Friday, August 24, 2012

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

I hit up the bend in the river last weekend to hang out with College Barbie before she made the trek back down to Cowboy Country for the fall.  She's officially a sophomore in college and turning twenty in a few short months....I'm so old.  We were congratulating mom on her success at cleaning out the junk extra bedroom and stumbled upon a box with some old yearbooks from the Lincoln Elementary days.  (Go Lions!)  Now of course to get to this box we had to crawl over dad's old, junky weight bench that he swears gets used three times a week.  Doubtful.  So the room was not a complete success, but so much closer!  In my mom's defense, she had that weight bench out of there and while she was out of town for a few days, Dad managed to bring it back in from the garage.  Hilarious.  In case you're wondering, of course The Kid and I tested it out, and yes, she could do multiple reps while I could not even raise it off its base.  #weakling.

Back to the good stuff-- the yearbooks.  I found the pictures too hilarious not to share with the world wide web....ok, the few of you that read this.  We're going old school with black and white pics as I snapped them with my phone straight out of the yearbook, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Feast your eyes on 2nd grade Gentry...

I think I have teeth, but quite possibly could not.  It was a given that the Sauder girls would wear dresses & matching bows in all school pictures.  Thanks mom.

4th grade Gentry- Still matching dress and hair bow.  Apparently sailor addition.  I distinctly remember trying to talk my mom out of the dress and bow this year, protesting that I was too old now and no one else would do that.  My mom clearly won.  And just as I suspected, no one else wore dresses and bows.  Needless to say, 5th grade I wore jeans and a top...with no bow.  However, due to my desire of keeping at least an ounce of my pride intact, I am choosing not to showcase the 5th grade pic.  Let's just say, the awkward phase had set in, and boy did it choose to stay awhile.

Here's the best part...
This was a sheet I'd filled out in the back of my 4th grade yearbook.  It's all kinds of questions about me- who's my teacher, friends, favorite TV show, etc...when asked what my favorite school subject is, I wrote math.  I literally laughed out loud at this because I now despise math.  If you've been around me at all you know I have major math anxiety and struggle to even help my 7th graders with their math homework.  Seriously, I suck.

But the best part of the sheet is at the bottom.  When I grow up I hope to become a.......teacher.  Livin' the dream people.  Living the dream.  :)  Happy Weekend!


  1. Ah Gench!!! A woman of focus, I tell ya! I love your pics growing up... Thanks for sharing. ;0) Miss ya!

  2. Aw LouLou look at that smile. You were always such a happy girl...and man could you rock some neon?! ;)