Friday, December 31, 2010

Highlights from the Fiesta Bowl Parade

Bag Pipers
















Kurt Warner and family, Grand Marshalls!











Before the Parade actually started, we had an awesome parade of lowriders adn jacked up cars that hopped and bopped. It was awesome!






















There were probably 30 or 35 cars.



























There was a lot of fun headgear and interesting characters.

































Bundled up kids.

























And dogs.



































I always have the eye for the crocheted hat.



















I didn't remember my tiara or Green false eyelashes.




















Chihuahuas with sweaters.























College bands. Oklahoma!




















College mascots.


















Prize winning floats

















Govenors















Tractors













Minature Horses















Cows













Balloon Gila Monsters











Who you gonna call?















Astronauts












Folklorico Dancers














Antique fire equipment














Balloon trains










Arabian horses

















Stormtroopers













Gian VW Vans











videoHigh Bike Riders

Birthday Dinner 2010

I had another lovely birthday dinner this year. It was at NOCA, definately a favorite. These aren't the most flattering photos of folks, but it's what I've got.
The food at NOCA is really amazing. And the whole, ambiance, service and pacing, makes for a great evening.
Here is Lezlee, Mark and Sue.







They make their own cotton candy and bring it after your entree. It is not like any kind you've ever had before. It had a french vanilla flavor and I loved it!
















Penny, Me and Cecelia, three amigas!

Meeting my cousin Jerry

Right after Christmas, I got to meet my cousin Jerry, for the first time. He lives in Oklahoma.


Monday, December 27, 2010

I am going to the Grammy's!


My friend, Geoff, gave me the greatest Birthday/Christmas gift. He went to a charity auction earlier this year and bought a package trip to the Grammy's! And he is inviting me! How awesome is that!
He gave me a piece of red carpet. On it were two black contact paper footprints. It said put your right and left foot here. Then I got the framed paper that said I was going to the Grammy's (red carpet!). Pretty fun way to present it.
Anyway, I will keep you posted on how it all goes...!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas!
I enjoyed a prolonged holiday season, meeting friends for meals and exchanging gifts. It was very enjoyable.
Then Christmas Eve I headed into work from 6pm to 6am Christmas morning.
We had some festive visitors who delivered goodies!














Some of the staff was dressed in appropriate holiday attire.












We were ready for Santa with our stockings and tree. And when possible, we tracked his progress throughout the night.











In spite of the fact that we were actually VERY BUSY! Smiles were on everyone's faces. So sad for those who were sick on Christmas.












Even those in need of a hair cut were smiling.













We had a breakfast potluck and LOTS of food.












After about 5 and half hours of sleep. My friend, Penny and I went out for a very nice Christmas dinner at the Arizona Grand Resort. Here is Penny encouraging me to take her picture.
It was nice to just relax and be served dinner after being up all night and it was a beautiful day.














We had a lovely setting to enjoy our meal in.



























And then we enjoyed some Christmas lights.
Merry Christmas everyone!




































Saturday, December 18, 2010

Can you tell what this is supposed to be?


Okay, can you tell what this is? Answer below, but can you tell before you know?
It's a pillow of a Yorkshire terrier. I made it for my hairdresser. Do I give it to her?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Prescott Christmas Parade

The first Saturday in December is the Christmas Parade in Prescott. I had not been able to go in a while, but Penny and I made it this year. It is one of my favorite parades. You can set your chair up a couple of hours before the parade and then just walk away. It will still be there when you come back!
It is full of small town fun.
Things patriotic.







Fake Bulldogs.













Classic Cars












Dogs in holiday attire.














Camels on casters!!!





















High school bands that dance.












Elderly women in holiday attire.













More elderly women in holiday attire. Wait, no! That is Penny with her new holiday necklace on. :)












I'm pretty sure this was Rudolph













These ladies were advertising Tiara Tuesdays that they have at a local resturant. Sounds like fun to me!












We went to the Gingergbread Village display at a local hotel. Lot's of fun things to see.















More Gingerbread










And of course what parade would be complete without a pint sized majorette with her tongue sticking out!



















Or a pint sized tamborine player.