I am absolutely giddy about my upcoming trip home in a few weeks! It’s hard to believe that I haven’t made my way back to Jackson in almost a year and a half (jeepers). Looking at Facebook posts from friends, I see that the city has definitely gone through a renaissance in many ways since I was last there, and I can’t wait to act as tourist during my quick trip away.
This week’s Throwback Thursday features photos I nabbed from our photo stockpiles and can’t wait to grab a few more when I head back down. 🙂
Mommy and Me at Ship Island (1990?)
Another SU graduation pic (Dad was the photographer)
Waiting for the train to NOLA (6th grade Spring Break)
Cord, Me, Frank and Mom at Frank’s Syracuse Graduation
Hey everybody! I ran across this awesome video on Facebook this morning and had to share it with you. I remember many a Saturday morning, when I would settle in with my cereal and OJ and watch “Saved By The Bell.” Well it looks like they had a mini reunion over on The Tonight Show this week, and got to have a little fun. Enjoy!
As with each year, brought with it a myriad of new opportunities, new friends and new memories, but it also brought a whole bunch of going away parties and tears too. This year I have had to say “See Ya Later” to my two rocks: Cynthia and Morgan, in the SAME MONTH, (you can read about that here), my main girls Jassmine and Nia, new friend Krystina, and Michelle (but she came back). These girls each hold special places in my heart and my life. And I take comfort in the fact that it is indeed a “See Ya Later” and not a “goodbye.”
Below are a few snapshots of the fun we got into in the city or all around the country this year.
*edit: Since publishing this post last week, I’ve had to say “See Ya Later” to another friend. Willow is on her way to Africa once again 😦
Grand total of “See Ya Later’s”: 6
Friends who have returned: 1
The feeling of love I have for them all: Priceless
Cheese! Reunited on the beaches of San Diego with Michelle this summer.
Krystina and I at her “See Ya Later” sendoff.
New York Adventures to the Cloisters with Morgan.
Celebrating out on the town with Cynthia.
Took a trip to Philly to see Jass.
Central Park days with Morgan.
Cynthia’s “See Ya Later” party this June.
Flashback to Summer 2013 with my girls, Nia and Jass.
After Nia’s “See Ya Later” brunch two weeks ago.
Cheese at the Opera.
Set life with Krystina.
Night out with Bloo and Nia
Tiona and Lisha, aka Krystina and I waiting for our scene in rehearsal
Today’s holiday themed “Throwback Thursday” features pictures from Christmas/Holiday parties over the past 5 years, on and off. From a New Year’s Eve party at my home in Jackson, to the annual Christmas parties I’ve jointly thrown with roommates over the past 3 years, I love opening my home to my friends, cracking open a few bottles and letting the music and conversation flow.
As I stated on Monday, each Friday post this month will be a dedicated “Flashback Friday” as I go three months at a time through 2014. This week it’s January-March! I sadly learned that I somehow forgot to back up my January photos, so I’ll only be able to repost the ones that originally appeared that month, but for February and March I’ll add a few in the slideshow that you haven’t seen! Hope you enjoy my trip down memory lane.