Saturday, July 28, 2007

Boise Hawks Baseball Game

Ready to throw the "FIRST PITCH!"

Signing a few autographs during the BBQ

What a FUN night!

Humphrey Hawk

My little princess! (Tomboy!)

With the catcher and other guests

Tonight my family & I were guests at the Boise Hawks Baseball Game. I was invited to throw out the first pitch and we all had a great time. It was so hot and sweat was running down all of our faces -- a small price to pay for such a fun evening!

More Extreme Makeover

Paul DiMeo - - one of the fabulous designers!
MOVE THAT BUS!!!! It was so awesome to be there!

Bailey Stockdale - - excited to see her new home and meet a real princess!

Can you believe this was built in just a few days?!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Extreme Makeover - - Home Edition

Two of the wonderful volunteers
Extreme Makeover Home Edition - - WOW!

The Stockdale's New Home!

Being interviewed on Channel 7

Corey Barton - - the man of the hour!

Two of the Designers - - Paige Hemmis & Eduardo Xol

Signing Autographs at the construction site

With a very happy (& tired) Corey Barton and Rhonda Conger


Mrs. Idaho & Ty Pennington - - SCREAM

With Mandi, my director, and her daughter at the fundraiser

Great entertainment!

WOW!!! I had the most amazing day ever! I was a VIP guest at the filming of Extreme Makeover Home Edition. It was the hottest day ever and I was a complete sweaty mess after just an hour - - I can't even begin to imagine how all of the workers spent hours (day after day) in the heat. I was treated like royalty and was met by the crowd of spectators with such enthusiasm. I was signing autographs left and right (hard hats, shirts, arms - - you name it!) It was a ton of fun! Around 4:00 pm CBH Homes handed over the keys to Ty Pennington. I can't even begin to express what a wonderful experience it was to watch the community come together to support this wonderful family. The amount of donations are staggering and the committment by so many is just plain AWESOME!!! After spending the afternoon at the new house, I ran back home (30 minutes) showered, changed clothes and headed back to Middleton for the huge community fundraiser. Over 2,000 people showed up for food, dancing, silent auctions and entertainment. All of the proceeds go to the Stockdale family. I signed autograph cards until I ran out - - was interviewed by channel 7 - - and yes, got a few great photos! I am very blessed to have had the opportunity to associate with such great people today! I LOVE IDAHO!!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Snake River Stampede & Mrs. Washington

With Kristal Grimstead, Mrs. Washington America 2003
Mandi's roommate at Mrs. America and a judge for this year's Mrs. Washington

With the newly crowned Mrs. Washington America . . . Jennifer Adkisson

At Mrs. Washington America Pageant

With the local Rodeo Queens

Deanna, Me, Vicki, Jennifer

Deanna, me, Vicki, Jennifer Boals, Jennifer Peters

Mom and her little princess

The big moment!

McCall with Vicki Benson

On Stage Question
Future Miss America!

Ready for Competition!

What a weekend!!! Friday night McCall competed in her very first pageant & I was really proud of her! It was western themed (we are so NOT western people!) She had a 3 minute interview and an on-stage question. Then, the next morning we went back for the official crowning. She tied for 1st place but the tie-breaker was interview score and the other little girl scored higher in that category. She absolutely loved the experience and that's what it is all about!

I also attended the festivites as Mrs. Idaho America. It is always so much fun to be part of "hometown" events. Nampa is home to the Natioanal Snake River Stampede every year which draws cowboys (and cowgirls) from all over the country.

As soon as I was done with that event, Marc & I hopped in the car and headed off to Moses Lake, Washington for the Mrs. Washington America Pageant. It was fun to go see another state's competition and to get to meet the new winner. Both of us will be headed to Tucson in about 5 weeks! YEA!
PS Marc and I are celebrating our anniversary today! I am so lucky to have such a wonderful husband who loves me and supports me in everything that I do. He is amazing!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Roaring Springs Dolphin Drop

The Great Dolphin Drop

Being interviewd by Larry Gebert - - Channel 7

Doby the Dolphin!

Football Players from the Boise Burn

What a life!

Get me off this river!

With Vicki Benson, Mrs. Idaho International, at her farwell party

Juliet, Susan, Carolyn, Me, Sher, Lisa, Suzann

Today 3 of my children and I headed over to Roaring Springs Water Park for "The Great Dolphin Drop" that benefits the Boys & Girls Club. I floated the Lazy River in my Crown & Banner while people purchased dolphins. The idea was to sell enough dolphins to get Mrs. Idaho off the river! 3 football players from the "Boise Burn" were floating the river as well. I was also interviewed live on Channel 7 news by Larry Gebert. The actual Dolphin Drop will be in August. All of the purchased dolphins will float the lazy river and the first one to cross wins great prizes! What a great fundrasier for a very worthy organization.
A couple of days ago a few of us from the Mrs. Idaho America group attended the farwell party for Vicki Benson, Mrs. Idaho International. She leaves next week for Chicago - - Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

4th of July Parade

Jennifer, Deanna, Lauralyn, Peggy, Maleana

On our float!!!

Deanna & Lauralyn

Elbow, Elbow, Wrist Wrist Wrist!

McCall is LOVING the parade!!!

Happy Birthday America!!! Today I was in the Boise "Liberty Day Parade" with four other Mrs. Idaho America contestants. Even though it was about a million degrees outside, we had a really fun time! We quickly decorated a trailer, added our children and Voila! We had a float! It is a blast doing things as a group. We have become such good friends and that is the best part of this entire pageant experience. We have a new contestant for next year's pageant - - welcome Peggy! And a huge thanks goes to her husband Ross for sharing these pictures he took. He just might be named the official appearance photographer!!!