Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Monday, May 17, 2010


This past weekend, I flew to Minnesota for my ten year high school reunion. I spent all day Friday with my parents, and very early Saturday morning, I met two college friends for coffee. Amanda, Lizzie and I all lived on the same hall our freshman year of college, and Lizzie is getting married the first weekend in June. It was a tough call whether to fly to Minnesota for Lizzie's wedding or for this reunion.
Audra drove to my parents' house just before lunch on Saturday and brought along her two girls, Rae and Ruby. I couldn't believe how fearless Ruby, the younger girl, was around the dogs. And the last time I saw Rae, I don't think she was talking.
Saturday evening, I met up with several of my high school classmates. I went to a very small, private school that graduated only 25 my senior year. About half of the class came to the reunion (some with spouses). It was fun to catch up with everyone and hear about work, kids, school, etc.
After church on Sunday, my parents and I ate downtown Minneapolis at Brit's Pub and then saw the new Robin Hood movie. Before the movie started, we stopped at Jamie's house for about an hour - Varsana and Malia are apparently very interested in WWE wrestling. They watch videos on YouTube and have screen savers of female wrestlers. Is this a new fad with kids these days?
I'm happy I went back. Last Christmas, we didn't have enough time to see friends, so I had a year-and-half of face-to-face catching up to do. The time spent with my family was relaxing, too, and my mom made all the Minnesota favorites: chicken wild rice soup, walleye and rhubarb crisp.


Blogger The Charlebois said...

It was so good to be able to spend the one-on-one time with you in addition to the reunion. Next time, with the guys!

2:59 PM  
Blogger Katrina Custer said...

The first picture makes me happy and sad at the same time - happy you got to hang out with the girls, sad I wasn't there. Will definitely be in MN in August though! :-)

8:10 AM  
Blogger Bonny said...

WWE?! What is that about? Weird.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Sarah Johnson said...

I'm disappointed to have missed the reunion and the chance to see you. At least I can check the blog to see the goings-on. :)

12:17 PM  

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