Wednesday, May 15, 2013

We Want to Know Wednesday: School Edition

As I recover from my day yesterday (picked up awards for Cub Scouts, made two cakes, celebrated Ryder's birthday and Lucas first pinewood derby...)  I thought it would be a good time to answer the "We Want to Know Wednesday Questions." from Kenzie and Scriptor

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{no. 1} How were you as a student? 
   I was a good student, in fact I was probably even a bit of a brown noser; mostly because I was really afraid to fail or mess up.  My teacher's all liked me... well except for the couple of teachers I talked back to in high school when my fear of messing up started to diminish a bit.

{no. 2} What was your favorite subject and did you excel in it? 
    Probably English, just the reading/literature part of it definitely not the grammar sections.  Hated geometry and fractions, but the rest of math wasn't too bad.  I took Calculus my senior year and took the AP test, though I should not have bothered as I got a 1 on it.

{no. 3} What - if any - is your fondest school years memory?
  Probably the band field trips and theater camp.  I played flute all four years of school; though I was in the lower band the whole time as I liked it but I didn't love it enough to really practice and apply myself as much as everyone else.   Every fall we would compete in marching band competitions all over the state.  One year we even took 4th place in state; which was a big deal as our state took it seriously and it was hard to win. 
Band field Trip to D.C.  I am in the front on the right in white
{no. 4} Did you attend college and if so, how was that experience?
    I did- I went to BYU and loved it!  Not only did I meet my husband there but it was there that I felt like I could finally be myself.   When you grow up in the the same town your whole life it gets hard to change your image and who other's think you are even when you are changing.  My freshmen year was just so much fun and new adventures.
Freshmen year-- I am in the silver coat
  Then at the beginning of my sophomore year I met Eric and we began dating and to get all cliche, the rest is history.
Eric and I at a football game with the infamous horn hair-do
{no 5.} Would you go back to school- be it in person or online- if you could?
    I graduated with my bachelors in psychology from BYU and always thought someday I might get a masters.  Maybe I will someday, probably would just on-line; but honestly the desire to go back and study, write all those papers, and take all of those tests has diminished over the years.

Thanks Kenzie and Scriptor for the great questions.

Would you go back to school if you could?


  1. Yeah, going back to school sounds more and more daunting the farther away from it you get. Thanks for linking up!

  2. We really are so much alike. I hated geometry too. I did awesome in algebra though!

    I have no desire to get my masters degree, but I do want to get my associates in photography. Another year and then I'll do that at the college that I work at (it's free, so why not?)

  3. Love all the pics!

    I loved school and part of me thinks I'd like to go back... but it would be much harder to find the time now!

  4. I loved grammar, but feel your disdain for the fractions and geometry. And band field trips were the best part of high school!

  5. Sounds like our school days were a lot alike! I was also always trying to impress teachers (and I DID get called a brown-noser) - but in my later high school years, I started talking back more, and not caring so much about pleasing them.

    Love seeing all the pictures! And the horn hair-do! haha!!

  6. I think someday I would love to go back to school. I'm not sure for what, but I think if did things over, I might consider a different major. Not that I didn't love what I studied though...I just can't believe I've been out for 8 years!

  7. That was fun! I've read questions and answers before on other blogs but I liked the way you added pictures. What fun memories for you!! I seem to be stuck in preschool but I like it!!

  8. I also loved English class. But math? Yikes. I was awful in it. I was always so confused.

  9. I'm sure this isn't hard to believe....but my favorite class was Home Ec!

  10. You were so cute! All three pictures are adorable! I love the one of you and Eric. What year was that?

    I'd love to go back to school and get my masters, too, but I think saving for Lexie's college right now will have to take priority. ;o)

  11. I know, some time ago I would have been up for going back to school but these days I'm not so sure.

  12. To answer your question, I have the opportunity to go back to school right now and I'm debating on if I want to and what to do.

    Aw, college was the best wasn't it?!?! Now were you still living in IL when you went off to college?

  13. I think part of my problem in school was how I constantly talked back to my teachers, I got suspended a lot in junior high. Whoops! Also, I couldn't help but laugh when you mentioned you played flute because I joined band one year and wanted to play the flute.. all was fine and dandy, except I had the hardest time getting the flute to play! I faked the whole year and dropped out the next. Fun pictures! Thanks for linking up with us :D

  14. I think we would have been good friends in high-school and college!
    I too have thought about getting a Master's but I'm with you--the thought of papers and all that work really doesn't appeal to me right now!

  15. I enjoyed this post and seeing your old school photos.. =) lol.. I should dig up some of mine sometime.

  16. A good read. Isnt amazing to look back and realize how much ee have changed grown and matured?

    I am currently a student and while I enjoy it I cannot wait to be finished (currently in my last term!)

  17. :D I met my hubbie college, too! So you were a band geek? Cute photos....I don't think I have any photos from so long ago on my computer!

    Linking from WWTKW,
    RIcki Jill