Thursday, December 17, 2009

Delaware Swearing In Ceremony for New Lawyers

I was asked by the Delaware Supreme Court to deliver a speech to the Swearing In Ceremony for new Delaware attorneys on December 14, 2009. I was extremely honored and surprised to be selected for this speech because only one new lawyer (5 years or less as a Delaware attorney) is selected to give a speech each year.

This was an official court hearing with all five Delaware Supreme Court Justices sitting on the bench. I was incredibly nervous when writing my speech and even more nervous when delivering it. When I saw that several Family Court Judges were also present (they were moving the admission of their law clerks), I became even more nervous (it wasn't my happy day...until after that speech).

Here are a few photos from the event (note that when one appears before the Delaware Supreme Court, one is to dress appropriately, meaning one must wear a white blouse and a black suit).

Don't I look just a bit different when I am dressed for pageant events :-)

Thank you to Judge Coppadge for introducing me to the governor and taking this photo. I had to laugh when Judge Coppadge's introduction was "This is Mrs. Delaware!"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

B'nai B'rith House Celebrating Delaware Day

Thank you to the residents of B'nai B'rith House in Claymont, DE for inviting me along with Representative Dennis Williams ( and Senator Cathy Cloutier ( to celebrate Delaware Day!

I sang the National Anthem and Representive Williams and Senator Cloutier shared some fun facts about Delaware. Two residents also provided a great show for us - singing and piano playing! And the Delaware Lady Bug visited!

Enjoy the photos!!

 Scrapbook Kit by Summer Driggs

Saturday, December 5, 2009

McGuire Veterans' Hospital - Richmond, VA

Susan, Kim, and I had a great time (as always) visiting the McGuire Veterans' Hopsital. It is always wonderful to re-connect with other volunteers and queens!

Please note that all pictures are posted after I ensured that I received express oral permission. If anyone would like a picture removed for privacy concerns, please let me know via email (

Scrapbook Pages created using Microferk's Rejoice Kit

Heavenly Angels National Pageant

I love returning to Miss Grace's national pageant - Heavenly Angels!!!!!

It is always wonderful to re-connect with pageant friends!

And I got a Mr. Tim photo!!!!

Created using a scrapbook kit by Rina Kroes

Christmas Parade - Wilmington, DE

I have not done one parade while being Mrs. Delaware US 2009, so being in the Wilmington Christmas Parade was really exciting for me!!!

There were many, many wonderful Delaware state beauty queens on the float with me! I was also honored to have a little friend, Maddie, join me as well on the float!

I snapped some quick photos of Maddie while in the Courthouse at my most frequented spots - the PFA desk and at a bench outside one of the many courtrooms!

I can't find the name of the scrapbook kit that I used to create these pages.  I believe that it was something that I found on the internet for free.