Tuesday, July 19, 2016
My 10 year high school reunion!
One of the most awesome parts of the whole thing was that one of my best friends in the entire world was coming into town beforehand, freeing us up to shop for our dresses. It truly felt like we were going to homecoming or something! We shopped ALL day at the Spectrum where I got a dress which I agonized over after purchasing: was it too short? Not fancy enough? Would I be comfortable dancing in it? Too bohemian? Just right? Would the wedges I was planning on wearing with it be too casual? Too "done up?" I mean!!!!!!!!!! HOMECOMING!
Two days later, reunion day, Carter and Chad went to hockey, Kota and I got our nails done, and then off to MV we went for the night! I (stupidly) had a few sips of coffee around 5:15 pm to give myself a little boost and then started getting ready (again, Homecoming style! Parents' house for the win!). The kids were happy as can be watching cartoons as Chad and I left to go pick up our date: Jenna! We OF COURSE had to relive high school, so we went to Del Taco where we sat in mine and Jenna's booth. Next was a quick stop by the liquor store where I mothered it up in the front seat while the others drank, total high school style, in the backseat of the truck. I MEAN.
As soon as we rolled up to the ol' guest list table though, it all smoothed out. I even saw someone in my sorority there! Hahahaha! I had no idea she was a 2006er with me! What was crazier was that I later found out via her snapchat that we were on Prom Court together! Who the heck knew???!!! So that was a great start to the night! As soon as we entered the actual building it was socialization on steroids. We were immediately chatting it up with hundreds of people. Literally it was my favorite social situation of all time. The niceness! We were all so nice and awesome and interested in one another! So much fun!
There was even one guy there who had lost SO MUCH WEIGHT that I literally had no idea who I was talking to. I tried to look at his name tag but I couldn't tell who it was!!!! Obviously that is a good transformation for him - I just couldn't get over how there was a human there I couldn't recognize! What a classic 10 year high school reunion moment!
Anyhoo, the event ended at 11:00 pm, so making it until 10:45 in my heels was a major win. I'm pretty sure the coffee had something to do with that. Chad told me as we left how insanely different this pregnancy was - he was positive we would not have lasted the entire night during Carter and Kota's incubation periods. I felt pretty dang cool making it that long too! So Chad and I dropped off Jenna at her parents' house (serious high school vibes) and then headed to Del Taco AGAIN - we were soooooooooooooooo 18 years old that night!
Posted by Nicole Cisneros at 11:11 AM