Monday, November 5, 2012

Baylor Homecoming

Will you not, as a loyal student of dear old Baylor,
lay aside for a few days the usual cares of life,
come back to your alma mater,
renew former associations and friendships,
and catch that Baylor spirit again?"
~ Samuel Palmer Brooks (past Baylor President)

After the Trinity football game on Friday night (in Franklin) the kids and I headed to my parents' house in McGregor.  Lots of driving but it was sooooo nice to be back in central Texas for the weekend.  Bright and early on Saturday we picked up doughnuts and caffeine and headed to Baylor campus to begin the homecoming festivities.  The parade is a huge tradition and I've attended almost every year since I was a little girl.  Owen was extremely competitive in diving for candy (as if there was a shortage in our house from Halloween)!!

My favorite professor, Blair Browning, won an award and got to ride in a fancy car!  So well deserved.  I took a few different communications classes from him and he was wonderful!

Both student led and community groups go all out when decorating floats.  Just to give you an idea....

This one received the judges' award

Dr. McManness is my mom's co worker and also led our group when I studied abroad in Spain during the Summer of 2002.  So many fun memories with this sweet profesora :)

Big Daddy and Lita

I just love these kiddos (and think they look great in green & gold)!

Game time!!  Our Bears beat the Jayhawks 41-14!!  We had a fun time, even despite the unexpected inclement weather delay.

The halftime band performance was so good!  They did a special tribute to the successful 2011 year in sports and moved into different formations including a horse and a 40-0 representaing National Championships for both the Equestrian team as well as the Lady Bear basketball team!

One of my besties and college roomies, Mandy :)  It was so fun to catch up with her and new hubby Arron, if only for a few minutes!

(Don't worry Aggie fans, we have plans to wear our maroon & white later this month....stay tuned!  Of course we must provide the kids a healthy balance of brainwashing :))

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