January 01, 2008

Happy New Year 2008!

Happy 2008! The "early riser" team began the day at 4 am and saved seats at the parade route.
We enjoyed our hot chocolate and when Doug arrived with the rest of the Hubbard bunch he brought bagels and cream cheese.
A beautiful sunrise greeted us as Doug's parents looked forward to the parade.
Kathy's mom came to see the grandkids march and Angelica's birth family came to cheer her on, too.
We took our traditional picture with the Rose Parade program and looked up to see the fly over just before the parade officially began.
That's a picture of the Arcadia description in the program and Matthew enjoyed a front row seat with Justin and his mom.
The Wu crew even joined us for the parade, but I didn't get a picture of everyone.
The Rose Court arrived and Queen Dusty heard us cheering for Arcadia (she's from Arcadia, too).
Wonderful floats and bands.
Emeril and his family - BAM!
Getting ready for the band - almost the end of the parade.
Woo hoo! Go Arcadia! They did an awesome job, sounded amazing, looked great and we were SO proud. I also took a great pic of David (if I must say so myself).
Another great shot of Angelica (she laughed at us because we were so excited) and the back of Jennifer's line (look at that great formation). Sadly I missed a face pic of Jennifer - too close to Angelica's line.
There they go and here are a few poor quality pictures from the tv.
The traditional "end-of-the-parade" group picture (no Wu's because they had to leave right away) and Matthew found a fake $100 bill.
It took FOREVER to get home because traffic was horrible so I entertained myself by taking another photo. A few hours later the teenagers arrived home with smiles. They all had an awesome time and the 5.5 mile march was no problem at all.
Jennifer is carrying a few more freebies given to the Rose Parade band kids. Thanks for joining us at the parade via this blog - it was a very memorable day and we're looking forward to Matthew marching in the Rose Parade in a few years, too! = - )