Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome New Year 2009!

Greetings from Sunny Southern California! It is a beautiful day with excitement in the air! This year we enjoyed watching the Pasadena Rose Parade in living color on our TV screen! Each year after the parade, they line the floats up for the public to view for a couple days. There is nothing like seeing the floats up close and in person and yes, they smell heavenly! It is a breath taking experience. Now off to watch the Rose Bowl game between USC and PENN STATE! Go USC!
Update: USC WON!
Happy New Year Family & Friends!
~

Love, Maryjane xo

34 comments:

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How lucky you were to have seen the parade in person! We watched on TV, our new year's tradition. It was such a pretty parade. Glad you had a good time! blessings, Kathleen

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

WOW!!!! I'm going tomorrow morning to view the floats. How exciting for you to be at the parade! I haven't done that since I was a little girl and my grandma lived in Sierra Madre. Fight On Trojans!

Stephanie said...

I am from Pasadena, so I always enjoy watching that parade, thanks for bringing it up close!! Those floats are beautiful and amazing when you think of hard the work that goes into them. Enjoy your sunny day :)

Kathy said...

It sounds like a wonderful day, Maryjane! I would love to see the floats in person. Do they smell as wonderful as they look like they would?!

Happy New Year, Maryjane - may it be filled with love and joy!
Kathy

Lorilee said...

Hi Maryjane,
I would so love to get to see the floats up close!
Blessings,
Lorilee

TattingChic said...

Happy New Year!!!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Mary Jane,
Happy New Years. The roses are so pretty.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Laurie and Chris said...

That must be so neat to see up close! I would love to help with the floats some year. They look so pretty on the TV.

Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

Happy New Year, Maryjane! It has been a pleasure getting to know you through bloggging. Blessings to you in 2009, Nancy

Tiffani said...

Hi Mom,
What a fun experience! The roses are beautiful!
love you, Tiff xo

The Vintage Housewife... said...

hello sweet maryjane ooooh the lovely smell...your blog looks soo great girl....fresh new crisp...lovely...

now...missy...usc...your kidding...well i've finally found something not so lovely...UCLA...GOOOOOOOO BRUINS!

ok ok..any pac 10 team is good winning...but still the usc red hurt my eyes on your lovely blog...hee hee lol ha ha ha...love ya honey cat

Pink Slippers said...

Happy New Year from one Californian to another.

podso said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. I love the photo of the roses at the parade! I can feel the California sunshine, down here in the southeast, on a cold, rainy day!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi MaryJane, My Va. neighbor also has a home in Ca. and she too visits the parade floats. She says they are amazing. I am hoping to fly out for a visit with her in the next couple of months. Happy, happy New Year. :)
xo Lynn

Lady Laurie said...

I took the tree down yesterday while watching the Rose Parade on tv. How wonerful to be able to see it in person!
Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Paula @ the Little Young House said...

Happy New Year, Maryjane! Thanks so much for your sweet comment about my blog; I'm so glad you visited! My, how I LOVE your blog! And what a beautiful family you have! And Samantha is ADORABLE! I've so enjoyed reading through your posts! I love all your Christmas decorations, and the decor you had up for fall. If I had seen your blog then, I would have been inspired to do more myself! I'm looking forward to visiting again in the future!

Happy 2009!
Paula

Angela said...

When I was a small child, we would go to my grandparents for supper. The Rose Bowl would be on. We had such a delightful time. Thanks for sharing the pics, they are just beautiful.

Down the Rabbit Hole said...

Dear Maryjane,

Happy New Year! How wonderfulthat you got to see the floats up close! Your blog is so gorgeous, I love it! Your Samantha is so adorable in her pink sweater.
Blessings,
Selia

Elyse said...

hi maryjane! happy happy new year. wow -- did you get to visit the floats up close? how awesome! i hope your package arrives today! keep me posted!!! xo

Cori G. said...

Happy New Year Maryjane!
I've never been to see the floats and have always wanted to. Maybe next year. I hope you had a wonderful day.

xo Cori

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful pics...love all the color. Sounds like a fun day!

The Vintage Kitten said...
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Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I just posted my pictures of the float viewing! I took over 200 pictures but I posted just a few :)

I'm also having a giveawy to celebrate my 100th post...please stop by!

Donna

Ruth Anne said...

Hi Maryjane!!! Chelsea was accually in the Rose Parade this year with Riverside Community College Marching Tigers! It's a long 5 1/2 miles!(good blisters!)
She has now been in both, Macy's and Pasadena.How fun for you to see the floats in person, they are so beautiful! HAPPY NEW YEAR! love you...

Joy said...

We saw the parade on TV it was wonderful but to see it in person had to be great! Happy New Years to you and your family!

Mona said...

Maryjane...Everything about your blog was such a treat. I was born and raised in San Diego and traveled through Murietta and Temecula, all my life. What a beautiful area and how fortunate you are to live there. Now I go there when I want a real shopping treat. Thank you so much for stopping by. Your home is precious!
Mona

Mimi Sue said...

I lived in CA my first 49 years and I never went to the Rose Parade. I always wanted to though. Maybe next year. It's 20 degrees on the Wasatch Front today. Mimi

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I've never seen a float up close!!!! Now I want to see them. Don't think that will ever happen, though, living here in Florida. Thanks for showing us. Hope 2009 brings you all the happiness and goodness you deserve!!!! Cora

Claudie said...

Now I'm really jealous Maryjane!!!
All those beautiful roses and beautiful sunshine as I freeze my little Bee-hind lol here in Canada
So who won???
Claudie from Canada
Love your new look BTW.
xo

Cynthia said...

I just found your blog and I love it! The pictures are so lovely,thanks for sharing. Cindy

Vintage Amethyst said...

How lovely.
*Happy New Year*
love
Alison
x

IsabellasCloset said...

Hello sweet MaryJane in warm SUNNY California..this is Mary from cold DARK Ohio LOL..
How lovely to be able to see & smell the gorgeous floats.
Thanks for adding my "Smile Award" to your blog. We can always use an extra smile :-}
Wishing you another day filled with sunsine & smiles too. ~Mary~

Libby Buttons said...

I'm green! I love the rose parade but have never been there. Happy merry for you!
smiles
LiBBy

The Rustic Victorian said...

How wonderful to be able to view the floats...and to smell them too. We watched it on HGTV, the showed the making of floats before the parade, so much work! So impressive.
I wonder what happens to all the flowers. do you know.
Happy New Year!
Marcie