Friday, January 4, 2013

rose bowl party

we did it! we braved the cold, the crazy crowds and had an incredible experience at the rose bowl parade!
10am (NYE): the streets open for people to start setting up their "spots" at  new years eve! 

3pm (NYE): i called trav while i was at the mall (he was on his way back from hunting) and we decided to do the camp out! so as you can imagine, the streets were full!

3:30-4pm: we didn't let that crush our dreams! we found our spot (3 blocks up from our place) and set up by 4! we met the kindest family next to us and had quite the adventure.

around 7/8pm: my sexy husband reppin' '13! 


around 7/8pm: me lookin homeless! 

midnight: kissed + celebrated on the streets with thousands of others! tortillas flying, marshmallows mid air, and horns blaring!

2am: shaun + salina arrived. i was half asleep on our blow up mattress and asked salina if she rather sleep in our cozy bed. us girls headed three blocks down the street and snuggled while the guys braved it on the streets! (love you baby! thanks for the sacrifice!)

7am: my man cooking breakfast burritos. him + shane made other husbands/fiances look like chumps!

7:45am: me + salina trying to keep our front row seats while eating our breakfast burritos!

8:30ish: after fighting some people away, we were still front row!

one of my favorite moments! salina is from wisconsin (and is a huge fan). the float was stopped in front of us for a couple minutes. salina ran into the middle of the street and got a good shot with the wisconsin float! what a die hard fan ;)

10:30am: the last float! rose parade float! 
ps - who was that chick singing on it?!

the four warriors!
trav, me, salina + shaun! salina + shaun are engaged and are tying the knot in June! we could not be more excited for the two of them! it was such a fun experience. thanks to them, we have memories to last us a lifetime! love you (soon to be) lane's! 

my parents spontaneously came out for the parade too! what sweeties they are. they drove from vegas to san diego new years eye night to get auntie + uncle. woke up at 5am new years day to make it in time to the parade! what gems. love them. 

 hope ya'll enjoyed. and i hope to see each one of you on the streets with blow up mattresses next to us ringing in 2014!



Ashton + Brian said...

Holy moly, that is some dedication. I don't know that I'd be fun anymore by the time the parade started! Haha This LOOKS like a blast though! Great thing to check off the bucket list :)

joeley hope said...

ashton! you and brian have to come next year! we would have so much fun. we live down the street too if we won't last on the streets! lol xoxo