Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Memory Lane

Let's have a stroll, shall we?

Ben and I when we first dated- Summer of '06.

Summer of '07- My first trip Missions trip to Mexico.

Spring of '08- My dear friend, Katie's wedding.

Summer of '08- Second missions trip to Mexico.

Summer of '08- Beloved friends at our music venue/outreach that my family owned and operated for a year called "The Red Door"

Spring of '09- My beautiful sisters and I on my 22nd birthday.

Spring of '09- 22nd Birthday with friends at Peg Leg Pete's on the beach

Summer of '09- My gorgeous cousin, Sonya's wedding.

I can't believe it's 2010. I also can't believe that I am on the verge of turning 23. How in the world did that happen? I haven't been a teenager for 3 years now. Insanity. Some days I feel like I'm still 17. It's the strangest thing.

I was just going through old pictures and these ones in particular brought back some spectacular memories and I thought I would share. The last 4 years have been a bit crazy and SO much has transpired within them. Life has changed drastically from year to year and I mean, DRASTICALLY. I can only imagine what these next few years hold. I'm so blessed and fortunate to have experienced so much for my young age. I've been to 2 countries, traveled the states numerous times, been in 2 weddings, had one boyfriend, learned another language, played music, completed a plethora of journals, learned so much about myself, realized how important family is, discovered who my dearest and truest friends were, fell in love all over again and more importantly, discovered that life without my creator is so pointless and mundane.

I'm very much looking forward to this next season in my life. I feel it will be a season of tremendous growth, wonder and life. I'm so blessed.

Here's to many more to come...


Casey said...

As always, you are inspirational! I love looking at the pictures you share with us. Everyone looks so happy! I'm always filled with joy :)

I went through the same emotions when I turned 23 last december. It's hard to believe that we are grown up (technically), yet I feel like I have so much to still learn. Best of luck in this 23 year of your life. I know God is going to bless you abundantly!

Jessica said...

I wish I could tell you that it stops being surreal when you realize your age, but alas......I can't. I'll be 29 this year - 29! Knocking on the door to 30! - and I still feel about 17. Maybe 18. But definitely not 28. Goodness.

I wish nothing but the best for you now and in your future, sweet girl. God's not finished with you!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I'll be 26 this summer and I can't believe it. Time goes so fast and you don't even realize it! It's crazy!

A Moms Perspective said...

Amber, I loved this post. One of my greatest joys has been to watch you grow and blossom into the wonderful young lady you are today. Every year you grow more beautiful to me! I am honored, humbled and blessed beyong measure to be your mother. I love you xoxo

OceanDreams said...

yes here's to many fabulous years ahead and I too feel like I am only 17 sometimes! It's crazy how the years seem to fly, this year I will be 26 and I feel like I just graduated from college, yikes! You are beautiful Amber and I loved seeing the pictures of you through the years!

rebekah. said...

awww, i'm on your blog! that was a happy week.

i'm almost 23 too and it feels crazy...or maybe it's just crazy that it doesn't feel as different as i'd thought it would.


Molly said...

I loved your memory lane!
I will be 26 this year and I still feel like I'm 17. Married, kid...doesn't matter. Maybe we'll be 80 and still feel like that. :)