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!