Friday, September 28, 2007

Celebrating with Friends and Judging an DE MAO Local Pageant

Mrs. Susan Huntley is now
Susan R. Huntley, Esquire!

On October 9, 2007 - I turn 30!

We had a girls night out to celebrate on October 6, 2007! I consider myself SO LUCKY to have such a fabulous group of friends!
Our get-togethers usually have a purpose in addition to just having fun together :-) During this night out, we had a candle party to raise scholarship funds for AAUW (American Association of University Women - an organization that Susan belongs to).

On September 30, 2007, Ellie Teeson (Mrs. Kent County, Delaware, United States) and I judged Miss Brandywine and Miss Mid-Atlantic. We had a wonderful time and were very, very impressed with the contestants. We missed getting a photo with the beautiful Miss Mid-Atlantic (she was off celebrating - and who could blame her!). Miss Brandywine was very gracious and a talented dancer.

Scrapbook Kit called Sunset by Pretty Scrappy

Annapolis Walk for Her

After Richmond, VA, we drove back to Bowie, MD, picked up my car, then drove to a wonderful hotel in Annapolis, MD.

After a great dinner, we fell into bed!

The next morning, Ellie joined us for the breast and ovarian cancer walk in Annapolis!

We treated ourselves to lunch after the walk. Lunch was eaten while overlooking the water on Kent Island (we got out of Annapolis because it was so crowded and parking was a nightmare!). My mother's friend, Aunt Barbara, came and picked me up for a boat ride after lunch, while Kim, Mary, and Ellie got an early start home.

Here are the scrapbook pages that I created with photos from our adventures:

Sunday, September 16, 2007

McGuire Hospital Visit in Richmond, VA

What a day, what a weekend!!

On September 22, 2007, I drove to Bowie, MD and met up with Kim and Mary. From Bowie, MD, Kim, Mary, and I rode in Kim's car to Richmond, VA, to the McGuire VA Hospital.

We visited with many patients on the spinal cord injury unit and enjoyed a lovely lunch/dinner courtesy of Chick Fil A (gosh I LOVE their sandwiches).

The best part of the day was seeing the smiles on the faces of wounded soldiers. These great men and women give so much, the least we can do is say THANK YOU!

Here are my scrapbook pages from our day:
Scrapbook Kit: Fireworks by Just So Scrappy

The following Queens visited the hospital:Mrs Virginia United States 2007 - Jennifer Phillips
Mrs. Galaxy 2008 - Darlene Deeben
Mrs. Mercer County New Jersey United States 2008 - Mary Moulds
Mrs. Glen Allen Virginia United States 2008 - Allison Hubble
Mrs. Richmond, Virginia International 2008 - Joy Phister
Mrs. Southern Chesterfield Virginia United States 2008 - Maria Beall
Mrs. D.C. International 2008 - Deanna M. Linz
Ms. American Renaissance 2007 - Marci McNair
Mrs. New Jersey International 2008 - Kimberly Meehan
Mrs. Piedmont Valley International 2008 - Rebecca Crossan