Sunday, September 30, 2007

San Jose Rubber Stamp Convention and our 20 year High School Reunion

What a weekend! Phew!!!! This has been a memorable weekend, indeed! We arrived in San Jose, California on Thursday night. The journey was uneventful. I couldn't believe that we didn't have one late flight or lose our luggage! LOL! (Knock on wood!) Friday, the family spent much of the morning just putzing around. I got my hair cut, Lucas got his hair cut; and around 4:00PM, we met with the rest of Sean's family at Dave and Buster's for a joint Sean-Lucas birthday party. Later in the evening, Sean and I left the birthday party to attend a pre-reunion party with classmates who we hadn't seen in 20-years. So, our high school reunion-weekend began!

Saturday, I took some "me" time for myself and went to the Original Rubber Stamp Convention, hosted by A Stamp in the Hand. It was so much fun!!!! Here is picture of me and Leavenworth Jackson, at her booth:

And, here is a picture of the stash I bought yesterday. Many of these stamps are going to several Shackies from the Stamp Shack. Not going to say which ones...... That's a surprise!!

Now, onto our 20 year reunion. OMG! It was such an emotional night. I laughed, I cried. Yes...I cried! I got so emotional from seeing friends who I haven't had contact with for 20-years, I started crying. I LOVED every minute of our reunion. Many folks didn't know Sean and I got married (Sean and I graduated from the same class, but didn't date in high school). It was just an incredible evening. I found out one of my friends had lived in Nicaragua right after graduating from UC Berkeley. She helped to open schools there. Now, she lives in Costa Rica, doing the same line of work. Just incredible stuff! Another friend traveled to Japan, and taught English in Tokyo for two years. Then, she traveled to West Africa, where she met her future husband. Some friends moved to the Seattle area. Another friend is a professor at NYU, teaching dance. He and I were on the same dance team in high school, and he ended up going to Julliard. I solidified old friendships, even though I was pretty bad about keeping in touch. I met people I didn't even know in high school. It was just an incredible, indescribable, wonderful evening that I'll treasure forever! Here is a picture of me and Sean:


And here is a picture of me with my dear friend, and maid-of-honor, Mary. She was a classmate of ours also:

10 comments:

Karen said...

Looks like you had a really great weekend! I'm drooling over all those stamps!!! I haven't been able to go to a stamp convention in quite awhile, but I remember how much fun they can be. Thanks for sharing the pics!

shuggy said...

wow! what a stash of stamps!!! your hair is very cute!!! glad you had a good weekend!

Heather Grow said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend. You totally scored at the stamp convention.

Pam Speidel said...

Your weekend sounds incredible Ethel!!! I mean going to your reunion was so special in itself, but to get the chance to fit in a rubber stamp convention too!?! Oh my! And I am really loving your new hair color and style. YOU GO GIRL!!! Smiles, Pam :)

Kim- hutchink :) said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Love you hair- way to cute! What a great bunch of stamps you got at the stamp convention! So glad to hear that you had a great time at your high school reunion. I have never been to one of my class reunions- maybe I will go to my 20 year too....OMG that is in like 2 years :cry: Where does the time go!!!!

ellie said...

Ethel, it sure sounds like you had a wonderful time. I enjoyed seeing the pictures. TFS!

GISOU13 said...

Ici en France, des réunions de ce type n'existent pas. C'est dommage, ça doit être sympa. Par contre, que de tampons, quel choix !!

Jennifer said...

The whole weekend sounds WONDERFUL! And Ethel, you look BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely radiant and you can tell you had a great time.

What great stamps!

What a fun post to read of your great time! So happy! :)

Jennifer said...

The whole weekend sounds WONDERFUL! And Ethel, you look BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely radiant and you can tell you had a great time.

What great stamps!

What a fun post to read of your great time! So happy! :)

liannallama said...

Ethel--you look so beautiful all dressed up--what great pics! Sounds like a great time and Sue will be jealous of you at the LJ booth--they weren't at Carson last time!