So, tomorrow is my birthday, I'll be 29. In another year I'll no longer be a twenty-something, although that seems impending, it's actually surprising. I really am surprised by how quickly the years have gone by. Yes, they've flown, yes, the kids helped rush the years on by without much notice at my own years passing, but be that as it may, I'm surprised by the fact that I'm surprised. Like I didn't even know that it was happening all this time, years just passing, though logically I know that's precisely what's happening...what a twist and turn in my mind...Lemme see if I can list something personally important for each year that I've been alive...this should be interesting:
1980...well, obviously, I was born
1981...My brother, Chad, was born (not that I actually remember)
1982...I have a vague remembrance of the weeping willow in our backyard that we lived in only until 1983 when we moved to a different house.
1983...We got new furniture, and I remember the delivery guys carrying the couch in with me on it...no pictures of this, my mom doesn't even remember it, but I do, LOL!
1984...I dressed as the wicked witch of the west for preschool Halloween party, won the contest, and can still recognize the scent of my preschool teacher's perfume...though I don't recall her name or face.
1985...Made my first best friend, Stephanie, after being made fun of for riding my bike with my feet up through mud puddles...my poor brother got his toe cut off...interesting story, you should ask about it some time:)
1986...Taught to tie a square knot after convincing my 1st grade teacher that if i went home without the square knot my mom would be very angry
1987...oh, this is a good one...unknowingly got 3 of my friends swatted at school for saying "suck my vagina"...imagine my teacher's surprise when i told her i didn't want to play with them because of what they were saying...LMAO!!!
1988...Started a lifelong friendship with Danielle, whose family quickly became a 2nd family to me.
1989...Landed a solo singing part in the musical Steamboatin'. LOL!!! Again, Chad gets hurt when he's hit by a car and takes a helicopter ride to the hospital.
1990...Got my first visit from "Aunt Flow" what a bitch! In a swimming suit on family vacation at Rough River in Kentucky...*eye roll* my Grandma made me sleep on a trash bag atop her white carpet in lieu of a bed that night. NICE.
1991...My first boyfriend, Jason, awe, thought I was all grown up, in love and on my way to marriage. Also, 1991 holds the best summer ever! LOL
1992...Entered junior high...wow!
1993...Holds lots of other "firsts" as well as my first organized dance...a homecoming dance with a high schooler...first fist fight...hmmm...I could go on forever.
1994...High School begins...oh the memories Cahokia Senior High School holds!
1995...My first seriously hard heartbreak with said high schooler from 1993 and the start of 3 great friendships with Erica, Chuck and Lexie...the 3 of them held my life together that year!
1996...Sweet 16...I get my drivers license, but never got to drive, LOL...and met Gus at my first job...Wendy's, he had no idea what he was getting himself into! Got Baptised.
1997...On a break with Gus, started dating various other people, some greater than others...had way too much fun doing things I knew better than to do!
1998...Graduated High School and Started College at Illinois College
1999...Came home from college for the summer, rekindled things with Gus, started working for A. G. Edwards and never went back to IC
2000...Pregnant with Katelynn, moved into our first apartment and got married! Gave birth to my 1st beautiful baby girl, Katelynn Angela.
2001...Built a house and moved on in and I became an aunt twice!
2002...Promoted to Assistant supervisor at A.G.Edwards...woo hoo
2003...Decided to leave my job and be a full time SAHM to my Katelynn
2004...Tried to become St. Louis's favorite Karaoke rock star, became pregnant with Andrea...yes, these things go hand in hand! LOL...Became an aunt again! (Chad's a busy guy!)
2005...Gave birth to my 2nd daughter, Andrea Rae...and became an Aunt AGAIN! (brother-in-law this time) Katelynn starts preschool
2006...Gus becomes a police officer...my little girl starts elementary school...awe! My parents divorce after almost 26 years of marriage.
2007...Became a God Mother to Natalie May...had my nose done...opened up shop on Etsy:) I get a new baby Brother, Joey. Other joyous times, and severe disappointment alike.
2008...Etsy...Etsy...Etsy. I'm sure lots of other things happened in 2008, like a new walk with God...made lots of new friends through both.
2009...what will this year add to my life?? I'm sure I'll be surprised! And I can't wait whatever it may be:)