This past weekend we attended Homecoming at Baylor University where our youngest daughter is a freshmen. The only thing missing was her big sister (she had to work, and the cheer squad she coaches had a competition as well-they won 1st place for the 2nd time!!).
The homecoming tradition at Baylor is the oldest in the country. And, when they say things are bigger in Texas...I can tell you after witnessing the events first hand...it was BIG!!
Friday night started with the traditional pep rally and bon fire.
I know some bloggers would be disappointed to see that many pallets go up in flames. Have you seen all the ideas floating around Pinterest using them for home decor projects? CRAZY!!
Torch bearers. Four of them are representatives of their respective class, and are honored because they represent what it truly means to be a Baylor student.
Just getting started. And, that is only about a 10th of the crowd there that night!
You could roast hot dogs and marshmallows from a mile away. The heat was intense!
Saturday morning brought a light drizzle, but not anything to stop the parade (just made for a bad hair day).
I cannot imagine the number of hours that the fraternities and sororities put into each of the floats. They truly were works of art!
The best part of the parade however was getting to meet up with sweet Michaela. If someone had told me a year ago that I would get a chance to meet her in person, I would have been skeptical. Imagine my surprise when I learned that her brother would be attending the same university as our youngest daughter. They actually ended up in the same Psych class too! So, needless to say...she and I have been planning this meetup for awhile now. I only wish all of you could meet her in person...she is such a genuine, sweet young lady. I would be proud to call her one of my own. Actually, it is funny because she is a lot like both of our girls.
We had a fantastic weekend, and are settling in back home. I will be happy if I can adjust to the time change. We gained an hour flying out, gained an hour Saturday night, then lost an hour flying home.
Can't believe Thanksgiving is two weeks away!!
Side note: Please take the time to vote in today's elections!!! May God continue to bless our nation.