Friday, September 28, 2012

Vintage Val---1987

Between cleaning/organizing our basement, and seeing lots of facebook posts about my classmates (from Catholic grade school, 1983!) attending their 25-year high school reunions this Fall, I've been feeling a bit nostalgic!

 So when I ran across this photo last night...

...I thought it was too cute not to share!

This was my "Senior Portrait" taken in August of 1986.  

As I shared on Facebook, "Farrah called from Heaven...she wants her wings back!"  LOL

Of course this picture brought back a flood of memories from my high school days!  My parents blessed me with the incredible opportunity to attend a private, Catholic, all-girl's school.  Ursuline Academy (St. Louis) that helped to shape me into the woman of faith that I am today.   Our school motto, Serviam (meaning to serve) was instilled deep within me, and is something I strive to do daily in my life...regardless of the season I am in. (full-time employee outside of the home...wife...mother...parishioner, PTO,  etc.)

Anyway, just thought I'd share this sweet photo with y'all!  Lots of innocence...and life INexperience...behind those eyes! Sometimes I miss those days!

I think Mark Wills does a great job summing up childhood in the 70s and 80s...



  1. I love it!! What is so hard to believe about this is that I wasn't even born yet! I was born November 1986.

    How is the weight loss going? I'm anxiously awaiting updates :)

  2. Oh, Jessi! You just made me feel so old! LOL

    Weight loss is going good...or maybe I should say, weight maintaining. I have been neglectful...not writing down what I eat...not sticking to my strict/structured ways...but I am very diligent of my less than 25 grams of sugar rule and believe moderation is the key! I do need to do an updated post with some new pics.

    I am running every other lots of body changes. Up to 3.5 miles! wooowhooo!

  3. That hair is EPIC!! I love it!!

  4. Thanks, Kim! No "flat irons" in the 80s...only huge hot rollers and lots of aqua net! Jealous of all that baby snuggling that's gotta be going on at your house! Blessings!!!

  5. that is the sweetest picture of you Val !! don't you just love looking back on photos from way back when? put it on your frig as part of your healthy eating regimen -- as inspiration to reach your goals. and I think the farrah hair is awesome... it's coming back, ya know.
    Oh, I went to an all girls Catholic high school too. it's one of the most cherished memories of your youth. God bless.

  6. i mean my youth. ;) maybe yours too.

  7. Yes, is a cherished memory from my youth...and yours, too! ;)

    I LOVE your idea of putting this on my fridge...I'm totally doing that!

    Thank you, sweet friend! Happy Weekend!

  8. We studied about Ursuline Academy in Seton history!! How cool! This weekend is MY 25th class reunion. The first reunion I'm missing! (We celebrate every five years.) Great picture ;)

  9. You inspired me to "dig" mine out and post it!

  10. Wow, Patty! That is cool. I love St. Angela of my most favorite quotes is from her...

    "Disorder in society is the result of disorder in the family."

    Wow. Pretty incredible considering she died in 1540. Guess we've been dysfunctional since Adam and Eve!

  11. Look at you! Love the hair.
    1986--Hum, I was out of college and working full time by then.

    Love old pics. The hair is always a changing.

    M :)

  12. I had the same style of hair...class of 89'. My children laugh every time they see a photo of me from the 80's. I had Farrah Hair for sure.

  13. Melinda...what?!!! You were out of college in 1986? I thought you were only a couple of years older than me? Good grief! LOL

  14. Oh, Jenny Lynn! Do feel brave sometime and post your 1989 picture! I would love to see some fellow "feathered" hair friends!


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