We interrupt the regularly scheduled program…

Taking a break from Emily’s Life Lessons and Hot Tool Guys today…. 🙂   I know, I know, but it’s Saturday and I think a little time away from sexy men and snarky moments will be good for us.   Right?  Besides, then we can truly appreciate them again when Monday rolls around.

Today, I thought I’d pay homage to Friday nights.

What?  Friday nights?  What on earth does that mean??  Well, I live in Texas, and this time of year is about football.  High school football.  As in the real life Friday Night Lights.

Some people might think that was just a movie.  Or a TV series.  But let me assure you, it was all based on the real deal.  And I live smack in the middle of it.  You renew your season tickets every year, and keep them forever.  Families pass “their seats” down through family, so it’s not unusual to know where the Boudreaux’s sit, and that the Fontenot’s are up there on row 39, just under the press box.  They’ve been there for as long as you can remember.   Our team is the Indians, and our colors are purple and white.  I grew up here, and I know you are born with purple blood and wear cute little outfits that mimic the cheerleaders and drill team and go to the pep rallies and games from the time you can walk, and will be sitting in the front in the wheelchair section, still donning a purple shirt, when you are 98.   It’s just the way it is.  🙂

We are coming to the end of the season…just one more game left in the regular season, and unfortunately we didn’t make it into the playoffs this year, but more importantly for me, it’s the end of it for my little girl.  Who isn’t so little anymore.

It is her senior year, she plays the flute in the band, this is the last time she will march into that magnificent home stadium and do the famous Marching I at halftime.  I remember this feeling, because 20+ years ago (eek) I was there doing the same thing.

Here are some pics I’ve taken this season to share with you.

Freshman year on the track…

And now her senior year on the track…

Oh how they grow!!!



  and band parent night for the seniors…

So do you have any special traditions in your town? 




About Sharla Lovelace

Writer of romantic women's fiction. Wife, mom, and wonderwoman...without the boobs. National Bestselling Author of THE REASON IS YOU, BEFORE AND EVER SINCE, and the e-novella JUST ONE DAY. Lover of anything red.

Posted on November 3, 2012, in Sharla Lovelace and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I don’t have a clue what you are talking about… Friday Night Lights. What is this foreign concept that you speak of? LOL. You know I’m in it just as deep as you are. And, love the pics of your “baby” girl on the field. It’s still hard to believe that senior year is here!

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