Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! The last 9 days have been great and I can't believe all of the hard work paid off. Today I drove over to Missoula and had a photo shoot with Mark Bryant out of Bryant Photographics. He does an amazing job and took my photos both times I ran for Miss Rodeo Montana and for the Miss Montana pageant. I am excited to see how these turn out. First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone involved in the Miss Rodeo Montana Pageant. I can't believe the changes I have seen in myself and in other people from being involved. This program really has changed my life and my business, people, and speaking skills have improved dramatically from being apart of Miss Rodeo Montana Inc. There are so many people to thank for this. Can I just say first that the website looks amazing!!! Thank you Ed. I really appreciate Jody Rempel for dedicating so much time to overseeing everything that MRM entails. I am truly grateful! To the MRMI board: I love and appreciate each and every one of you. The pageant went smoothly and I know so many people put hours upon hours of prep to get there. Our chaperones this year- Sarah and Barb, were so nice to have around. We were always on time and on the ball with these two!
Day one of being Miss Rodeo Montana kicked off early. They really do mean go back to the hotel for an early night after you win! I was scheduled to do radio interviews at 7 AM. I got directions for the radio station and there was a misunderstanding as to which radio station. Needless to say I showed up at the wrong place. I had planned to be early so that helped out. I had about 15 minutes to find it. Thankfully I got there right on time. But alas, as I was getting out of my truck, I locked my keys inside. I just laughed and ran in for the interviews. I knew this was going to be an entertaining year. After the five different station interviews, I sat down to chat with the general manager and told him my predicament. Fortunately, he had a friend that was a locksmith and jumped on the phone to call him. About ten minutes later a friendly gentleman from Central Lock and Key joined up with us and opened up my truck. "It's on me today" he said, as I tried to pay him. This day just kept getting better. I ended up doing a television interview, met with Jody, and then headed over to Missoula to soak everything in. Since day 1, I literally hit the ground running. Today I have figured out where and when my coronation is!! It will be very similar to Audrey's last year. I have selected March 21st at the Hilton Garden Inn. Thanks to Lynn Sholtey for helping me getting everything started. If there is anyone interested in volunteering, I will be collecting auction items immediately. Thanks so much