Saturday was the annual Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade!! I'm not into football in the slightest (don't understand it a smidgen), but the parade is sure fun!!
The APS Volunteer Clown Troupe sponsors us every year, and we sure enjoy ourselves!!
Here's some pictures..
|Dave having fun with the cowboy hat he got to wear :)|
|David driving his Sawyer|
|Jessie drove her favorite mare, Cameo...also known affectionately as "Baby Devil." Can you guess what she's like?? :D|
|Jessie and friend, Vicki|
|Adopted brother #1 - David|
|Adopted brother #2 - Dave|
|Richard got these beyond awesome shoes for Christmas and he wore them the whole parade!!! The crowd loved them.|
|Flyovers before the parade started kept us entertained...|
|New baby, Mickey, came along! David was the backup plan in case Mick got tired :)|
|My mom during the long and tedious waiting process!|
|I really like this picture.....|
|Everyone adored Mick! These girls were from the Historical Cowgirl group and they loved him.|
|Dave and Platinum watching the parade!|
|And we're off!!|
|Mrs. R (aka Mommy #2)|
|David looking like a photographer LOL|
|Mom and Mickey!|
|This...THIS...is my favorite shot of the whole parade. LOVE the vintage feel and the lines and the whole thing.|
|The Clowns in their mega-Bug!|
|Mickey didn't quite make it.....he got tired and hitched a ride!!!!|
|The crowd loved seeing the baby in the cart!|
|He was asleep within seconds!!!!!|
|Dave and Platinum|
We really enjoy getting to share our minis with people this way. It is a way for us to do what we love and bring joy to others at the same time. Minis have given us such a chance to spread the gospel, too. Everyone we show with knows we are Christians and watches us closely.
God is so good to allow us to do what we LOVE and help further the Kingdom at the same time!!!! It is so encouraging to see how He gives each of us a passion - be it horses, photography, music, art, cars, fashion, whatever! - and then opens doors for us to share His love and hope within that passion.
For those of you like me who love videos, here is the video Jessie made of the parade! She is getting super good with the video stuff. I think she's considering investing in a super good video camera :) I took this video, but she edited it all and made the movie. She probably could have done a much better job filming than I did. But I enjoyed taking the pictures :)