Friday, January 06, 2006

Roses and Sprouting Beans

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Jed and I had the awesome chance to go help decorate the Lutheran Hour Float for the Rose Parade this year. Our friend Jen is in charge of it, and our friend Cari came along also.

For those of you unaware, this is a huge task. Every square inch of the float must be covered in natural materials. No colors can be altered. Every little flower, leaf, and bean is glued on using either industrial strength rubber cement, which is very sticky, or white glue. Jen let us climb things, which was fun. We glued on lots of white mums (especially on the ribbon), and I stuck in all the pink roses that you can see.

The rain caused a few problems to our float. All the beans sprouted, and a few flowers fell off. But it still looked beautiful.

After seven hours of work, we were exhausted, but already planning to come and help again next year. If anyone else would like to help, we can hook you up!

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