Today I celebrated my 29th birthday. I can't believe it! Has is really been over 10 years since I graduated from high school? I've been home from my mission for over 6 years. The really scary part is that next year I can honestly say I'm in my thirties. Yikes! I was looking at some photo albums today that I hadn't looked at in a while, and found some fun and frightening pictures. The one above was taken around 2000, with my sisters Sasha and Demri. My parents had just purchased some four wheelers and we were getting them warmed up. My brother was on his mission at the time and was pretty jealous.
Here's me in high school with my friend Michelle. I don't know if it wasn't cool to smile or if I was too cool for photos or what. Actually I think our friend was taking pictures for their photography class and used us as subjects. I wonder what Michelle is looking at.....
Okay, I seriously debated whether to add this photo or not, because it's really incriminating. Can you guess which one I am? Here's a hint: I'm wearing spandex shorts! I have three other photos like this, all from different teams, and I'm always wearing these shorts! What's even worse is that I'm pretty sure someone sewed them for me. Double yikes. By the way, my dad's the guy on the left.
Here's me with my roommates several years ago at BYU. I remember that I'd had to work late that night and didn't get home until after 11:00. I figured everyone would have forgotten my birthday but when I got to the apartment everyone was waiting for me with an oreo cake. That bath and body works bag contains lavender vanilla lotion; my favorite! I have a lot of great memories of my roommates from the Y.
Okay, this one I just had to add because come on, look at my bangs! I wonder what I was thinking when this photo was taken. I look pretty tough, don't you think?