Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I Was (hardly) a Senior Hottie

Anxious to participate in Liz's (from A Belle, A Bean and A Chicago Dog) "I was a Senior Hottie" blog hop this week, I went digging in the back of my closet for pictures from my senior year of high school. I learned a few things.

1. I don't have in my possession very many pictures from that era.
2. That is a good thing.

I finally found the proofs from my senior pictures. I've scanned them so that I can share them here today. Because I'm secure and confident . . . (right). Get ready for a laugh.
What words come to mind?
Naive. Shy.

What is with the sweaters? I borrowed the jewelry from my mom-probably even the sweater. I'm guessing that I'm not smiling because I'm self-conscious of the braces. I had them all through high school and finally got them off just in time for the musical and graduation. Do you just love the shiny background? So 90's.


This is the picture that hung on my parents' living room wall until I got married. Thankfully, I could replace it with a mediocre wedding picture (but I'm not allowed to complain about that).


I wasn't satisfied with the first pictures and insisted on "re-takes" with a different hair style. This was the way I usually wore my hair. By the time I was a senior, I had ditched the big bangs (I could never get mine to stand up very well) and long permed hair. I think I had pink eye when this picture was taken.

I grew up a lot during my senior year and overcame a lot of the shyness. I had great friends and loved singing in show choir. I worked at the County Recorder's Office and woke up early for Seminary.

Here's my picture from graduation:

And I'm including my scrapbook page with a collage of high school friends. Because they really were good times (that I would never, never want to repeat) and obviously I look better when I'm smiling. I am so very pale, I glow in the flash of the camera. Notice my friends look normal and tan because we just got back from river rafting. I went too but I didn't tan. Hmmm. I apologize to any friends who might find their pictures on this page. I hope you don't mind that I'm "outing" you too. You're all beautiful but shall remain nameless.


It was fun and nostalgic to flip through my scrapbooks from high school. Good memories.
So, are you brave enough to share your senior pictures with the blogging world? Go dig through the attic or basement or call your mom. Find the pictures and link up. I can't wait to see.




32 comments:

Mom of 12 said...

I got married three months after high school graduation, so I can pretty much just use a wedding picture for my senior pics. So hop on over to my blog at www.twelvemakesadozen.blogspot.com and look for my Valentine's Day series about meeting and marrying my sweetie. BTW I think you are way too critical of yourself! And look how beautiful you are now...
Sandy

Elena said...

It was fun to do this! I had the same picture as the first - staring off into space. ;)

Laura@livingabigstory said...

Sooo funny ... see I went to HS in the 80's .... now those were some high fashion days, my friend. LOL!

Galit Breen said...

I love that you found your proofs! Those poses! So universal! Love the collage, too!

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

I love your pics!! So serious. But cute!

Julie said...

You look like a brunette Molly Ringwald in some of those! I love the "hair glow" in that one photo. (BTW, your kiddos are seriously adorable!)

gopopgo said...

Cute pics! I also did retakes but they ended up worse.

Rheanna said...

I agree that you do look like a cute brunette Molly Ringwald! Justin's senior pictures take the cake, but I don't think I'd ever be allowed to post them on my blog....he'd kill me I'm sure :o)

Elaine A. said...

Oh you are so classically pretty! And YAY for show choir!! :D

The Random Blogette said...

You were adorable. You can tell that you were definitely a good girl!

Mommy's Paradise said...

You are really pretty, a shy and innocent beauty at the beginning and radiant when you were smiling. And I love your hair in the graduation pictures.

Suitcase said...

Cute! Seriously, why did they make us put our hands next to our faces in these things? And I love how the light shines through your hair. Nice touch cheesy '90s photographer.

Tara L. said...

I love love loved seeing those pics. So many memories of UHS! Love it!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

I have a feeling we might have been friends in HS..shy naive and in the choir? hm great pics!

Wendy said...

You look so sweet!!

C.Mom said...

Has anyone told you that you looked like Molly Ringwald? And yeah for finding proofs!

Morgan said...

Fun pictures ... loved the back-lit ones so very 90's :)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I love the pictures!

I was in show choir too, and drama, and choir, and band--I was extra hip. I plan on giving both of my girl braces through high school. Hopefully, it will help hold off the boys until college. :)

Jessica said...

These pictures remind me of Molly Ringwald from Breakfast Club.

Sara @ Periwinkle Papillon said...

Those are great pics! you should be a lipstick model - you have fantastic lips. Weird thing to say in a comment, probably. But it's true!

tracy@sellabitmum said...

You are adorable! Love these pictures!

twinisms said...

My Dad kept a hideous picture of me from a school play up for years. It used to make me crazy! He loved it!!

R said...

those.are.awesome. I love the graduation pic - definitely a senior hottie :)

Jessica said...

Great pictures, you have that movie star look!

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

These pictures are great! You shouldn't be embarassed by them at all - and I am sure your wedding pictures are awesome. I had braces for forever too (not fun).

Liz said...

There are 2 things I love.

1. The foil background
2. The backlighting that gives you an aura. :)

Thanks a TON for linking up!

Barbara said...

Oh my, pink eye for your re-takes! I can't believe you found your senior proofs! I think my mom might still them saved somewhere! I think you look great in your pics!

Erin said...

You look like a totally different person! From shy to party girl! So beautiful!

Tanya said...

Too funny!! I love the serious poses! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great pictures! My bangs would never stand up right either - I grew them out sophomore year. I bet we're about the same age - the era of bang growing, LOL!

Phases Of Me said...

You were very cute as well, and like you said, I think we would have been friends. My bangs never really wanted to work with me either lol.

Two Normal Moms said...

Great pics! Love that you did retakes. I agree, good times that I never want to repeat! Thanks for coming to check out our Senior Hottie Pics, too :)