Those days we rise above the stars
So I'll go the distance this time
Seeing more the higher I climb
That the more I believe
All the more that this dream will be mine
If I could reach higher
Just for one moment touch the sky
From that one moment in my life
I'm gonna be stronger
Know that I've tried my very best
I'd put my spirit to the test
If I could reach
(lyrics by Gloria Estefan)
My First Meme
Rules : Remove the blog at #1 from the following list and bump every one up one place; add your blog's name in the #5 spot; link to each of the other blogs.
1. More Than My Luggage
3. Babbling Brooke
4. Cannot Be Trusted
5. Every Passing Moment
The top five things I miss about my childhood are:
1. Playing with my Barbie dolls. Sometimes it would be a big group of us or just my sister and I and one time I remember it being me and 2 guys. They played the Ken part. Often times the best was when I played Barbies on my own. I just couldn't understand how some of my friends sweetened their voice so it sounded like a 2 year old and yet they are suppose to be playing a grown-up Barbie. I used my regular voice and I wasn't going to tell them how to play :) still kinda annoying.
2. I miss my ballet & tap dancing classes. Tap class was my favorite. I still remember getting ready backstage, my mom adjusting my costume and hair and I seriously do not remember being nervous. I remember standing in the stairwell with my group and looking at the stage waiting for our turn and not being nervous! That surprises me. One particular day, the finale song was performed by one of the ballet instructors and she sang "the sun will come out tomorrow" from Annie. All us little dancers where spread through out the aisles as she did her number. It was great. Later on in my life (6/7/8th grade) I used my talents of choregraphy for many dance routines performed in school :)
3. Summer days of just sitting in front of my house; talking, laughing, playing jump rope, frozen tag, bike riding down the street. With those banana seats we'd manage to get 4 of us in one bike! I had this one friend who had the best sense of humor. I still remember one thing she said when this guy 2 houses down asked her "can you watch my bike?" (he was stepping in the house) and she said "why, what does it do, tricks?" It made me laugh so much and the seriousness in her face, loved it. She was the funniest. We also discovered lipton tea together (the hot one) and we'd make it at night and it was so delicious. I have tried to make it taste the way it did back then but I have failed.
4. Playing kickball and dodgeball. I was the loud one (shocking huh?) and had a mean kick. Our version of dodgeball was played by kicking the ball (usually it's thrown). I liked seeing my friends try to dodge the ball. We had a lot of Boys vs Girls kickball games and we girls won many times but yes the boys had their share as well. We'll call it even :)
5. My trips to Mexico. We'd go for a couple of months. It was a road trip and I looked forward to McDonald's big breakfast, yummy. Sometimes out of nowhere some spanish song comes to mind and I wonder where I heard it and it turns out, it was the one blasting from the radio on our trips years back "no tengo dinero ni nada que dar, lo unico que tengo es amor para dar" I remember the nights in Mexico, of getting a big group of kids and all of us holding hands and playing mexico's version of ring-around-the-rosey or other games that brought us all together. And the stars in Mexico, AMAZING.
One of my earliest memories was of my dad trying to pick me up and me putting up a fight. My parents told me that I hated when someone would try to carry me, I wouldn't allow it! I wonder what that means?
I had so much fun with the meme, thanks Jacob!
Now I pass it on to five friends:
1. Transience (i know you don't normally do these but I can't make this list without including my 1st sweet blog friend :)
ok I'll stop! :) look forward to reading your answers if you choose to participate.