Visiting California I Rose Bowl and Family Time Recap
Well, it's about time I made a full blog post about our amazing family vacation to Pasadena, California for the Rose Bowl. We had an amazing time and were all pleased we got yet another full, five-member, family vacation in. As we all get older and go through college, it's tough to make it all coordinate. But we had a blast! Here is a picture Sara made of me drinking some coffee on Balboa Island - it's now a new header for the blog :)
We got to go watch as some of the Rose Bowl floats were prepared - AMAZING - they were going through flats of these roses like crazy.
Here were some filler flowers ready to be inserted and the tubs of Elmer's glue + seeds that covered the floats.
This display was from the FFA's float - everything was covered in seeds and grains, so they had this board to explain.
Meet my father, Mike, and middle sister, Sara. We made the trip to cheer on Ohio State, my father's alma mater.
On Rose Bowl eve - also known as New Years Eve we visited Santa Monica's pier for the Buckeye rally. All those red shirts are getting pumped for the game.
My pretty momma :)
My parents at the end of Route 66.
This sticker made me consider being a wildlife photographer.....I hope you're laughing right now :)
Sister Sara doing what she does best!
OK. I admit it. I've developed a bird obsession. Tis true..
Not the yummiest cupcake image - by the light of our hotel lamp...but these Sprinkles cupcakes were AMAZING!! Seriously, the line is never too long, they may just change your life.
Rodeo Drive Gucci family portrait.
In classic Lauer form, we visited the racetrack. Here is the paddock at Santa Anita.
Silliest night of my life - we had a nice, family dinner at a chinese restaurant. One of the waiters was extraordinary at balloon hats..dogs...horses...bicycles...balloon anything. He made me a bicycle with a basket on the front. I put my balloon Leila inside and drove it around while wearing my balloon hat. Best New Years Eve ever - my sisters were mortified. Hah.
This was after our Buckeye win - look at Sara's Go Bucks! pin glowing in the sunshine!
This is totally my sisters - to a T - telling one another how it is. Love them.