Saturday, July 17, 2010

July Fun!!

Hi Everyone! The temperature is soaring and things are heating up as we move closer to the National Event in September. I’m busy putting the final touches on my State Costume, with fittings for a very special gown, Mrs. Michigan America appearances…and summer holidays with my family. They keep me busy all on their own!!

Independence Day was Spectacular. My Husband surprised us with tickets to the 18th Annual SALUTE TO AMERICA in Greenfield Village. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra put on a fabulous show and in combination with the fireworks it was truly heart stopping!! Donnie really enjoyed it too. He was on complete overload! Even mom tapped her toes to the music and Jordan took photos & made a video on his phone to send to all his friends.

Thanks Honey! What a wonderful way to celebrate the greatest Country on Earth!

July 9th was the Homecoming for Rima Fakih! Michigan's very own Miss USA. I had a wonderful time! Rima’s platform is the Pink Fund supporting Breast Cancer so this was an extra special evening for her. As always, she looked amazing.

Rima is such a sweetheart and her Family was very kind and gracious to everyone. Her mom reminds me of my own mother; a very proud but gentle woman.

These events are always interesting – for the people you meet for the first time but also for those you cross paths with again. One of the first people I ran into that evening was Carol Gist Miss USA 1990, our first Miss USA from Michigan & the very first African American woman to win the title. Carol & I had competed together years ago, and it was so wonderful to see her and actually catch up. I told her about something I'm doing to honor her accomplishment. I's a secret! Sorry you'll have to wait till Mrs. America!

Next up on July 24th is the Miss Teen USA Pageant where our very own Catherine McGhee will grace the stage at the Atlantis in The Bahamas. Go Catherine!! I believe in my heart that she is next!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Friday Night Fun!!

Looking forward to this great evening!!