Tuesday, November 6, 2012

{Baylor Recap} Home Sweet Texas!

Baylor Homecoming Parade

This last weekend I went to Texas to visit my brother at Baylor University. My dad met me there and we had a blast.  Sometimes you just need a weekend away from your own life...know what I mean? He showed me around his school, the little town of Waco, TX and showed me what TRUE school spirit looks like. I've never been so in love with a school campus before.  The campus is covered in old {and some new} beautiful, brick buildings full of character and charm. I was also so excited to have the chance to meet a few blog friends! Here are a few a whole ton of pictures from our weekend.


The fam, minus my mom who had to stay home with our puppy!
Can we talk about how cute and playful this great dane is?! Even he had BU pride.
My sweet blog friend Lauren and her daughter, who also goes to Baylor!

Bond fire the night before the big game. It was getting crazy big!
Kansas vs. Baylor... Go Bears!!
My long-time blog friend and pen pal, Lisa, was kind enough to pick me up from the airport in Austin. We went to lunch and talked about life...it was perfect and a long time coming! So thankful for her and our friendship :)

What a fun weekend we had! I'm sort of sad I didn't go to school at Baylor after seeing the school and the spirit that comes along with it. Not to mention literally everyone in Texas was so kind and welcoming. Ah, home sweet Texas! My stomach is still recovering from all the BBQ and fried food, two Mexican meals in a row, and seriously good mac 'n cheese that comes as a side with any meal. I could never eat like that 24/7! Where are the organic/sustainable/ eco-friendly restaurants that California loves?!
Now back to real life: school, projects, sitting in Starbucks for countless hours and drafting until my neck is sore and hands are numb!

Not that I even need to mention it, but don't forget it's election day! I think it's so important to vote. I will be praying for the direction of our country today!

Happy Tuesday!
Love,
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19 comments:

  1. Such a fun recap. I love Austin. How fun you were able to meet up with Lauren. She is so very sweet. Great photos as always, girl. I am still recovering from the food I ate in Chicago!

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  2. Waco is the perfect Texan town the a TON of school spirit...and who doesnt love Austin!

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  3. Ah so much fun! Love the dog! :)

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  4. Glad you liked Texas! I moved to Austin in August and am living it...sorry I missed you :) and surprisingly, it is very easy to eat healthy in Austin....if you have the willpower to avoid the queso!

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  5. you are such a fast photo editor! so glad you had fun with colin and your dad! YAY! I miss them! and your mom, and hope! and that bon fire?!? INSANITY!

    love you!

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  6. Looks like you had such a wonderful trip! And how fun that you had the chance to meet up with Lisa!:) I love Baylor and almost went there before deciding I wasn't quite ready to leave sunny, SoCal!:)

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  7. I've never been to Texas, but I do love an old school campus :) And I definitely know the feeling of a weekend getaway - sometimes it's just what you need! Hope you have a great day! xo

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  8. Aww so fun that you got to meet up with Lauren and her daughter! Looks like a great trip! xx

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  9. looks like a great trip! and the organic restaurants are in austin but bbq is just better in texas so you have to eat there. :)

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  10. Awwww! I LOVE all of these pictures, and of course, I'm SO SO SO happy I got to see you!! Your Waco pictures are all gorgeous and you fit right in. Move here anytime :) Love you girl!

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  11. Katie and I were so excited to finally get to meet you in person and give you a big hug! I am with you, recovering from all the FOOD!!! LOL

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  12. Yessssss. You should have gone to school in Texas!! Or even...Louisiana?! ; ) We love fried food over here, as you know well.

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  13. You are just so cute! And I love these pictures. It looks like you had a wonderful visit.

    PS - If your brother ever wants to meet a sweet, KU girl, with a heart for Jesus, just say the word. My baby sister attends Kansas. ;) I kid, I kid ... Sort of!

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  14. How fun! I love these pictures - makes me sad I didn't go to a university! Also I like that Selena Gomez's husky was named after this school ;)

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  15. Great recap! It's so fun to see the pretty pics of the BU...my hubs went there for a few years. :)

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  16. I graduated from Baylor in 2010 and was so surprised/excited to see this post! So glad you fell in love with Waco/Baylor and that you got to experience homecoming! I live in Rhode Island now so I couldn't go this year... so I am rather jealous... :)

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  17. Hi Michaela! Stopping by to say hi, from Lauren's blog. Glad you had such a great weekend.

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  18. Love reading your blog!! Looks like you had a good time. I live & work in Cali but I also have an office (work) in Waco, Texas so I'm very familiar with the area. If you ever go back, you have to check out the SPICE VILLAGE little shopping area near downtown Waco. So many cute and fun shops. So worth it!!

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  19. Awww, yay Baylor! My parents are both alumni (and my brother went there for a while). I remember visiting the campus as a little girl. I loved the bears on campus. They fed them Oreos and Dr. Pepper. Lol. Go figure.

    Loved these pics. You are ridiculously adorable.

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