Show and Tell- Memory Lane

I am linking up with Andrea today to share some nostalgia with you today. This was one post I was super excited about. I recently found a box of old photos in my garage that I didn’t know existed so you will have the pleasure at laughing at my childhood awkwardness.

In my circle, you weren’t cool unless you had a piece of blow up furniture. Being the youngest, I had the smallest bedroom growing up. But that didn’t stop me from trying to convert it into my own miniature apartment. What else were my guests supposed to sit on?

On the weekends I was probably renting a movie. There was an 80% chance the movie was going to star Andrew Keegan. I had such a crush on that guy. Wonder what he’s up to these days.

Away messages were a big thing for my generation. Even when I was in college people still used AIM. I was never creative though with weird colors or fonts. My messages were more along the lines of “Busy” or “Studying”. I was never a wordsmith.

This was the nectar of the gods as far as 14 year old me was concerned. My girlfriends and I would get all hopped up on the caffeine from these things and girl talk all night long. We were wild, I tell ya.

Obviously.

These were a thing when I was in grade school. You could, buy ’em, trade ’em, play ’em. I think I even had an OJ Simpson Pog that said Guilty on one side and Not Guilty on the other hahahaha.

OK so now some of my pictures. These are in no particular order although perhaps they should be. These are all pictures of pictures so I apologize for the glare.

Did anyone else’s mom make them wear sponge curlers the night before every holiday? Trying to sleep when you’re full of Christmas anticipation is hard enough let alone when you have these things jabbing you in the head all night.

Speaking of Christmas, anyone remember these?

Me and my siblings. I’m the littlest on the right.

I’m nostalgic for my bangs. I tried bangs once when I was older and it was probably my greatest failure as an adult. I think I’ll leave the bangs to 1st grade Tara.

I’m on the far left. Pink tutu.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but I was a dancer all of my life. I spent every day after school in the studio. It was my second home where we trained, ate dinner, did our homework and laughed. A lot. I am still very close with the girls I danced with but I am always nostalgic for the days when we all practically lived together.

We traveled a ton of places together for dance opportunities and were constantly in NYC for conventions, master classes or seeing what was on Broadway. In this pic we were leaving our hotel room to take a class with Wade Robson back when he was Britney Spear’s choreographer. We may have been a little obsessed with him. He was a phenomenal choreographer.

We were traveling for dance again. I believe this was in the Bahamas. I’m in the middle.

Baby dancers. I think this was 1990.

I’m nostalgic for old school birthday parties. Hank is just getting to the age where the kids are having parties out at these play places and I genuinely love it.

The next pictures I intended to post to show off my killer tan. Back before we know how terrible tanning was for you I LOVED the tanning salon. I thought it was so relaxing to just lay there and bake. BUT my abs were on point in these pictures and I am DEFINITELY feeling nostalgic for those days. R.I.P. abs. At least there is proof you existed.

Don’t mind my goofy face. My mom was probably taking too many pictures.

Of course I had to add some memory lane photos of Kevin. I was 20 in this pic and were were on our first weekend away together (leave your internet judgement at the door) in Baltimore. It never dawned on me until this moment that we are totally matching, lol.

Three years later on our honeymoon.

4 Comments

  • Reply Holly Breton at Pink Lady May 9, 2017 at 6:44 am

    I hear ya on the tanning- I lived in tanning beds- paying the price now BUT you looked gorgeous! Love seeing your dance pictures 🙂

  • Reply Andrea Nine May 9, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Precious then and now…those dimples…how beautiful!! Loved taking this trip down memory lane with you, what a wonderful childhood you had. I love the convenience of Netflix and Apple TV but I miss blockbuster and going to actually look a the movie jackets and renting.

  • Reply Cara May 9, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Loved this! Some of those things I don’t remember (pogs??), this is a great topic, brings back so many great memories!

  • Reply Allie @ agalnamedal.com May 9, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Pretty sure we’re long lost cousins! I had a blue inflatable chair that I bought at Claire’s but I don’t recall ever actually sitting in it! Did you shop at Contempo Casual? I LOVED that place! We were just explaining pogs to Robert’s younger cousin a few weeks ago!

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