Sunday, January 12, 2014

OHS friend party 2014 version

I am always the one with the camera.
And I had ever intention of getting lots and lots and lots of good pictures.
But I was having so much fun, I failed miserably at picture taking.
This is what I got...
We made arrangements to have our friend get together at the Red Barn in Mapleton.

Here are my girls with Mrs. Thueson.  She owns the barn.  She is also the (volunteer) Choir Director at the elementary schools in Mapleton and she is a dear friend of Summer and Sierra.  This is the first year that we have lived here that we haven't had one or both girls in Choir with Mrs. Thueson.  
It was a great place to have our OHS '88 friend party.

Live entertainment. 

Summer and Sierra are always game for a little performance. 
So, I had them listen to a bunch of my 80's tunes to see if they could really create the right mood for our party.  And they did create a great mood for our party even though it did not include any of my 80's songs.  I could just see everyone being drawn to the dance floor as the SASH started playing 'Forever Young' by Alphaville.  Great idea, but it didn't happen.  They did provide some great music for us and got lots of compliments.  All of my friends were impressed with their music abilities because none of them seemed to have any recollection at all of me having such musical talent.

We had a hot chocolate and drink area.  And Wade made food assignments for a Taco/Burrito bar.
It turned out great.  Plenty of food.  But, it seemed like most people were there to just visit.

Cari and me

 Kelli, Cari, and Janey

 Brad, Lisa, Wade, Rick

 Wade and Tom

This is Erica.  She is married to Tyler Anderson.  We have only met once before, but we are FB/Insta friends.  She now lives in the neighborhood that I grew up in and she does crossfit.  It was really fun to sit down and talk to her for a few minutes since it seems like we've been friends for years now.

Kelli and Jodi Jorgenson Nichols

I finally took a few minutes to eat at the end.

Nichole Ortega

And yes, those are Arctic Circle drink cups.

Mike Hawthorne and Kip Ellison

Greg Larsen

Diana Dixon Ellison

Amy Thomson Hixon

Amy and Brad Griffiths

We had lots of people that didn't get in any pictures.  So sorry that I missed them.
Everyone had a great time and it sounds like we'll be trying to put together another OHS '88 friends party for this summer.
We also had lots of requests to continue this January friend party, as well.
We'll see what the future brings.

1 comment:

Amara said...

I think people don't dance anymore unless they are drunk. At least us uptight Utah types. I'm sure the music was amazing.