Wednesday, May 14, 2008

back to the future

Today Emily posted about how she and I worked together when she was a sign language interpreter. It was my first teaching job and I was really excited. Emily and I were both the same age and we were starting there together. I really liked teaching high school. I had fun when I was attending high school, and this was fun for me. I got involved in all sorts of things...I coached the flag group, helped plan proms and took kids abroad. It was a great couple of years.

Anyway, I thought I would posts some pics from that time in my life. Now, these are pictures of pictures and area little fuzzy. And I really had loooooooonnnng hair back then.


And ugly glasses. They were so big and pale. They really didn't compliment my skin at all. I kind of miss having all that hair sometimes, but I think I went through several mousse bottles a month.
Here is our friend Amanda from England. She is with me at one of the Proms I planned. She was so excited to go because they don't have Proms in England and she had seen them in all sorts of movies. I have no idea why she is holding a balloon to her head. This is also when I learned that I don't look good in strapless dresses.

Another year, another Prom. I actually really liked this dress and it was dirt cheap. I got it after christmas in a holiday clearance. It was really comfortable. All these girls with me are some of my favorite students. Notice how they are showing waaaay more chest than me?
This dress didn't photograph so well, but I loved it and still have it. I might wear it again someday, and who knows where. My hair was funky at this one...
Here is the pic you have been waiting for...Emily and I. We thought we were being so cute. I'm not sure where she found the dress...I think in the back of her closet. From high school. And it still fit. I loved that silver skirt. We had so much fun that night! The teachers were actually a fun group and we all got on the dance floor with the kids.

I have lots of pics of Emily and me from those two years we worked together, and I was sad when she left. Luckily, I only posted the ones where she and I looked cute! There are a couple I'm sure she rather I burn. And others I need to burn for myself.

High school was much more fun the second time around!

10 comments:

emily said...

That is actually one of the ones I hate. But it's okay...I'm over myself.

And my dress: The bridesmaid dress that was made for me for The Nesters wedding. It looks white, but it isn't. Its pink. I actually found it in the girls dress up box yesterday. And no, it doesn't still fit anymore. Can anyone say "twin skin"? Oh well...I guess the fact that I actually wore a bridesmaid dress again is a plus in an of itself. Leave it to the Nester to have bridesmaid dresses that can be repeated.

I miss those days too sometimes. I planned my wedding in your art room, I think.

Hunny Bee May said...

You look so pretty in all those pics. I do love your long hair and curls. Jealous, a bit. And for the record I think you look great in a strapless dress. Maybe now I'll get brave and post some old pics. They are fun to look at!

bj said...

sissy...thank you soooo much for taking the time to come over and tell me how to do my door. You are very sweet and I do appreciate it.
I can hardly wait to try new things on that door...and I am so TALENTLESS !
I will try to do something on it, tho and will sure post it, when I do...
Thanks again, sweetie...
hugs, bj

Lula! said...

Oh, this was fun to read. You are probably the prom expert by now. Remind me to call you when my daughter attends...but that's at the very least 10 years from now. By then you'll have written your own book!!!!

shay said...

How cute are you?!
I love that you did highschool twice (sort of lol) What a great teacher you are!

melissa said...

very fun! and i agree that the strapless on you is very cute! i think i'd love planning a prom.... hmmmm......

Rebekah said...

How fun. Now I want to dig out my prom pictures

Heather said...

Girl, your hair is to die for. Those are great pictures!! I've often wondered if high school would be better if I could go back knowing what I know now. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad.

Kat said...

I need to get out my scanner and post pictures from high school...our reunion is in August. Hmmm...lots of blog fodder in those old pictures...might help me with my blog block :-)

Jennifer P. said...

So fun to see you and emily together! I love how the blog world connects people you know and people you don't!

And part of me wants to read your book that you're giving away, and the other part says that I've done enough crying for the next 5 years :)!