Monday, October 13, 2008

Homecoming 2008

Klein Oak (Meghan's high school) celebrated homecoming this past weekend. Friday night was the football game against Tomball and they were victorious......56 to 29. They remain undefeated and the team to beat in their division. Go Panthers!

So, Saturday evening was the big dance at the school. Meghan and Natalie went without dates and met up with friends. These are some pictures I snapped in Natalie's backyard before they left. Don't they look pretty?

Some goofy pics too:

Awww.....BFF was a term invented for these two. Seriously. I don't know what Meghan would do without her pea-in-the-pod, Natalie.

The best thing about not going with dates to the dance? Mums. You Texans probably know what I am talking about, but for those of you who haven't experienced homecoming in this fine, adopted state of ours...ummm.....this is not your grandmother's mum corsage of yesteryear.

Here is the modern day mum:

That goes around your daughter's neck and she wears it to school all day and to the game. Thankfully the kids at KO do not wear them to the dance. It would entirely cover the front of a dress. These babies cost at least $100 and upwards of $200 (and thankfully are purchased by the girl's boyfriend/date. The boys wear the mums as garters, which are less expensive and paid for by the girl.) I heard that several years back, in an apparent backlash against these monstrosities, people would donate money to a charity and get a pin to wear stating they donated the cost of a mum to said charity. That was nice.......until people started donating to get the pin.....and put it on the mum! Dear Lord. Yes, everything is bigger in Texas and I guess these ugly mums are no exception, but you all have my absolute permission to tease the hell out of me if I ever post pictures of Meghan wearing one of these to homecoming.

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