WCHS Ten Year Reunion

Tonight was Chad’s ten year high school reunion.  It was a pretty nice evening, but we are both glad that it is over (Chad especially).  You see, Chad was the president of the class of ’98.  Therefore, he was in charge of getting the whole shin dig together.

We started making plans back in the summer, soon after we got married.  Since then, Chad has been responsible for sending invitations, getting in touch with people, getting their money, booking a DJ, picking a menu, and making name tags with the alumni’s senior picture.

Ok, so that last task was sort of my fault.  His plan was to buy the “Hello, my name is…” sticky name tags, but thanks to me, he got a lot more work than he had planned.  I wanted to try to help, so I bought some name tags and set out to make them, but Chad ended up taking over the whole process.  He worked on them for hours, scanning in the pictures and getting them typed up correctly.  This was totally the opposite of what I wanted because Chad has been so busy lately.  The name tags did turn out really nice and everyone got a kick out of them.

The reunion was at The Sloan Convention Center at the Holiday Inn.  The meal was really good- salad, bread, chicken and green beans and rice.  I was surprised at how good it tasted.  For dessert, they had cheesecake with strawberry topping.  I have to admit, I ate mine and somebody else’s because it was so delicious.  The DJ played music on his guitar during dinner and then started playing hits from the 90s.  I don’t think too many people got into the music much.  For some reason more people were in the hall just outside of the room than actually in the room.  We had people fill out sheets and vote for superlatives, like married the longest (9 years 11 months), traveled the farthest (from San Diego), most children (3), most tattoos (8) etc.  Unfortunately, there were only about 10 people in the room when Chad announced the winners.  We actually won “most recent newlyweds,” but Chad didn’t want to announce it.

I think the whole night was a success, and nobody could have done a better job.  Chad put the whole reunion together while taking two MBA classes and still being a great husband.  I’m so proud of him.  Great job, honey!  I love you!

Mrs. Webb

Well, a new school year is quickly approaching.  I go back to school this Wednesday and the kids start back a week later.  Some people may have thought that Franklin Simpson Middle School got a new math teacher, but no, Ms. Nicholson is now Mrs. Webb.  It’s crazy to think that I will never have that name again.  It is so much fun changing all my classroom things to my new name.  Although it is a little more work, it’s neat to think that the students I get this year will never know me as anything but Mrs. Webb.  I even thought that it’s kind of like starting over; any negative things that were said about Ms. Nicholson have hopefully left with the name.  (Not that I think there are a lot, but you know, you can’t please everybody).  Previously, I had my name by my door with some letters that I found and some green construction paper that have faded over the past 4 years.  Last week, however, I went to the Parent-Teacher Store and picked out some pretty colored lettering to proudly display my new name on my classroom door.  It looks pretty good if I do say so myself.

Also in my classroom is a lovely flower pot that looks very teacherly with a ruler painted around the top.  It too says Mrs. Webb, but it wasn’t made for me.  This belonged to Chad’s mom, Paulette Webb.    I also have a board eraser and little desk figure that say Mrs. Webb.  The desk even says #1 teacher.  We found these things in his garage while we were clearing stuff out.  I had asked Chad before if he knew of anything from teaching that had her name on it, but he didn’t.  So, we were pretty excited to find them.  I think it is pretty cool that we’re both teachers, and I think its is very special to have those in my classroom.