Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More Awards and High School Reunion Time

So, I found out I've been given another blogger award by Marey. It's the "Brilliante Weblog Premio 2008." I'm suppose to answer the following questions, then tag some more readers and leave them a note over at their blog. Here goes....

A. Attached or single? married

B. Best friend? Lisa and Brandi

C. Cake or pie? pie

D. Day of choice? Saturday

E. Essential item? contacts

F. Favorite color? black

G. Gummy bears or worms? Gummy Bears (great for long rides!)

H. Hometown? born in Garland, Texas

I. Indulgence? dark chocolate

J. January or July? July

K. Kids? 2, plus all of them in our youth group at church

L. Life isn't complete without? naps

M. Marriage date? December 5, 1992

N. Number of brothers & sisters? 1 older brother

O. Oranges or apples? oranges

P. Phobias? crashing on my bike going down hill at 40mph

Q. Quotes? "...let us run with endurance the race set before us" Hebrews 12:1

R. Reasons to smile? I'm alive

S. Season of choice? spring

T. Tag seven peeps! (see below)

U. Unknown fact about me? if I told you, it wouldn't be unknown

V. Vegetable? potato

W. Worst habits? making "to do" lists (lots of them - over and over again)

X. X-ray or ultrasound? neither

Y. Your favorite food? Mexican food with chips and hot sauce. Yummmm!

Z. Zodiac sign? Gemini

I am supposed to tag a lot of bloggers for this . I'll have to think about that again.

But on to better news. This past weekend was my 20 year high school reunion. I was the Senior class vice-president and no one knows where our class president is, so by default, the reunion planning kind of falls to me when it's time to have one. This time, I had lots of help from my sister-in-law (who I graduated with) and another classmate. We had a web site for our class set up and through word of mouth were able to find a lot of classmates. We wanted to do at least part of the reunion here in town, but because it's still relatively small there are no restaurants that would hold enough people, and no hotels. So, we decided to do a Friday night happy hour at the local tavern (because we do have one of those!). Saturday would be a family time at The Main Event and then a nice adult-only dinner at Cool River Cafe.

Friday night came and we weren't sure how many people would come. Boy were we surprised! I think we could have just done the happy hour and the reunion would have been a success. The only bad thing was that we were outside on the back porch and with the 100+ degree days we've been having, it was HOT! But most everyone kept drinking that cold beer and didn't seem to be bothered by the heat too much. It was great to see lots of people who I had not seen in a while and it was even better to feel like we could just pick up where we left off last time.

Not too many families showed up Saturday, but those that did had lots of fun. There are lots of cute kids from my classmates. It's also interesting to see the ages of the kids. Some classmates have kids going off to college in the fall and some have babies just weeks old (or are expecting a baby later this year). WIDE range of ages.

Saturday night's event was just as good as Friday's. Almost 100 people showed up. Some had been there Friday night as well, but some had not. And some of the ones who were there Friday were not there Saturday. The food was good and the conversations were even better.

I know a lot of people don't like going to high school reunions. Once they are out, they are done with that part of their life. But I still live in the same town and every now and then I see a former classmate. I actually like seeing everyone. It has been interesting to read everyone's profile on our web site and find out what they have been up to. For me, it was lot's of fun. And now, I can check one more thing off my list of things to do this summer (see, I told you I make too many lists).


Grandma J said...

Sounds like you were successful in your planning and carrying out the reunion! My high school pretty much does one big reunion for all the classes beyond 20 years. It's held at the beach and the span of years is incredible. Different years display banners with "Class of ..." so you can check out other years if you knew people in other classes. I have a former classmate who's mother's class still has attendees, and her daughter just had her 21st so she had three generations there. She's one of the people I'm going on the cruise with.
Summer is almost over, and you've really accomplished a lot!
I rec'd your letter...thank you for all you do!

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

Wow....it must be reuninon time since we just got back too!! How fun!

Well, the thermometer in that photo was at 7:30 a.m.- it has been HOT here too so I have to run early :)
Happy Wednesday!

Cortney said...

I tagged you on my blog. You get to share 6 quirks on your blog if you want! (Can't remember if you did this one yet)