27 May 2011

flashback friday - the old me.

The old me... as in, before baby AND before marriage.

I used to go on at least 2 tropical vacations a year - mostly it was spontaneous. A good gal pal and I would just decide we were ready to go to Hawaii, or Cancun - or where ever... and we would just go.

I used to be tan, blonde and spunky. Well I suppose I am still a little spunky.

I wouldn't change my life now for anything, but it's fun sometimes to look back on the days when I was carefree and spontaneous! Oh and in shape! I wouldn't be caught dead wearing a bikini now. ;-) Gosh I'm such a Mom. Ha ha.


{sunbathing}
{getting ready to go out}


{love the water in hawaii}

{out on the town. and that's a virgin daquiri by the way!} :)

{just jumpin around in the water at night, you know how it is}

23 comments:

♡ Ambrosia said...

LOVE! The last one is my favorite! You are so stinking ca~ute!

Jessica said...

Wow, I never realized that you used to be blonde! You and your friend are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it crazy how much our body changes during pregnancy and then after having a baby? I miss the days I could eat a whole pizza or an entire bag of chips and not gain a pound. I feel like I am constantly thinking about what I put in my mouth and how I look now. Its exhausting. You were so cute then and you have definitely turned into a beautiful mother and woman.

Joni said...

don't know why it called me Anonymous but that was me above!

Casey Martinez said...

You were just as adorable then as you are now...just blonde then;0...oh yah and tan! haha. Me too though. I was SOOO tan when I was younger and my hair was every color in the book! I should do a post like this too;0 hehe. Looks like you loved the beach and I did too!

Tara said...

isnt it so fun to look back and see how our lives have changed! :)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Such a fun collection...and I don't think you've changed a bit!

Rj and Jessie said...

You look almost the same to me. You are too cute!

Amy said...

You are adorable. I love the hair color. I look back at pre-baby me sometimes and miss it, but I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Jess said...

Aw! How cute! :) It's fun to look at old pictures of the pre-baby days.

Southern Wifey said...

im jealous of your spontaneity. We dont have any kids yet, but have so much going on that we dont really get the chance to do spontaneous vacas to cool tropical places. (although we do live in south florida, so i guess just driving down to the beach would work lol)

[sweet life of a southern wife]

Angel said...

You are so fun Mandy!

Courtney K. said...

I remember those days. :) Lots of fun looking back, but wouldn't change the life I live now for anything. And I think I like your hair better dark. :) But, what can I say? I was a total blondie when I was younger too. Spent a small fortune having my hair colored every few weeks. LOL

Sarah said...

Love this flashback. You are so cute!

nicole. said...

you. are. cute.

i used to be tan, blonde{er}, in perfect shape, and spontaneous. now, im dirty blonde, white as a ghost, 20 pounds overweight, and planned as they come.

wouldnt change it for the world - but YES i LOVE looking at old photos.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, Mandy, you'll never tire of looking back and remembering when. It's part of our lives that "keep us going." Enjoyed sharing in a part of your past. What a cutie and guess what, you still are!

Happy weekend!

Joy said...

you are SUCH a party girl!! i love it! :) i love you now, but you were still cute then.

Emily said...

Look at you all blonde and partying it up!! Glad you had that much fun and that you love your life the way it is now :)

Emily
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Nikki said...

That is some tan! I think you make a good blonde and brunette.

Summer said...

How fun! I remember the carefree days. :) I miss them but life with my boys is something I wouldn't trade either.

samarah said...

fun pictures!! You are gorgeous!! then and now :)

much love♥

Christopher And Tia said...

So while I'm browsing through flashbacks this morning (thanks for joining up and playing along!), I'm drinking a big tropical smoothie that my husband made for me. Yummy mango and orange juice and banana and kiwi- all sorts of good stuff. And then I come across this wonderful post about trips to Hawaii and Cancun, and its kinda feels like I'm there. Until the kids start fighting over a cup of orange juice and a toy car that is, haha. Anyways, really liked this. I never got to go on vacations like that, but I've always dreamed of it. Maybe when my kids are off to college ...in 18 years after the youngest has gone, haha. I can wait, right? PS. HOT MAMA.

Jamie Rubeis said...

This is great!!!! You are a total hottie...then...AND now!!! I love looking back aat old pictures and reminiscing about my younger days! Life sure is different now, but just as fun...just in a different way.