Sunday, August 19, 2007

Go Lancers!

Joseph had his high school 10-year reunion on Saturday so we spent the afternoon and evening at the G-House meeting up with old friends and hearing what everyone's been up to for the past decade. They had a picnic in the afternoon for the entire family to enjoy where we got to introduce Sophie and participate in ridiculous games like a spouse wheelbarrow race (which we lost to a couple where the girl was so tiny her husband just picked her up by the waist and she pedalled in the air) and a piggyback race where the wife had to carry the husband (ugh! Too bad Joseph doesn't still weigh what he did in high school!) Joseph's been reading up about his high school peers for the past few weeks at the Granger Reunion blog in preparation for this reunion. I must say, some people have had quite the interesting lives! Most have been pretty normal, though, free from living in polygamous compounds in Idaho and in and out of rehab centers and such. I've gotten to know quite a few of Joseph's high school friends with whom he still keeps in contact, and I can easily see why he loved them so much then and why he still is friends with them today.

Then they had a "Prom" that night at Granger High where we all got dolled up and danced to 90's songs and read what the grads wrote 10 years ago about where they thought they'd be in 2007 and 2017 (Joseph wrote that he thought in 2017 he'd have 5 kids with one on the way. We'd better get hopping I guess!) They started out the evening by having Joseph and Kenny sing the alma mater. They also asked questions to spotlight what people have done the past 10 years, such as stand if you went to college or got married or served a religious mission (I was the only girl standing for that one which really surprised me) or have committed a felony (no one stood for that one--shocking!) It was a very fun evening and I'm glad I got to be Joseph's date for it since we never got to go to Prom together in high school. :) I was the luckiest girl in the room!

Some of Joseph's favorites: Kenny & Bobbie Newton, Scott & Melissa Francom, Ari & Diana Bruening, and the comparative newlyweds on their anniversary. :)


Bobbie said...


Thank you for posting that picture. It was so good to see you guys. You are such a doll. Could you email me the pictures? I know Kenny would love it. Hope to see you soon.


Elizabeth said...

Wow, 10 years! That is awesome, and it looked like a lot of fun. Mine is this year and luckily, we don't have to go, if it were going to be like Joseph's 10 year, I would sign up, but we can't even bring family to ours because it is in a bar.....lame! It is good to know that there are normal, great people out there enjoying their HS reunions!

Erin said...

Cute picture!! I need it! :) Will you email it (and any others you have of the reunion) to Sounds like it was a ton of fun. I'm sad I missed out!

The Lambs said...

Cute dress! Where did you get it? ;) You are a very talented writer! I hope you survive having everyone camping out in your front room- you always seem to have so much going on and yet keep your head above water! Can't wait to see you guys soon!