Thursday, October 30, 2008
Life has been keeping us busy! Two weekends ago we flew to Odessa to visit baby Rayleigh and the rest of the family! Last weekend we frantically left Dallas around 5:30 (primetime for traffic) to drive to Abilene for homecoming. Yes, college homecoming. I know some of you might laugh that I would be driving 3 hours to go back to my college homecoming, but it's a big deal for us Wildcats!
Josh and I arrived to some yummy homecooked meal at my parents house around 10:00 Friday night. After some catching up with my parents (this includes Josh and Dad talking work while Mom shows me around the house at all the 'new' or different things she has done with the house) we proceeded to bed.
Every year I have so many memories of ACU's homecoming and the parade. In fact, I can remember each parade so vividly.....
FRESHMAN: a bunch of us friends filled the bed of Heath's truck with water and decided that would be our 'float' in the parade.
SOPHOMORE: I was a proud pledge of Sigma Theta Chi marching in step with 49 of my bestest friends in my pledge class following (the best) float ever! I can still remember all those words we had to sing and I'm sure you Siggies out there remember them too!
JUNIOR: I was able to stand on the sidewalk with my closest friends and cheer on the Siggie and Moonie float, "Boooo" at the Gammas, and just stare at the Kojies (haha I love you girls!)
SENIOR: I was the proud 'Big Sig' (pledge mom) to some of the best girls out there. My husband and his friends help build the Siggie float: an ENORMOUS blue elephant! It was so fun cheering for the girls as they marched proudly in the parade.
My first year back as an Alum was bittersweet. It was fun to stand on the sidewalks with our best friends (most of whom are married to each other) and catch up on old times! The rest of the weekend was followed by: lunch with the girls, shopping with mom, ACU football game (#2 in the nation!), watching UT kick OU's butt (love you Candice), hanging out with friends, and a WONDERFUL Sunday lunch at Perini's. It was a fabulous time :)
Posted by Emily at 5:48 PM