Performing our talents to brighten the holiday season for this retirement center. Nothing like some Christmas carols to bring the spirit of Christmas into your hearts.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
It's pretty exciting to be crowned Mrs. Idaho (ok its one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me) but watching one of your friend be crowned Mrs. World that takes the cake!!! Kaley is such am amazing person...funny, intelligent, killer onstage, really just beautiful inside & out. Not to mention her love of her platform & the difference she has made educating the state of Idaho on the prevention of childhood sexual abuse. Basically she has it all & when I heard that we could meet her a the airport.... I knew I wouldn't be missing out.
It was so fun seeing all my pageant sister & past Queens
One of the 1st things I had the opportunity to be apart of was a bake sale at my sons Elementary school. His fantastic teacher Mrs. Bear had read them a book about bringing water to 3rd world countries, the kids were inspired to "make it count". They raised over a thousand dollars.
The Rexburg Meet & Mingle (I'm hoping you have the pic of everyone you could add to this post)
Our Meet in Mingle was the 1st of its kind.... just like they stated in the local paper!!!
The most exciting thing that happened that night was the directors announced that local title holders were now able to purchase a crown. I think at least 6 were sold that night, they were going like hotcakes!!!!
My 1st make it count challenge as Mrs. Idaho was a huge success! I has the opportunity to challenge all these cute young ladies to make it count. Some girls challenge was as simple as making a new friend, trying a new sport, or getting a good grade on an upcoming test. But one challenge writ tend down really caught my attention. She said "I'm going to stand up for my friend tomorrow when "Ben" bullies her" , I love inspiring these girls to do something they didn't have the confidence to do before! Let's all remember to Make It Count.
I love being the director of the DYW program (formerly Junior Miss) in my area. I love getting to know all the amazing young women who participate & watch how the program pushes them & helps them blossom into beautiful women.
This year was especially fun with so many of my pageant sisters helping out with the program. I always had so many volunteers from Mock Interviews, backstage moms, & my fabulous directors even judged the program. My Pageant sisters were always helping me get the things accomplished I didn't have time for & I'm so grateful for all their help!
I also gave out my first Make It Count Scholarship
My Family & I (minus Maycee who was at dance) had the opportunity to participate in the McCall Winter Carnival. We had never been to the carnival before & were amazed at the ginormous sculptures. If you have never been....it is a MUST see!
The kids favorite part was the parade, I think within the first five min. the kids had thrown out their whole pile of candy and beads. But know this would happen I had a secret stash & saved the day! The boys loved riding in the old fire truck provided by the city of McCall. The 51/2 hour drive was well worth it, we will for sure be back next year.
I had the fabulous opportunity to judge the Miss Amazing Pageant, a pageant for special needs. These beautiful women touched my heart with their sweet spirits & amazing outlooks on life. It was hard not to get caught up in their bright smiles ,loving hearts, & beautiful talents. Watching each group get crowned & their pageant sisters encircle her with tears of happiness in their eyes filled my heart with joy. I know they touched my life more that I did theirs!