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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Cinderella Christmas 2017..The Island & The Parade

Back in June, I shared HERE about Nataleigh capturing the title of Tennessee's Overall Tot @ the Cinderella State pageant.
It was a complete shock, and we are still so new to the whole Cinderella world. We've heard stories after stories all about Ms. Jill's Cinderella Christmases, and we have been planning & looking forward to the weekend since getting that crown!

Thursday night after Homecoming 2017, Nataleigh & I made our way to Pigeon Forge, TN to start the Cinderella Weekend, but first we had to get everything packed & ready-to-go!
 We use this duffle bag that we got from Ms. Jill all the time! It fits & keeps organized all her princess necessities!
 One of our sister queens gifted Nataleigh this little carry-all bag over the summer, and it held all her medicines, because this asthma/pneumonia is high-maintenance!

 All the ziploc bags!
I have bags of every size, and I use them every time I travel! There is nothing worse than a leaked bottle of something!
{& yes I have 2 kinds of dry shampoo}
 kaboodle of bows!
[All from One Stop Bow Shop]
 Our crown & sash box!

All of our hair tools!!
Stuffing it all into our HUGE suitcase!

Once the car was LOADED down, we swung by our mall to pick up the North Carolina Tot's ornament!

A quick lunch & picture by the Christmas tree was needed too!

After getting to the cabin that we shared with 32+ Cinderella family members, we unloaded all the things, and started helping decorate!

Spoiled rotten Cinderella girls!

Finally we all slept tried to sleep!
We got up early & enjoyed some quiet time out on our balcony!
That view, but ignore the bedhead because like I said, we tried to sleep!
Snuggles with the NC Miss, Brinley!

After getting up and getting going, we all headed to The Island for fun & games before we had to get everything ready for the parade later that night!
North Caroline & Tennessee girls!

Tennessee State Royalty!!
They decided to take on the Sky Wheel!!

And Nataleigh loved posing with these LEGO statues!

Silly girls!!

She LOVED helping Ms. Chris get the North Carolina queens to smile!!
We headed back on the trolley to our cars with tons of sugar & giggles!!

We then headed back to get the girls ready for the parade, and they even got to open a gift from Ms. Jill!
 Rollers + Royal Blue!
{heart eyes for days}

Opening our gifts from Ms. Jill!
 Her gift!
For Mama!!
These two were ready to head to the parade route!

 Our gorgeous float!
 Three tots ready to wave!
This parade was quite the production!!
It was amazing to see & feel the emotions from the crowd. Just one year ago this parade didn't happen because the community was still trying to wrap it's head around the unthinkable fires that ravaged Gatlinburg. It was an experience for sure, and I'm so thankful that we got to be a small part of this year's parade!

We then headed back to the cabin to open the rest of our gifts!

There were so many gifts, and these girls were majorly spoiled after this weekend. It was full of tons of blue, white, polka dots, and monograms!!
{all of our favorite things}

Then we took it to bed again...well we tried to go to sleep again, but I think the adrenaline of the day was a little much for most of us.

Tomorrow I'm sharing all about our brunch with Santa & our trip to Dollywood!!

Thanks for sticking with me through this major #photooverload!


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