Thursday, December 15, 2011

Snoopy Cartoon

Just thought this was funny and it goes with the Daffodil Festival theme of "Don't Stop Believing."

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Picture with Santa

Once all the princess were selected, it was time to start getting ready for our upcoming events.  We will be having princess practices and today was our first one as well as an orientation for our parents.  When our practice was done we went out and had our picture taken with Santa (our practices are held at the South Hill Mall in Puyallup).

Monday, December 5, 2011

Chief Leschi Dinner

The Puyallup Tribe held a dinner at the Chief Leschi school.  They had an amazing salmon dinner with yummy desserts.  It is tradition for the Puyallup Tribe to wrap a blanket around someone who is representing their community.  They will even attach money to the blanket to help the person do all they can to help their community.  The Puyallup tribe wrapped each of us princesses in a beautiful Pendleton blanket with a $2.00 bill attached and gave us a rose too.  It was such a generous gift and a really cool evening!  Here are some pictures from the event.

Me being wrapped in a blanket
Me (and White River High School) being presented as the newest addition to the Daffodil Festival family
The $2.00 bill attached to my blanket, cool how they put a daffodil on it!!
Princess Alex (Chief Leschi HS) received a special honor from the Puyallup Tribe
of a hand beaded crown which was gorgeous!!
Me wrapped up in my awesome blanket!!

A view of everyone at the dinner

Me with Princess Angela (Bonney Lake)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Santa Parade

Yesterday was the Santa Parade which started in Sumner and ended in Puyallup.
It was my first official event and it was so fun!
Walking the Sumner Santa Parade route.
Waving at the crowd with Tim, one of the Daffodilians wearing his Daffodil hat : )
Riding the Chief Leschi school bus to the Puyallup parade route
Getting pizza before the Puyallup Santa Parade started
All the 2012 Daffodil Princesses before the Puyallup route

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Princess Selections

I went to as many of the Daffodil Princess Selections as I could, they were so fun!  At Bethel's Princess Selection, it was beautiful and very interesting. All the candidates did a wonderful job. And it was quite amazing when later while the judges (sorry adjudicators) were deciding and for the performances we were treated to one of the candidates stepping and also the MC's accordion. I along with the rest of the Princesses agree the accordion was extremely impressive and I think I might like the accordion now.  Each high school had their own way of doing things, yet they were all similar and fun and different entertainment while we waited for the judges.  Here are some pictures from some of the Princess Selections I attended.
Sumner High School Princess Selection
Sumner High School Princess Selection

Bethel High School Princess Selection
Bethel High School Princess Selection

Emerald Ridge High School Princess Selection

Emerald Ridge High School Princess Selection

Emerald Ridge Princess Selection
Fife High School Princess Selection
Fife High School Princess Selection

Orting High School Princess Selection

Lakes High School Princess Selection

Lakes High School Princess Selection

Lakes High School Princess Selection

Lakes High School Princess Selection

Lakes High School Princess Selection

Lakes High School Princess Selection

Bonney Lake High School Priness Selection

Bonney Lake High School Princess Selection

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I'm Official Now!!!

It's been a couple days now but on Wednesday night I had my reception and became an officially official Daffodil Princess, instead of an unofficially official princess. It was a pretty simple and quick night. Even though I wasn't actually competing for the title they still had me come up and give my 1-minute speech on this year's theme "Don't Stop Believing" and I still had to answer an "impromptu" question (they actually gave me the question they were going to ask me about two weeks ago). After my speech and answer Ms. Susan McGuire the President of the Daffodilians (and a Buckley local) got up and gave her speech. I was so touched, Ms. McGuire got so emotional during her speech it just made me more glad to be apart of this experience. After her speech, she crowned me, we had some problems getting it to stay but oh well. Then we had a little reception and I had time to "sign my life away" as everyone seems to be calling it when we sign the Daffodil Princess papers and also lots of pictures, so many pictures, I've gotten used to being behind the camera being in front of it will take some getting used to again.
Big big Thank You to my Best Friend Kyle Durrant for being my escort! Couldn't have done it with out you :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

White River High School Princess Selection Reception

Here are pictures from the day of the White River High School Princess Selection Reception.

Getting my hair done by Roxy

The finished hair do

Practicing before the event

My cousin doing my make-up

Me with my friend and escort, Kyle Durrant

Kyle introduced his family and then me

Me giving my 1 minute speech on this year's theme - Don't Stop Believing

Hearing my impromptu question before having to give my response

Getting crowned by Daffodil President (and White River School Board member) Susan McGuire
she was so excited to finally have a WRHS Daffodil Princess that she cried as she crowned me : )

I'm officially the WRHS Daffodil Princess!

Me with Mrs. Schuster the WRHS Daffodil Coordinator - she's amazing!

The other princesses who attended my selection event - Princess Carly (Sumner HS)
and Princess Megan (Puyallup HS)

Me and my parents signing all the paper work
with the Daffodil Princess Coordinator

Monday, November 7, 2011

Reason For This Blog

I am creating this blog for the main purpose of recording and documenting all my events as White River High School's first Daffodil Princess. My first offical event won't be until Wednesday this week when I am going to be offically crowned the White River Daffodil Princess ( I'm the only canidate from White River so instead of a selection we are just having a reception, not a wedding reception.) I am so excited for my reception and that afterwards I can actually start being one of the Princesses. Well  thats all there is to say so far, be back soon to tell about my reception.