Wednesday, November 14, 2007

East Valley Middle School

Introducing my children - - Grant (6th grader) & McCall

Speaking to the East Valley Middle School 6th Graders

Students at East Valley

Today I had the honor of speaking to 400+ 6th graders at East Valley Middle School in Nampa. I spoke to them about "Being the Best You!" We talked about peer pressure, setting goals and working hard to accomplish them. It was fun to be able to share some of my Mrs. Idaho & Mrs. America experiences. When the assembly was over, the students were dismissed for lunch - - instead of eating, most of them stood in line for autographs! I signed sweatshirts, id cards, arms, notebooks - - you name it! I speak again in a couple of weeks to the 7th graders and then the 8th graders. Stay tuned for pictures!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Young Women, Sponsors & Parades

Merikay Jost - - Parade Organizer

SuzAnn Ramos - - Pageant Friend and Kuna Cheer Coach

Mrs. Kuna America - - Jen Russell

Love the Car!!! Thank you to the Corvette Club!

I always love a parade!!!

M'Kay and a Tank

At Total Care with the Botox Rep

Karin Echols

Getting Glammed Up!

Nampa 34th Ward Young Women - - A Garden of Girls

Another busy, busy week! On Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of speaking to the Nampa 34th Ward Young Women. It was their night of excellance program and their theme was "A Garden of Girls." I was asked to speak on "The Beauty Within." I loved being able to share some of my Mrs. America experiences with them. On Thursday I headed downtown Boise to "Total Care." They are one of my many fabulous sponsors. They were having an open house and asked me to make an appearance. Karin did my make-up for me when I got there (she did a great job!) Total Care has been extremely generous!!! When I was finished I caught the very end of a rehearsal for the Festival of Trees Fashion Show. I will be modeling for a fun little boutique in Eagle. Finally, today was the Veteran's Day Parade. This is one of my favorite appearances! It is all to honor our great veteran's and is an invitation only parade. I wanted to participate last year but found out that only Mrs. Idaho was invited - - but since Liz had another committement that day, I was able to fill in for her as Mrs. Nampa. I loved it so much and was really looking forward to being able to be in it again this year. As soon as the parade was over we were off to Capital High School for the Capital Classic Wrestling Tournament. I attended that event as Spencer & Grant's mom!!! Be sure to check out our family blog for the results!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Liz's Princess Baby Shower

Perfect Princess Cake

The guest of honor -- Queen Elizabeth

Look at the Loot!!!

Mrs. Idaho Contestants

With Deanna & Suzanne

Liz & McCall

One of Liz's many cute pink outfits!

The whole group!!!

What do you get when you have a past Mrs. Idaho, who is the mother of 3 boys, who is getting ready to have her first baby girl? You get a totally PINK PRINCESS SHOWER!!! (Given by the current Mrs. Idaho who is the mother of 4 boys, who finally got her girl!) The food was delicious and the company was even better. We had such a great time - - especially since everyone that came was a pageant guru!!! Liz was such a great support to me as I prepared for Mrs. America - - this was my way of saying Thank You! I appreciate all of you who came and I hope you had a wonderful time!