Thursday, July 21, 2011

Where I'm From

*Stephanie posted this on her blog and it has been swirling in my mind and heart ever since. So, I am joining in with this MeMe.

Where I'm From...

I am from corn fields, football games and popcorn.  Swimming all day and skinny dipping at night.  I am from fireworks by the pool and catching lightning bugs.  I am from Yahtzee, Dominoes, and Wheel of Fortune.  I am from peanut butter toast, rootbeer and Cheezies for lunch.
I am from sleeping on a cot in the front room while listening to Grandma's clock.  From Buffet dining to Grandpa's steaks.
I am from running around the cul-de-sac in my swimsuit and sunburns.  Metal swing sets and a chain link fence.  Coming home when the street lights come on, then going right back out to play more games.
I am from making up plays with my siblings and the neighbor kids to show all the adults.  I am from imaginary friends and make believe.
From babysitting all the neighbor kids, just like my sister and brother did.
I'm from vacations at the State Park, and World's of Fun. Long car rides and playing "Woah" in the station wagon.
I am from Spook Walks, trick or treating, and great costumes.
I'm from sleep overs, Tony's Pizza, Coke and Dance Party USA.
I'm from learning about Baltimore, Hairspray, big dogs, crab bakes and best friends.
I am from Thanksgivings with cousins, Aunts and Uncles.  I am from playing on the farm, in the corn silo and riding the horses.
I am from Christmas morning casserole, Mom's cinnamon rolls, ham and lots of hugs and kisses.
I am from "I wish I had your figure and you had a feather", playing Beauty Shop, perms from Grandma, and swimming to get clean.
I am from bike riding, playing Star Wars, watching The Wizard of Oz, and playing with my brothers.
From being an Aunt at 13 and being the "cool aunt" to becoming a Mom myself one day.
I am from falling asleep listening to Mom and Dad play piano/violin duets, dreams of being famous, and singing in Church with the family.
From dance classes, rainbow wallpaper, and a Garfield telephone...IN MY ROOM!
Moving in 6th grade, then again in 10th.  From cleaning out the house twice after it flooded.  From the smell of mildew all over everything when we went in to clean it up.
From new schools, new friends, laughing late at night and sneaking in early in the morning.
Watching the Newsies at lunch, going to Olive Garden on Homecoming with my special someone when neither of us had dates.  Not caring about Prom and that I didn't get asked.  Swimming in the Great Salt Lake and hiking in the mountains.
I am from so many different places, and all of these things make me.

*Just a few days left to enter my Get Carded Challenge with Hallmark!


Jen said...

I had rainbow wallpaper too.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I always wanted that Garfield phone! LOL. We would have had fun together way back when.


Kim said...

Oh Steph, we would totally have been besties!

Kayla Sue said...

Aw. Being a kid goes by so fast. I hope my son's childhood is even better!

Anonymous said...

Love it. I need to do this one too!

I wanted to comment on your bf post as well- I just have been SOO busy with family. I am glad that you stood up for yourself. I received a card with the Kansas law on it from our hospital. I carry it in the diaper bag just in case. Luckily I haven't ever had to use it!

care said...

Tony's pizza...just bought some today! I'm so jazzed that when you think of being a kid it involves me and my family cramming junk food and icons of Baltimore down your throat!!! I love you girl!!!

Jana said...

Oh I'm glad you told me it was your words, the Newsies should have tipped me off:) I do love it though, it's awesome.