Friday, May 1, 2009

Flashback Friday

May’s assignment: Since so many people get married during the month’s of May and June, I have designated May’s theme as “Going To The Chapel”. So get out photos of your wedding, your sibling’s wedding, your best friend’s wedding; heck, you can even post photos of bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and honeymoons if you’d like (just remember to keep them family friendly).

I realize I’m getting this up a little late today and for that I apologize. Beau had his ENT consultation yesterday and then we did a little errand running in the city once we were done with that. I will do a post regarding the outcome of his appointment later. For now, let’s get to the first installment of this month’s Flashback Friday theme: “Going To the Chapel”.

Over the years, I have definitely been in my fair share of weddings. I really don’t have any great stories to tell…only embarrassing photos from a few of the weddings I have been invited to be a part of. The first couple ought to have you rolling on the floor.

In this first photo, I was to hand out rice with my friend Naomi. I can’t for the life of me remember whose wedding this was; but apparently, I had yet to learn to sit with my ankles crossed – what a little lady I was (rolling of eyes).wedding friends 004 So, you thought my perm was bad from my middle school formal. Check out this next picture from my cousin Jennifer’s wedding. Not only did I have the perm going for me but I also had the “wings” and the big bangs. All I can say to this catastrophe was that it WAS 1980 and that WAS the style. And yes, because my mom was so proud of this photo of my brother, sister and me, she sent it out as our Christmas card that year (LOL).Jennifer's wedding to Pat Sept 1980 Luckily the perm phase ended and the next photo was taken later…much, much later when I was in college. This was at my cousin Tab’s wedding and is of my entire fam. Tabs wedding Also in college I was in my friend Rachel’s wedding. She was also my sorority little sis and one of my traveling companions during my semester in Europe. She is a such a doll…actually she is one of the most sarcastic, random, quick-witted people I know and for that I LOVE her.wedding friends 003 A few months after Jack was born (so please excuse the post pregnancy fat I had yet to lose), I had the opportunity to be in two more weddings.

The first was my brother’s. He and his beautiful wife Kim had asked both Josh and I to be in their wedding. Jack wasn’t in it but since we were dressed up we thought it was only right to have him dress in a tux as well.Mike and Kim's wedding The second wedding that summer was back in Georgia and it was the one of my best friend since the fourth grade. Seriously, Haley and I have been friends forever. We’ve experience it all together: ice skating trips, first crushes, first heart-breaks, graduations (high school and college), and then our weddings. It was so special to be a part of hers. Haley's wedding These photos do not represent all of the weddings I have been in. There have been others (my aunt, another cousin, my husband’s sister); but these are the ones I could find pictures of at the time (lol). I can’t wait to see what memories you all dig up…it had better be some good ones; after all, I posted a pic of me with “wings” (yikes).

Flashback Friday Participants
1. Heidi
2. Moyer Family
3. Kristin
4. Mandy Stansberry
5. Jenny
6. Carebear

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20 comments:

Heidi said...

ok, first of all, you photograph SOOOO beautifully! Even with "wings" you are still drop dead gorgeous. I'm so excited for this month's theme, it's going to be wedding over load over at my blog! heh Have a good weekend!

Sally's World said...

what great photos...honey, Red is your colour, you look amazing in that one, the family one is great too...I'm gonna find a wedding pic...uh oh! i had an allergic reaction the day before i got married, so i looked a tad puffy...but oh well!

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

Great photo's Melinda. I remember during my cousin's wedding I had pink eye, yuck! I agree, you look amazing in red!

Kristin said...

Hi girls- happy Friday. Melinda, your post is beautiful, I just put up one, will do more next week! Thanks for sharing!!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Oh my that was great. Loved the perm and wings. I'm sure if I did hard enough I could find one just like it. I just did the whole "my wedding post." Maybe I'll try to did up some others.

Dot O said...

Love your photos!! It's fun to look back and see what styles we actually sported and had the nerve to leave our homes with! LOL!

I forgot all about puppyhood until Ruby came - suddenly it's all flooding back to me - the peeing, pooping, biting, and chewing!!! Can I pawn her off on you until she's say - oh about 12 months old???

Kristin said...

Thanks for the compliments & yes the flowers were very heavy. Just what I wanted though, the flowers were very important to me- and I got just what I wanted thanks to my MIL!

Jenny said...

You sons expression in that one photo is so cute, he's like huh what's going on:) And post pregnancy fat, whatever you look great.

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

Girl you are amazing...I can never post pictures of myself from back in the day, yikes!
I love it though-you are so cute!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I LOVE the Christmas card picture. That is SO classic of the growing up years. That high hair. The wings. You just gotta love that!

The baby was so cute when he was tiny. I thought you looked great in that picture. I couldn't tell that you were fat. Of course that could be because on the skinniest day of my life I was sill 10 times fatter than that picture....but whatever : ). Even if you were fat then you were very, very pretty while you were fat : ) So there.

Amber said...

Fun pictures! I love seeing you as a kid.

I posted a Flashback Friday (can't we just abbreviate it by saying FF? that seems really fun...) but I feel like an idiot linking to it when my blog is closed. Go look at it, though, because it is one of my favorite pictures ever.

Jenny said...

I am such a big goob, the reason I was not linked up is because I linked to the previous flashback friday:D

Debbie said...

You are gorgeous in everyone of these. But I must have missed the post pregnancy photos because I didn't see any where you didn't look wonderful.

Carebear said...

Wow you look great in all the weddings, but man, have bridesmaids dresses improved in recent years, huh?! Can't wait to dig out some from older weddings I was in too! This time, I just posted to an older post of mine with my own wedding pics in it. At least I finally managed to participate!!!

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

Yippy! Second place on iHeartFaces, super excited for you. It was an amazing picture!!

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

What a fun collection of wedding photos =) I wish I'd taken the time to take more pictures at weddings. I think I have, like, half a dozen total and all of those within the past year. I'm sure there are some photos from my bridesmaid days, but I don't have those either lol. THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT!

This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood said...

I gave you an award on my blog, so come by and check it out when you have a minute. :)

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

That is so fun!!! That must have been fun for you to go through all these photos.

I am scared to look for all the weddings I've been in. I was one of the last of my friends to get married. So I was in a BUNCH of weddings... lots of big hair and hot pink butt ugly dresses. LOL!!

twinklescrapbooks said...

Fun photos!! I wish I had wedding photos throughout the years. I only have them as an adult.
tina :)

Baloney said...

You look so pretty!!