Sunday, November 16, 2008


Here it is ladies and gentleman....a documentary of my hairstyles throughout the years. Not that any of you cared what my hair looked like growing up, but I thought it would be fun to provide you some laughter at my expense :-) So, sit back, laugh and enjoy....
NOTE: I recommend double-clicking on the photos to enlarge them. That way, you get the full effect.

The year was 1978 and I was 2 years old. This is a little bit longer version of the Dorothy Hamill cut that most girls in the late 1970's/early 80's sported. My mom kept me in this cut for years to come.

Yep, still the same hair cut. I'm 5 years old here and I still had this cut for another year before letting it grow out. Dig the 70's-style jogging suit....sweet! Here I am in 3rd grade. I was a big fan of pig-tails in those years. I had pretty long hair then, so it was a good way to keep it out of my face while I was playing. This was the last of my non-awkward years for a long, long time. Poor kid, I had no idea what was coming.

Oh yeah...the "Annie" cut....awesome. When I went to get my first perm, I wanted to keep my long hair and just put waves in it. This was the result. I was so upset that I bawled in front of the hair dresser responsible for this monstrosity. I mark this as the beginning of my downward spiral into full on awkwardness. Check out my necklace too. Remember those? They were those ugly plastic necklaces that you put a bunch of different plastic charms on. I remember one of the charms I had was a toilet. Classy.

Two words folks...Rug Rat!! I have no idea what I'm wearing but, whatever it is, there is no excuse for it. This was taken at my grandma and grandpa's church camp. They had one of those huge slides that they have at the fair. We spent hours on that thing. I was in fourth grade here.

Houston, we have a problem. Seriously, I don't know how I didn't get beat up or at least picked on as a kid. There are just so many things wrong with this picture I don't know where to begin. I don't know which is worse, the mullet or the teeth. I'm going to go with the mullet because it was actually a choice. As far as the teeth are concerned, all I have to say is thank god for dentists, and braces, and retainers, and crowns....

Ok, on to junior high where I'm sorry to say things on the hair front were still looking pretty bleak. I believe I was trying to grow out a perm here. My hair looked and felt like a perpetual rat's nest. The best I could do was pull the sides back into the mini side-ponytail and leave it at that.
This picture shows just how fried my hair was at this point. I was in eighth grade here and my hair was literally orange because we had well water and the iron would build up in my hair over time. I used to have to get my hair stripped of the iron every 6 months or so before we got city water where we lived. Frizzy, orange hair aside...this picture was taken in D.C. at the "tomb of the unknown soldier". Me and 3 other classmates got to participate in the wreath laying ceremony. It was really cool.

Ok, on to high school. I had finally rid myself of the frizzines but still held on to the big bangs of the 80's. It took a while to let the 80's hair go as you'll see in these next few photos.

I was a sophomore here. It was prom 1992 and I still had a firm grasp on the 80's hair and attire. It's funny because my "every day" hair all through high school was long and straight. However, anytime I had to dress up for any reason, I broke out the hot rollers and went full on 80's.
This was my class picture from my sophomore year. I'm proud of myself for attempting the no bangs look. Now if only I could pry my little fingers off the hot rollers!!
Nope, no such luck. This is my senior prom 1994 and the hot rollers were alive and well. I loved that dress.

On to college. This is the typical sorority mug shot. Velvet, off the shoulder drape, pearls and slightly tilted head. Barf. This was my freshman year.
Sing it with me folks "I'll be there for yoouuu". The year was 1996 and it was time for the "Rachel" cut. For those of you who were living under a rock in 1996, the "Rachel" was a ridiculously popular hairstyle in the mid-90's. It was the haircut of Jennifer Aniston's character "Rachel" on the show "Friends". The true embarassment in this picture, however, is the mop in Greg's head. Hee, hee. Hilarious!!
This is me on our honeymoon in 1998. I hated my hair like this and it's a shame that all of my wedding pictures are graced with this haircut that made me look like a 12 year old.

I think this was taken in 2002. It's hard to see my hair here, but it was a cute, short little flippy type haircut that I sported for about a year until I got sick of not being able to wear it in a ponytail.
And here is where we are today.

Hope you all got a good laugh. Nothing really new to report. The adoption process is still moving right along. We'll be starting the homestudy as soon as we get our medical check-ups completed. My next blog will probably be after Thanksgiving.
Love ya,