Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Homecoming, State Meet, + Spirit Week!

This Saturday was a busy day for me. It was a weekend of "last" for me. I experienced my last ever high school homecoming and my last ever cross country meet. Both these events were tremendously exciting and I enjoyed every moment of it. My day started early: I was to be at the school by 8:30 where we would take our bus up to our meet. We would walk the course and Varsity Girls would race at 1:30. After the race, I went back to the school where my mom picked me up and I went home to shower. After my shower, it was off to my friend's house to prepare for homecoming!! Crazy right? 
Before I get started on the post, I wanted to share a few photos from spirit week-

Spirit Week Wacky
Wacky Wednesday!
Spirit Week Wacky

Spirit Week Seniors
Blackout!
For our race, we were given the option to make a poster for one of the girls running. Of course I jumped on this opportunity! I love my team and even though posters aren't my thing, I wanted to help motivate the team as much as I could so I went out and picked up poster paper as well as some acrylic stones! (I just saw them and they were too cute!)

Acrylic Stones

After about two hours with my poster, these stones, glue, markers, and glitter, I was able to create this lovely poster-
Cross country Motivational Poster

I was debating whether to give my poster a theme or now. Eventually I settled on a theme of dogs because the person who would be receiving this post loved dogs! I got online, googled sketches of dogs, and did my best to replicate the images. I also drew a picture of a dog bowl with food and water as well as a set of dog bones that spelled out her name. It was so cute. No poster would be complete without glitter so for my finishing touch, I used glitter to write out "Run." I'm pretty messy/clumsy so my mom as you could tell, was not pleased with the glittery mess I made around the house!

Around the sides of my poster, I wrote a series of humorous running quotes. The pictures of the quotes weren't the best quality so I shall list them here instead-
Running is a mental sport, and we're all insane.
Our workouts are longer than our shorts! (This is sooo true!! Our shorts are super short!)
Cross country is one HILL of a sport.
Our shoes have more miles than your cars.
Pain is temporary, Pride is forever
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
The FASTER you run, the QUICKER your done. 
Your feet hurt cause your kicking so much A** (I love this one!)
Sweat is Sexy.

Cross country Motivational Poster

The meet itself went pretty well. We didn't win it or anything, but we made an improvement from last year which is what maters! To qualify, we needed to come in the top 2 for our division. We got 6th so we didn't make it, but everyone ran so well and it was just an exciting, (and extremely cold) day! I couldn't have asked for a better team for my senior year. Everyone is so sweet and I love everyone on the team! 

After coming home from the meet, I had to shower as fast as I can and rush to my friend's home to prepare for homecoming. I have gone to homecoming freshman and sophomore year and each of those years, I got ready for homecoming at the same friend's home. I went over her house this year for my last dance. I think it is crazy how we have remained friends since middle school and throughout high school. Even though we don't see each other that often at all, we still have so much to talk about when we see one another. Here are some pictures from homecoming-

Homecoming 2013 Senior

Homecoming 2013 Senior

Homecoming 2013 Senior

Homecoming 2013 Senior
We are so strange!...
For homecoming, I got ready with my friend and two other friends. One of my friend's (the one with blond hair) is actually an exchange student from Europe and this was going to be her first ever homecoming!!  I'm so jealous of her because I want to go to Europe so badly. For my freshman year, I wore a poofy dress, my sophomore year, I wore a less fluffy, and finally my senior year, I chose to go for a tight bodycon dress! I got this dress over the summer and I have yet to wear it so I decided to wear it for homecoming! Why waste money on another dress I would only wear once? (plus our school isn't as fancy when it comes to dances. 1/2 of the people dress up nicely (usually the freshman/sophomore) while the other half dress like they are going clubbing. lol)
Overall, homecoming was a huge hit for me. It was awkward in the beginning, but once people started dancing, things got a lot better. I got more comfortable and it was just lots of fun. The exchange student loved homecoming and in fact, she was the one to push me all the way to the front to dance as well as pushing me into a guy. It was pretty awesome. Apparently, they don't dance like this in Europe so she was nervous at first though I know she does love dancing and music.  I really wonder what Europe is like?? I need to study abroad when I am in college! 

Homecoming Dinner

After homecoming was over at 11, we all decided to go out for a late night dinner since we didn't eat much beforehand. I wasn't all for a "late night dinner" because I really wanted to go home and just rest, but I'm glad my friends dragged me into it. After dancing for 3+ hours, I was not only tired, but a bit hungry. We went to a local restaurant that was open 24/7. I got a simple 1/2 meal and some melon. It was a lot of fun and a great way to end an amazing day! 
Homecoming Dinner
Notice how two of us are out of our heels and into flats/flip-flops hehe... those heels hurt!
Which quote is your favorite? Do you know any other running quotes?
Are you a fan of school dances?
How is your week so far?

92 comments:

  1. Wow I get you girl enjoy and embrace every memories. The good think you have the blog to look back at these pictures you all look gorgeous.
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    1. aww thanks!! I am embracing every moment!!

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  2. Love your pictures. So funny and cool :)

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  3. love the colors of the first pic, your poster (superrrrr) and the orange dress!!!
    you have had a gret time!!!
    kisses
    mavi

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    1. thank you so much!! I love my poster and my dress!

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  4. looks like you had loads of fun :) love your homecoming dress btw, it flatters your figure and fits you perfectly <3

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    1. thank you! heheI love my dress as well!!

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  5. Love the homecoming dress! So lovely :)
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  6. Super lovely pics darlin, you look beautiful!
    Xxx

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  7. like you and your buncha gals...u all guys rock
    and b-ful outfil ... :) stay blessd gal

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  8. You look fab in your dress! I love it! :)

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  9. Cute!!


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  10. Amazing post!
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  11. Looks like you had a blast and your homecoming dress was so cute!

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  12. The board you made look so cute and your homecoming dress is so pretty (: hope you'll have fun there! x

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    1. thank you so much!! It was so much fun!

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  13. What a fun week you had!! & I love your dress :) so pretty!xxx

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  14. Nice, nice :) And I love your hair color! ;D

    Love, ina

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    1. thank you!! That makes me really happy to hear!

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  15. Great dress and lovely photos of you and your friends. Reading your posts kind of make me miss my school days...

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    1. thank you!! ohhh I am feeling like that when I see my little sister in middle school and I'm like "I used to do that too!"

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  16. I nominated you for the Sunshine award come read.
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  17. You look sensational in that orange and black dress, miss. Your school days sound like SO much fun. Mine weren't like that, lol.

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    1. aww thanks! hehe, they are only this fun sometimes! It's mostly just homework and college apps for me!

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  18. i love your homecoming dress and it looks life you had so much fun! so cool!

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  19. So much fun! I miss those days! Enjoy it while you can!

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  20. Your wednesday outfit is so colourfully cute! The poster came out terrific, really eye catching, hope you had a wonderful time at homecoming, you looked beautiful Mindy!

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  23. Hi,
    Wonderful blog,
    Would you like to follow each other? (GFC, bloglovin, facebook)
    If so, please let me know, I will follow back immediately.
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  24. the poster is so cute!♥ and I absolutely love your dress!:)

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  25. like the red dress that you wearing at the end. still amazing.

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  26. sooooooooo sweet ^__^

    Have a Fantastic Weekend,

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  27. You look so cute in the photos
    and I love those acrylic stones too.

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  28. love the first funky outfit!!
    looking gorgeous for homecoming too!!! love it!

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  29. I loved the details! They're so beautiful and elegant =)

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  30. Mindy you are too cute, you know that! I think this may be my favorite post of yours!!

    you have the homecoming stuff-- oh the memories! I have a cousin who is in high school who needed help with some posters and I had so much fun with all the glitter and stickers, etc! Posters are so much fun to make. Your creativity can run wild!

    then you have your beautiful self in that gorgeous dress-- I love that one picture of your backside -- your butt looks soo great aha! ;P

    Oh and cannot forget the spirit week outfit-- you go girl! ;]

    Love, love, loooove this post!!!

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    1. aww thank you so much! This is the sweetest comment ever!!
      Yes, homecoming is going to be a great long life memory for me I hope! Posters are amazingly fun to do because of how much creativity you can put in it. It was really nice of you to help your cousin!

      hehe I didn't even notice that. I love the dress a lot because it hugs in just the write places! =)

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  31. I am already following you, dear, it is your turn! <3 I wish you a lot of success! xx

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  32. looks like a blast!! do you want to follow each other? let me know =)

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  33. you look so pretty in your homecoming dress!

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  34. happy halloween! :) You all look wonderful in your dresses! :)

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  35. That poster is lovely, you're very creative!

    You and your friends looked lovely, it's nice you had a fun time at homecoming.

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  36. you guys are all gorgeous... looks like you had a great and fun night! :)

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  37. Nice pictures!:)

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  38. I love going out to fun random late night dinners after events like that! Sometimes when you're tired you just need your friends to drag you out :) I know I do! I miss school spirit weeks. Sometimes I wish they'd have them at work!

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    1. hehe! I like it too now! Thanks gosh for my friends or else I would have missed out on that fun time! It would be cool to have spirit week at work I think!

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  39. I have no idea what a homecoming is, but looks like a lot of fun!

    Hmm maybe...

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    1. hehe it is! It's basically a dance at the beginning of the school year where everyone gets to meet each other. =)

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