Thursday, April 22, 2010

10 Years Ago

When I was a Beehive in YW we made a Time Capsule to be opened in 10 years! I remember the activity and thinking, "Oh my gosh, I will be 22 when I open this thing!!" and wondering what my life would be like. Who would have thought when I was 12...

1. I would be marrying a boy from my ward & lived down the street from me that was 17 at the time
2. I would get married to this boy at 19....
3. I would settle back in my hometown of Sugar Land and have a house
4. I would be preparing to have my 2nd baby when opening my capsule!

Realistically I always thought it would get lost in the shuffle of life, but my mom found it when she moved here last year and handed it to me to open. I waited until the 10 year mark and had a little glimpse into my life....


our Christmas picture that year. Don't you love the big bangs?? I still remember going to the bathroom in middle school and hair spraying them in place- sick.

a sweet letter from our leader. I loved the last part on a temple marriage and it meant so much that I had accomplished that goal when reading it.

our amazing dog Zoe that we bought as a puppy and had our whole lives. She was the best! Did awesome tricks, always caught food in her mouth and would even leave the room after she farted because she knew how bad they smelt. ...Then she got old and my mom put her to sleep. Thanks for killing our dog Mom.


my report card that year...

My best friend Kellie wrote this letter and I loved reading it.

us girls at church

I guess these are brands I liked.. I remember when Abercrombie and Fitch was soo cool. Now I won't even walk in there- it's too loud.

I have more ty babies than I can count..

I am so glad our leaders did this activity with us and I hope someday I can do the same with my YW!

8 comments:

Daniel and Kylie said...

hahah this is awesome! the bangs picture made me laugh out loud hahah oh man you should stuff it full again and lock it up for another 10 years :)

Rachel and Brandon said...

Oh my goodness, I gotta find mine! You have inspired me. I remember putting a few things in there, it is so crazy to think that was 10 years ago. Amazing to think if all the things that have happened since then and where all us girls are now. Wow!

mmmandy! said...

Hahaha! AWESOME!! You were SO cute! And your hair was SO red. :) I had to laugh about the Abercrombie comment. I used to flippin' live in that store and now I feel the same way you do. AND I also had some sa-weet bangs!

PS- my favorite line: "Thanks for killing our dog, Mom." :D

Janey said...

lol! That is the coolest thing! Abercrombie...I used to get their magazines and post the model pics all over my bedroom wall. Now I can't stand the place, along with Hollister, AND I've finally vowed not to go to American Eagle anymore after I was shopping with 13 yr olds and their moms.

I can't believe there are only ten years between age 12 and 22. It's like three completely different stages of life all wrapped up in ten years.

Love that you blogged about this, So fun. Oh and Mark has a letter to his future wife...very cute...

Davis Family said...

You: baby. Me: granny.

Cristina said...

abercrombie is too loud! it's so true! we are totally old ladies now :)

Lindsey and Jake Palmer said...

I wish my mom found mine too! That is a blast from the past! Love it, and I totally agree, I get a headache EVERYTIME I go into abercrombie! I think its the smell of the cologne they use to mop with floors with and the loud loud music!

Kyle and Heidi Clarke said...

What a great activity! You've inspired me to do it with my Young Women! I totally remember when you were 12, Julie. You were my little buddy whenever we got together, remember? Good times, great oldies. :)