It's 9th grade Lagoon Day today. As Nicole was leaving for school this morning, I told her to enjoy her day because she will be talking about this day for the rest of her life. She laughed. But I was serious.
I can't believe how many times my 9th grade Lagoon Day has come up in conversations over the years. It was a field trip of sorts, but one that you weren't supervised. You were treated almost like adults getting to roam and do what you wanted to for the whole day, not having to check in with anyone! It was huge!
The day before, I remember my girlfriends and I planning our outfits, how we would do our hair, which boys we were hoping to sit by on the bus, which ones we hoped to ride the roller coaster with, etc. Not to mention our hopes of meeting someone new- I mean how many other school districts were going to be there too! The possibilities were endless!
I still remember his name. Ryan Ogden. He lived in Layton. He was the guy that I met that day. We met on the roller coaster- first in line, and then as we were stuck on the track. How cool was that? Stuck for like 20 minutes on the first big hill up the tracks. It was awesome! We had a lot of time to get to know each other. We spent the rest of the day together (my group of girlfriends and his group of guy friends), we exchanged phone numbers, and I do believe there was even a hug as we said goodbye at the end of the day. It was the best day ever!
And now my daughter is there having a Lagoon Day experience of her own. I can't wait to hear all about it when she gets home. I am sure it will be filled with lots of drama, funny stories, a few stressful situations, but mostly just lots of happy memories. I would expect nothing less.