Monday, December 5, 2011

Don't Rain On My Parade

The truth is it rained throughout nearly the entire APS Light Parade on Saturday evening. But, that didn't stop us from riding in our Cinderella-like carriage! Yes we were freezing, and a little bit wet in our evening gowns & wool shawls, but it was quite easily one of the best times of my entire life. And I think I may have mastered "the wave"...

Although I was going to keep my "title" a secret, I thought I'd share with you a video from the parade so you'd have the opportunity to critique my newly acquired skill - although I don't think you could even call it that. Please keep in mind this is after riding in the carriage for about 30 minutes so my fingers were a bit numb!

Enjoy the photos & video. We're the second "appearance" in this video and I'm on the right.

It was truly a night to remember...

Trying to stay warm in the car before getting into the carriage.

There we are!

The thing I loved most about the night was not feeling elegant in my dress, complete with princess gloves and a crown. Instead, I felt the true Christmas spirit when I looked out from under the plastic that was hanging over the top of the horse-drawn carriage and saw thousands of people, both young and old, sticking out the rain and the cold just to celebrate the holiday season with one another. Now isn't that what this time of year is about? I only wish I could have taken my own video to show you how many people were there, even without umbrellas, smiling and waving, all the while yelling "Merry Christmas."

I hope you had a blessed weekend.


  1. You looked gorgeous :)
    That is such a cute horse drawn carriage!
    love it!

  2. You look beautiful! Looks like a fun evening!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, and for the follow!

  3. You, my dear, are absolutely adorable! I'm so glad you found my blog. Believe me, I'll be back to your blog!