Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Me by Me

So let's go back...waaayyyyy back!

Last week when my mom brought stuff over for my garage sale she brought me this book. I vaguely remember having this book as a kid and filling it out. It has brought back quite a few memories and I've had some laughs this week so I thought I would share some of it with you! :)

Yes, that says 1985.  
1985...I turned 11 that year and I was in 5th grade. Sometimes it seems like it was a long time ago, and sometimes it seems like it was just yesterday. Life has a tendency to do that. :)

One of these statements is still true...I bet you will never guess which one ;) Ha ha!

Nice....only this isn't my birthday. My birthday is in November, it just isn't November 11. It's not even November 1. I don't know. Maybe I was just excited about turning 11. Maybe I was thinking 11 for November. Maybe I just didn't know when my birthday was. (My mother says that is highly unlikely since I liked to tell everyone about my birthday for months leading up to the day-that must have been delightful.)
Who knows? :)

What amazed me most about this book was how some things stay the same

 I still like those things.  Art, crafts, reading, hanging with friends, going on vacation and of course having Christmas! :)

Oh, but how some things change

(The bottom three say She's So Unusual, Julian Lennon, jeans, polos, hightops)

Ha ha! Just for the record none of these things are my favorite any more, well except for jeans. I still really like those. I also never even owned a pair of high tops, I don't even remember wanting a pair of high tops! Too funny.

Some other funny/interesting things in this little book were that when I grew up I wanted to be an author or a marine biologist. For the record I am not a marine biologist (I live in Missouri!) but I do like to write. For the place I would most like to visit I put Disney World.  I didn't know then that I would get to visit Disney World...twice!
It was kind of fun to look back into the mind of 11 year old Amanda. :)

 I'm so glad my Mom is so sentimental and keeps everything. :)  She sure kept it safe!

Sharing this with Elaine at Sunny Simple Life :)


  1. That is AWESOME! I have old things like that from when I was a kid! What a treasure!

    1. Thanks Tif! Isn't it so fun to go through things like this? I'm trying to rack my brain to see if I have saved anything like this for my daughter! :)

  2. Amanda,

    You are so lucky your mom kept this things for you. My mom was quite the purger, so I don't I have any sentimental school papers left. I'm sure 11 year old Amanda would be OK with not being a marine biologist- haha.

    Happy Wednesday!

    1. Thanks Holly! Yes, I am lucky my mom kept this. :) I am a lot like your mom it sounds so I am afraid my daughter will never have anything like this! I'm a little behind this week...um so Happy Sunday! :)

  3. This is so sweet! How cool that your mom had this still!!
    Thank you for linking up to the CHQ Blog Hop!!! See you there again next week!

    Barbara @ Chase the Star

    1. Thank you Barbara! Yes, my mom is awesome like that! :) Thanks for stopping by & for hosting such a fun blog hop! I will be sure to join again! I found a lot of great blogs, including yours! :)