Living in LA means lots of fun opportunities. We are so lucky to be surrounded by so many exciting things. This year, we were fortunate to score a bunch of free tickets to the Rose Parade (with amazing seats!) We woke up at 4:15am, gathered our friends, and braved the 28* weather to the parade side lines in Pasadena!
We love taking the metro whenever we can (we’re probably some of the few residents who do!)
The sun was just starting to rise when we got off the train, and we followed the crowds down Colorado Blvd.
We were bundled up warm! You’d never know this was southern California!
Ashley, Hudson and her mom made it out too!! Hudson’s first parade!
Before we knew it, the parade was ready to start!
Check out this Stealth Fighter that flew overhead!
Right at the very beginning, we saw the Amazing Race winners!! I’m a huge fan!
They had to decorate part of float during the season finale this year!!!! So exciting! I almost didn’t recognize them, but I knew they looked familiar! Glad I snapped a picture!
The Grand Marshal this year was Paula Deen!
It’s amazing that all these floats are 100% decorated with flowers or living materials.
The bands were great, lots of fun music and dancing!
The Queen and Princesses of the Rose Court!
The two teams in the Rose Bowl football game this year were Wisconsin and Texas Christian. They each had a float and the fans went wild!
So many cool themes this year!
Hudson loved the parade!! He’s such a good boy!
LOOK!!! An Uno Float!! (You all know how much we love game night!)
At one point, I think one of the floats broke down! Good thing for AAA!
This was a band from New Hampshire! New England, represent!
Look who it is!
Some of the hosts from HGTV’s Dream Home show!
This float was for 9/11. The fire hydrant was from ground zero and was the only thing on any of the floats to not be made of flowers.
Click here for more shots of the amazing floats!
I have a feeling 2011 is going to be a great year!