As you might know Im a born and raised California girl who couldn't get to Texas fast enough. We have obviously learned different traditions and different lingo's since we have been here but there is one thing about Texas that can't compare to anyone else.. FOOTBALL!! Football in Texas is huge. In high school I was a cheerleader, so I know the saying "Friday Night Lights", but out here its different. Its not just those involved that attend, its the whole town. You see elementary kids walking around in their Georgetown Eagles attire on game days, probably dreaming of the day they get to also be on the field. You see senior citizens who have attended the games for years just because its "what you do on Friday nights". We didn't have a problem getting into this tradition, as we attended many football games in California, even after my high school years.
We have been faithfully attending the Georgetown Eagles since we moved here in 2014 and its where we discovered their dance team, the Georgettes. Its interesting, you never see their cheerleaders unless you are in or near the student section, which is a whole other level of crazy coolness!! The Georgettes sit up with the band and preform half time, so they kinda of replace what Cheerleaders are doing in CA, they are the school's elite dance team. The first time I saw them perform it was their "Kick Routine", basically like mini Rockettes, and they were amazing. I was able to swoon over them a little closer since a friend of ours daughter was on the team.
Coming full circle, this season I was asked to be their photographer (AHHH!). From the beginning I had been begging our friends to get me involved somehow, Id even be their water girl if needed, but this is obviously much more fun!! It is completely voluntary and I travel with them to local away and all home games, along with attending other events. I'm basically their paparazzi, and I absolutely love it. The girls are so sweet and so much fun, it brings back so many memories of my team from high school and the bond we will forever share.
Here are a few shots from this season...
Ladies, thank you for an amazing season!! I hope to spend more time with y'all for playoffs and for many years to come! Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Cant Lose...Texas Forever!