Monday, February 27, 2012

Daffodil Days at South Hill Mall

This last weekend was Daffodil Days at South Hill Mall in Puyallup. We spent most of Saturday and Sunday that the mall interacting with everyone, reading to kids, making crowns and signing autographs (which is so cool!). We all had a wonderful time with everyone there that came to see us and of course those that just happened to have us as a nice surprise when they came to the mall. We're all exhausted but I know I wouldn't have traded that weekend for the world there were too many precious moment that will always stay in my heart.

Crowning a girl a Princess

All the princesses and Madden of course

Say cheese girls!

Princess Maddi and Princess Emily on the Train, I have to admit that I was extreamly jealous!

Story time in the Play land

Signing my autograph! That is an amazing feeling!

Yellow invasion!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Capital Trip!

On Wednesday we went to the Olympia (the capital of Washington state if you didn't know). Most of the time there we spent taking tours round the campus, in the legislative building and the governor's mansion. We also got to go down on the Senate floor as they recognized us, and Princess Megan Gimmestad spoke in front of them (its fitting because she wants to be the president), and we had the opportunity to meet with our Representatives and Governor Gregoire (for about 2 minutes).

there are lot of stairs at the capital...anyone up for giving me a foot rub?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Princess Portraits

Today we all met at the Courtyard Marriott in Tacoma for getting our formal portraits taken.  Here are some behind the scenes pictures.

Steve directing me on how to stand and where to look for the picture

Steve taking my pictures on the beautiful staircase

Hanging out with the other Princess while others got their pictures taken.

Some of the other princesses practicing their waves : )

Princess Savannah, Princess Bre, Princess Morgan and me relaxing on the floor

Steve got us all up on the roof for our group picture.
I was on the back row standing on buckets : )

Princess Emily, Princess Savannah, me
Princess Jordan, Princess Alex, Princess Carly and Princess Queenie

So our group picture should look something like this (minus the light - he he)

Checking out the view after the group picture was done

Group hug!!!  It was very cold, so we huddled for warmth.

Group shot for the parents!

Me with Mt. Rainier in the background

We had to go up and down a whole bunch of stairs, my workout for the day?!

Saturday, February 4, 2012


I was so excited for Promenade, this is where we are officially crowned as Daffodil Princesses (up to this point we are only our high school's princess).  Here are some pictures from Promenade.

Just got my sash, gloves, bracelet and earrings (we all wear the same things all the time)

Me with my chosen Educator of the Year, my AVID teacher Ms. Lathrop

Being escorted to the stage by Ms. Lathrop and one of the Daffodilians

Receiving my Golden Daffodil necklace and being crowned

Susan McGuire, the Daffodil Festival President, doing the "tapping" ceremony officially
declaring me a Daffodil Princess and she cried again which made me cry too! (If you're just tuning in, Susan McGuire is also on White River's school board and has been trying for years and years to get White River involved in the Daffodil Festival and this year it finally did!)

Being presented as a Daffodil Princess

All the Daffodil Princesses are now crowned and proclaimed ambassodors of the Daffodil
Festival and Pierce County

All the 2012 Daffodil Festival Educators of the Year

Me and Princess Emily (she is also Ms. Lathrop's niece)

Me and my parents

Me introducing myself

Doing our song & dance routine of "Don't Stop Believin'" (the Glee version of Journey's song)

Me and my Gram

Me and Princess Angela

Princess Carly, Princess Angela and Me

Princess Savannah and me

Back row:  Princess Maddie, Princess Carly, Princess Savannah
Front row:  Princess Morgan, me, Princess Jasmine