We attended mass on the Feast of the Mother of God at the church in Pasadena where we exchanged our vows,
....and took the girls to the beautiful Parade of Roses. It was a gorgeous morning, which indicates another increase in southern California population. (It is a known fact that when visitors come to Pasadena for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl on the first of the month, many resolve to relocate permanently.)
The floats truly are spectacular. The entire surface of each float must be covered using a variety of flowers, seeds, bark, leaves and other natural materials.
Now that we're home, it's time to get back to the routine. The house is a mess, the regrigerator is empty, the laundry undone, and we're hosting guests tomorrow. Until then, we hope you continue to enjoy a merry Christmas! (I don't want to see it end!)