Friday, September 9, 2016

If Social Media Weren't Around...

Do you remember the days when social media didn't exist and we actually picked up the phone and called each other?  Perhaps it was your old puke green rotary phone?  You actually didn't know (or care about) what your husband's sister's cousin's best friend had for dinner and you only got to see your friend's Spring Break photos in an actual photo album that held 250 photos?  If you didn't know who the guy was standing next to her, you may never know because it wasn't tagged with a little blue link that allowed you to stalk him, find out where he went to college, when his birthday was and how many mutual friends you had with him?

I thoroughly enjoyed Jen Hatmaker's "If Social Media Weren't Around" chapter in For the Love so I'm writing my version of it.

Let's pretend that I got a Twitter account at age 13.  This is what it might look like:

@KelliSkywalker 12/16/1995 I turn 13 today! Woo hoo! My obsession with Luke Skywalker has gone on too long. I hope they make more Star Wars movie in the future #firsttweet  #hessohot #starwarsforlife

@KelliSkywalker 3/10/1996 I have a new boyfriend.  But I'm too embarrassed to hold his hand.  He did smile at me the other day. #7thgrade #mycrush

@KelliSkywalker 3/24/1996 And we broke up.  #2weeks

@KelliSkywalker 4/2/1996 I just got new scrunchy socks and scrunchies for my hair!  Awesome!

@JTTforLife 5/26/1996 School is almost out!  I'm almost an 8th graders so I updated my Twitter handle.  Jonathan Taylor Thomas is so hot.  If I write him a letter, do you think he'll write me back? #JTTisdreamy #homeimprovement #voiceofSimba

@JTTforLife 7/16/1996 Just got back from Alto Frio Church Camp.  God is awesome! We are all Jesus Freaks! And Tracy met a guy named Chris Johnson.  He's cute. #altofrio #shegavehimarock #GodRocks #DCTalk #JesusFreak #InTheLight

@IngramJesusFreak 2/15/1997 Ugh.  Braces hurt.  I hope they fix my vampire teeth. #ifeelsonerdy #changingtherubberbandcolorsiscool

@IngramJesusFreak 6/2/1997 Cheer Camp today!  Go Warriors! Carroll, Heather, Lauren, Ashley, Arin, Stacy and I are going to have so much fun! #SWTX #UCA #juniorvarsitycheerleaders

@IngramJesusFreak 8/7/1997 Just got back from Disney World!  My siblings drive me crazy, but it was fun! It was the 25th anniversary.

@IngramJesusFreak 12/4/1997 Freshman year. First "real" boyfriend, Dustin. I think we'll be together FOREVER. First kiss. Heather, Daniel, Dustin and I are going to grow old together. #firstlove #freddiekrueger #fiestatexas

@RunningIsLife 2/1/1998 Coach Jackson works us really hard in track.  I'm running the 400m, 800m Relay, 1600m Relay and doing the long jump.  I love Amanda, Mandy and Jennifer! All the way to State!

@RunningIsLife 4/2/1998 This new band, N Sync is so amazing!  Like, I'm in love. #nsync #boyband #superhot

@RunningIsLife 5/21/1998 Woohoo!  We made it to State!  I'm so nervous that I'm going to throw up! #allthway #milerelay #Austinroadtrip

@RunningIsLife 6/10/1998 First real job at River Inn is awesome!  Thanks for the job, Jenna! #gallopsontheriver #summerfun #deliciousburgers

@RunningIsLife 7/2/1999 Totally forgot about Twitter because I've been too obsessed with boys, track and cheerleading. AND a new Stars Wars movie came out!  I'm back, Twitter world! #youmissedme #sophomoreyearwaseh #Episode1ThePhantomMenace

@RunningIsLife 12/31/1999 People say the world might end tonight.  Or computers are going to freak out.  I don't even know how to type well yet so I don't really care.  Dustin and I are together for a third time so I don't have time for petty issues. #getreal #Y2K

@RunningIsLife 1/1/2000 I'm alive and computers are just fine. #whydopeoplefreakout?

@RunningIsLife 3/21/2000 N Sync's No Strings Attached album was released today and I GOT IT!!!  Mrs. Lange let me skip first period so I could go buy it!  I'm, like, the happiest girl on Earth right now!

@RunningIsLife 8/25/2001 Class of 2001!!!  Seniors Rock!!! Let's do this, Warriors! #classof2001 #ITMseniors @TracyDiane @Jeni4Pink @Carrollcheer @RunningHeather @UTLauren @JennaH @Stacybasketball

@RunningIsLife 4/20/2001 Must. Make. 100's. On. Everything. Need a good rank and scholarships! #obsessedwithgrades

@RunningIsLife 5/1/2001 Announcement!  I'm going to be Baylor Bear!!!!!!!! Next year is going to rock!  #BaylorUniversity #Classof2005 #SicEmBears

@RunningIsLife 6/2/2001 We did it!  We graduated!!!  I love you Class of 2001!  Pursue your dreams!  Shoot for the stars!  We better stay in touch!  P.S. I hope you forget that speech I gave!  #ITMclassof2001 #goodbyehighschool #hellocollege

@KelliBaylorBear 9/11/2001 In complete shock.  Just watched the second plane crash into the World Trade Center in NYC on TV before Psychology 101.  Is this real? #tragedy #terrorism #inshock

@KelliBaylorBear 11/3/2001 Baylor football sucks.  I hope we're good someday! #baylorfootball

@KelliBaylorBear 2/20/2002 Watermark concert with @LeahG and @ShawnaBear!! #watermarkinconcert #dallasroadtrip

@KelliBaylorBear 4/23/2002 Is it bad to ride behind a moving Ford Explorer in a grass field sitting on a flattened cardboard box while holding onto jumper cables that your friend is holding while inside of said Ford Explorer for entertainment? #freshmanfun

@KelliBaylorBear 5/21/2002 Family group trip to Stonehenge!  JK - it's a replica #hunttexas #stonehenge

@KelliBaylorBear 3/13/2003 That time I went snow skiing with the FBC Mart Youth Group in Durango and they left me on the mountain with a broken ski #notfunny #igottorideasnowmobileforfree #fbcmart

@KelliBaylorBear 6/19/2003 It's fun being the interim youth minister! Woo hoo Camp Alto Frio! #churchcamp #fbcmart

@KelliBaylorBear 3/16/2004 Mission trip to Brazil! I love USP! #internationalworldchangers #saopaulo #USP

@KelliBaylorBear 7/11/2004 Beach trip with the bestie! #PortA #USSLexington

@KelliBaylorBear 10/30/2004 Happy Halloween from Marge Simpson! #halloweenintyler

@KelliBaylorBear 4/1/2005 Too much fun with these peeps Senior year!

@KelliBaylorBear 6/9/2005 I went sky diving today!!! #skydivedallas

@KelliBaylorBear 8/12/2005 Graduated from Baylor today!  Here I come real world! #baylorgrad #accounting

@KelliBaylorBear 10/15/2005 Bought a condo today!  I feel like adult! #dallas #momgotadog #parker

@KelliBaylorBear 11/5/2005 Got a puppy today!  I think I'll name her Luci! #rescuepup

@KelliBaylorBear 8/21/2006 First trip to NYC with @Jeni4Pink

@KelliBaylor Bear 3/12/2007 At a coffee plantation in Brazil!  Love this place!

@KelliBaylorBear 10/7/2007 Met my new best friend on my Colorado/Wyoming roadtrip! @LIZzardMiles #rockymountains #jacksonhole #grandtetons #yellowstone

@KelliBaylorBear 11/30/2008 Ummm...most amazing vacation ever!  Touring New Zealand south island with @MelR @MarK #franzjosefglacier #winetourbybike #milfordsound #canyoning #skydiving #wanaka

@KelliBaylorBear 6/16/2009 10 days. Colorado. Wilderness. 3 people. Hiking. Camping. Intense.

@KelliBaylorBear 11/4/2010 Met a cute guy tonight at church.  Wonder where that will go. #justfriends

@KelliBaylorBear 1/1/2011 Spent New Years with "cute guy" and friends! #BigDNYE

@KelliBaylorBear 5/29/2011 Just got back from the most amazing mission trip to China and Thailand. #fightagainsthumantrafficking

@KelliBaylorBear 7/12/2011 Took that cute guy to my friends' wedding today! #stilljustfriends

@KelliBaylorBear 5/24/2012's official...I like this "cute boy" and we're dating! #finally #hewaitedforme

@adeeperjoy 3/8/2013 I started a blog! Check out my first post HERE! #adeeperjoy

@adeeperjoy 3/22/2013 I said YES!! #engaged #soexcited #loveofmylife

@adeeperjoy 10/13/2013 And we're married!!!!

And because I had started my blog around this time, I'll stop.  You can follow my real Twitter account @adeeperjoy HERE!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What's Up Wednesday 6.29.16

It's What's Up Wednesday time!!!

I have a few other posts in draft that I can't wait to publish so I hope you come back soon to read them.

I'm linking up with ShayMel and Sheaffer.  Let's get to it...

What we're eating this week...

I have been just trying to get through everything in our fridge lately so it's been a lot of fish and veggies or spaghetti and meatballs. A while back, I made some dairy-free, gluten-free watermelon coconut ice cream for our kiddos.  They are all pre-diabetic so they're not supposed to be eating much sugar.  Store-bought ice cream isn't an option for us.  They loved this option!  We've done it with berries since then and with coffee another time.  Yum!

What I'm reminiscing about...

Days when I was a kid!  I'm working on a post that got me thinking!

What I'm loving...

When our 10 year old offers to help Kevin with yardwork.

What we've been up to...

Well, our church caught on fire on Father's Day evening and the worship center/main building is unusable now.  The adjusters are estimating 9-12 months to get it fixed so we've started meeting in the student building.  We've changed to 3 services to try to accommodate that many people!  Kevin works for our church so he doesn't have an office anymore.  He's working from home currently. Thank you so much for your prayers for our congregation.  We know the church is the people, not the building!  This has actually brought together many churches in our city as they offer equipment to us, their time, their prayers, their money.  It's been so encouraging!

We had a service in the parking lot the Tuesday after it happened.  It was awesome to praise our Father - He is so good.

What I'm dreading...

I can't think of anything.

What I'm working on...

Keeping the kids active.  We normally spend at least 30 minutes a day outside playing basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, football or hiking but when it's over 100 degrees in Texas, no thank you. The kids and I did a workout video the other night and it was a blast! (and I'm super sore!)

What I'm excited about...

The upcoming 3-day weekend!!!

What I'm watching/reading...



And still reading...

What I'm listening to...

I'm LOVING listening to audiobooks through our public library right now.  Lately I've listened to these...

What I'm wearing...

Red, white and blue!

What I'm doing this weekend...

We're going to a family's lakehouse on Monday to grill out and swim.  Should be fun!  We really want to embarrass the kids by wearing American flag EVERYTHING!

Like this...

What I'm looking forward to next month...

The last week of July, the 2 younger kids will be at church camp.  It'll be like a mini stay-cation for us!  Woo hoo!

What else is new...

The kids made Oreo balls for Kevin for Father's Day.  Yum!

Bonus Question:

What's my favorite 4th of July tradition/recipe?

I think I'm going to make my grandma's cherry jello "salad".  It's so grandma-y, but I love it!  Cherry jello with cherry pie cherries, crushed pineapple and covered in a cream cheese topping.  Then I'll put fruit on top to make it look like an American flag.

What are your 4th of July plans??