Sunday, August 18, 2013

20 Year High School Class Reunion - Go Bulldogs!

20 years have gone by since that big day in 1993!  It's hard to believe that I have been out of high school for more years than I was when I graduated from high school!  Where did the time go? 

The night before the official reunion (thanks to some advance planning by Jennette), I hosted my close friends from high school and their spouses for a little get together.  We caught up, we reminisced, we looked at old dance pictures and yearbooks and we laughed and laughed and laughed - until 1:00 AM!  It was such an enjoyable evening!  I am so grateful for these wonderful friends who influenced me and who helped shape me during those formative years. They are outstanding people and I feel privileged to call them my friends.  

The following evening we met again for the official class reunion.  We couldn't get enough of each other so of course we all sat at the same table.
And posed for pictures with a few more pals.
The entire group that attended.
My best friend from high school (and to this day!) Becca (with Adam photo bombing!). 
BFA!  (We invented this long before text talk)
After the reunion - the party continued as we all met at my friend's house for more visiting.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself and was thrilled to see so many dear friends.  There was only one glitch of the evening - the centerpieces.  Read below...

The Centerpiece Saga:
I was asked to be in charge of the centerpieces for the class reunion earlier this summer.  I wasn't thrilled with the assignment but thanks to Partyland (and Rachel and Dad), I came up with something easy and cheap!  I ordered 24 of these balloon clusters from Partyland to be picked up on the day of the reunion.  I had the vases ready - lined with scrapbook paper and filled with rock salt.  All I would have to do is stick the balloons in the vase and voila!
However it didn't turn out as planned.  I showed up to Partyland 45 minutes before the reunion started only to find that they hadn't made any of the clusters.  Not one single cluster!!!  But they told me they would hurry and get them done before the dinner.  So I left for the reunion and started to place the vases, helium balloons, etc.  Thanks to my dear friends who helped me - I couldn't have done it without them!  Wes was coming late so he brought the balloon clusters in two different shipments.  But the minute we starting sticking them in the vases - they started blowing over!!  Rock salt spilling all over the table and the balloons popping - it was ridiculous.  So we whipped out a few pairs of scissors and started cutting the sticks hoping that would solve the problem.  Nope!  They were still blowing over.  So we cut them down even more so much so that the balloon clusters were right at the top of the vase.  As soon as everyone sat down to eat - the balloons were right at eye level (something I was trying to avoid with my original plan) and so most people just took the centerpiece off and set it on the ground.  Argh!!!!  What a joke?!

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