A Treasure from 1999

While sifting through my box of paintings and drawings this morning, I found a treasure wrapped up in a manilla envelope. It was a survey I filled out as part of a young women activity, written to my future self. I even wrote a note to myself on the front of the envelope: Inside you will find keys to my future I think…however I neglected my duties so you will find 3/4 of my survey done and only 2 pictures about my wedding! sorry.(Please note: There are some spelling errors, incomplete sentences, and wrong tenses used…I will share ALL of these exactly as I wrote them 2 days after turning 14 years old. The above picture was taken in January 1999, posted for reference sake.) Name: Julie BradleyAge: 14Date: November 29, 1999Ward: 2nd WardThe girls in Young Women: Krissy, Danielle, Vicky, Tayna, Patti, Kayla, Julia D., Heidi, Andi, Ana, Brittney,…

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Season’s. Greetings. To All.

Last year, we bought an artificial tree and all the trimmings. We also got some decorations for the house from our parents and some other family members and friends. The day after Thanksgiving this year, I insisted we bust it all out. I am under doctor’s orders to not be on my feet–so I was Santa’s (Chris’s) helper doing all I could sitting down. I MAY have hung a few ornaments. Once the tree box was empty…something else was too. OUR HOUSE. Where were all the rest of our ornaments and decorations? Meh. After Chris searched our cars and storage a few times we realized we must have left them in storage in Rexburg. So our house isn’t very decorated. I did have a (as in one) Christmas placemat that I put on our dining room table and our tree has some bulbs and lights on it. Overall, I think…

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Iron Chef: Battle Homemade

(Iron Chef Marcum and Chef Marcum) I got my first chef’s hat, apron (pictured above) and cookbook for Christmas in 1995. I immediately put them on and started my own at-home restaurant, JULIE’S PLACE. Serving up my family all of the cuisines a 10 year old can think of–adding secret ingredients to every dish. One of the first times Chris and I hung out (about 4 1/2 years ago) he cooked for me. I have been taking the back burner ever since. Not because I don’t like to cook anymore…but because I have tasted his food–and. it. is. divine. Iron Chef Marcum (aka Chris) has been cooking up some real treats lately. Some of my personal favorites have been…. HOMEMADE STICKY FINGER SALAD! We have been cutting way back on eating out after an embarassing discovery on how much we actually spend eating out. But when a girl wants a…

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