Tell Me More!

I'm linking up with Amy Lemons for Tell Me More Linky Party!

My blogging adventures began in 2009 with my 1st grade class.  We are a military city and many parents were on a tour of duty.  I couldn't think of a better way to keep our class connected with those serving over seas.  At the end of the school year, I send home a survey asking parents for their impressions of the school year. Since I was looping with this group of kids, I wanted parents to let me know the best communication tool.  I was overwhelmed by the response of the blog.  

By the start of  2010 school year, I added pages to the top of my blog with resources for my parents to access.  You could hear the sound of a slap on my forehead when I realized most of my comments were coming from Teachers.  By February 2011, I called upon my friend Kristen at Ladybug Teacher Files to assist with a new design.  Mrs. Saoud's Class became Primary Graffiti. 

I was a child of the 70's and 80's.  I played with pogo balls, cuddled with my cabbage patch kid and pound puppy, and played outdoors til the sun began to set, looking for blackberries to pick!

My family is amazing.  We are cousins that grew up like siblings. 

My childhood treasure!  You can see some of the real gems of the 80s.  My Little Pony was a girls best friend.  The doll with lemon scented hair.  Yes, those were the 80's.  I was a BIG fan of Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, NKOTB, and Madonna.

Graduated High School in 1997.  I'm terrified that I'm gonna trip on my face in front of the entire arena.  I'm looking for the exit already!

Graduate College in 2001.  Still looking for the exit.

Met my husband training!

We stay active together.  We look like we're out for a country stroll.  We decided to take a trip a few states north and go mountain biking.  This photo was taken after several terrible tumbles off the side of the mountain. 
I married my best friend on Easter Sunday 2010.  Our ceremony took place on Little Palm Island off the Florida Keys.  We decided on a sunset exchange.  Our four legged visitors were such a lovely surprise!

Take a deeper look at Primary Graffiti w/ Linky Parties from 2011!

One is Meet the Teacher Linky
The second is a My Favorite Things Linky


amy.lemons said...

You are so stinkin' fit! I'm jealous!!!! Love it all :)

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Love the pics! You always look fabulous!
First Grade Blue Skies

Erica Bohrer said...

I love the childhood pictures! You were soo cute and I love having another blogger out there over 30 :) hahha. Thanks for sharing sweet friend. I need to link up.

Vickie said...

So neat you got married on Easter...we got married on Good Friday!

Team Carroll said...

I agree with Amy! JEALOUS!! You cute thing, you!!! And seriously, you were the cutest little girl! Love it!! Love ya, girl!

Cara :)

Kristen said...

love ya Cheryl!! I'm so glad to have known you on the blogs all this time! I graduated the same years :)

S. Simpson said...

I love the pictures especially the childhood ones, thanks for sharing them.

✰ Stacy

Simpson Superstars

Rachelle said...

I'm your newest follower, I got married in the keys too :)


Lory said...

An amazing lady in and out...what a fun idea..can't wait to have my internet back and check out more...I had the lemon smelly doll, too:)

Elisabeth said...

Loved getting to know more about you!!:)


Fern Smith said...

I loved this post and getting to know you better!

Kimberley said...

I just saw this. What a great way to share who you are. You have to make choices about what to share and touch on parts of your life lightly, but sharing so much. Awesome. Your wedding is TDF. I keep telling my husband that I want to do that for our 5 year anniversary (2014).

✰ Kimberley ✰
First in Maine

Rikki said...

Such cute pictures. I love the ones of when you were younger. I graduated one year after you. I also have fears of face planting it at some major event. You would be well remembered if you did so though. :)
The Hive

Deedee Wills said...

You crack me up! I loved your graduation pictures... Rolling on the Floor!

Traci said...

Fabulous pictures! Your wedding looked amazing and your childhood photos... so cute!
❤Dragonflies in First ❤

Tanya Solano said...

I love all the toys of the 80's! I had an E.T. doll that when you pressed a button his little heart lit up and my most favorite was my Monchichi.
Ms. Solano's Kindergarten