Monday, April 14, 2008

High School Reunion: The Dance


On Friday night, my Michael and I had a hot date to go to our ward (parish/congregation) High School Reunion Dance. It was an activity for all the members of our ward who have graduated from high school. In a word, it was awesome!

The idea behind the dance was a sort of flash back to high school. Each person was supposed to dress like he or she did in high school. I didn't know what to wear until I unearthed my senior tee during my spring cleaning frenzy; I didn't wear that in high school, but I figured it was close enough. We all sent in photos of ourselves in high school and they made a slide show out of them. It was fun to see who had great eighties hair, who was a cheerleader and who was a skater.

My Michael was a skater in high school but no one recognized him in the photo I sent in of him on his board. Typically, he doesn't ride a skateboard to his bishopric meetings!

We were also asked to send in music requests for the DJ to play throughout the night. It was so fun to have a great mix of Debbie Gibson, Erasure, and Alphaville. I hadn't heard those songs in ages! I must say, one of my favorite sights of the evening was watching Susan, Class of '79, (who wore her ninth grade dance dress!) teach us the Hustle.


After a couple hours of dancing, the DJ announced the Savage Mill Ward King and Queen and their attendants. It was hilarious. Susan was crowned Queen, with Suzanne (in her black lace gloves, pegged jeans and giant hot pink earrings) and Deb (who also fit into her high school dress!) as her attendants. My Michael was crowned King! I guess the crowd liked his graffiti-ridden shorts and t-shirt. His attendants were Barid, John (who let his teenager put eye-liner on him!) and Brian (sporting his Letterman's jacket).


It was just such a great activity because we adults got to be together and just have fun. We weren't distracted by making sure we knew where our kids were or anything else. And everyone danced! It was so fun to jump around and dance with our friends, but I especially enjoyed dancing with my Michael. He has never fast danced with me before. It was so fun!
I guess the biggest tell-tale sign that I am not in high school anymore was the fact that my feet were seriously sore by the time the evening was over. We came home exhausted but totally looking forward to this being an annual event.

19 comments:

Cami said...

Awesome! I think you may have forgotten, but I remember my feet hurting after dances in high school too. Also sore necks from hair flinging.

I'm glad you guys had so much fun! We knew it would either be a flop or a hit, and we'll take the hit!

The Jensen Family said...

What a great idea for a dance. I am glad you had such an awesome time.

Amber Sechrist said...

You should have cut your hair aline for the event and put some aluminum foil on your teeth. Just some thoughts for next year.

Scarlett Davis- Co-owner said...

You are so right, this was such a fun time, everyone was able to relax and enjoy each other's company. I cannot believe you still have your HS t-shirt, that was a shock to a lot of people, but totally cool! I think we need to get a copy of that slide show for everyone to see. It was so neat to see everyone in their HS years. I'll all for doing this again!

Wendy said...

Who are these women who fit into 9th grade dresses? This sounds like fun, and a good argument to make to my mother about why it is necessary for me to be keeping choice pieces of my teenage wardrobe in my old closet at her house (Esprit shirts, guess jeans...you remember).

Corinne said...

WAHOO! This night was one of my favorite ward activities ever. I've never seen moves like Michael and Clint were doing :) I'm so glad we went :)

The Loveridge Family said...

That looks like sooo much fun...what an awesome idea for a dance!

Jessica said...

I just can't picture your husband as a skateboarder! You learn something new every day! My son is kind of into the skateboarding thing only because he's rented some Tony Hawk Wii games. It's funny you posted about it because I'm actually taking Christian to an autograph signing by some local (and I guess fairly famous) skateboarders. Bam Margera will be there - ask Michael if he wants his autograph!!

Tracy said...

So sad I missed being there! You all look so cute!

Jenni said...

What a fun time it was!! I thought you guys looked awesome!!:)

supersonicjan said...

so fun! I so love dancing (and I'm shocked that people actually danced...) maybe next year I won't be working all weekend...

Sally said...

What a unique activity. I will tell our Activities Chairman who lives next door. You look like someone my Troy dated in high school--hair wise--in that picture. There were lots of short but BIG hairs in his graduating class. :) Happy dancing with your darling, too.

Paul Jensen said...

Is this the Mendy Hunter that worked at Skill Staff in Orem, UT with Paul Jensen? I ran into the blog while doing a Google search for "ward talent show". If this is you, check out my family blog (http://psjensen.blogspot.com) and drop me an email some time: paul_jensen@hotmail.com

whitney allison said...

That's the Mendy I know from my childhood. Can you give me a makeover?

Rebecca said...

What a fun idea! I love dances!

Meg said...

You guys look great! What a fun activity. I can't believe Mason is 8! It doesn't seem that long ago that I was their CTR5 teacher.

Becoming Me said...

I found your blog at Corrine's site. How fun! I too graduated in 92

nicole said...

what a fun idea! Look at you all married to the skater boy.

Christie said...

How on earth did I miss this post? SO I love your hair for the dance. You look just like my sister did in highschool and the added touch of the big bloomy T shirt tucked in and poofed out like that. Nice Touch!

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