Monday, September 8, 2008

"I am Beautiful, No Matter What They Say!"- Christina Aguilera

This is my 100Th post! Yeah for me blogging 100 times!!! In preparation for this joyous event I started to write down 100 things about myself I thought no one would know, then I started to bore my self, and figured I'll just save those little Revelations for when I get tagged with a survey that asks me too, because they always do!
So, in place of that I decided to put into motion an idea I had a long time ago when kids where getting ready to go back to school.
I was reminiscing about my schooling days and thought it might be kind of funny to post all my old school pictures and let everyone see for themselves the awkward phase I so patiently endured for many years.
So for now, I give you. . .
THE EVOLUTION OF EMILY WEST!!
This is me at 2 months
practicing my raspberries apparently



Here's me at 6 months. . . complete with the second chin I've had ever since then.



1yrs. old, true story this dress is a hand me down my sister wore the same one 9 yrs. previous!



2 yrs. Kinda cute right?




3 yrs, Am I melting your heart yet?



I guess this is my official Pre-school picture! Here I am at 4 yrs. old with my Teacher Bev, and Yes I am wearing a rodeo T-shirt with cowboy boots over my pants!


Up until this point I like to think I was relatively adorable, but you know how you ruin your child's cute factor. . . . . .
......A bowl haircut
This is my school pic from kindergarten



as if that wasn't bad, in first grade I became a little boy!

And just when I thought things couldn't get worse, I got glasses.

2nd grade
I think I could have quite possibly cut my own bangs for this 3rd grade shot, I sure hope that was the case because we shoulda got our money back if someone cut my hair like that on purpose!
Now some of you kind souls might be thinking "oh come on Emily, it's not that bad!" Well that's because the ride hasn't even started yet people! I must warn you things are gonna get pretty awkward for the next few pictures, so brace your self!


This is me in 4th grade, when my metabolism went from sluggish to completely stalled!

5th grade was a double whammy, bad hair and bad glasses!

No this is not a shot of my 6th grade teacher, this is still me! Funny story though She (Mrs. Thomas) and I had similar denim dresses we wore to school the same day and I felt like DJ Tanner on that episode of Full House when she was wearing the same outfit as her Teacher the first day of school!

EMBARASSING!!!

This is where things get sad because I'm actually starting to do my own hair and pick out my own stuff at this point!

Hey Emily! David Cassidy called he wants his Hair back!

8th grade is when I discovered Sun-In

Freshmen year I went hard and did my own bottle job! Is it just me or do I look kinda butch in this picture!

OK so by Sophomore year things are looking a little better!



I regress a little my Junior year




I think when my senior year came around I finally started to work it out! Although I didn't learn the joys of matching and coordinating until a year later, for some reason i thought it was cool to clash!

I liked all four of these Senior pictures, so I uploaded all of them! Because as they say in the biz if you have a good ending they'll forgive your for anything!

This is a shot of me at Lakeview Park, the place my friends and I would play when we where bored Friday/Saturday nights!

This is me messing around in the prop room at the High School, I thought it was fitting because I spent the majority of my time in that Theatre during those 4 yrs.


Some people pose in their Letterman jackets or uniforms, but since I didn't have either of those, I chose my choir dress!


And here's another shot of me in the prop room. . . literally coming out of the closet!

That's funny right?



I'm sure most of you can identify with the wonder that is "The Awkward Stage". I personally am quite grateful for mine! It has turned out to be comedic gold for me! I mean let's face it being pretty is not funny! How many funny pretty people do you know? I can think of some attractive funny people but they usually have to say or do fairly unattractive things to get you to laugh!

So with that said let's raise a preverbial glass to the ugly kid most of us have been, and say thanks for the stories and the laughter!

Peace!

23 comments:

Lacey Vee said...

Oh Em! I am rolling in laughter right now! You made me remember my awkward years and bottle cap glasses. Let's take a minute to appreciate the schools awesome backrounds especially the laser one! Hilarious! Miss ya love ya!

Katie said...

I agree with Lace. Wow. Those backgrounds were really something. And you know what? I don't think they've improved much over the years. I just got a photo taken for the start of the year at the high school where I work, and sure enough, the background was straight up 80's. I love the black and white with you and the old school mic. Who took that? Awesome photo!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Emily, I enjoyed this so much! What a wonderful trip, thanks for sharing. You my dear, like a fine wine, have done very well with age!

Jenifer said...

I had that same bowl haircut, sigh. Why why why? I did notice that you were born with that wonderful sparkle in your eye!

Susan said...

This post is priceless! Love, love, loved it!

And can I just say, as the mother looking back on pictures, I think to myself, why did I do that to that kid? SO cruel.

DJ and Melissa said...

Love it, you made me burst out laughing. But thank you for the walk down memory lane. PS everyone at work thinks your totally cute. Yep, I showed everyone.

Anonymous said...

That was a pretty darn hilarious post. Laughed so hard it made my back hurt ;^)

Kings said...

this is one of the best posts ever. thanks! totally know what you're talking about. i bet my pics through the years would be 10 times worse, spencer would say so too! lol!!! oh and I love the pic of you in the choir dress. SO BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

Oh Emily this cracks me up and I should not have read this while I am at work. Yes, we have all been that "ugly" kid.
Ellen Degeneres always shows pics of her younger days on her show.
Love,
~Mindy

angie said...

it was even more GLORIOUS than I pictured in my head. wow!!

Ty and Jenny Robbins said...

Oh hooray for the Awkward Years!!! I'm pretty sure they should make that a television series. Good times, good times!

lindsay>boo said...

Happy 100! I love the pictures of you! So fun!

Gwen Stoker said...

I pretty much just got kicked out of the library just now for laughing so hard!!!!!!!!!! You have inspired me. A. to never cut my own kids hair and B. to document every step of the way!

Brandon, Dee Anne, & Boston said...

Em you made me miss you all that much more...And you were an adorable little girl...and lets face it we had that stage in life...we should compare pics some time you could get a good laugh at most well all of mine! Love you

Lena Gilbert said...

I love this post, I laughed so hard. Ahh lakeview park. The memories.

Chelsea Herd said...

Emily I am in love with the senior picture where you're in your choir dress and have the microphone. Haha just thought you should know. So beautiful.

Carolyn said...

Make your comments 17! I have been trying to think of what to say to you to tell you how much I loved this post! But, I really can't think of anything. I have been looking at it again and again and it makes me happy inside everytime! (And my side aches every time!) You are the most amazing person in the world! Loved it!

Oh, and...you are gorgeous in every pic, but I love the one in your choir dress. Stunning. :)

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh gee...Emily....this is a classic! Truly. You made me laugh. I'm going to go and check out the origin of my double chin now that you've found yours.

Rachel and Jason said...

OMG you had me on the floor laughing Emily!!! Your commentary was GREAT... I don't think I even want to try to do that with my pictures!

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