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Throwback Thursday

Given my first week at Waukee High School, I can say that I've already learned a lot of things, namely: 1. I am very old 2. Every choir room in the world has the exact same smell 3. Choir students enter and exit rooms like the Exodus of Biblical times 4. The styles of clothing worn today are the same styles worn when I was a teenager 5. I am ancient So in honor of the new school year starting, I thought it would be a lot of fun to show everyone some classic throwback photos of my school years. Enjoy! Kindergarten, the perm era: First Grade, the mushroom haircut: Second Grade - check out that devastating profile: Let's jump up to 6th Grade, the fluffy bangs era: And now let's go for the senio

The Bend in the Road

"...my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does. It has a fascination of its own, that bend...I wonder how the road beyond it goes—what there is of green glory and soft, checkered light and shadows—what new landscapes—what new beauties—what curves and hills and valleys further on.” - Anne of Green Gables, L.M Montgomery I found this quote to be most appropriate for my family's experiences this summer. All the conversations and plans made in the winter and spring this year have finally come to fruition in the su

The Dreaming Tree

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ― Walt Disney I recently joined a classic movies club (Turner Classic Movies Backlot) to further my goal of watching every Cary Grant movie that exists. Yes, weird, but a fun goal, nonetheless. One of the perks of joining this group includes not only seeing classic films at our local movie theater, but also going on outings with our Des Moines Chapter. My first outing with this group was, in fact, a trip to Marceline, Missouri, the infamous hometown of Walt Disney. Image from Louis Jordan Although Disney did not spend his entire growing up years in Marceline (time was also split between Kansas City and Chicago), he is qu




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