Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pit Stop in Waco

We couldn't pass up the opportunity to drive through Bear Country on our way North to Dallas from Houston.  Our besties Shannon and Justin wanted to travel with us and also hosted us for a night at her parents' house.  Staying with the Smiths is like staying with family.  So easy and always so helpful with a house full of rowdy boys! 

No doubt we're on the road in Texas...truck full of chickens.   Just a little concerning.
After dropping our stuff off we headed over to Shannon's generous in-laws for a pool play date with some Waco buddies. 
Julia, Katy, Kacey, Ann, me, Shannon
Julia and me with our Brooks boys! 
Later that night we celebrated Shannon's dad's birthday  The boys had a blast with Papa Snuf and of course loved celebrating a birthday!  
Papa Snuf jumped in the middle of these crazy boys and helped so much.  He took them swimming again the next day...all had a blast.   
 Just so happened one of my dearest friends from highschool and Baylor was in town from Austin. 
Jaime, Georgia and me
 We finished up our weekend with another best friend Ann and the Kennedy Crew. 
How bout it!?!?  What a welcome!
In college Ann and I swapped parents.  I lived with her parents in Waco for a while one summer and a year later she lived in Plano with my parents.  Lots of fun Baylor memories with the Stewarts and of course my precious friend Ann
 Ann, Janice (Ann's mom) and was late and we were all tired. 
 Boys get their first experience with the Wii
 On Sunday we loaded the truck with all of our luggage but made some significant Baylor stops before heading out of town.
Sic Em and the stadium
This was Daddy's house while he was at BU
And this was my pretty apartment which we named Pete's Palace after our landlord.  
Living conditions are just a tiny bit different than they were 10 years ago.  This is what you might see a current Baylor student living in.   I'm still a little shocked by what poor BU students live in. 
Student housing?
 Absolutely couldn't miss Judge Baylor.
Georgia heading for the Bear pit. 

Future Baylor Students if we win the lottery.
 Master Brooks at Brooks Hall...always remembers and wants to see his very own building.
(now referred to as the fancy pants Brooks Residential College)
Sic em Bears!  Beat the horned frogs!!


Christine said...

Oh, loved going down memory lane at good ole Baylor. Those new living quarters are ridiculous! Loved seeing your Waco buddies. So fun!

shannonmichaelis said...

Sic 'Em Bears! Fun weekend with you guys!

Six Halls said...

I love the tour of campus with the kiddos...but...not sure I can agree with the last sentence :-)
Luv y'all but think that is going to be a rivalry for the rest of our lives!!!