Friday, August 12, 2011

20 Reunion/Trip to NE/Epic blogger-scrapper FAIL EDIT

Tony and I had a whirlwind mini-vacation to NE for my 20 year high school reunion. It was a lot of fun, and we fit a ton into a few days. My biggest upset though, is I did not get many pictures with my HS friends. I forgot my camera and am so bummed!

We flew into Omaha and were able to meet my dad and brother for lunch on Friday:
Here I am with Todd with his new Prius. It had been 8 and a half YEARS since I had seen him! I know, I suck!

Then it was on to Lincoln where I met some friends from junior high/HS for dinner. Here is a picture of us in 8th grade:
Robyn, Melissa, Melanie, Me, Christie, Kristi

Melissa, Laura, Robyn (Melissa and Robyn are in the 8th grade picture above)

The first 4 of us in the picture made it to dinner, and did any of us get a picture? NOPE!

Friday night we went to the reunion social where I caught up with a ton of people. It was so neat to see everyone and catch up. (No Pictures-booo)

Saturday morning was a tour of my High School, to see how much a 25 million dollar remodel can change a place. It was really weird to be in those halls again. Our tour was given by a class mate of mine, who has taught math there for 14 years now:
Senior hall

The "planters" which are now enclosed trophy cases.
Me in front of the new front entrance.

After the tour we met Tony's niece, Sarina, and her husband and son, for lunch.

Saturday night was the big reunion event at the Rococo Theater. There was live music, dinner, then a hypnotist. I had never seen one before and it was soooo good. He was hilarious and it totally worked. He had my classmates and their spouses doing some funny stuff.
One shot of me and Tony from that night

Professional shot of me and Tony
Me and the gals before fishbowls! Erika, Laura, Dawn, Me
After the official reunion we went to Duffy's bar for a fishbowl, bomb pop flavored.
 Pictured from bottom left: Laura, Melissa, Laura, Me, Robin, Dawn.

Laura and Laura!

Sunday was all about Tony's family.

Tony, his mom, and her clones! Aunt Mary, Tony's mom, Tony, Aunt Carmen, Aunt Alice.

Tony and nephew Tino, lots of family resemblance there!

Nephew Miko, Tony, Nephew Joey (who we last saw at age 13, 15 years ago!)
Tony and his sister Sandy.

Me, Tino, Tony, Family friend Evelyn.

But the best part of my trip, the part that almost did not happen, was meeting up with my LLL lady friends, Monday morning before our flight:

Amber, Susan, Me.

I have known these ladies almost as long as my HS friends. I met them when Michael was a baby, 20 years ago. It was so nice to catch up, and I agree with Susan, that we picked up just like no time had passed. I really miss these gals, they are amazingly wonderful people and were a huge part of my life before moving to AZ.


Amber said...

First off--- I do NOT believe you just had your 20th Reunion! That is just crazy talk! ha! There is just no way you are old enough for a 20th reunion!

Love all the pics of your friends and family! The pic of you and Toni is a great shot!

It looks like you had a blast in NE! We are going to have to scrap soon!

Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

I'm so happy you made it back to NE! I can't believe it had been that long since you were back. I'm happy you had such a wonderful time and that you were able to see so many family members and friends!

I'm with A - we need to scrap soon! Especially since I've been in a paper mood :)

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