Saturday, June 8, 2013

Reunions 2013!

I can't believe it's been ten years since I graduated from Princeton... David is fond of reminding me that I've gotten an advanced degree and had two babies and so much more, but still -- can it really have been ten years already??

The great class of 2003 came back in full force for Reunions this year!  And for the first time, I actually registered for official Reunions events -- we're normally so busy with PEF events that it's not really worth it to pay for the class events, but we decided to splurge for my tenth.  In large part because I wanted to wear the class costume.  :)  But also because I was really looking forward to seeing people I hadn't seen in years!

David took on kid duty on the Friday night so I could go to the dinner at the tents, footloose and fancy-free.  :)  It was so good running into so many old friends, many of whom I hadn't seen since graduation, many more of whom had little kidlets of their own...

Then on Saturday, we kicked things off at the PEF pre-P-rade luncheon.  It was Sophia's first experience of Reunions, and I think she was mostly just confused by it all.  :)  But Joshua is old enough now to really enjoy himself -- he particularly loved the juice boxes and grapes.  And the kids' table!

(Oh, yeah, and our class theme was "Around the turn," which is apparently a golf reference to the 10th hole.  Lots of black and orange argyle and polos, complete with kicky golf caps and long black knee socks.  Most of us weren't wearing the knee socks because, hello, 95-degree heat, but you can see a couple of the guys above who went all in with the full getup!)

Then we attempted to take the kids to the P-rade.  It was sooooo hot, though, and way too crowded to push a stroller around... So David took Joshua in the stroller to hang out in a shady area and I braved the crowds with Sophia strapped to my front, running into people and marveling at the madness that is the Princeton P-rade.  Here's what Sophia thought of it all:

We finally retreated to Frist for the air conditioning.  And ran into so many more friends!  Joshua loved playing with Claire and Jonathan and their respective parents and grandparents, and we had such a good time catching up with everyone.

I'm always so thankful at Reunions that we still live in Princeton, and that everyone comes back here to the best ol' place of all.  Can't wait until our 15th -- but definitely hope to see all of you again before then!