Wednesday, December 8, 2010

SMU Homecoming / 5-Year Reunion

I have attended SMU Homecoming every year since I graduated and this was to be no exception. In fact this year was even more important. This is my 5-year reunion and I was serving on the reunion committee. The weekend was jam packed. Friday I was on campus all day long attending board meetings. When the long day was over I met Kristen at the hotel where she works and this surprise guest was checking in...PERUNA, SMU's mascot. We were excited to get our picture with him.
Later that evening we went to Megan's house to celebrate her daughter, Tally's 1st birthday. She was dressed as an SMU cheerleader for her "hip hip hooray for SMU" themed party. Tally's party was lots of fun with kids running all over the place and delicious food and drinks for the adults. Tally had a blast but she was not very into the cake.
On Saturday we arrived on campus early to watch the parade. Chi O won 1st place in the float competition and looked as cute as ever! Proud to be a Chi O alum too! :) After the parade we started tailgating and were entertained by SMU alum and country music star Jack Ingram. He played several songs wearing an SMU jersey and telling stories about his time on campus. It was a great Boulevard experience until it started storming and even the game had a 2 hour delay. I got completely soaked trying to run to the car.
Due to the rain delay we didn't get to see any of the game. We had to quickly change and make it to the 5-year reunion party at The Barley House. It was great seeing lots of old friends from the class of 2005. Here we are doing the "sorority squat" pose and Amy being too cool to join in.
On Sunday before heading back to Atlanta I made a visit to see my Chi O big sis, Shauna and her baby Elizabeth. I hadn't met her yet. We had a great time catching up and playing with Elizabeth. She is adorable and was wearing her owl outfit because she is a Chi O legacy :).
Despite the rain my trip to Dallas was awesome as usual. It is always fun to go back to Big D.

1 comment:

Shauna said...

I love your blog posts! Wish we could visit more often! xo