It’s my 30th birthday year. As part of my celebrations, I thought I would take my birthday month to reflect on my life. To help, I am using some of my scrapbooked pages to illustrate my life. For each year, I’ve chosen a few pages to highlight that year. I hope you enjoy my look back as much as I do.
1985: Starting to remember bits and pieces of my life. In general I remember where I lived and who some of my friends were. At 3 years old, we lived in a trailer park. We lived there until I started Kindergarten.
Page 1: I had my 3rd friend birthday party at Shobiz… a precursor to Chucky Cheese. It was awesome! Games, pizza, cake, and good friends. And check out that birthday cake. I was a Strawberry Shortcake fan. I remember watching the cartoon on Saturday mornings. I wanted to be Strawberry Shortcake.
Page 2: That baby doll you see is Rachel Michelle. I must have gotten her when I was one or two years old. And I still have her. Currently, she packed in a trunk with some other early years memorabilia. As you can see, I took her everywhere, even sledding down hills bundled up. Through the years, Rachel Michelle has endure a new wig and a new cloth body. For the most part she’s intact and still kicking it.
Page 3: My maternal grandparents, Frances and Jerry moved to Jupiter, Florida. After moving, we visited once a year until we moved to Florida (albeit the other side) when I was in fifth grade. I have some great memories of visiting and soaking in the sun. Everyone looks so young!