Will's Homecoming 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Will's high school homecoming game and dance was last weekend.  I asked Will early on if I could host his friends at our house for the dinner before homecoming dance.  Although, I know it might have caused him a little but of unease, he agreed to let me do it and I am so glad he did.

We had 18 kids and almost all of their parents (about 50 people) here for dinner Saturday night.  I cooked 4 giant trays of baked ziti and salad and bread.  Other parents generously brought appetizers and desserts.  I am so glad Will allowed me to do this for him and his friends.  I loved every single minute of it.  He has the nicest group of friends and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the parents as well.

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Will and his date, Caitlin.  I had not met Caitlin before but she is absolutely lovely. She immediately hugged me with a big smile when I met her.  She also brought some delicious oreo truffles to the dinner.


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Kate jumped in a picture with them:)

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And here is a phone snappie of them at the game the night before....notice the big Texas Mum and garter:)

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One of Will's best friends, David and his date, Caroline.

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Me and Will:)

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We had 12 kids in the dining room and we moved another table into my office and had 6 kids there.

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Kate decided to pull up a chair and join some of the teens for dinner and or dessert!


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I love these photos of Will and Harry too.
I don't see many of these tender brotherly moments these days....

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The outside group photos were tough to get because it was really wet and drizzly.  We did not want the girls to have to sink in wet grass and mud but it was tough to squeeze everyone in on the back porch:)


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It was such a nice night.  Will and his friends had a great time and so did we! Many of the parents stayed at our house talking and having wine until the dance was over!   Harry stayed up late at the dining room table talking with us all and it was good for him to see there is life after middle school. HA! We really enjoyed it.  I have to say that I feel so blessed to have such a fabulous teenager.
I  Love you, Will.

18 comments:

  1. What a special night. I bet it was even more fun than the dance. Love the photos.

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  2. How fantastic! What a great party that will be remembered forever! You and your husband are such gracious hosts and the kids all look spectacular. This is a real gathering of love :D

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  3. I kept checking in hoping you would post about this soon!!! Looks like a fantastic night!!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures!!!!

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  4. Looks amazing! And fun! Great mom :)

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  5. What fun!! So great of you to have everyone at your house -- makes it so special for you and your family and the others too. Such a good looking group of kids!

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  6. keep checking in on your blog waiting for these pictures and as usual they did not disappoint!!!! I was thinking you would have about 50 people!!!! That is just fantastic--so glad it all went so well!!!!! You are amazing!

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  7. What a fun night. It looks like everyone had a great time!

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  8. How fun!! What a special night for you as a momma!! And what a nice group of kids who are mature enough to socialize with parents and dates at the same time and all have a great time!

    KK

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  9. You have to be so incredibly proud. Wow!! That was such a lovely thing you did and a memory he will have and cherish forever! We did the same thing (no dinner) for my sons junior prom, I loved every minute of it! Oh to be 17 again!!!!! He is so handsome and I know you have to be very proud!

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  10. This is just WONDERFUL! What fortunate parents you are that you teenage son would agree ot that. :) Obviously you are doing A LOT right! I love it. Will is so handsome and I just LOVE how tasteful his date's dress is. What a classy bunch!

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    1. Thank you so much Amy. I do feel very blessed. I also love how tasteful his date's dress is.

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  11. What a great idea and what a great looking bunch of GOOD KIDS! Love this. And he will always remember you did this and what a cool Mom you are!!!

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  12. What a special night! One that I know Will won't forget! You are such a great mom, Kim! And I love that he has so many great friends (and a very cute date)!! I can tell how proud you are of your handsome young man!!

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  13. What a fun night! The girls all looked lovely and the boys so handsome! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. What a wonderful and special night for you all! Another one of your ideas that I need to add to my parent "to-do" list...

    Hey Jack is 6 months now, never too early to start planning!!

    Blessings, Ashley

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  15. How fun that you had everyone at your house! Will looks so handsome in his bow tie!

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  16. Great looking group! What a fun night. I'm glad it turned out so well. How fun for Harry and Kate (especially) to see.

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