Thursday, May 20, 2010

imprinted moments.

One of my favorite bloggers, Leigh Ashley, posted this post on moments that have impacted her life and are imprinted on her for a lifetime. I loved everything about it and was inspired to write my own.
...dancing on my dad's feet. He would come home from work and we would dance in the kitchen. Usually there was no music at all, just him humming or singing a little song to the two of us.
...my first road trip with friends. We drove from Appleton, WI to Chicago, IL to see Blair Witch Project on opening night. We were so scared we locked ourselves in our shady motel rool with every piece of furniture against the door. It was hilarious and ridiculous all at the same time.
...a first kiss & first love. We were at a birthday party, and stole away into a room to have some alone time and ended up having our first kiss. It was electric. I hope I never forget that feeling.
...bonnaroo music festival. I went the first year, 2002 maybe, with my boyfriend and his sister. We were in a major traffic jam because the town didn't anticipate the influx of cars and broke down on the side of the road. We had to sleep the night in the repair shop and ended up getting the repairs for free by mistake. I've never run out of anywhere so fast...
...sitting at a Backyard Burger with my mom, sobbing about how moving to Charleston was a mistake. I had been here 9 months, hadn't gotten a job or made a friend and missed my life in Madison, WI. I moved back to Wisconsin within the week and found my way back to Charleston within the next month. Funny how things work out...
...receiving an email from Guy. We had been flirting and going back & forth for months without commiting to going on date. While I was in Atlanta, and he was in Philadelphia, he sent an email at one in the morning that will forever change our lives. And I'm so glad he did. We had our first date days later.
A big thanks to Leigh Ashley for the blog inspiration. It was fun going down memory lane and documenting just a few. Now it's your turn; tell me one of your moments.
xoxo


15 comments:

~KS said...

I LOVE THIS. I remember you talking about dancing on your daddy's feet... amazing. And the rest are fabulous as well- I too am glad Guy sent that email because knowing you're happpy is the best thing in the world, and when you're with him, you clearly are happy :)

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Oh, Morgan I love this post! And I love the fact that you linked to Leigh Ashley's blog, I have been looking for a link to her blog for weeks! Yay!

One of my moments would have to be my freshman year of college. I was miserable, I wanted to go home, I was so sad...then I ended up transferring to my alma mater...amazing how things work out, isn't it? I met my best friends in the world there :) xoxo

bananas. said...

now i'm curious...what did guy's email say? haha ;)

i have a ton of imprinted moments...most of which involve my mother or little brother for good reason.

leigh ashley said...

hey girl!! i think this may be the only post that's ever given me goosebumps! i loved reading about your memories... what a special gift it is to remember things! you're so sweet!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i love love love love this idea! thanks for passing it onto us, M!

my family - in all of my moments!

Kim said...

Oh, how fun..I love this!!

Jen said...

Great post! I'm going to have to really think about mine... I'm a total believer in that quote though.

Rasha said...

Too cute, I love this.!

Claire Kiefer said...

Awwww, I remember falling asleep on a boat in Florida with my family one summer (just a motorboat--we'd taken the boat to this restaurant) and waking up when we docked while Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight was playing on the stereo. So sweet!

Marian said...

This is an amazing post!! I love it and all your life moments!!

drollgirl said...

this is a great idea. i have a tendency to remember all of the hilarious or horrifying moments! but i remember the good ones too. if i think of them too much i will cry, as i am sentimental sally lately!

Suzanne said...

when I travelled to Vietnam and saw my daughter for the first time...a truly unforgettable moment

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Every year on 4th of July, Captain John and I take the boat to the island where the barge is to shoot the fireworks over the gulf. We park in the dark, lay flat on our backs on the deck and watch them blow. If I died right there, I would be happy!

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

Beautiful post! I love that quote.

It was used in our wedding ceremony, and now I have it on the wall of our bedroom.

Lovely blog, too! Glad I found it.

Cole said...

such a great post. love leigh ashleys blog. And yours is great too. I'm following now.

nicole visiting from
http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/