Today is our 16th anniversary, and instead of celebrating with a romantic dinner, we're driving up to Indianapolis for my 20th high school reunion. Fun times for Jason again! Happy anniversary, honey! Thanks for putting up with me all these years!
Does the phrase "20th high school reunion" conjure up scary thoughts in your head? I wasn't too worried about it, but a few weeks ago I did start using a fitness DVD just so I could feel more toned. A couple weeks into it I hurt my back and couldn't work out for several days, then we were leaving for vacation, so the work I did in that first couple weeks has gone by the wayside with all the food we ate in Europe! Somehow I think all the walking we did didn't burn many of the calories we ate.
Also on vacation, because of the rain and wind on the first leg of our trip, my hair was a hot mess. I hated any photo I was in, and had a bit of a meltdown (just internal ... no sobbing) about my hair cut and color. Frantically one evening I started researching the best cuts for square face shapes, and the best hair colors for people who have fair skin and pink undertones. I sent a crazy message to my hair stylist, asking if she had any appointments for a color the week we got back.
Who decides to get her hair colored the day before her 20th reunion? This gal! Insane, right? My mom was so worried I would be unhappy with it and wouldn't have time to do anything about it. I had my stylist snap a quick pic before I left the salon. I'm a ginger!
It's actually more red than the picture shows because the sun wasn't hitting it the right way. What did I look like before? Here's a reminder:
I had just gotten it cut a month ago so we didn't do anything with the style, but as of now, I'm working on growing my bangs and my overall length longer. I don't think my hair has been longer than chin length since Zachary was a baby.
I'm actually horribly un-photogenic, but I hope to get some good shots this weekend so people who don't see me in person can see the true color of my hair.
As neurotic as I may sound, I really am looking forward to the reunion tonight and tomorrow. My mom moved away from my hometown when I was in college, so I rarely get the opportunity to see any of my high school friends. Here's to a good time!
What about you? Do high school reunions make you go crazy too?