Monday, March 3, 2014

A Weekend In Texas~

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  We flew out to Texas on Thursday to visit with our youngest, and to attend Baylor SING 2014.  The show once again did NOT disappoint.  The sets, costumes, music, and dance moves are amazing.  The amount of time and energy that the students devote to practice, set design, choreography, costumes, and the actual shows (6 in all) is mind boggling...they are FULL TIME college students after all (and a lot of this took place during mid terms!).

Our daughter is a Theta, and their theme this year was "Happily Never After"...think "Snow White backwards. They reversed the story line.  Their set was incredible...no wonder they won for best set/theme interpretation.  I wish I was able to get a pic, but no photography is allowed.  They had a very haunted, dark set (quite different from all the others).  They opened the show with Snow White in a clear casket, and then this beautiful voice came out of nowhere.  It literally sent shivers down your spine.  The night we saw them, they went on after a very upbeat performace with a theme of lifeguards (saving the gorgeous blonde!). When the curtain went up the entire audience took in a breath!  Their costumes were amazing, but the make up was what was quite impressive.  It was elaborate.  Each girl had to report well ahead of time to get hair and make up done by a team that was trained to do so.

We were able to get a couple pics with her before the Friday night show.

Some seriously teased "Texas size" hair!!  

With her daddy!
Love this kiddo!

And, for my Baylor Alum that follow my blog...here is the latest pic of the new football stadium (the first game to be played in August).

Beautiful and on the Brazos River.

The new pedestrian bridge from campus to the stadium.

This Baylor Texas loving girl cannot wait for GAME DAY!!!



I have been working on a few projects around the house and hope to post them later in the week.  Hope you all have a fantastic and Blessed Monday!!!


25 comments:

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Cute, cute photos. I love the daddy, daughter shot. Visiting campus is the best :-)

Formerly known as Frau said...

I don't know how they do it....I imagine it was a wonderful show and how nice for her to have family there. Have a great week!

Mike @TheIronYou said...

I miss College...such a fun time!

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

So fun to visit and see that incredible show! Great pics of you and your girl!

Alexa said...

Ah so fun! She is so sweet. Glad you could spend time with your little girl!

Chic Coastal Living said...

She's abeauty and I'm heart has a heart of gold just like her Mama! XO Glad you had a safe trip visiting her!

Leslie said...

Lauren, I'm so glad you had some fun family time and got to visit your daughter. She's so cute :) and looks like the show was lots of fun.

xxleslie

Katie Clooney said...

Lauren... looks like so much fun. Your daughter is such a doll. Hope the weather was ok while you were there. The stadium is gorgeous. #1's boyfriend's twin bro is a senior at baylor.

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow your daughter's costume is amazing, so glad you two got to see the show although I doubt you would have missed it! glad you had a great trip to texas

lindley said...

Lauren!!! I saw this on Monday and didn't have time to respond, but just had to before bed tonight! YAY that you were able to go to Sing and see your daughter! It is truly amazing! I loved all of your details and flashed back to when I was there!! I know you are proud of her hard work! SO glad you posted the stadium pic!! I cannot wait to get our boys there---working on finding a weekend this fall! Where do you stay when you go?

Brandi said...

You guys are awesome! Your daughter is blessed to have such supportive parents. Glad you enjoyed your time with her.

Jennifurla said...

Cool make-up!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Sounds like such an amazing time! I know you are so proud of her. You are such supportive parents. :) Looks like a beautiful campus, too.

bj said...

ahhh, to be young again and in college...:)
She is a beauty and we'd all KILL
to have her big Texas hair...:))
xoxo bj

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Love this, she is just beautiful!! I know you are one proud mama!!

wordsaboutwaverly.blogspot.com

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

LAUREN! It is hard to believe you have a college-aged kid....no way! How fun and it looks like your weather is well on its way to being spring! And I thank you for coming by. I am excited; I am published and now to just see the printed version that should be coming to be next week. HAVE A SUPER SUNDAY! Anita

pam {simple details} said...

What a fun weekend, it's so great you were able to go out and see the show! Darling pictures of all of you, too! :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love the eyes :) Sounds like so much fun, she is lucky to have you :)

Linda P said...

Awww, she is gorgeous and I can see how proud you both are. A fun loving weekend and the weather looks good too. You look fantastic too! xo

Gypsy Heart said...

She is adorable ~ cute as can be! I know you're very proud of her. I'm a Native Texan...lived in this great state all my life. :) I'm in the DFW area so if you happen to fly and have a layover, let me know. My son-in-law graduated from Baylor as well as several friends.

The photos are wonderful! You look beautiful and so young. What's your secret?

xo
Pat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning, Lauren! Thank you for coming to visit today. It is sunny here, and it's a promise for at least an astonishing view of the world around me. Yes, that "bud" opens up daily, slowly...and when it finally is open, it is a miracle to behold. Happy day my friend, Anita

Stacey said...

How fun! We live in Texas and so many of my friends kids have attended Baylor. They always love it.

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

What a fun weekend! The show sounds like it was amazing! Love the pictures!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

What a fun trip, your daughter is beautiful! (As are you! You look like you are her sister!)

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

How awesome!! I'm glad she's loving Texas and college. Love the pics of all of you! Such a beautiful family.