Monday, June 23, 2008

thanks ladies, but he's taken...

so, ryan and i have been cleaning some things out at our apartment and i've come across some jewels. i know all you ladies out there are so jealous of me, but he's definitely taken...
there are so many reasons i love ryan:

1) he really IS a pirate! i always thought he just wanted to be a pirate...i never thought he was serious that he was one. (aye aye, alex...)
he was a dj, aka mix master ryan. i bet your husband was never a dj. AND when he dj'd he was hit on by middle school girls. beat that.
he wore chums.
he had school spirit in elementary school....goooooooo bobcats! (he's sporting his home-made bennion bobcat socks for 'sock day'.)
he also had school spirit in high school...and was very secure in his masculinity. double you - ay - double are - eye - oh - are - ess.
he has always had an eye for fashion...
shorts up to his elbows (but he's so darn cute!)...
leisure pants to impress the ladies on his first day of school...
braided belts, rolled shorts and the backpack on one shoulder (yes, still sporting the chums...)...i don't really have words for this one...he had one of the best butt crack hairdos i've ever seen (no worries, dan, you're still in the running). yes, still impressing the ladies...

he wasn't afraid to curl his hair and wear tights. okay, he was. his mom made him do it. but, if it makes you feel any better, ryan, i'm really jealous of how great your legs look in tights...and how skinny your ankles are.
*end note: this could very well be my last post. i'm quite sure i will be dead tonight. you can either expect an equally (if not more) embarassing post about me coming soon...or pictures of my funeral. we'll find out tonight...

20 comments:

whitney said...

i'm definitely jealous. :) those are some seriously funny pictures of your hubby, maren. i hope you don't die tonight...

nicole said...

Wow! but I have to say I have some fairly similar pics of my hubby... we'll have to compare!

dani said...

Oh Maren. I think I can finally admit I understand why you are glad you didn't know us in high school. But now I can start to say that I'm glad I didn't know Ryan in Middle/Elementary School. At least by high school the Chums were gone!

*The Corbett 3* said...

I am laughing so hard right now! You are a damn comedian!

chrisbrems said...

Maren, you are walking on thin ice. I have a feeling you've misunderstood the "pre-Maren" days of Ryan's life. We REALLY were cool!

Ed & Lindsey said...

Still laughing out loud!! This is the greatest post EVER!! I thoroughly enjoyed it!! You are so entertaining. :) I think we all have some pictures we just can't explain. Thanks for sharing! Tell Ryan to OWN his past if he gets upset. :) He was one bad mama jamma!!

Julia said...

AWESOME POST! Ryan, you are a man's man. and please do not kill maren, we still need to go to china with you guys ... :)

Karen Hauley said...

It's so good to be able to laugh at the past. ryan, you're a good sport. I must say you've grown into a handsome young man. You are a great husband and father . . . so I know there won't be any bloodshed tonight!

jamie said...

i'm speechless...

Uffens Family said...

What a sweet tribute to Ryan :) Seriously what a catch Mare...and of course we will be looking forward to the revenge post... I in fact was looking at pics the other day of me growing up (since I am here at home) and was HORRIFIED-my awkward stage was alarmingly long...good thing those are hidden from Mike :)

Regan said...

Those are so funny of Ryan! I should have Johan's mom send some of his like that but if I put it on our blog he would probably kill me. Your a brave woman!

Carl Hancock said...

Those are some keepers...They remind me that I need to destroy some pictures before getting hitched...

ed and kelli said...

oh dear... why didn't more of these gems make the wedding video.. i can make you a 5 year follow up video just to have these documented forever where you can rewind and all:) hahaha yes.. and ryan, dont' kill her please.. i need her... but i can help you get some awesome pictures:)

Ryan said...

Thanks Mare - i knew going through old pictures was a bad idea. definitely should have torched a few of those.

Sarah Smith said...

Those pictures are absolutely hilarious!

Emily said...

Very funny Maren! Your brave :)

amanda, bryce & emmy said...

Those are hilarious! You're inspiring me, I want to do a post like that! And Bryce doesn't know the first thing about blogging, so he'd never be able to retaliate! Way to go, Ryan, looking good...

Cristi said...

I was seriously crying-laughing at this post! I think I might have even slapped my knee once or twice! It was the best post I have read in a long time!!! :0 How have yah been???

Rebecca Parker said...

what a great post!! not sure how you were able to successfully scan all of those pics. when i can't even manage to catch up on digital ones from past month, but hey! very entertaining:)

Allen said...

Dang, Ryan. I thought we would be visiting for a funeral. You are a brave man for leaving those pictures up there.