I was doing some early spring cleaning last week. I went through a cedar chest that we have (that was given to us from Brad's grandparents)....and tossed a bunch of stuff. Some of it was junk and some of it was sentimental. I've realized hanging onto some stuff just isn't necessary. It's just things. I still kept the really sentimental stuff (like my diplomas, year books, baby blankets), but also tossed all of my trophies.
I had to take pictures before I tossed them (simply for memories)...so here they are....
My (only) science fair award -
I was never known as the smart kid - but somehow I won first place in 1988. That would have been 2nd grade. I'm pretty sure this is the year that my science project was on bubbles. For real. I remember my dad helping make bubbles (using Dawn dish soap, glycerin, water and probably something else). We made a ton of bubbles out in front of our house. It was a lot of fun. And I won first place. The picture is proof. I have no idea what I learned about bubbles or wrote on the tri-fold board, but I remember it was cool. Or this could have been my project on clouds. I really can't remember. But still - I won first place. Amazing.
After elementary school I was just the choir kid. I had honors classes, trig and physics...but I didn't really excel in any of those. But I did sing - in musical theatre, church choir and school choir.
Here are some awards for choir -