Friday, June 28, 2013

My High School Reunion in Pictures

Bright and early Wednesday morning, I got up and got dressed for my flight. Since I was up at BCD (butt crack of dawn) I figured I should at least document the momentus occasion of an airport bathroom self portrait. (And NO, for the record, I do not like the word, "selfie," hence, the self portrait.) Everything is of course from my beloved Old Navy, save the flip-flops. Those are a Cabela's special. I like to keep things classy around here folks.  One plane ride with a stop in St. Louis later...   

I was in Oklahoma! My daddy and baby brother picked me up. My dad won a Jaguar about a month ago at the casino. It is legit cool. We went for some chili dogs at Chet's in Muskogee. If you're ever in the area and are in need of heartburn, I recommend you pop some Zantac (acid reflux medicine for those of you who don't suffer) and treat yourself. You will not be sorry!

I had ants in my pants once we finished lunch because I was super excited to pick up my new car! This isn't the best picture of me, but my daddy isn't exactly in touch with the art of IG pictures. I still was super proud to take this photo because I grew up watching my daddy take pictures of customers with their first new car. It was a "big girl" moment for me, for sure. I am still tossing around name and gender ideas. You see I'm torn between Walter P. in Walter P. Chrysler, founder of Chrysler Motors, or Chief Chickadee the Chrysler. Obviously, my car could be a girl or a boy. It's living life in a very confused state right now. I'm sure he/she would appreciate your prayers.

I don't know about y'all, but when I go on vacation, I treat myself. Mostly, because the places I go, have foods that Michigan does not. Plus, I have worked hard for over a year and a half now. Lots of people run for certain reasons, me, I run so I can eat a Speedway Special Cheeseburger. So on Thursday, I did just that. I also got to enjoy it with some of my favorite people from Muskogee too!

That afternoon, I went by my sister's work to pick up an Oklahoma Disaster Relief shirt and I also had this little gem made. Isn't she cute?

I then made a stop at Morgan's Bakery for some Four O'Clocks. I bought four of them, because "Four, four o'clocks, please!" is really fun to say!
Friday morning, AKA the first day of summer, my baby sister and I went for a 3 miler. It was hot and the humidity is just as I remember it - awful. We went home and drank water like camels and then we headed to town for lunch with Jessi and Will. It was just the four siblings and that was fun and something we don't get to do all that often. I think it was one of my favorite times of the trip. I am blessed by these three because they're among the kindest, most giving, and loving people I know. We also happen to laugh a LOT whenever we're together. It is wonderful to say that we are friends too. 

Before I knew it, it was time for the main event of the weekend, my high school reunion! I was so happy when I got to see this guy after a week! He cleans up so nice huh!

I think everyone that was there had a ball on Friday night. It was a lot of fun to see everyone and only a little surreal to see good friends like Jess close to having her second baby. The other surreal part was that we are all more than old enough to order a drink from the bar. 

My other favorite part of the weekend, was seeing all of my best friends from high school. Yes, I was one of THOSE girls who had all guy friends. I did learn what good friendship with girls looked like in college just in case you were wondering. In my defense though, I was a football trainer and they all played on the football team. It was only natural. Not to mention the fact that I've known all of these boys since first grade. Also, our mommas are really good friends. In any event, my favorite memories from high school always include these guys. We all are still really good friends to this day. We can't get together as much as we'd like, but whenever we are, it is always a great time! All of us, save Brad, are married now. I love all of their wives and count them among friends as well and it's all due to my pals from high school. From left to right, Luke, Brad, Me, Buddy and Will.
And speaking of wives... y'all know Megan! We posted this picture on IG and I guess we thought everyone knew how we knew each other. But apparently, they didn't. So long story short, Megan married Luke from the picture above. I knew her in the stone ages aka before we had blogs! In fact, we knew each other when everyone had Xangas! Luke was in my wedding and I was in theirs. Megan makes me laugh a lot and I value that greatly in a good friend. Now that we're moving back, I'm looking forward to being near her and her family again.

Before Saturday evening's festivities, we hit up Sam and Ella's for some pizza. If you're ever in the Tahlequah area, make sure to make a stop!

We also got to see one of our sorority sisters this weekend. She is one of those girls I talked about above. Her name is Carrie. I think she's going to make the trek up this fall with some of our other best friends as well.

Dad had to have a family shot post-church. No we didn't plan the stripes. I thought we'd all wind up wearing blue because I saw everyone but my sisters that morning before church. We still managed to be in sync nonetheless.

My family is one of those families that we all tease each other in good fun. Well, it seems that when we're all together I'm a target. Brandon and Will love to gang up on the girls, more specifically me. I told Will that some day, his wife would be sitting with his sisters and he better not forget it. He and Brandon kindly reminded us that Jessi's and Loren's husbands would be sitting with them. To which the girls replied, "BRING. IT. ON." For now, you get this shot of them making fun of my hand on my hip.
These last pictures are a tribute to the saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
While we were getting ready to take the pretty picture y'all saw above, we were busy gabbing. Okay fine, I was busy trying to tell the boys what to do and they were trying to ignore me and get me to be quiet so we could hurry and take the picture. Megan thankfully got us in action doing what we do. It's my favorite photo from the weekend because it makes me think of the photo below...
This is me and Brad. I remember this conversation like it was yesterday. Brad was late. AS USUAL. And it was cramping my Type-A personality because I had a plan for how the evening was going to go. Being late wasn't part of the plan. Brad, was trying to tell me that it wasn't because of him that 8 people were late. So I was telling him what we should do, and he was trying to ignore me and get me to be quiet. (PS, can we pause for a moment and appreciate the fact that I can fit into that dress again! Thank you Weight Watchers!)My dad captured this shot. 
 Like I said, the more things change, the more things stay the same.

Happy Friday!


The Pink Growl said...

I loved seeing all your pics! You looked gorgeous and skinny girl! That blue maxi dress is so cute and flattering on you. Glad you had a great time!

Not So Newlyweds said...

Love all of your pics!! You are looking fab and I love the family pics. I, too, had mostly guy friends in high school. I was one of three girls in the drum line and the only one who played snare for a few years. Plus I hated how caddy the girls were. In college, I also made some great girlfriends so it's nice to have both!

Tyly said...

I love all your dresses in the post!!!

Your dad won a Jaguar?! So cool!!!

I am the same as you. I work hard so I can enjoy myself and have indulgences that are worth it.

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Looks like a great time was had by all and I am so glad you had fun. YOU LOOK FABULOUS. Oh, and Sam and Ellas is now in Tulsa! (And actually in Pryor, too). 91st and Yale has a take out - two miles from my house. You better believe I've been there several times for an arti-wrap! (-:


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