15 years…I can’t believe it’s been that long ago since Matt graduated from high school! Of course, I didn’t even know him, as he hadn’t found me yet. Yep, this weekend was his class reunion. Even though I didn’t go to the same high school or graduate the same year, we did still grow up in the same town, so lots of people were familiar to me, too, in addition to his old friends (I don’t mean that you’re old, guys…really, I don’t.)
It really was a great time. On Friday night, after we got the kids in bed, we met up with Jack and his girlfriend Jen, whom we hadn’t met. They live in STL and we hadn’t gotten together with them, which is just sad! That’s going to have to change.
The party was Saturday night at the Hilton in Effingham, and the committee did a great job of organizing and decorating for the big event. There were little hearts cut out of cardstock with TV shows, movies and song titles from 1993. (If you don’t know why they were heart-shaped, you must not be from central Illinois. Click here to find out why. And then start laughing.) Dinner was great, the wine was good, and it was fun to reconnect with some old friends as well as get to know some new ones!
Wait a second…Zach and Michon aren’t from the class of ’93! Matt and I were wedding crashers very briefly (I didn’t even steal a drink, I promise), as Zach’s high school friend got married on Saturday and was having his reception at the same place we were.
Not wanting the night to end just yet, we headed out to an old bar that was always a total dive when we all lived there (and were too young to enter!). We had heard that a younger crowd had started hanging out there, and that it wasn’t scary anymore. When we got there at 11:30, there were FOUR people sitting at the bar. So we either had a craptastic source, or it was a slow night.
Mmmm. Niemerg’s breakfast really late is the perfect way to end a fun night…nothing like some cholesterol, salt and grease to settle your stomach.
PS – my entire family is sick with colds, except for me. Which is awesome because we go on vacation this weekend. Which also means that my cold ought to kick sometime Thursday, as everyone else is feeling better.