Friday, August 20, 2010


Yesterday, something happened that never usually does....I slept in until 9am....and only woke up then because my cell phone rang. Apparently my body needed the rest because I can't remember the last time I slept in past 8 or 8:30 at the very latest. I didn't even have a glass of wine or anything the night before!! The factors that usually stop me from the much needed rest include, my body's habit of getting up around 6:30, the sun coming up, and of course JJ & Maggie getting restless and wanting breakfast. For whatever reason, none of these were a factor yesterday! Brent left early for work and turned the ceiling fan on and the box fan up a notch before he left (making it nice and cool and the white noise even more present), it was cloudy outside, and the dogs were obviously tired too! So what is there not to love about this was THURSDAY and I have a JOB! The wake up phone call I received was from my boss!! Luckily she was just worried that I was ok and not upset about my alarm clock oversight! When I looked at my cell phone alarm, the alarm screen was up but it wasn't going off or in snooze mode so I must have hit a wrong button! It was quite embarrassing to admit that I overslept but I'm grateful I'm still employed!! I doubt this will happen Saturday morning even if I try!!

Sweet dreams to all this weekend!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

10 years has nothing on me!

The class reunion was a blast! Brent’s class didn’t have an official 10 year reunion so this was my first experience and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Our name tags had our senior yearbook pictures on them, which was kind of neat and funny to see how some people had changed. I pretty much look the exact same but with shorter hair! It was casual compared to some of my friend’s reunions I’ve seen on pictures of on face book. I found a really cute dress that I felt very flattered and comfortable in and bonus…it was on super sale for only $15!!! We had a great time catching up with some old friends and Brent was a rock star finding his own conversations and new people to mingle with! I also pointed out my old high school love interest to which Brent appropriately pointed out that I was way hotter than his wife!

Again, not knowing what to expect, I thought the gist of the conversations at the reunion would be learning what everyone was doing these days, where they work, how many kids they have, etc. Surprisingly, I can’t really tell you much of what people are doing now…it was very casual everyday conversation but it was kind of nice. There wasn’t any “pressure” to feel like you had to prove how successful you’ve become or whatever…it was just a bunch of old friends hanging out! Because I had had a few beers when I first arrived, I didn’t take the time to make my usual plate of food…which was our only dinner for the night. After getting high on a quick blitz of chicken fingers we did do a little dancing and a big group picture before going on to the next destination. Looking back I should have know skipping dinner was the first sign it was going to be long night!

We all decided to meet up at a bar downtown. Unknown to us, there was a huge fight on TV and the entire greater Columbia area was at this bar to watch it. It did finally clear out after the fight was over and we had a great time. We unfortunately got separated from some of our old classmates but ran into an old friend of mine and Brent’s from Winthrop so we had two reunions in one! I guess I haven’t been out in Columbia in a while or maybe things have changed, but this bar closed promptly at 2am…and by promptly I mean a very large man walked around with a bus tub and insisted that we put our drink in it (full or not) and then politely pointed us in the direction to the exit! We were back at Melissa’s not much longer after that and probably part of the reason she is my best friend is that she had a frozen pizza cooking before I even changed clothes! The girls went out on the patio while it was cooking and when we came back in Brent was sitting upright on the couch holding a pillow over his face! As he went to bed, we stayed with drunken emotional girl talk until around 5pm….hello what were we thinking! I felt terrible for Jessica b/c she had to be at work the next morning. At least Melissa, Brent and I had the flexibility of having nothing to do but to feel terrible! Mel and I finally put some shoes on and went to fetch some Rushes hangover food. We somehow escaped with only 3 cheeseburgers baskets, a hot dog, three sweet teas, and two milkshakes. Brent was still sleeping upstairs so Melissa and I started to dig in. She looks over to me and says: “Jennifer, we are inside watching TV…why do you still have your sunglasses on?” My only response was: “I know, it just feels right!” After rotating eating, napping, trying to eat some more, and lying around some more…Brent and I finally left to go back home around 4. The moral of this story is that 10 years has taken its toll and reminded me that we are certainly not 18 anymore! All in all, even with the hangover, it was a great trip and I’m so glad I got to share it with my best friends and husband!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

DFHS Class of 2000 Reunion

Sometimes it's easy and sometimes a little harder to believe it's been 10 years since I graduated from high school. With my reunion TONIGHT I've been flooded with lots of memories from the yesteryears. I had a blast going through some old pictures wondering what would have been caught on film if we had the conveniences of today's technology!! Brent is going with me and we are heading to the big event with my best friends from my Dutch Fork days: Melissa whose been my bff since high school and Jessica who I was friends with but became even closer to through college at Winthrop together. I really have know idea what to expect since this is my first reunion and Brent didn't have one!! I hope it's a good crowd and I get to remember the good times with some good friends that I haven't seen in a long time. I posted several pictures on facebook of the "old days" and attached are a few of the good memories!!

*Melissa and me with the Cancun sunset behind us on our senior trip
*Girls shot from our freshman field trip to Washington D.C.
*Senior Field Day
*Homecoming 99 (Senior year)