I’m home! And happy Monday to you all. We got home last night after a great weekend away. Not only did we get to hang out with family, but David and I also got to have a wild date night out in Atlanta knowing Hailey was in good hands.
Saturday night we drove into Atlanta and checked in at the swanky W hotel in Midtown.
Is it just me or does checking into a fancy hotel make you feel like a real grown up? Ok, maybe it’s just me, but I get excited. Especially with a view like this:
We threw down our stuff, changed and went to grab a drink from the bar.
Manhattan for him; vodka soda with lime for her.
Then we were off to Sweetwater Brewery for my 10 year high school reunion.
It’s surreal that 10 years have passed since I graduated from Sprayberry. It feels like it was yesterday, but when I look that all that has changed (marrying David, having Hailey, career changes, the state I call home) I feel like I’m in such a different place.
Still, I loved high school and giddy doesn’t even begin to describe my emotions heading to the reunion.
Sweetwater has a large room with a beautiful wooden bar that is surrounded by large windows where the reunion was held. The reunion included a bottomless glass of all the Sweetwater beers, delicious BBQ and whole lot of catching up fun.
Having a reunion in the facebook generation is a bit different because many times I had already had some idea of what a fellow classmate has been up to. I was worried I’d be creepy saying “oh yeah, I know you have a baby, too! How is (insert their name) doing??” But you know what? Everyone is on facebook and knows the same stuff, so instead I embraced it, let loose and had a phenomenal time.
We had a small turnout; maybe 80 classmates out of 400 graduates (I’m making up that number. I actually have no clue how many people were in our graduating class). Though I’m disappointed more people didn’t show up, I couldn’t imagined having a more fun time than I did with old friends and am so grateful to my friends that put in all the hard work planning it.
PS- I think I volunteered to plan the 20th, so all you jokers that skipped out better show up in 10 years!
After the reunion, we headed to Ormsby’s for an unofficial after party, then to the Ivy to chat on their patio until the place shut down and kicked us out.
After grabbing some food, David and I finally got to bed at 4:30am.
The next morning we headed back to Hailey’s big smile. Sure I ate a plateful of fries at 4:30am and was trying to function on 3 hours of sleep, but it was all well worth it. Every healthy lifestyle has to have a little bit of wiggle room and Saturday night, I wiggled.
That means today I’ll be busy restocking the fridge with kale, tackling an overflowing email box, hitting the gym and attempting to get through a mountain of laundry.
But first, coffee.
Did you/will you attend your 10 year high school reunion?
Why or why not?