Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Giggle Down Memory Lane... It Was All About the Hair!!!

As I mentioned the other day, I was going through some old pictures. I couldn't help giggling as I ran across different pictures of myself, from birth to motherhood. Good stuff. So I have put to the side many of my favorites to use here on the blog, when there just doesn't seem to be much else happening in our little world around here.

Today's gallery? Ninth grade through my fourth year of college. What makes these pictures so special? Well it certainly isn't my smile. My hubby says I have the "exact same smile in every professional picture" I have ever taken. Looking through these, he might have a point. It isn't about the clothes, for they are all head shots, but I do remember some of the outfits...down to the shoes. The late eighties and early nineties had some fun fashion, that is for sure.

No, if you haven't guessed already, it was all about the hair and my need to use at least a can of hairspray every three to four days. They even use to call me "cotton candy" in high school. Yep, those were the days!

I am actually getting my hair done this Saturday. Can't wait. I always feel just a little bit perkier after a cut and color. Maybe the energy comes from covering the grey strands that insist on showing up every morning. Anyway, since I'm debating on the cut I would like for my new do, and I just found these lovely photos from the time capsule, I thought I would make this a little more fun and ask your opinion...

If I had the hair, that I use to have, and could go back to one of my old styles, when I was much younger, fifty pounds thinner and wrinkle free, which one do you like the best? I've always had my favorite. I can't wait to read your comments...

Picture #1 - 9th grade. Picture #2 - 10th grade. (That is me of course in the blue sweater. For some reason I can't ever find a 10th grade picture of me. I'm not sure if I wasn't there for picture day or what. Isn't my little sis too cute? )

Picture #3 - 11th grade. I always thought I looked different in this picture, than all the rest. Not sure why... Have you ever had a picture that you didn't think looked like you? This is mine. But it is me. Picture #4 - My Senior picture. I remember being so nervous taking this picture. There were two guys from school there getting their picture taken at the same time, laughing at me and the photographer. You know how guys like to pick on the girls, anyway, it made me all blotchy and red and the photographer had to touch up the picture on my neck and chest, A LOT. When he was done, it looked like I had a little too much sun.
Picture #5 - Freshman year of college.

Picture #6 - Sophomore year of college.
Picture #7 - junior year of college. (This was the year I cut my hair. I had kept complaining about my long hair bothering me, so Kevin dared me to cut it. I did and cried buckets. It took me a good month before I got use to fixing it and felt comfortable in the new do. Funny thing is, I think this is my mom's favorite picture...



Picture # 8 - last year of college.
I could go on with the hairstyle pictures, for they go on and on and on. Different lengths, colors and many different styles. But I will stop here for now, but believe me part two will be coming soon.
Thanks for giggling down memory lane with me. I love looking at old pictures and remembering when...

21 comments:

Jim said...

Sis,
It's like traveling "back in time", some good times! Thanks for posting some memories to connect with that made me smile. Not that I wasn't smiling already, but this one was kind of a dreamy "stare.off.into.space" kind of a look, I'm sure.

Love you bunches.

Jim-Dad

Tiffany said...

Oh, my goodness - you are simply adorable!! You look so sweet in these photos with your beautiful smile and dimples! My favorite hair style is the senior year one - I love the pouf! And you know that pouf has come back!! Cannot wait to see your new hair cut and color!

Amber said...

You did have huge hair, didn't you?
;)

My favorite has always been the green polkadotted dress picture.

Love you much.

Kristin said...

You look beautiful in all of them :) It's funny how we all had the same hairdo back then, with the hairsprayed little poufed out wings on the side. Hee hee!

Andrea said...

You are beautiful no matter which hair style you wear.
Hugs, andrea

Tiffani said...

this was GREAT!

I'd be right there with you except I had glasses that changed size and color along with my hair!!

Jo said...

I love all the pics. (Can't just choose ONE.) When I saw you for the first time when you were just a toddler, I thought you were the cutest, sweetest, most adorable little girl I had ever seen. You have grown up into a beautiful lady and I'm so proud of you!

Now, didn't you and Amber have some glamour shots made one time? That's what I (and others) would like to see next.

Luvya!
Aunt Jo

Gaia said...

Agree with Andrea, could not see a single flaw. Your beauty outshines them all.

christy rose said...

You are beautiful in every picture! I think I like your senior picture the best.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Well, I happen to think you are a stunningly beautiful woman, back then and now. And those just ain't words, friend. You have an outward beauty to match the inward beauty. Some of these pic's remind me of Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally". Has anyone ever told you that before?

Anyway, I permed my hair for YEARS! Oh, the horror of it all. I think I might be too embarassed to show them publicly, although my kids would have a good laugh. Oh, almost forgot the Sally Jesse Rapheal (sp?) red glasses I wore as well. Hideous.

Anyway, keep smiling. I agree with your husband; it, along with your eyes will follow you all the days of your life.

peace~elaine

mimi said...

I think that you have fantastic hair. You are so darn cute! I'm trying to think who you remind me of....and actress. (thinking, thinking)

Bridget said...

I had big hair, and used lots of hairspray! I like them all, but the Jr. in College pic is probably my favorite

Christi said...

Cute pictures! It is so much fun to look back and see how the styles have changed! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh my...I loved seeing these pictures...wow does Kayla look like you or what? I would say my favorite was the sophomore year of college.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

So cute! I had the Mall bangs myself. You look beautiful in every picture!

Sherry said...

Oh, yeah! I had some of those hairstyles. LOL! :D Great pics!

whimzie said...

Hey, I remember the girl in those last few pictures!!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I vote for picture number 7! At least you didn't have the huge ugly glasses. Lucky bum! I just cringe when I look back at my pictures. It's beyond embarrassing. You're a beautiful lady both then and now!

Angela said...

I had the same hair style for years and years like your grade nine picture. I even have it when I turned 40 LOL LOL..lol..I'm cracking up just thinking about it...

Gretchen said...

You are just plain gorgeous. And I'd say you're about to be in big trouble where boys are concerned b/c Kayla looks just like you.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

Loved all the pictures~I have many of the same hairstyles from my school days.