Throwback Thursday- We’re Engaged!

Next Friday is the big day…October 18, 2013…10 years of marriage for Steven and I. For today’s Throwback Thursday journey through our relationship I thought I’d share my favorite engagement photo.


When we got engaged people were really just starting to do those awesome editorial type photos for engagements and weddings like you see today. Frankly, we just didn’t have the money to have those kinds of photos done. So we went old school and went to Olan Mills. I still love these pictures. We even got 3 canvases with our portrait package that I love! I need to get those suckers back out!

Yes, we were young! We got engaged on my 20th birthday and Steven turned 24 that July. We got married 18 months later at 21 and 25. I like to think we haven’t changed that much! lol

So there you have it! Another Throwback Thursday. The weekend is almost here! Yea!

Throwback Thursday- Christmas 1999

Steven and I met when I started working at Thriftway on Alexandria Pike in Highland Heights in April of 1999. By November of ’99 we were dating. Thriftway closed in the summer of 2000 and the building has been torn down since then. We drive by the spot where it was often as it’s on our way to church and it sits at the entrance of NKU. Sometimes when we drive by I can still see it sitting there.

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A few things to note: 1) Once again Steven’s Sun-In blonde hair!

2) The Rachel from “Friends” haircut I am rocking. Oh yeah! Rocked that look for years!!

  3) Those high waisted, stonewashed jeans. Yeah, that’s a good look (said no one ever!)

Once again, good, good times! We are now 15 days away from the big anniversary! I hope you all are enjoying this trip down memory lane as much as I am!

Throwback Thursday: Photo Booths

One of the things that Steven and I loved doing when we were dating was getting pictures done in photo booths. You always end up with some pretty funny pictures when you get in those things. They are always a tight squeeze so half of someone’s head ends up missing or you are all scrunched down so it looks like no one has a neck! But they are fun and we ended up with some neat memories being captured in those booths! And who knew they’d become all the rage and that people would end up having them at their wedding receptions just a decade later! Below is one of my favorite “Photo Booth Photo Shoots” taken somewhere around the end of 2000, beginning of 2001. I would have been around 18/19 and Steven would have been around 22/23.


Good times! Just 2 weeks more until that big 1-0 anniversary! Keep coming back for more Throwback Thursday episodes!

Throwback Thursday- Snowball Senior Year

In about a month Steven and I will celebrate a milestone anniversary…10 years of marriage! One month after that we hit another anniversary…14 years of being together. We started dating my Senior Year of high school and have been going strong ever since! I thought it would be fun to post an old photo of us every Thursday from now until our anniversary on October 18th.

First up, one of my favorite photos ever…Snowball 2000. We went to dinner at Don Pablo’s with a few friends before the dance. It was our first dance together since I made a pact with my girlfriends our Freshmen Year that we would never take a date to Homecoming, we would always go stag together. It became a fun tradition for our four years of high school. Plus, Steven and I really weren’t dating when Homecoming of my Senior Year rolled around anyway so it worked out good.


I love this picture for so many reasons! I loved my dress! I LOVED my hair! It took my mom 2 hours to curl all those ringlets but it actually stayed in all night and I wore it to church the next day like that! It was amazing! But I LOVED Steven’s hair!! I laugh every time I remember his Sun-In blonde hair! My friends called him Lance Bass! I guess I can see the resemblance! lol


I have great memories of that dance, our first dance as a couple. Good times!!