Friday, August 13, 2010

Flashback Friday - 10 years ago

Ten years ago. Ten years ago I graduated from high school. We were the Class of 2000, the start of a new millennium. It feels like that was forever ago, yet at the same time it feels like it was just yesterday that I was roaming the halls of the high school. I've kept in touch with a few close friends, but it's been hard since most of us have moved to different parts of the country. Then there are other friends that I've recently been reconnected with ... thanks to modern technology and Facebook.

Today I got the chance to catch up with one of those friends. Not only was he a friend in high school, but a friend in middle school, and in elementary school. We were those kids that just so happened to be in the same class, starting with Kindergarten all the way through fifth grade. Needless to say, we kind of stuck together and shared the same friends. I remember taking field trips together, plays we were in, the Halloween parades around school. (I have some of those pictures but they are at my Mom's house)

Anyways, graduation from high school came and everyone went their own ways... to "find" themselves, go away to college, or start their careers. I can't remember a time when our paths crossed again, until today ... ten years later. Ironically enough, Mike's parents moved here (from Maryland) last November, which brought Mike here to vacation this week, along with his wife and their adorable son.

Today we met up at Jungle Gardens, where we had the chance to catch up and the kids were able to enjoy the birds, alligators, flamingos, and other reptiles. Despite the heat, it was a great time. I didn't snap too many photos but was able to get a few. (I'll admit, I was just too lazy with the picture taking today)

Flamingos were interesting to say the least.
They were just wandering FREE and you could feed them from your HAND.
NOT for ME!

Group Shot
The quality isn't the best....
I don't think the focus was set before I had the employee take the picture
AND she clearly didn't see that horrible face Abby was making!

This is what a tired little boy looks like on his third birthday!


Ashley Sisk said...

I have one friend that I would love to reconnect with...I am jealous of the opportunity you had. Great photos.

Meredith said...

Oh my goodness the whole post I was thinking "who is she talking about?!" Crazy!

Carol said...

That picture of Abby made me LOL! It's so great that you got to reconnect, now hopefully it won't be 10 years until you see each other again!