show & tell: when i was 17

man I cant believe I was 17 almost 10 years ago! crazy how time flies when your having fun!
1. When you were 17, tell us what kind of car you drove, where you worked, and what you were usually up to on the weekends.
I drove my sisters hand-me-down 97 teal Saturn. The sun roof leaked, like  majorly, and the air conditioning didnt work. Remind you, I live in South Florida, where a) its hot all the time b) its extremely humind and c) during hurricane season, it rains, ALOT. So try having a car with no A/C and a sunroof that leaks. When it rained the back floorboard would fill with rain water and because it was raining I couldnt have the winds down, plus no A/C made it smell incredibly bad. Needless to say, that summer I got my first job so i could save up and buy a new car.
Said first job, was as a hostess at a seafood restaurant on the beach. I actually really enjoyed my job and loved where I worked, so much so, that I stayed there through college and began waitressing, then became a bookkeeper on the weekends, then got promoted to a manager, then started bartending there for extra money. I only recently stopped working there about 2 months before Matthew was born. Which means I was there for close to 11years. Im still really close with the people who work there and go visit often. Oh and my mom still works there too, she does the bookkeeping I used to do. :)
Usually on the weekends you could either find me working (i really wanted a new car) or at the beach with friends, or at hubbys house (boyfriend at the time hehe).

2. Show us a picture of you when you were 17 {roughly}.

3. When you were 17, tell us what you wanted to be when you "grew up."
I really wanted to be a fashion designer. It was my dream to move to New York and become successful at designing clothes! Then i realized, it was highly unlikely that I would become rich doing this with the amount of fashion designers already out there. So I decided, really as long as I could design something I would be good. Today I am a graphic designer!
4. When you were 17, tell us the kind of boys that you dated. Did you have a type? Do you have a relationship you remember well? Tell us about it.
Well, technically I really only "dated" one boy, my hubs! :) hes my highschool sweetheart! but i guess you can say there were a few "flings" that I had. All of which were baseball players, and i guess coincidentally they were all the "bad boy" types lol. And yes, hubs falls into both of these categories as well. ;)
5. When you were 17, tell us where you pictured your life 10 years from then. Did it turn out the way you expected it to?
In my mind, since i had been with my hubby for so long, i had told myself that i wanted to get engaged at 20, married at 21 (you know so i could drink at my own wedding lol), pregnant at 21, first kid at 22. All the while, I would have a degree and be at least on my way to being successful with my career. We got engaged the day before my 23rd birthday, married at 24, pregnant at 25, first kid at 26. And although I cant say we are rich, i do believe we are both on our ways to very successful careers. So ever though It didnt turned out exactly how I had expected, I would change it for the world!

Dont forget to go link up with the rest of us! 


  1. cute <3 I pretty much only dated my husband too haha

  2. Such a lovely post! I've just found your blog and I love it. Will be going through your posts and reading them all now :) Just added you to me feed too! My love and I have been together for 9 years, engaged for 6 years and hopefully getting married in the next two years when our little one's are a bit older.


things i blog about

#Roads #SentimentalJourney 14months 2012 2013 3 months 4th of july about me about us advice anniversaries babies baby #1 baby blues baby boy style baby elf baby fever baby giraffe baby pumpkin baby shower baby-free weekend babys firs valentine's day babys first bath babys first christmas babys first easter babys first halloween babys first pumpkin babys first pumpkin patch babys first smiles babys first thanksgiving bachelorettes beach beauty before and after bin laden birth birth story birthday giving birthdays birthing books Brave bunny business cameras careers celebrations challenges Chris Mann christmas christmas eve cold weather confessions conneticut constests country country music cousin frankie cousins cruises currently day-in-the-life deals death debt design diet disappointment Disney disney pumpkin donate dream house earache easter easter basket elections emergency room emmy rossum exercise fall family fashion featured posts finances five on friday florida football freebies fridays letters friends fundraise gender reveal gift giving gifts giveaway goals grandparents hair halloween health high school history holiday bucket list holidays home home tour house renovation hubby i won infantino inpiration intro iPhone iphone 5 jack-o-lantern kitchen labor life living room love Luminous married life marry-wed game matthew me memories merry christmas mickey mouse jack-o-lantern mickey mouse pumpkin milestones mommy meltdown monthly updates movies music my family rocks neighborhood New Jersey new mom new york niece oceans office pajamas parenting parents photo challenge photography photography business pinterest pixar PONDS post-baby pre-baby pregnancy premama prenatals procrastination product reviews project31 project365 pumpkin patch pumpkins questions quotes recipes republican reviews road trip Roads rock the ocean rolling stone sante fe saving schedules shopping shopping cart cover show and tell sick sleep issues snow so what social sponsored spring stress style swingset target tuesday tennessee thanksgiving The Croods The Little Mermaid The Voice things we love thoughts throwback thursdays TLC toddler tortuga music festival traditions trendy tot tuesday TTC turkey ultimate blog party vacation valentine's day videos vitamins voting vows walking weddedn bliss wednesdays wedding bliss wednesday weddings wednesday weigh-in wee bit wednesday weight weight watchers wife wine night winners winter wish list wordless{ish} Wednesday work working from home working mom year in review