Throwback Thursday Part I

This is a post I’ve been wanting to work on for a while now. It’s a post mostly for Bry and me, but many of you have been on this life journey with us since the beginning, so I thought it’d be fun to share. All of the photos are in chronological order and include witty comments about how young, dumb, and in love we were with one another.

What a ride it’s been, this life with you.

And it just keeps getting better!


 
1.18.03 Just two weeks after we started dating at Genghis Grill. Photo cred to Lori Adams! #babies

1.18.03 Just two weeks after we started dating at Genghis Grill. Photo cred to Lori Adams! #babies

8.29.03 The secret is out - Bry was a gondolier in college! He took couples out on the gondola, fed them an Italian dinner, serenaded them with songs, and picked up “hidden” messages in bottles in the water.

8.29.03 The secret is out - Bry was a gondolier in college! He took couples out on the gondola, fed them an Italian dinner, serenaded them with songs, and picked up “hidden” messages in bottles in the water.

8.30.03 We’ve had matching cell phones for the last 16 years!!!

8.30.03 We’ve had matching cell phones for the last 16 years!!!

9.2.03 BABIES hanging out in the girls’ dorm in college! I’d also like to point out that this was the last time I wore overalls, had highlights OR pigtails, and was able to see my collarbone. I guess we can’t be 18 forever!

9.2.03 BABIES hanging out in the girls’ dorm in college! I’d also like to point out that this was the last time I wore overalls, had highlights OR pigtails, and was able to see my collarbone. I guess we can’t be 18 forever!

11.9.03 Cheyenne, WY with this guy.

11.9.03 Cheyenne, WY with this guy.

3.24.04 New Mexico. Such a sweet time in our relationship. Traveling and singing together.

3.24.04 New Mexico. Such a sweet time in our relationship. Traveling and singing together.

4.25.04 The night he proposed!

4.25.04 The night he proposed!

6.13.04 Again, BABIES!!! Any other ladies try the zigzag hair formation in the early 2000’s??

6.13.04 Again, BABIES!!! Any other ladies try the zigzag hair formation in the early 2000’s??

7.14.04 Remember when guys used to wear necklaces?

7.14.04 Remember when guys used to wear necklaces?

11.25.04 Thanksgiving at Georgia’s house in New Braunfels.

11.25.04 Thanksgiving at Georgia’s house in New Braunfels.

1.4.05 Our 2nd dating anniversary!

1.4.05 Our 2nd dating anniversary!

2.7.05 Sitting in my college dorm room. And, YES, I had a dining room table in that tiny room. Clutter game = strong.

2.7.05 Sitting in my college dorm room. And, YES, I had a dining room table in that tiny room. Clutter game = strong.

2.19.05 Our first set of engagement photos in New Braunfels, TX.

2.19.05 Our first set of engagement photos in New Braunfels, TX.

11.5.05 Second set of engagement photos at the Dallas Arboretum.

11.5.05 Second set of engagement photos at the Dallas Arboretum.

11.5.05 Engagement Photos Dallas, TX. That hand placement tho.

11.5.05 Engagement Photos Dallas, TX. That hand placement tho.

3.14.06 With my Jilly in Scotland!

3.14.06 With my Jilly in Scotland!

3.31.06 College Graduation photos with fraaaaaands.

3.31.06 College Graduation photos with fraaaaaands.

5.12.06 College graduation - 8 days before our wedding!

5.12.06 College graduation - 8 days before our wedding!

5.20.06 #thewedding

5.20.06 #thewedding

7.1.06 Joe Dirt hat, sleeves rolled up, and volleyball with friends.

7.1.06 Joe Dirt hat, sleeves rolled up, and volleyball with friends.

2.11.07 Our first apartment. When I showed my bestie this pic, she said, “OMGGG You were already collecting mail!” You guys, we’ve come a loooooong way from our clutter-filled days.

2.11.07 Our first apartment. When I showed my bestie this pic, she said, “OMGGG You were already collecting mail!” You guys, we’ve come a loooooong way from our clutter-filled days.

4.22.07 With my first class of 2nd graders at the zoo!

4.22.07 With my first class of 2nd graders at the zoo!

4.23.07 Uplift celebration dinner.

4.23.07 Uplift celebration dinner.

5.27.07 With my daddy.

5.27.07 With my daddy.

6.14.07 With my dad’s sisters and my cousin in Wisconsin.

6.14.07 With my dad’s sisters and my cousin in Wisconsin.

7.6.07 With Candy the piggy.

7.6.07 With Candy the piggy.

9.11.07 Playing with the fish eye lens.

9.11.07 Playing with the fish eye lens.

10.20.07 Driving to grandma’s birthday party in New Braunfels.

10.20.07 Driving to grandma’s birthday party in New Braunfels.

10.20.07 Bry’s sideburns. Those are REAL, people!

10.20.07 Bry’s sideburns. Those are REAL, people!

11.3.07 Celebrating the first month we were both paid a salary with “professional” jobs at Benihana!

11.3.07 Celebrating the first month we were both paid a salary with “professional” jobs at Benihana!

4.11.09 Bry conquering his fear of heights!

4.11.09 Bry conquering his fear of heights!

12.16.09 He was the most incredible music teacher. That’s him mid-air with his guitar playing the 12 Days of Christmas.

12.16.09 He was the most incredible music teacher. That’s him mid-air with his guitar playing the 12 Days of Christmas.

11.15.10 Our 2010 Christmas card pic with Candy the Piggy.

11.15.10 Our 2010 Christmas card pic with Candy the Piggy.

4.13.11 With my guinea pig, Candy

4.13.11 With my guinea pig, Candy

8.9.11 That time we bought our first house!

8.9.11 That time we bought our first house!

2.5.12 After the pig died, she was replaced with this bear.

2.5.12 After the pig died, she was replaced with this bear.

2.5.12 The day we brought home our Lucy Bear.

2.5.12 The day we brought home our Lucy Bear.

2.6.12 Lucy Lou day 2.

2.6.12 Lucy Lou day 2.

3.26.12 You see an adorable puppy. I see more  clutter !

3.26.12 You see an adorable puppy. I see more clutter!

5.24.12 Lookin’ gooooooood.

5.24.12 Lookin’ gooooooood.

5.24.12 What a hottie.

5.24.12 What a hottie.

8.11.12 Baby brother’s college graduation.

8.11.12 Baby brother’s college graduation.

11.12.12 My favorite pic of #lucylouiloveyou! Those shoes!!! That tongue!!!

11.12.12 My favorite pic of #lucylouiloveyou! Those shoes!!! That tongue!!!

11.22.12 2012 Christmas card family photo on Georgia’s porch.

11.22.12 2012 Christmas card family photo on Georgia’s porch.

12.29.12 Christmas 2012 in Wyoming.

12.29.12 Christmas 2012 in Wyoming.

3.11.13 Spring Break was spent hiking with Lucy Lou in Buena Vista, CO with Anie and her family!

3.11.13 Spring Break was spent hiking with Lucy Lou in Buena Vista, CO with Anie and her family!

5.18.13 That time he got his Masters degree from SMU!

5.18.13 That time he got his Masters degree from SMU!

7.1.14 We had to fight hard to be able to take her on our 2014 Colorado trip. I’m so glad she was able to join!

7.1.14 We had to fight hard to be able to take her on our 2014 Colorado trip. I’m so glad she was able to join!

 

And the BEST kind of throwback: Xanga

For all my non-Xennials out there, if Facebook and blogging got married, Xanga would be the baby.

YOU GUYS.

We were so talented.

We literally taught ourselves html coding so we could design our own website.

Then we’d write super random, self-centered posts about what we ate that day and who looked cute in class.

Then we’d all comment on each others’ posts.

Sound familiar?

LISTEN.

Instagram ain’t got nothin’ on that Xanga life.

Although the site no longer exists, I had a stroke of genius one time and decided to archive all of my posts. So, even though you can’t see the site design I slaved over for hours on end in college, at least the text remains.

Here’s an excerpt from August 2005.

Any other web nerds out there still have their Xanga posts?

Nope? Just me? Cool. :/


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And just for laughs, I found this description of Xanga on the Internets and it made me laugh. Imagine what they’d say today about what people reveal about themselves on the Internet, some 14 years later?!?!

“Xanga has been mentioned in major news publications worldwide as many law enforcement agencies believe that many of the 91 percent of some 40 million users aged 13 to 29 are revealing too much personal information about themselves on Xanga journals.”

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