Monday, November 16, 2015

June and July 2014 - before KJ's arrival

Dinner with my mom and friends - soon to be godmother, Susan, and Mary.

My mom and I immediately after the baby furniture was delivered in June.

June, my mom snapped this photo of hubby and I after she created a beautiful dinner for us and decorated our back deck.

Starting to get the nursery ready.  Ironic that I was worried about getting the nursery done and it is the least used room.  KJ did not even start sleeping there until he was almost a year old.  At 15 months, he still does not used his crib.

 More decals were added to the wall.

Kevin and I enjoyed visiting Washington Crossing Park to celebrate July 4th (on July 3rd).

Pennsylvania International Pageants April 2014 - Part 2 - Interviews and Pageat

Pageant day arrived.  We had interviews very early in the morning.  Given that the hairstylist (Barbie) and I kept talking, I was amazed that I was on time :-)

Next up - the pageant!

Opening number, fun fashion (sorry, no Mrs competed, so no photos here), fitness, on stage interview, gown and crowning.  As outgoing queens, we appeared in opening, on stage interview, our farewells, and crowning.

Being interview after opening number

Ashlee interviewing the new Teen queen

Rachel interviewing the new Miss queen

Me interviewing a heart attack survivor - a very touching story from the beautiful  Danielle 
Backstage fun with comfy shoes before on stage interviews
Ashlee's Farewell

Rachel's Farewell

My farewell

New Queens

Cessna Girls!
One of our last shots before crowning the new queens!  Love these girls!
with Hubby after crowning

With Sheri (Mrs PA Intl 2009) and Susan (Mrs. PA Intl 2008)

Pennsylvania International Pageants April 2014: Orientation, Mall Autograph Signing, Friendly's, and Dessert Party

Although I have not blogged in quite some time, I decided to play catch up!

A week after my baby shower, I passed along my title to a lucky new woman.

Here are photos from the perspective of the outgoing queens!  We had a blast enjoying our last moments as a titleholders together and enjoyed the show from a very different perspective.

Morning photo before meeting Ashley for an awesome breakfast at our favorite place - Crepery!

We had customized gift bags for all the contestants - each bag was embroidered with the logo and the contestant's first name.

Ready for Orientation

Mrs. Contestants
Miss Contestants

Car ride to lunch
Queenies (my nickname for Rachel and Ashley) having fun in the backseat of my car

Friendly's Restaurant

Flowers from Beth, a close friend

Mall Appearance

with Susan, Mrs. PA International 2008 and a very close friend
Our whole year - always having fun!!!

Dessert Party - Gifts for the Cessna's, the most incredible directors!!!

Cake with the Queenies