Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ten Years







Yeah, so like I said before, Brian and I graduated ten years ago. This last weekend we flew to Vegas for our reunion. People were surprised that I would be flying even though I am nine months pregnant, but the airline people never batted an eye about it. It may have helped that there was some sort of bomb scare or terrorist suitcase thing going on at our airport when we flew out--but whatever. We made it safely there and back with no baby coming out. Fabulous. Anyway, on Friday night, we got together at a park with Travis and Lila, Kenny and Ashlee, Alan and Megan, Tyson and Sandy, Meghan, and all of our kids, and it was really cool. It was cool to get together and feel like all of us have grown up and matured and are happy and living relatively similar lives--i mean chasing kids around and working hard to earn a living. Granted, it was just a small group of us, but I felt no pressure to look cool or act cool or compete for attention, etc. We were just all moms and dads making sure our kids were happy and safe and out of trouble. Totally laid back. Cool.
And the reunion was cool, too. There were not a ton of people there, but it was still fun to see those that were there and just sit back and people watch a little. You know what I mean? It's just super interesting to see what ten years has done to people. It was funny, too, to go walking into the reunion draped in tons of fabric while a good majority of the other girls had boobs and legs hanging out everywhere. I seriously couldn't have been more covered. In fact, I was probably mistaken for part of the black drapery a few times, but that's alright. So I felt a little out of place--no biggy. My options for a "cocktail attire" nine-month-pregnant-modest outfit were slim. Everyone is better off not having seen my big, white, vericose veiny body, anyway. And Brian said he was glad that his wife didn't look like someone he had ordered off a 1-800 number--and that's really all that matters.

But anyway, it was fun, and I'm glad I went. I feel happy and super, super grateful to have marked my ten-years-after-graduation milestone at a time when I am so happy. I really could not ask for a better life.

9 comments:

Heather said...

You look super cute!!! Nine months pregnant looks good on you. I know, I was just there and it is miserable, but you look so happy! Isn't it great not to be in high school anymore?!

nikki said...

10 years... that makes it 11 for me. Yikes. I actually didn't go to my 10 year because who can really afford to fly across the country on a random weekend to see a bunch of people you haven't talked to in a decade? Ok, so some people can. In some ways, I wish I could have gone, but I don't know that anyone I really would have wanted to see would have been there anyway. I am glad you had a good time. You look fantastic for being 9 months pregnant.... and having 2 kids on top of that. You go! And well dressed (and covered) women are always more attractive than the alternative.

Rachel McEwen said...

You look great! when are you due again? I am right behind you due in December. I too went to my 10 year reunion this summer. It was fun, but happy that I am not in High School!

Danalin said...

Mine will be next summer, I guess. I can hardly believe it! If it works out, I would love to go. Not because I want to relive the glory days :), but because it would just be fun and interesting to see people this many years later. We went last year to Tyler's and it was fun to meet the people he went through his teen years with. I even got to meet his first kiss. The only thing that stunk was that I was the only one there with a babe (Max was 2 months) and it was so loud where they held it that I didn't even hear him crying one time while he was in my arms. I would have preferred a night at the park with some of his closest friends the night before. Still very fun and interesting for me. And, Ann, you look HOT!

Courtney said...

Hey Ann! I don't know if you remember me, I am the oldest Owens girl! I just ran across your blog, and you look so good, and your family is so cute. I just wanted to tell you how much I loved the post about Scotty. It made me laugh and cry at the same time. I don't know why, but whenever I think of him, I can never decide which emotion needs to be used! I loved that story, and am so happy I was able to read it. Thank you so much for putting it up! I hope all is well with you and your family!

Nicole Cave said...

It is good that you guys went. Ashton & I should have gone last year, but for some reason at the time we just didn't care...maybe our 20 year will give us some motivation!!

Lila said...

Ann, it was so fun to see you guys. It's too bad we've waited ten years to get together. We should do it more often. I really enjoyed and totally agree with the no pressure just fun to catch up. Well, has the baby come yet? What is it already?

Crystal said...

I had no idea you were nine months pregnant! Boy or girl? The reunion looks fun, Ryan obviously didn't go. Maybe he'll be at the next one. It was fun to see your pics, thanks for posting.

Jen said...

Ann, you look fabulous. I have never seen anyone who looks so great 9 months pregnant! Please let me know when you're in the hospital so I can come and visit you!