First, let me just say thank you to Selenia for allowing me to post these pictures. The majority of them were taken by her. She is the wife of Tyson, who you will see a lot in these pictures - Tyson was a great sport throughout the whole weekend... there were numerous times he was the only male amongst us ladies.
(Tyson and Selenia... Thank you Selenia for all the great pictures!!)
Every year, my home town has what they call Stir-Up Days. When I was younger, there was a rodeo and a carnival that went along with the parade and ice cream socials and watermelon socials and steak suppers - they no longer have that carnival and the rodeo is now held on a different weekend. That was a bit of a disappointment for me. You see, I have very fond memories of the Ashland carnival and was really looking forward to sharing that part of my childhood with Chris. Oh, well.. at least he got to see the annual parade. With us in it!!
Yes, that's right.. the Class of 1992 had a float in the local parade. Yes, only a few of us showed up. Yes, we had a blast... so that's really all that matters... because... No, we did not receive any prizes for our float! lol
We got to tour the high school too. Wow, talk about something that has completely changed in 20 years. So much that I would have not recognized the place at all if it wasn't for the fact that it's sitting in the exact same place it was when I went there. The inside... COMPLETELY different. Those kids are lucky, let me tell you. Here's just one little tiny thing that changed - when I went to high school there, we had a weight room that was actually a closet off to the side of the stage in our gym. It was a closet, I swear. So you can imagine all of our surprise when they showed us the new weight room. I wish I had pictures, but let me just say, it would make some colleges jealous!!!
After the parade and tour, we headed out to Thomas Lakes. Our friend Kathleen's parents live out there now, so they opened up their house to us (Thank you Pat and Rosco!!!). We hung out, ate some grilled dogs, passed around the Boone's Farm, and celebrated Tyson's birthday.
(Even Chris had a good time!!)
Saturday evening we all met up at the American Legion in our hometown. Very casual and very fun. I laughed so hard for so long that by the next morning my stomach felt as if I had been doing crunches all day! You know that is a sign of good times.
(we both agreed...at least we BOTHh had our eyes closed! lol Sorry, Debbie, I HAD to post this, it's just too cute!!)
(This is Melissa with me - she and I go way back.. I mean WAY back... we have known each other since preschool!!)
The best part, of course, was seeing everyone for the first time in 20 years. At times it was like we had never had that long of a gap. My goal.. to not wait another 20 years to see some of these amazing people again!
One Year Ago: Grilled BCT Sandwiches
Two Years Ago: Greek Honey and Lemon Pork Chops