Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll!

Had the best Thanksgiving Day yesterday.  Shelby was chosen to participate in the KHOU Thanksgiving Parade downtown. She rode in the Girl Scouts Gold Award float.  Turned out that a friend's sister was also on the float, so she hung out with her the entire time.

She also met some celebrities while there and had a fantastic time.  I love when things work out even though we had to be there at 7:00 am and the parade didn't start until 9:00 am

Jennifer and Shelby on the Girl Scout Gold Award Float.
They wanted the top tier of the float which they kindly requested and got.
The Grand Marshall of the Parade was Debrah Duncan.  The friendlies person I have ever met.  She can start a conversation on a dime!  She was on the float behind Shelby's.

While we were driving in, I was joking with her that I wanted a picture of Santa and her this year.  I said I don't care who you approach as long as they have a beard and a red suit.  Just take the darn picture! And in true teenage fashion, she stared me down and just ignored me.  So I thought.  She sent me this picture via my iphone.  I love this picture!

How Shelby talks perfect strangers to posing with her like this is incomprehensible to me, but she does it.  I' glad she is brave and fearless when it comes to making new friends.

Dynamo Players with the girls
She was also interviewed by KHOU with the rest of the Girl Scouts prior to the parade.  It was cool getting text from friends saying "I just saw Shelby on TV"!

I also received a picture from an old High School friend who was at the parade and posted the picture on my Facebook.  So many kind and thoughtful friends out there!

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