Welcome to the Circus

12.25.2010

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I wore my Homecoming dress for the Christmas Eve festivities last night, and my sister-in-law Lindsay informed me that she had never seen the dress. I then realized that that was because I never did a post dedicated to this crucial high school event called Homecoming. So better late than never! In fact, it's fun to look back because this was certainly one of the most fun weekends of my senior year to date. I'll let the photos do most of the telling...

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The theme for this year's Homecoming was Circus (hence the clown noses). We couldn't exactly take them seriously, but Liz and I decided to make the most of our Rudolph noses and take some pics before we got on our float for the annual parade Thursday afternoon.

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We had this bunch of balloons for our float to pass out to the kids. Sadly, the firefighters attempt to get the balloons was not successful and they ended up high in the sky.

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Not exactly my shining moment. It was especially embarrassing to get arrested in front all of the students at the parade. But Ethan, Brent, and I put on a smile and made the best of it. Mom and dad paid my bail. Senior year....

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Ceci and Ana made it to this pep rally. This was our big blow out pep rally with the lights off, a magician performer, and a dance to Miley Cyrus's Can't Be Tamed. I was hoping we could ride in on elephants and the boys could be on stilts, but the principal's and I had different visions in mind I guess.

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The men in their tuxes with the ladies in their sequin get ups. We even had top hats and canes to complete the Britney circus look.

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My date, Del, and I at the tailgate before the game.

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Okay, so this was definitely the highlight of the weekend. One of my best friends in the whole entire world, Caroline Hickey, was crowned Homecoming queen! If there's anyone that deserves this, it's this blondie right here. She is always wearing a smile, has such a big heart, and is nice to anybody and everybody. All of the cheer girls were on the sideline right in front of Caroline as she was crowned and swarmed her right after. I almost cried I was so happy. Oh wait, I did!

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Del, me, Lexi, and Marshall at the field house after the game. We were pretty much a foursome date group. Lexi and I joked that we might as well have been dates considering we were attached at the hip the whole weekend.

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See...wasn't kidding!

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Del and I with Rachel and her boyfriend Michael. Michael is the cheer squad's biggest fan. He's at every game early, always helps clean up after pep rallies, and stays to the very end of games even after the whole student section has cleared out. We'd like to think that he is just obsessed with the varsity cheerleaders, but I think all of us girls know (and are jealous) that he's just pretty much the best boyfriend ever to Rach.

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My precious, beautiful bestie and queen Caroline! Love you SO much! She could also possibly be my future roomie at Texas!

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I had no idea that these boys would soon become some of my best friends. They're crazy, but that's why we (Lexi and I) love 'em. From left to right it's Nathan, Marshall, Tyler, and Del. Travis completes the group of five besties, but he didn't make it in time for this pic.

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Lexi, me, Rachel, Caro and her boyfriend Brad

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Just to make sure we were fully prepared for a good two hours on the dance floor, we stopped by a gas station to get 5-hour energy drinks. So here we are toasting to our final homecoming.

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Lexi and I spotted our girl Liz on the dance floor and snapped a pic that ended up on my wall of photos. A post on my room is soon to come!

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A bunch of us gathered at Kyle's house after the dance which has an indoor basketball court. But, my personal favorite part was the assortment of snacks from cinnabons and pigs in a blanket to fruit kabobs and breakfast tacos.

Homecoming had never my favorite formal. Freshman year is, well, just awkward. All the different middle schools are trying to mesh and nobody really knows their place yet. Sophomore year has completely faded from my memory. And junior year is just one big stress bomb. I think it's something about it being the last time senior year. Whatever it was, almost everyone agreed that this was the best homecoming by far. So, shout out to Maddie Fogel (our student body president) for planning the whole darn thing.

One formal down. Three to go. Hope your Christmas was bright and merry!



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