Friday, August 27, 2010

Flashback Friday - 2, 4, 6, 8 - cheerleading was really great!

Yes, I was a cheerleader. A REAL cheerleader! I wouldn't survive on one of those competition teams of today. I really LOVED cheering for football games! I love the football players, the sound of the referee blowing a whistle, the marching band, the Friday night lights, etc... I am a Texan. I was born this way! I cheered in elementary school for the Optimist team, in junior high and on JV and varsity in high school. Every year at back-to-school time, I feel the excitement in the air, as football season rolls around. (for the record, I am NOT a fan of pro ball. Don't watch, don't like the Cowboys - don't sue me - college ball is a different story - LUV it!!!) I think back to the way the cool grass felt on the field, as we rolled out the run-through signs and got ready to tumble ahead of the team; the bouncy way the track feels when you are jumping on it and the awesome feeling of your team winning a game. Our teams were always great and we went to the state quarter finals my senior year - we got to fly on a chartered plane with the team - AWESOME! So, now travel down memory lane with me...

4th grade - my mom was our sponsor and coach

Ok, this was my Dorothy Hammill hair and yes, it is brown (I am to the right of my mom - the tallest one)

Um, Marsha Brady called and wants her clothes back!

6th grade - better uniforms - thank you Jesus- they really showed-off the "awkwardness" of being twelve. Yeah!

Our most difficult pyramid- we were so proud.

Junior high - enough said.

still junior high - notice the lemon-juice highlights!

This was heading to cheer leading camp for my Sophomore year. (junior varsity)

I had to include it because I don't remember being that blonde or skinny!

My nickname in high school... Bowhead

Junior year - Varsity squad -nice dog ears and bows

Camo day for a pep rally- with yet another bow

Senior year - Varsity

Yep, a REAL cheerleader

Perks- posing for an ad for the program - that's me driving!

those were the days......

Two bits, four bits - Hey!

Six bits a dollar, this post is over

Stand-up and HOLLER!



  1. So cute!! I was a cheerleader too and LOVED it! And for the record, I love college ball and think prof football is for the birds. And drunk me who wear jerseys. Bleh.

  2. What a cute post...I love the old-school cheerleading uniforms...much preferable to the glitzy dance uniforms so many cheerleaders wear today. I am with ya on the college football love...I tolerate NFL for only so long each Sunday before it starts to wear on my nerves.

    Love your blog! Hope you have a lovely week!

  3. It must've felt great to reminisce about those days when you had fun doing cartwheels and cheer stunts. And it seems you really were very passionate about cheerleading! Anyway, your photos can surely make anyone think of the good old days, especially those who were also cheerleaders of their schools. Thanks for sharing!

    Jennine Stalder @ Uniforms Express, Intl Inc.