Not MY ten year reunion, but still . . . I have thoughts.
And since it’s Sunday, here are a few more photos:
And some details . . .
Dress, earrings: Anthropologie
Sweater, belt: Old Navy
Shoes: Mia2 (?) I’m pretty sure I had these when we were up there the first time!
Hair color: It wasn’t died then and it isn’t now. It’s crazy how much lighter it’s gotten! C’est la vie.
We got to see so many of our friends and most of them brought their kids, which was awesome. In case you’re wondering, we did NOT win for most kids. The most kids in the class is eight. We are tied for second with our dear friends the Loves.
Here we all are causing a scene at breakfast this morning:
The Stanford folks really go all out for the reunions. Friday night there was a cocktail party, with a seperate supervised kids’ party in a room adjacent. Then all Saturday afternoon was an all-inclusive family carnival. And Saturday night there was a dinner party, again with a seperate, supervised, adjacent party for the kids. Love, love, love the kids’ party. So did the kids.
But their favorite part, of course, was the carnival:
|Petting Zoo (and pony rides)|
|The Boys Loved This|
|Awesome Balloon Animals|
|An Old-Fashioned Carnival-Game Arcade|
|And Lots of Silly Prizes|
So now we’re back at home, after plenty of time to reflect over the weekend and on the drive home . . . and I would say that I’m so grateful to have spent my growing-up years at Stanford. It’s a beautiful setting and I was surrounded by lovely people, and it was great to see both again this weekend.
But it also reminded me how happy I am to be right where I am now. Comfortable in my own skin (and gray hair), confident in my vocation, surrounded by happy and fun and loving children, and by the side of my amazing husband, who has made all the ups and downs of everyday life a wonderful adventure.
In unrelated news, Stanford has a Quidditch team: