Wayback Wednesday: Bridesmaids

(Updated) I wasn’t expecting to get to try my hand at a Wayback Wednesday so soon, but here we are.  I am not as good at this as Sarah, as my memory is more impressionist than precise but we’ll give it a try none-the-less.

Today’s picture comes from mid-February 2002, at our engagement party/couples shower thrown by my favorite DC ladies.

Eileen, Mary Beth, Jen & Sarah

I will say, my first task was figuring out the actual date of the photo.  The computer says 2-19-00, which I was going to go with, until I realized that we weren’t dating then, let alone engaged! So looking at the pictures by number before and after, I was able to see that calendar was set wrong way back when. The party was March 16, 2002.

Anyway, our party was international themed (as was everything in my life back then).  The cake came with a dozen or so flags (including the Kenyan flag as I was preparing for a business trip to Kenya at the time). I think I may still have those flags somewhere 🙂

Mary Beth and Ed hosted at their new house. Knowing me, I banned all games – or maybe I just blocked them from my memory. (I found the invitation in the album referred to below…everyone was asked to bring a recipe.  That sounds like me!) In any case, there was artwork, an album filled with childhood photos, the requisite lingerie (to embarrass Chris), a waffle maker (which is still used), and much much more.

Mostly I’m marveling at how well we all looked back  then (and how skinny, especially Jen!).  I’m also realizing that I still own both the top and pants I’m wearing the picture…and I’m thinking that’s not good?.

Before I go, I’d also like to note that the timing of finding this photo is excellent as I was looking for a Mary Beth picture – since her birthday is this coming Sunday.  Happy Birthday sweet friend.  I miss you tons but am truly blessed by your friendship!

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Do you have photos from your past that you’re willing to share – and a blog to post them on? Play along with Wayback Wednesday by linking back to this post or sharing in the comments so we can snoop into your past, too!

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2 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: Bridesmaids

  1. Mom March 3, 2011 / 7:32 pm

    NICE memory !! It was a FUN party. — And, a very, very Happy Birthday to MB !! Sending a special hug to you! “Mom H”

  2. Common Loon March 3, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    Great photo! I can remember the date, as all of you looked so good (and thin), and well, that was I time when I did NOT. No I was not there, but I remember a certain weekend in June VERY well (I’m pretty sure most of the rest of you can’t after a certain point:)).

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