I've put off working on this one because it was going to take forever!!
We had a ton of people show up at the party at my parents' house on the 28th. So many, in fact, I didn't get to spend time with half of them!! It was really cool to have so many people that I haven't seen in a really long time together all in one place. I didn't get pictures of most of them either... which I'm bummed about. Oh well... there's always our next trip...
Here's a picture of Bri, Lisa, Cassie and I. The four of us all skated together when we were growing up, Cassie and I were really good friends. Some of you might know this and some might not... but when Bri and I were little, we took competitive rollerskating lessons. (Similar to ice skating but WAY cooler. Right??) Mom would pick Bri and I up from school and take us to practice and then on some weekends, we'd have competitions, which Dad would go to as well. Cassie was in a different age group than me, which was good because she was better than I was and I always wanted to win... so it worked out better that I was a little younger than her. ;o)
Here's a picture of my friend Rachel and her daughter Johanna and then one with Brynn, Rachel, Johanna and I. Rachel and I went to school together and recently got back in touch through myspace.com, there is also a link to her blog on my page. She's the one that planned the get-together at the Old Jaol. Johanna and Brynn's boyfriend, Luke, have the same birthday!!
Here's a picture of Amanda and I. She and I were best friends from 7th grade until junior year. She has the same initials and I did, ACS, so that was her nickname around our house. She and I were inseperable. Then, she moved to Sandusky during sophomore year and I eventually lost contact with her, which was my fault. We got back in touch a few years ago and then again through myspace.
Here are a few funny pictures... These are of Sam, Ben and Sofie... with some Chad, Brynn and I mixed in there. Sam and I were really good friends in high school and Ben came over to our house a lot during junior and senior years. They had baby Sofie 5 weeks after we had Brynn, Sofie's original due date was on Chad's birthday but didn't make her arrival until two weeks later. She's super cute and is always happy!! She was awake for the whole party!! (Brynn zonked out at about 7 and woke up again at 9, she was a little cranky and then she didn't want to go back to sleep!!)
Here is one of Rayna and I... I've actually known Rayna for quite a while, she was a server when I was a hostess at Tumbleweed and then, she started working at Rubbermaid after I did!! We didn't actually become friends until then though.
I met Joanie and Liz at Rubbermaid too!! Joanie and Rayna were both in our wedding and Liz had her daughter, Jenna, about two weeks after I had Brynn, on 8/8!
Here's one of Rayna holding Brynn and Joanie holding her 2 1/2 month old baby, Hayden and one of Liz's daughter Jenna looking too cute in her bear suit!!
Ahhh... That's all I'm going to post from the party. There were a lot more pictures and a lot more people that came than what I posted but I think I've seriously been working on this for about an hour and a half now!! Luckily, Brynn's been asleep most of the time!!
We had a lot of fun and I'm glad so many people got to meet Brynn (even if it was only for a few minutes!!). Thank you to everyone who took the time to drive over there (Heidi drove like 3-4 hours!), I know we wouldn't have had enough time to go and visit all of you if you didn't come see us!!
I was so excited to be able to introduce Chad and Brynn to so many of my old friends. I had lost touch with them for various reasons and I'm so glad that we were able to get back in touch!! You never know how much you miss your friends until you don't have them around.
Thanks for helping to make the trip a lot of fun!!