Sunday, May 4, 2008

Flashback to 1989, High School Graduation

This was my boyfriend Geoff (now husband!) and myself at my parents house right before our high school graduation...

Okay, yall... no jokes about the big hair and earrings! I am brave enough to post this picture of Geoff and I right before a rite of passage in our lives (!), but I already know what is coming... so, let me explain that I really was so "in style" for that era! If you attended our school then you know that the bigger the hair, the better. As a matter of fact, I think my hair is looking a little flat for what I could do with it back then, but maybe I was running out of my Stiff Stuff hairspray? (That is seriously what it was called... I was addicted!) Or, I cried a lot that day, so maybe it was just squashed down from all the hugs - I tried not to be such an emotional basketcase, but I boo hooed through most all the speeches, and as our whole class walked by to get their hard earned diploma... we were a close group.

Our graduation party was held at my parents house, and in the front field. It was busted by the police, which is funny now, but not so funny then... some of the people in a house far far away called them to find out what all the noise was, and the rest is history. Most of our class headed out for a week of fun early the next morning - to Panama City Beach, FL., or as we call it the Redneck Rivera.

It is hard to believe, but next year (2009) we will have been graduated from high school for 20 years. A lot has changed - big hair for one, and thank goodness - but much has stayed the same... I have been in love with this guy for a very long time. Our paths took some crazy detours along the way before we finally got it all together, but I love that God had a plan for us that began at the age of 14!

(Or earlier if I go back to summer day camp when we were children, but boys were "yucky" then, and he thought I was a silly girl...)


Reynie said...

nothin' wrong with a big hair do! i loved my super sized hair! oh if it would only become popular again!

Playful Professional said...

I love the fact that you married your high school sweetheart. Definitely makes it seem like God really did have a plan huh. God had a plan for me too, it just didn't include my husband until two years ago.