Homecoming 2014 {will}

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Will had his homecoming a few weekends ago.  It was such a great weekend for him (and for us).  Will has a fabulous group of friends and over the past few years we have really enjoyed getting to know the parents as well.  Will went into high school not really knowing anyone at all so they are a relatively new set of friends and we feel so happy that he found this group of awesome people.  Get ready for loads of photos.  Will has only one more high school homecoming after this.  So, I am officially soaking up all the high school memories before they're gone:)

On Friday night, they go to the football game.  The boys give the girl a HUGE Texas Mum and the girls give the boys a garter to wear on their arm.  It's a Texas thing.  I made Evie's mum this year.

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They had a great time at the game!

Saturday night is the dinner and homecoming dance.  Will's group of friends have chosen to have dinners at parents' houses the last few years rather than at a restaurant.  I really like this because we have a chance to take photos, host the dinner and all the parents hang out in the kitchen/living room and eat and drink and get to know one another as well.  My friend Cathy hosted freshmen year.  Dave and I hosted last year.  Cathy and Scott hosted again this year again and Will has already asked me to host his senior year.  Harry will be a freshmen next year too so that will be crazy!


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We all really like Will's girlfriend, Evie.
She has come over a few times for dinner and to hang out at our house and she fits in so well.
 She is really sweet and down to earth. 

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With the moms.  I so wanted to wear cute fall clothes but it was HOT!


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Will's friends are really tall.

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Evie and her beautiful Mom

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Nick and Elizabeth

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David and Caroline

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These guys were re-creating a snapshot I took freshmen year.

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And the one from freshmen year below...they have changed so much.
And they freshemen buzz cuts are gone!

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Will's best friend, David led them in a lovely prayer before dinner.


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My friend Cathy and her husband did a lovely job hosting us all.  It was a fun night.

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I know I have been a very sporadic blogger for the last few months.  I am working a lot more (which I love), exercising (bar method) four days a week, volunteering at the kids' schools, and it is gymnastics competition season.  I am also president of the Mom's group at our church that I helped start 15 years ago.  Life is very good and very full.  At the end of the day, I fall into bed and I have no energy left for blogging but I really miss it.  I am really hoping to catch up on some blog posts and be more consistent. I do a much better job updating on my Instagram @kim_thenurturedhome.  

4 comments:

  1. Love this homecoming tradition that you have, the pictures are beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Robin

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  2. so glad to see you back. Seeing Will at this age reminds me of my son (sophomore in college now). Enjoy every moment.

    xo, Donna

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  3. Great pictures! I'm glad we don't make those mums up here in the northeast! Mine would not come out looking nearly as beautiful! I would definitely end up on a list of "pinterest fails" haha

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  4. Those mums crack me up. Such a interesting tradition. And seeing the picture of the boys freshman year is crazy. They have grown so much!!!!

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