Friday, September 22, 2006


She did it!! Emma was crowned the 2006 Homecoming Queen! I got to escort her out on to the field at halftime as I did Katie last year.
The King elect was a football player who was in the locker room when they announced his name, so in this pic she is "regina solo".
We are of course, very happy for her, and so proud of her for being a sweet wonderful young woman. Having the student body agree is just icing on the cake.
Her sister Katie as the outgoing queen got to crown Emma which just added to the cool factor of the whole evening.

The picture above is of Emma and her beau Alex. This was in the jittery, stand around waiting for half-time, hope she wins it moments before the big event. We were all a bit awestruck, because our football team seemed to be actually winning the game.
Alex was in the homecoming court also and even though he didn't win the king crown, he's still OUR pick for Emma's escort. He's a good Welsh lad don't ya know.

This last picture is for Swampy who wondered out loud in a comment to yesterday's post, what ketchup, mustard, and relish had to do with the game of twister.

In the Flight Night game of twister, one representative from each highschool class was picked to play Twister with a twist. If you slipped in the goo, you were out.
The winners and the losers were covered in condiments before it was over ...

... and you thought Twister was good, clean fun. Posted by Picasa


Debbie said...

Congratulations to Emma! She looks lovely in her gown. I know how proud you are of your wonderful children. Congratulations are also due to you and Mrs. F.C. for the awesome job that you have done raising them. Also, I love yesterday's picture of the Waccasassa River, it looks just like Fish Eating Creek where my husband and I used to camp.

Mrs. S said...

Congratulations to Emma, and to the proud Mr. and Mrs. FC who are most likely beaming more than their beautiful daughter (if that's possible).

What an interesting event... it looks very flashy to me.

That Twister thing is just strange, though ^o.0

John Cowart said...

I know you are proud of both your daugthters... Er, she didn't play ketchup/mustard/relish Twister in that gown did she?

pablo said...

Congratulations to your family. What a great moment for all of you, but especially for Emma.

Wayne said...

Twister nothing. This is great fun, watching sister crowning sister. Congratulations to the both of them. But, FC, how are you going to top this next year? Is there a King in the making?

swamp4me said...

Congrats to Emma - it's a dynasty!

I could have brought you some blueberries from Maine for the blue dots on the Twister mat. They would have made a lasting impression ;)

The MacBean Gene said...

Cheers for Queen Emma. I know the FC houshold is bursting with pride this morning as well they should be. Maybe you should write a book on parenting.

Hal at Ranch Ramblins said...

Congratulations to Emma. I was wondering about the empty blue dots, and really like swamp4me's idea of a blueberry addition to this twister game.

roger said...

quite the inspiring family ya got there! congrats to emma.

and what an interesting way to play twister.

i was so busy i missed the lad's b'day. happy b'day, young cracker.

robin andrea said...

If I am this happy for Emma, your family must be absolutely thrilled. Woohoo. You and Mrs FC really do have quite a way with kids. Such a stellar and bright bunch. A hearty congratulations to Emma, and to you and the Mrs.

threecollie said...

Congratulations to your entire wonderful family!

Floridacracker said...

Thanks. I was at Fisheating Creek years ago and it is a beautiful spot.

Mrs. S,
We are pretty pumped about it! Twister was strange!

The twister was the night before!

Thanks Pablo, she's smiling alot!

A couple of years before he can be in the running... thankfully.

Blueberries ...mmmmmmmmm.

Here it is:
Love them.
Discipline them very young.
Love them.
Read to them.
Love them.
Do things with them.
Encourage them.
Love them.
Know their friends.
Model what you expect from them.
Love them.

It's not obvious in the photo, but chocolate syrup went on the blue.

thanks, i understand busy.

Thanks, it must have been that Florida style voting you did :)

Thanks. They make life rich and thrilling.

Deb said...

Awesome! A dynasty!Congratulations Emma! And congrats Mr. and Mrs. FC for raising such fine children.

Floridacracker said...

Thanks, and thanks for taking time out from the salsa mandolin celebration to check on her!

Hurricane Teen said...

wow, congratulations to both of you! two years is a row...very exciting. And that looks like a fun game of Twister you got there.

Ava said...

Wow, congratulations to Emma ... she looks so happy and just beautiful!

What an interesting addition to the game of twister. Looks very slippery.

Floridacracker said...

Thanks, hope Olustee went well. At least the weather was great in North FL today.

Thanks, happy and beautiful, I like that.
The twister game was a total fun mess.

The MacBean Gene said...

I Love short easy to read books!

Deb said...

FC- the salsa marathon has been postponed until Sunday. Had to do laundry and all that. But the mandolin thing was great!

Floridacracker said...

Kind of a Readers Digest condensed version.

Well, you know there's something so feminine about a mandolin.

rick said...

Congrats to Emma and you and Mrs FC to have Katie crown Emma is almost as awesome as two sisters being selected in back to back years.

PS: we got two buckets saturday the first in one hour and twenty-five minutes, thesecound took about three hours

Floridacracker said...

Thanks, wow, great shrimping.

Rurality said...

Woohoo, congrats all around.

Floridacracker said...

Thanks Rurality!!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

You must be SO PROUD of your children...they sound like a fantastic bunch and their peers also think so.
Congrats to Emma and how wonderful that she was crowned by the outgoing Homecoming Queen, her sister, Katie.

Lightnin said...

Please accept this late post to congratulate Emmy for us and tell her she looks beautiful! Congrats to you and Patience also! Good job!

Floridacracker said...

Sandy and Lightnin,
Thank you for the kind words. It was a special moment, one I was thrilld to share.