Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Hayden's Heroes Store!!!

I want to encourage all of you to visit the Hayden's Heroes store! A portion of all profits go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I've put up some examples of what you can find there. Click the link at the bottom of this post to go directly to the store. Happy Shopping!!!!

Kevan Hall at Mr. Ooleys

Well-known designer to the stars, Kevan Hall, was at Mr. Ooleys on Friday and Saturday showing his latest line of clothing to the ladies of Oklahoma City. He has dressed First Lady Michelle Obama and stars such as Debra Messing, Renee Zellweger and more! I was fortunate enough to be the store's model on this past Saturday so I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hall and wearing his beautiful clothing! If you ever have a chance to attend one of his trunk shows - go!

This one came out a little blurry but, the dress was so beautiful I had to post it!

Edmond North High School DECA

Last week I went and spoke to the DECA classes at my alma mater, Edmond North HS in Edmond, OK. I was informed that DECA had chosen the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as the non-profit organization they wanted to raise money for this year! Last year, their fundraising efforts brought in $10,000 and this year they hope to do even more! I spoke to each of the classes about the disease so they could have a better understanding of why this money they are raising is so important. I will provide you with more information soon. They will be working on t-shirts, and many different events, such as their big fashion show fundraiser on November 22nd. I'll post more details as soon as I have them. Go Huskies!!!

Independence Middle School

For the second year in a row, Independence Middle School in Yukon, Oklahoma raised money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They asked me to come and speak to all of the students and let them know a little bit more about CF and about Hayden's story. I spoke to each grade separately and showed them each the Hayden's Heroes video. I absolutely love speaking to kids and they had such wonderful questions for me after the speech and video. I want to thank these students for taking part in such a selfless act and being a part of making CF stand for Cure Found!
Here I am with three of the student council members.

In this picture I am having each of them take a deep breath. I explain that, even though it was pretty easy for us, it is something that can be quite difficult for CFers. It always makes for a pretty funny picture!

Little Miss Fall Festival Pageant

I was asked to judge the Little Miss Fall Festival Pageant in Coweta, OK. I really had no idea what to expect but I was very much entertained! The little girls were ages 4-7, I believe, and they were precious!!! They each were wearing a beautiful dress that made them feel like princesses, I'm sure. They answered a few questions on stage and then they each competed in talent. That was the best part!!!! Some of these girls had enormous personalities on stage and some of them were actually very good! One little girl sang a Carrie Underwood song with just as much sass as Ms. Underwood, and she was perfectly on pitch the entire time. We might have a future country star! I didn't get very good pictures (No offense to my hubby. He was trying to keep our daughter occupied!), but I had a blast. Whomever takes the title of Mrs. Oklahoma 2011 will definitely want to make this appearance!

My husband taking a pic of me out the car door! I'm debuting my red streaks!
At the judges table

Wine, Women & Shoes

I was asked to model for the annual Wine, Women & Shoes event at Balliets. The benefit shows off the latest trends in shoes while raising money for Impact Oklahoma. We had to model while walking up and down stairs!!! It was a little nerve-racking, but fun! Here is a promotional video for the event. You can catch me in it toward the end at minute 1:33!

Mrs. America Photos

Well, I didn't win Mrs. America but I had a wonderful experience, I made a lot of new friends and, most importantly, I was able to educate a lot of people about CF. I am so happy for the new Mrs. America, Shelly Carbone, from Connecticut. I wish her the best of luck during her reign and especially at Mrs. World!
I took a little break to rest and get caught up around my house and in my life when I got home. I have been doing some appearances, though, and it's time to update the blog. I have tons of pictures from my week at Mrs. A and I knew I would be here for three days trying to upload all of them to this site so I made a slideshow instead. You can click on it below and see all the pictures, both from my camera and from the official photographer. Hope you enjoy!
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