Last weekend, five people packed into my small Corolla to head to Moorhead for the Miss Moorhead and the Miss Red River Valley's Outstanding Teen pageant. Corrina Swiggum is the newly crowned Miss South Central's Outstanding Teen, she, her Mom, and her little sister rode up with my Mom and I. I was having an awesome time catching up with them, until all of sudden I realized that I had forgotten my gowns at my house... which was two hours away!! Of course we didn't have time to run back to Nisswa and grab them, so we had to make a quick stop at a bridal store in Detroit Lakes :) I ended up walking out of the store with two new dresses! I can even justify forgetting my gowns at home because these two new dresses are super cute and they were on sale (that does justify doesn't it?). I'm telling you... if you ever need a competition gown or cocktail dress, the drive to Detroit Lakes is worth it! Affairs by Brittany in the mall is an awesome stop. I got my talent gown for MAOTeen there as well so I highly recommend her :)
Once that little fiasco was behind us, I arrived in Moorhead just in time to have dinner with the contestants at Perkins. It was so great to see everyone again :)
Congrats to the new queens in the Class of 2013 - Kenzie Kovar, the new Miss Moorhead, and Hailey Jutz, the new Miss Red River Valley's Outstanding Teen! I'm so happy for both girls.
I, of course have to give a shout out to the outgoing queens who completed an awesome year of service - Alison and Libby! Hope to see the two of you onstage again soon :)
Tuesday I was finally able to make an appearance with my local sister queen - Heather Erickson, Miss Brainerd Lakes 2012. This was one of the first appearances we have been able to make with each other since Heather was crowned and I'm looking forward to more! I've missed making appearances with both of my local sister queens.
We honored 9/11 by distributing food for people at Ruby's Pantry in Brainerd. I love making this appearance because it is so much fun and the people are just so great to work with. Plus it's one of those "feel good" appearances that I love. I'm looking forward to next month!
Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen 2012