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Who I Was In High School {Show And Tell Tuesday}

I have recently discovered Blog Link Parties, where 1 or a few blogs will host a post (see what I did there) where other people can link-up with their party and all post about the same things!

Today, I'm linking up with the Momfessionals Blog for Show and Tell Tuesday. Today's topic is Who You Were In High School.

When I was a Junior, my US History teacher was famous for his incredibly difficult AP class and his class project of the Junior Scrapbook. Both, I was told, I would appreciate in time. At the time, I didn't like either. Looking back, I still don't appreciate the class difficulty, but I am so glad to have the scrapbook. I figured sharing some of these pages would help give you a pretty good picture of High School Carrie.

First thing you should know is that I was a total dork, in many many ways. (I know what you're thinking....)

One of the main highlights of my High School for me was going on my first over-seas Mission trip. This trip was truly life-changing for me and though I didn't know it at the time, this trip would really start growing a passion in my heart that all the nations would come to know Jesus. (You can read more about this trip's impact on my life here). 

My first car was a 1990 Ford Thunderbird that I shared with my sister. Isn't he a beaut? 

Also, look at that crazy AP schedule!! I was a pretty solid A/B student with one or two C's. Grades would totally stress me out. So much so that at one point, my parents PAID ME TO MAKE A C. Even then, it was hard to do. 

I was as big of a band nerd as they come! Not only did I play in band, but I practiced all the time, and was even a band officer in Junior High and High School. I was pretty competitive for chair tests (mostly 1 &2 chair back and forth). Also, I loved it. Just absolutely loved it. It made high school great for me. It gave me a place to belong and sparked a love for music. 

One of my favorite performances ever was getting to play at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth on our Spring Band Trip. It was as magical of an experience as it gets for a band nerd. I remember walking onto the stage and literally having a catch in my breath. (Also, you'll notice I was in a wheel chair in the picture. That's because I tripped the night before and the Rangers game and sprained my ankle. Some things never ever change.)

My Junior Research Paper was over the book "A Farewell To Arms"... apparently I hated it? I don't remember hating it. I remember it being crazy time consuming and I'm fairly certain I got an A on it.

If I havn't convinced you yet that I was so cool in High School, this one is going to do it for sure. I was in Latin Club. And went to competitions. And won some ribbons. Semper Ubi Sub Ubi, baby. In Junior High, we had to choose a latin name. "Carrie" in latin translates to "Carrie". So I went with my mom's name "Robin" which translates to "Illustrata"... much spicier. 

A HUGE part of my high school life was my youth group. It was amazing. I helped lead a small group (called Quad Pods... the best name ever! This still comes up in conversations to this day. Ask those forever friends on either side of me in this picture!) My youth group helped me discover what it truly means to love the Lord and live your life for him as well as what it looks like to be a leader. I pray and hope my kids can have a similar experience when they are teens. 

And Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't include a picture of me from Junior Prom. I called this my Cinderella dress. I had a very fun friend date who was a year younger than me and also in band. 

Lots of fun memories! I am so thankful for the opportunities I had growing up and mostly for the people the Lord allowed in my path. 

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