day eighty-two: the 80's rocked my world

I am now on day 82 of consecutive blog posts, and being that 1982 was the year I graduated from high school I thought it would be fitting that I sing praises to this greatest of great decades. 

It would take me multiple posts to just get started on the great music, but I will say that I was a total Journey junkie, and that I attended 3 concerts in DC during the early 80s.  Man, I loved those guys...

Here are the reasons I look back on the 80s with love in my heart (a lot of firsts):

1981 Homecoming court (no, I didn't win)
1982 Graduated from high school and led my choir at the ceremonies
1983 Joined the LDS church
1984 Transferred to BYU
1986 Met Geo
1987 Got engaged
1987 Went through the temple for the first time
1987 Married Geo
1987 Graduated from BYU
1987 Got my first teaching job (fifth grade)
1988 Gave birth to my first baby boy
1989 Moved to LA for Geo to attend grad school at USC

8 comments

Juliana | November 8, 2009 at 5:43 PM

I love Journey, too! I still love some classic 80s music!

Lara | November 8, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Even though I'm 10 years younger than you, I loved the 80's too! I loved your timeline...very cool.

Connie | November 8, 2009 at 9:46 PM

Great things happened for you in the 80's! No wonder you look back on it with fond memories!

Melanie J | November 9, 2009 at 12:25 AM

Ahhh....the 80's. I'm old enough that my first kiss was at the very tail end of the decade.

Eowyn | November 9, 2009 at 8:38 AM

Yay for the awesome 80s!

Marianne | November 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM

We must be pretty close to the same age...my 80's timeline would look a lot like yours...you know, if I took the time to make one...which I probably won't...

LOVE!!!

wendy | November 10, 2009 at 4:54 PM

Well, holy smokes, I didn't know you were a convert. YOU --and your amazing testimony.
the 80's eh.
I had 2 babies in the 80's
Went to BYU National Championship game in 1984!!!!!

every decades holds fun things to remember
and I was 20 lbs thinner in the 80's---gotta love that

The Ferrins | November 12, 2009 at 5:17 AM

You forgot to mention....
1983: Met me and the boys....:)