Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Tonya Holton, Mrs. City of Trees
Sonya Hoadley, Mrs. Southern Idaho
Today was the Susan G. Komen "Spring into Style" Fashion Show. This is an event that happens each year at Edward's Greenhouse in Boise. I was in charge of getting models so of course the Mrs. Idaho contestants were my first choice! Don't they look beautiful? The food was wonderful, the setting was beautiful (all of the spring flowers!!!) and the purpose was even better. Lots of money was earned for Komen. Even though my reign is over in four weeks, I plan to stay with Komen and support this great organization.
Friday, March 14, 2008
This morning I had the honor of being the guest "storyteller" at Alyson Feely's preschool. Alyson is the daughter of my state director Mandi. I read "Penelope The Princess" "Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots" and "Froggy's Sleepover." (had to have one for the boys!) I let the girls try on a real princess crown and was amazed that most of the boys wanted a turn also. We had fun getting our pictures taken. I took M'Kay and McCall with me since they didn't have school and M'Kay was my official photographer - - thanks to him I have pictures of the event. What a fun morning!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Mandi Feely, Director, Mrs. Idaho America
Some of the Mrs. Idaho America Contestants
Angela Boyle, Mrs. Treasure Valley
Amanda Peterson, Mrs. Idaho America 2004
Jackie Walker, Mrs. Snake River
Friday, March 7, 2008
Donna Hartley - - motivational speaker, plane crash survivor, Miss Hawaii 1970
With the High School BPA State Officer Team
Speaking to the Kuna Relief Society
Jackie Walker & Angela Boyle
OK - - This week was CRAZY!!! When I was asked to speak for a couple of different events a while back, I was really excited. Little did I know that it would turn out to be such a difficult week. M'Kay & McCall both missed two days of school because of sore throats and fevers. Nothing too major - - but sick. I spoke at the Business Professionals of America Conference (BPA) for College Students on Friday Night. I was very involved with this organization when I was in high school (it was called OEA - - Office Education Association) and competed in Public Speaking and Job Interview. I also ran for a National Office and won, so I had the honor of serving in that role my Senior Year. Anyway, it was really fun to return and speak to this great organization. When Marc & I got home our oldest son, Taylor, had a fever of 104. Over the weekend it was up to 106 and we spent hours in the Quick Care (never a quick place) & Emergency Room. Of course no one could tell us what was wrong and sent us home with Tylenol. Finally on Monday we saw our pediatrician and found out that he has pneumonia. I've never seen him so sick - - it was horrible! He still wasn't doing well on Tuesday, but I had committed to speak in Kuna at a women's event and was still planning to go. Spencer came home after school with a fever of 101, Marc took M'Kay to the dermatologist and found out that he had a terrible staph infection all over his face and Grant's basketball coaches arrived on my doorstep with Grant because he hurt his foot in practice. I'm supposed to be leaving in 15 minutes to "Be Uplifting" to other women. I can't even get a smile on my face at this point! But, I went - - and it was a beautiful evening. Tally Doty, former Mrs. Idaho America Contestant, was in charge of the evening and Jackie Walker & Angela Boyle came to listen to me speak. It was great to see all of them.
When the media reported from Mrs. America that I was an RN - - maybe they were right! I have been taking temperatures, administering meds, changing sheets, and disinfecting every inch of my house - - every day! Thursday night I still had sick children, but ran over to Boise State to speak at the BPA opening ceremonies for the high school level. There were hundreds of extremely enthusiastic students and I had a great time. Even though the week was stressful, I did enjoy being Mrs. Idaho and getting away for just a moment to share my message with others. By the way, even though Grant got injured, he was the only one that didn't get sick. Well, until today when the school nurse called to have him picked up because of a fever!! :) I'm sure I'll be next because mom always ends up sick. If I could just wait 5 weeks until the pageant is over!
Thanks for reading the Salinas Saga!!!