Friday, June 25, 2010

Class Reunion

Two weekends ago, I travelled to my mom and dad's house for my 15 year high school reunion. Has it really been 15 years?? Apparently so. I must say, I am so glad to have those turbulent, emotional, crazy years behind me! I think I have grown so much as a person since HS. Keith was unable to attend with me, and I was a little concerned about going to my reunion stag, but found out that several of my friends would be there sans husband too, so it worked out fine.

Here is the group of us--backrow: Ryan, Elizabeth, Melissa, Lauralyn, Will, Kiley, Clarence, me, Amy, Ryan, Jason, Shane, Tricia. front row: Heidi, Shellie, Chantal, Vicki, Myrna, Michele, Tanya, and Becky. Obviously there were more people that I graduated with than are pictured here, and I was a little disapointed that some of the people who are local didn't bother to come. I heard that at least one person didn't come because "they didn't like high school," and I just thought, "Who did??" Anyway, we all had a lot of fun catching up with each other.
My friend Amy was put in charge of the event at our last reunion, and she asked me to come up with some games. I had a lot of fun with it! Here is the trivia game I made up.
For another game, we had some of our old teacher's voices recorded saying something they would have said back in the day, and we had to name that teacher. I also came up with some interesting awards to give out, and I think everybody thought they were pretty funny. Here are the awards, and the prizes each person got.
Most Kids--Score bar
Youngest kid--Ovulation predictor kit
Oldest kid--Ibuprofin
Lives closest to high school--a map of the US
Traveled farthest to come to reunion--a bag of peanuts for their flight home.
Newest newlyweds--Ringpops
Married longest--Cuddle soft dryer sheets.
Most interesting or dangerous job--fill in the blanks living will
First to register for reunion--a ball for being on the ball
Last to register for reunion--Nutrageous, because that's pretty outrageous to just show up at your reunion! (I think this is the only award I was in the running for...)
Most degrees, or who couldn't stop going to school--Smarties
Lived in the most places--packet of seeds so they can put down some roots.
Changed the least since high school--a disguise kit with glasses and mustache.

I thought these were pretty clever, and I really tried to not have things that would hurt anybody's feelings. And if you're thinking the prizes were lame, they were purchased at the dollar store, so that would explain that. So I was thinking, if they would have had a award for Most Shy back in HS, I totally could have won that one. And look at me now--
I had to be up in front of everybody talking, and I actually had fun doing it! Here is me with my friend Heidi.
And another group shot.
Aren't we a cute bunch?!


Tanya said...

Ugh! You had to post that nasty picture of me!! Oh-well, you look cute! I never thought of you as shy believe it or not. Man we had some fun, didn't we?

Myrna Foster said...

I never thought of you as shy either, and your games were fun. I thought the prizes were hilarious, especially the disguise.

Amy O'Neill said...

What fun ideas for a class reunion!! Sounds like you had fun!

Jolynn said...

You have always been the least shy of all the Keel kids, but I wouldn't have said you were outgoing or anything, not like you are now. I'm glad you reunion was lots of fun, and glad you got to come for it!

cassidy said...

You look really cute - I like that shirt and your hair. The games and prizes sound fun! Good job on planning those. By the way, I read the questions on that Jack Nelson the answer to number 19? Ha ha.

lexi said...

you do look super cute! your games sound fun. and the prizes are funny. im glad you werent the only one without your husband.

shauntel said...

It sounds like you had fun. I don't think I would attend a HS reunion -- I think my 5 year reunion cost money and their selling point was the open bar. Not really my kind of thing.