Earlier this month, I went back to Medford (where I grew up) and celebrated by 10 year high school reunion! SEVERAL of my Tulsa friends thought I was 'crazy' for having a 10 year reunion, but completely nuts for even thinking about going. Medford is my home... always will be. But going back to see all of my friends that I went to school with just makes it so much more special.
I think all but one in this picture went to school together our entire lives. They shaped me into the person I am today. I am so thankful for their friendship. We all might not be best friends or hang out or talk on a regular basis, but these people are just as much my family as my 2nd or 3rd cousins I see around the holidays. They have always been a part of my life... and always will continue to be!
Homecoming is huge in our little town. So many come back for all of the festivities.... football game, parade, luncheon, etc. The 10, 20, 30 year etc classes all ride in the parade. Our class went through this year and like always, we made the best of it. We threw candy to the little kiddos and had a great time laughing all of the way through!
This was Hadlea's first homecoming! ...and her first of many! She LOVED to pick up candy with daddy. I also had her an 'MHS' shirt made for the big day! Ha!
my sweet baby girl and I
And if you thought having a 10 year reunion was crazy, well you are going to think we have lost our minds to know we had a 5 year reunion as well! Here we all were 5 years ago. We had a cookout and reminisced about the old times!
And here we are at 10 years! I have to say everyone has aged well... if at all! :-) We had a cookout at Jonathon's house, looked at year books and pictures and spent more time reminiscing and telling stories. Several of us are married with kids now, so our spouses (none are from Medford) thought we were INSANE! Our class wasn't the best class. We had ALOT of crazy kids... which always make for REALLY good stories! Ha!
That evening we all met uptown at our local bar and had drinks! We had several upper and lower classmen in town so always great to see them and catch up too!