Friday, June 1, 2012

{ a look back at... 1984 }

I've done posts about what I like and my scrapbooking.  I've done a few printables and top ten lists.  I've never really wrote about ME though.  When I saw Megan at Shaping Up To Be A Mom's  "A Look Back" link-up I was inspired.  I'm taking the plunge.

The year is 1984 and since my birthday isn't until November I was pretty much 4 years-old that year.

Love my Easter dress?  

In 1984 the first Apple MacIntosh went on sale as well as the first cd player.  I didn't get my cd player until many years and several Walkmans later...anyway.  It was also the first year of the MTV Video Music Awards.  I never wanted them until well after the grunge era was over.  And the fact that my grandparents thought MTV was a channel only bad kids watched.  That's another years story though.

My very first vacation and my favorite picture ever.

It was also the first year I ever got to go on "vacation".  Beginning that year and all the way until my Grandpa passed in 2000, I went with my grandparents to Mackinaw City.  It was my favorite time of the year.  It's changed a lot over the years but it still has that special feeling inside for me.  Above is a picture of my very first boat ride.  They told me boat ride but it looked like the Titanic to me.  What I don't have a picture of is the end of the boat ride where it was down pouring rain and my Grandpa turned a garbage bag he "borrowed" from the deck attendant into poncho for me by cutting out a small hole to stick my face out so I didn't suffocate.


My favorite food.

One of my favorite foods to this day is spaghetti.  Children eating spaghetti is never neat.  I'm pretty sure more made it on me than in my stomach.  On a side note I use those very same dishes today.  A few pieces are missing but my munchkins eat off the same plates that I did as a kid.  I like knowing that.  

Merry Christmas to me!

With my birthday a month before Christmas I usually got "smaller" presents for my birthday and the "bigger" present on Christmas Day.  I present my "bigger" gift that year - the Barbie Dreamhouse.  It made my whole year and the next one too.  I LOVED Barbie as a little girl.  I still collect the Christmas Edition Barbies as a grown up.  

Life is a lot different for 4 year-old's now than it was for me in 1984 but some things stay the same.

How was your 1984? 

linking up with...
Shaping Up To Be A Mom


  1. hey girl. i am joining via the meet and tweet AND the 1984 link up!! i loved doing this one didnt you? so fun to look back!! you're so lucky you got a barbie dream house. =) we were po!! lol, my dad built us a "dream house" made of wood...which now that i think about it was pretty fabulous that he did that!! =)

  2. This is awesome! The pictures are priceless!


  3. Love it! What a sweet post, and the pictures are great!

    Shaping Up To Be A Mom

  4. Man I am so jealous of your barbie dream house! I must tell you i got a partially broken one from my cousins! Man!!!!!!!!!!! LOL! I LOVE seeing all these photos! Thanks so much for linking up!!!

  5. Nice Barbie townhouse! I would've been so jealous!!
    Newest follower! Your blog is so stinkin cute!


  6. I love that photo of you on your vacation too!
    Barbies were bomb!
    I'm so sad that my girlies didn't really embrace them like my sisters and I did..
    Awesome Post!

  7. oh what fun fun pictures!!!
    i got married in 1984!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  8. Fun post. Are those blue willow plates? I had a set when I first got married in 1980. I loved them. They were lost in a move.


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