Well, the big weekend is finally here! We started rehearsals today at 1:00 pm and let me tell you - - the contestants look fabulous. This is going to be such a tough pageant. We learned the opening production number and then headed to dinner at Johnny Carinos. Each of the ladies had drawn "secret sister" names at the workshop in February and those gifts were exchanged during dinner. I gave everyone a Dessert Cookbook that I put together - - I hope they liked it. It was definitely made with a LOT of love!!! I really appreicate everyone who sent recipes and helped make the book a success. I wasn't able to get great pictures of everyone, but here are a few. Enjoy!