Tuesday, October 02, 2007

It's been how many years?

This has been a crazy week for me. It's just kinda hit me over the head like a ton of bricks. I'm OLD. There is no getting around it.

Not only did I have my 10 year high school reunion this weekend (nothing like that to make you evaluate your life a little!), but I also turned the ripe old surprisingly young-feeling age of 29. I guess I should just be thankful that my energy level doesn't match the numbers (surely I haven't been out of high school 10 years!), but still, come on. I have one more year before I'm officially out of my twenties. Now, that is seriously scary. :)

But back to the reunion - I was privileged to attend a wonderful Christian school for most of my education, and I graduated in a class of 44. It was a pretty close group, but I haven't seen most of them since graduation, sadly. I guess that's what happens when you fall in love and ride off into the sunset. :) For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. That really is how marriage works, isn't it? And it is so worth it.

But the reunion was a well-planned affair. Thanks, Whitney, Erin, Danielle, and Matthew, for all your hard work! Here's what we did:
  • Friday night - all family picnic at the park
  • Saturday morning - prayer breakfast at the school just for the graduates with Mr. Bullard, tour of the school and new gym
  • Saturday evening - dinner at Spaghetti Warehouse, spouses included.

Here's the group that met for the prayer breakfast. I think this was my favorite part of the whole weekend. It was encouraging to hear Mr. Bullard's vision for the school, and to be assured that they are continuing to uphold the truth and encourage godliness in their students, despite the age we live in today. Mr. Bullard and his father had such a profound effect on my life, and I'm very thankful for their obvious heart for my spiritual welfare.

Mr. Bullard and Erin

Here's pictures from Saturday evening dinner:

John and Danielle

The girls

Whitney and Erin

Thanks for making it a great reunion, everyone! Let's try to stay in touch a little better. Maybe you could leave me a comment here, to let me know you're reading? Pretty please! :)


whitney e. said...

glad we confirmed that it was 44, so that you could accurately report! :)

dave & rachel said...

Haha! I knew it was! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures!!! I will be stealing them for sure! It was so good to see you. I love you so much and you have always held a special place in my heart. MOST of my memories of high school involve you and I am forever grateful for such a wonderful upbringing.

Love Danielle Hill

Anonymous said...

Who's that goofy girl with her eyes closed? I had such a great time at the reunion too. It went by way too fast! I'm proud of our class and feel that most everyone is really trying to live a life of excellence. I just wish you lived closer. Maybe we need to schedule a girls' get together next time you're in town (and convince Allison to come back home at the same time). I don't want to wait another 5 or 10 years to see everyone!
xoxo Chrysi

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting pictures of the reunion. I have been trying to call Allison to find out how everything went, but as always, she is pretty busy. I totally missed you guys this past weekend and I wish I could have been there. Looks like it was a lot of fun and hopefully I can see you guys when I am down there next- hopefully in the spring for Brooke's graduation.


Michelle said...

Hey, we're the same age! I just turned the big two nine on Monday.

dave & rachel said...

oh wow, Michelle, Happy Birthday! That's my birthday too!

bandanachick said...

Fun to see pictures of your old classmates...they all look so great!

Anonymous said...

Okay! Here I am finally! After reading your blog many times, I am finally writing and identifying myself!!! Great pics Rachel! It was so much fun getting to see you and everyone...still can't believe its been 10 years! I think the best part was seeing everyone has remained true to the faith. I know thats not always the case when years go by. It will be fun to see how God works the next 10 years in the class of 97! I wonder how much more it will multiply?! Please don't depend on us y'all! Ha! Just kidding!
Love ya Rachel!

Erin said...

love the pics rach! and it was so much fun to see you. we WILL keep in better touch i just know it!