Monday, November 5, 2012

Baylor Homecoming 2012

On Friday, we left Amarillo bright and early and drove down to Waco for Baylor's homecoming and to say that it was a highlight of the year is an understatement!  I. love. Baylor.  It was like going back home.  Everywhere I looked I relived a memory!  Those four years spent there were such a huge blessing.  Not only did I meet the love of my life there, but God gave me lifelong friendships that all started on that campus.  It was the coolest thing taking Parker around and showing him everything from our old dorms to the bears in the bear pit. We didn't skimp out on anything, we did it all...walked all over campus, ate at favorite restaurants, Pigskin, bonfire, the parade, the game and yes, there was even a shopping trip to Spice!  :)  Baylor will always have a special place in my heart and I already can't WAIT to go back!!  If you didn't go to Baylor, then this post will mean nothing to you because it's me oohing and ahhing over my college days, if you make it to the end I will be impressed!  Ha!

 Still smiling 4 hours into our 7 hour car trip!

When we arrived, we checked into our hotel and immediately hit up the Baylor bookstore for all the BU gear we wanted to buy!

Then we walked over to the bear pit so P could see the bears!

When James was a student, he was in "Chamber" and they were the ones who took care of the bears, put on big events like Homecoming and so on.  He loved being on the "visitor" side of homecoming this time!  ;)

Looking inside the bear habitat.

Having fun!

We kept walking down memory lane and stopped at the dorms we lived in!
James was in Penland.

 Collins was my home away from home freshman year!

Love it!

This is the Student Union Building or "sub" as we called it.  They have completely remodeled the inside and it looks so much better!

As we were walking around, look what we ran into on display...the Heisman Trophy of all things!!  They had a huge display dedicated to RGIII and his accomplishments at BU!

 Beautiful Pat Neff

 This was my walk most days to the education pretty!

 Silly boy wouldn't put his hands down for the pic, by now I had taken way too many of him and he was just messing with me.

When James and I were dating, we'd get lunch in Collins and then walk over to this swing and eat.  We had many long conversations getting to know each other on this very swing!

Judge Baylor statue

Eating dinner at our favorite Mexican food place, Ninfas!

Then it was off to Pigskin and Parker did awesome!  We sat through the last 6 shows and he loved all the singing and dancing.

We ended our night at the pep rally and bonfire in the middle of campus.  I think this was the biggest bonfire I've ever seen at Baylor!  I think because of all the school spirit generated by RG III and the great football season, it's the biggest homecoming I remember seeing there!  They even had a big firework show (that never happened in my day!)

Watching the fire!

The next morning we went to the parade through the middle of campus and I met up with a dear friend Caroline!  We lived in Collins our freshman year, both pledged Tridelt and have been friends ever since.  I love this girl!!

James with two out of his four roomates his senior year. (Trevor and Brian)

These three are best friends!  
I love that James still has these incredible men in his life!  Even though they live miles apart, they are kindred spirits and can pick up right where they left off.
Brian, James and Tyler

Parker with Tyler's twin girls, Amelia and Caroline who was NOT happy!  :)

I'm not sure how much of the parade we saw because we kept running into such wonderful friends!
Me and Jenifer

Parker and I enjoying our Dr. Pepper floats after the parade.  He loved that they had green and gold sprinkles to put on top!  Brings back lots of "Dr. Pepper hour" memories!

 Christmas card attempt

After the parade was over, all the fraternities and sororities parked their floats on campus for everyone to get an up close look.  Parker loved seeing them all!

Look who was there...Leah and Ty!  These three had a fun little reunion.

The next three pics are for my roomies...Ash, Katie and Bek!
Does this not take you back?

I hope the girls living in 8B are making as many fun memories as we did!

The day didn't slow down!  After a quick lunch it was off to cheer the Bears onto a victory against Kansas!

During the game Parker asked to go back to the hotel and we weren't in the room 5 minutes until we saw this sweet face.
We ended our weekend with a fun dinner at George's and then we crashed!
Until next time Baylor...


  1. You know I've been waiting to see this pictures! YEA for 8B! What fun memories there. :) I'm so glad your sweet family had such a good weekend...and yes, I'm kicking myself for not being there. Just too much going on around here to be gone another weekend. :)

  2. yay!! so fun. loved reliving it through your pics. we sooooo wanted to be there!

  3. Seems like it was only yesterday...SIGH! Love all the pictures! I didn't see a trip to Common Grounds!?! ; )

  4. Your blog is adorable! Just wanted to let you know! Greetings from Munich, Germany!