would wear with black tights and lime green knee-high socks) that when Oma’s dog chewed a whole hole (*smacks head* – I don’t often have typos, but seriously???? I promise I know the difference!) in it, I patched it up with that hilarious smiley face and those little white lace things. I wore this dress all.the.time. What was I thinking?Notice how much more wavy my hair is in this one or two year transition. And the huge glasses 🙂

Finally, we have the skort. Skorts are awesome! Don’t you agree? And navy with neon plaid, so exciting. Recognize the Keds?

I hope this has been a fun edition of Turnback Tuesday! What kind of hilarious fashion mishaps can you think of in your past?

Turnback Tuesday!

To keep me posting regularly through my last set of crazy classes (12 graduate credits in 8 weeks! but I’ll be done with my 2nd master’s and rank I after this term!), I’m going to do a regular feature called Turnback Tuesday where I turn back the clock with some old pictures. These come to you courtesy of my senior year of high school! Right now, the pics are just what I have on my computer, but for the next several weeks, I’ll actually scan some pics each week (since I didn’t get my first digital camera until the end of my senior year).

I was in love with winterguard. While I wasn’t very good, I absolutely enjoyed every single minute. I’m the first girl on the far left.

Our show during senior year was called “Guitars” and was very lyrical. I’m in the front on the left. Don’t mind my terrible technique, please!

Gosh, we were so young! I started dating my husband in the beginning of my senior year. He was 20 and I was 17.

One of our many dates to Olive Garden during my senior year.

This is one of my favorite pictures of my husband. And yes, my room is blue and purple tiedye. It’s actually come back in style again, haha!

Right before I started college, Jason and I took our first vacation together. We went to Gatlinburg, TN and did the tourist thing. Here we are at the Star Cars museum in the Flintstone car. We look so young (and skinny!) in this picture!