Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Quarter of a Century???

When did I get so old?  Twenty five sounds old but I definitely still feel young.  Today I am a quarter of a century old.  It's funny how you picture your future.  There are somethings in my life I thought would be different but some that have turned out how I thought/hoped they would.  To name a few...
I thought:
-That I would have like 5 kids by now.  I blame that on my crazy Mormon mentality and the bubble I was raised in. It seems like I am so old to only have one kid in Utah.  I had people ask me why we waited so long to have kids.  It was just over a year people!
-I would be a Kindergarten teacher.
-I thought I would have my Bachelor's Degree:(  I only have 2 semesters left until I have it.   I have to finish!  I am planning on taking a few classes this fall.
-I would be an amazing cook.  I have just started cooking, eeeee.  
-Once you become a mom you're just all the sudden super domestic.  Nope.
-I would have short hair.
-We would have a wiener dog.

I didn't think:
-We would own our own house!  Signing mortgage papers that say your house will be paid off in the year 2041 is a little bit scary and made me feel about 50 years old. 
- Being a wife/mom would be so fun.
-I would EVER buy flowers for my yard rather than clothes. 
-I would EVER like skinny jeans.  I remember thinking in 8th grade how scared I was for them to come back into style. 
-I would have such a cute red headed baby.  I seriously have worried about having ugly kids since I was like 14.  Thank you Pearlie!
-I would still be in the ward I grew up in, but I love it!
-My husband would be going to school to become an accountant.  Aren't accountants boring??

I hoped:
-I would be able to be a stay at home mom.
-To be married to a hunk.
-I would be able to live in PG.
My life is good.

10 years ago:
-I felt so old.  I COULD NOT BELIEVE I was going to High School.  I had watched all my brothers go through High School and they just seemed so old.
-I had just made PGHS cheer.  I was finishing up my 9th grade year.  Cheer was seriously my life and it seemed like all that mattered.
-I had never kissed a boy.
-I couldn't drive.
-I hung out with my 4 best girlfriends every Friday night.
-I had a crush on a kid in my school class who is now bald. 
-I started wearing contacts.
-Danny and I worked at the PG Pool.  Weird huh?
-I lived for Stag Dances.
-I was obsessed with doing my hair or anyone else's who'd let me.  (Now I barely do my own.)
-Danny was a Junior in High School.
-My favorite drink was Dr. Pepper.
 5 years ago:
-I had been working at Los for a year.
-I was going to UVU.
-I had been dating Danny for a year.
-Every night was date night.
-Roman, Rox and I ate at Mi Ranchito every Monday. (Beef Enchilada Monday)
-I drove Pinky to school everyday. 
-Roman and I would go 80's Dancing
-Danny had been off his mission for a year.
-I lived at my parents.
-I didn't have a blog.
-I got my first SLR camera.
-I had a pet hedge hog
-My favorite drink was Diet Mountain Dew.

It's weird how your priorities change and how fast time goes by.  The first 25 years of my life have been great, I am excited for the next 25.  From what I hear the next 25 will go by even faster!
Three years ago I had 11 Birfday raps made for me.  Rangi gave his students extra credit if they would perform a rap in front of the class. To this day, it's still one of the best birthday gifts ever.

(Well, that and getting Pinky) 
These raps are seriously so funny.  We still quote them!  I swear they are worth your time and most likely will make you laugh super hard.  To see more of my old Birfday raps click here.


Here's to the next 25!  I'm off to have Kneader's french toast with Danny and Pearl Girl.  Hope you all have a great day!

10 comments:

Janeal said...

The happiest of birthdays to you! Funny how life never turns out the way we expect, huh? But it's still pretty GOOD! And you're awesome. :) enjoy that French toast!

Mindy said...

Happy Birthday Rach! You really do make life fun. I hope you have a really fun day today, thanks for all you do for us.
P.s. It's never too late to get your wiener dog(:

Grandma Cher said...

Happy Birthday my little Rachey!!! What a great 25 years! You really are so much fun and your blog shows it. Thanks for all you do for me. You are great to all our family too.

Whitney said...

I love how you went back in time! Love this post and loved the movies. Wish i had cool brothers like yours!

Rangi said...

Happy Birthday Rach! What a great 25 years. When I turned 25, Sara said "Woah, you are half way to 30!" I had to give her a math lesson.

Sarah said...

I love this list. And I love that I knew you five years ago. You are the cutest mom. Can't wait to hang out this summer.

Roman said...

Ah man, beef enchilada mondays how I miss thee. What I'm feeling is like homesick, but instead of wanting to go home, I want beef enchiladas. ... but it's not called beef enchilada sick. Thanks for all the good memories.

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Lauren said...

HAHA I love everything about this post. You seriously crack me up! I miss you. And don't worry, I was also worried that skinny jeans would come back and swore to never convert. What a liar I am. HAPPY Birthday!

Alea said...

I remember when you got Pinkie! And I remember when Cheer was LIFE! Um. I can't believe that was ten years ago. WEIRD. Hope you had a very happy birthday!

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