Thursday, August 21, 2008

thread in time thursday...

it's almost that time of year...

football homecoming!!!


(katherine, jacob, and hannah: 2007)

***in the usa, all the high schools play football in the fall. football homecoming is a night that the high school's alumni is especially invited back to their alma mater to watch the game and take in a special halftime show where a queen and king are crowned (seniors chosen by their peers). there is then a big dance/party/pictures after the game for all the high school students.

love and blessings,
dani xx

37 comments:

Tabitha said...

I am not sure what Football Homecoming is ~ but they look so smart all 3 of them!!

We don't have any of these kind of things in the UK ~ I wish we did ~ it gives the kids an excuse to get dressed up and have a party.
Sending love and hugs XXXX

Hannah said...

BAHAHAHAHAHA
We look---smart :P
Definitely the face I have going there...

l,
Hannah

Weith Kick said...

Football Homecoming. I remember that. That was a long time ago in another time.

Shannon said...

GO COLONEL'S
We haven't started school yet and you are getting ready for homecoming.
Katherine looks sweet in her pink dress.

Jan said...

Love that pink dress. So so cute.

Yeah for homecoming. Did they have spirit week yet? Let us know. I love how you inform your Aussie friends I am assuming, how it all works here. It really is quite cool. Now I am putting a face to Tabitha. She commented a couple of times. She must be a friend of yours Dani. I get it now. :)

Have fun with all those kids.

Tabitha said...

Thanks for that Dani ~ I understand now!! All I know about school in the US is what you have told me here and what I have seen when Lauren watches High School Musical tee hee!!! I know ~ I am silly ha ha !!!
Love and hugs to you !! XXXXXXXXX

Debra said...

We love football too! I think we should be thankful for football, how about you? tee hee

Christy said...

I remember those days. Buying an expensive dress to wear ONE time and fretting over my puffy hair. Good times.

Jennifer H said...

Ahhh, the memories! Homecoming is HUGE down here. Like super HUGE.

I can't wait until mine are old enough for Homecoming.

Little Sweethearts said...

Same thing as Tabitha said: we don't have things like that here in Belgium :( (nor do we have any shops that sell bridesmaids dresses or prom dresses...).

I would have loved to dress up! Has Kat been internet shopping for a dress yet?

Love,
Tania

Allikaye's Mama said...

Oh! I love memories of Homecoming!! The football game, the dance! And I just might have been the queen....ohhhlalala!!
That girl of yours sure is gorg-e-ous!!

Amanda said...

Great photo and i love Katherines pink dress.
Thanks for explaining it all to me:) I really think our schools should do more things like that.
l,
Amanda x

Tanya said...

Love the photo! We have what we cal a "Formal" it's to celebrated the end of year 12, they get all decked out in gorgeous gowns & suits, hire limos & go off to one of our fancy hotels on the Coast for dinner & dancing, we have that for Nick this November, so i'm a little excited!!

have a great day :)

love,
t. xxxx

dani said...

hey, tabitha:)
it is a good excuse for the kids to dress up and have fun. the kids here don't dress up very often any more... at least not like they did when i was in school.
love,
dani
ps i see you read what homecoming is. HA!!! i forget things are not universal:b

dani said...

HAHAHAHAAHAA!!! that was a great face, hawnz:b
l,
m

dani said...

yeah, if not for katherine it would have been for me too, wk!!!
:D,
db

dani said...

thank you, shannon!!! it's just a thread in time photo; but it won't be long. this is kick off friday:)
GO COLONELS!!!
l,
d

dani said...

yes, jan, tabitha is a friend of mine:) she is from england... however, none of my friends outside the us do school'ish things like we do...
i told tabitha i always forget that the such is not universal;)
thank you for your compliment. i loved kat's pink dress, too. she's donning black this year.
football kicks off this friday; so, they haven't started with all the frenzy, yet.
i'll let you know:D
love,
dani

dani said...

hi, debra:)
i'm so happy you stopped by and commented. it's a good thing you love you some football as i see you are from the football capital of the world, HA!!!
i hope you fared hurricane fay well:D
hugs,
dani

dani said...

yep, christy... and one time was all it was worn!!! but, they did have a great time:D i'm glad you have fun memories, too:)
love,
dani

dani said...

jenn, your time is right around the corner. i still cannot believe how quickly it snuck up on me...
love,
dani

dani said...

she has been shopping, tania:) she's wearing a black ballerina dress this year...
i cannot believe you don't have dressy dress stores. maybe you should suggest formal dances for the schools and open you up a boutique:D how fun would that be!!!
love,
dani

dani said...

were you the homecoming queen, ashley??? katherine was nominated for the court last year; but, of course a senior is always chosen as queen.
you go girl!!!
love,
dani

dani said...

thank you, and they should, amanda!!! are there even debutante dances??? i always imagine there to be a lot of formal event in and around the united kingdom...
love,
dani

dani said...

i bet you are excited, tanya:) we have that here, too. we call it prom... it is also for our 12th graders (seniors) and their dates. ours is held in the spring here (april) right before the kids graduate.
love,
dani

kristen said...

Beauty full pink dress.
Looks like fun.

SuzanSayz said...

I guess it shows how completely non-global I am. I have always assumed that all countries (well maybe except third world ones) have the same traditions we do. I guess that was pretty small minded of me. What a shame though, all kids should be able to enjoy spending a fortune on the perfect dress and shoes and jewelry, dinner, flowers and maybe even a limo. And then do it all over again in the spring for Prom.

Michelle A. said...

Ahh, those were the days!

meganxxx said...

I love the traditions you guys have over there!
We have a formal for Maddy this year and next year she will take part in the debutante ball. Other than that there is nothing else!!
BTW What we play over here is "proper" football-no helmets and padding for our guys LOL!!!!!

Have fun Katherine-make sure we see some pics!!
Take care
Meganxx

MoziEsmé said...

Kinda makes me wish I was young again!

Little Sweethearts said...

Hi Dani,

The "dressy dress" stores are mostly the wedding dress stores.

We do have stores that sell nice dresses, but not many that I would classify under "gown". If you want something really nice than it's nothing of the rack, you have to have it tailor made. We don't have stores that sell floor lenght gowns year rond. Around New Year the stores have some special dresses.

I'm beginning to browse around (Kat's style: on the internet!) for a dress that would work for my 10 year anniversary. I'm also playing with the thought of making it myself. We'll see, there's still time.

Love,
Tania

dani said...

thank you, kristen:) it is a fun time of the school year!!!
love,
dani

dani said...

suz,
it was small minded of me... (i know). and, it is craziness, but it is also fun:) we don't do anything really extravagant other than the dress here (on the lane) except for prom.
love,
dani

dani said...

weren't they michelle:D i have a lot of great memories of high-school-gone-by!!!
love,
dani

dani said...

hi, megan:) we SHOULD play "footy" here, too!!! the crazy football we play is really very dangerous.
we have football and basketball homecoming dances then prom for seniors in the spring...
we don't have debutante balls, though, locally. i think they are beautiful and really hope maddy enjoys hers:D
love,
dnai

dani said...

it kind of does me too, j:) and then i think, "nah...", HA!!!
love,
dani

dani said...

tania, i don't know about delivery... but, i actually order most of katherine's dresses online from dillards. they seem to have the largest selection of all colors and designs. good luck finding your dress:D
love,
dani