Well, I have passed on the crown and am getting back to life as just plain old Alyssa Siler! Congratulations to Megan Murray, Mrs. Oklahoma 2011!!! I know she be a wonderful representative of our state this next year and I hope all of you will keep up with her during her reign. She leaves for Mrs. America very soon!!!
I have started to once again post on my family blog that I kept up before becoming Mrs. OK. I hope all of you will now follow me over there if you would like to keep up with what's going on in my life. I'll tease you with this.....there's a pretty big announcement in my latest post! You can visit me now at www.notesfromthecastle.blogspot.com . Hope to see you there!
Monday, January 17, 2011
The Children's Miracle Network asked me to speak about cystic fibrosis and my daughter, Hayden, at their annual radio-thon on KYX. I am always more than thrilled to have an opportunity to educate people about CF so I jumped at the chance!
Dress provided by Dillards Penn Square
The Salvation Army of Enid, OK asked me to come be a part of their ribbon cutting ceremony for their Spruce Up a Life event. This was such a wonderful event. They had a room full of un-decorated Christmas trees. People would come to purchase a tree and adopt a family for Christmas. They would decorate the tree and donate it, along with gifts and other items to a family in need. I was so thankful to have the opportunity to learn about this wonderful program.
The American Diabetes Association asked me to come and sing the National Anthem at their walk this year. It was at the Oklahoma City Zoo which is such a wonderful place to have a walk. They had many people come out to support the cause and I was happy to be a part of it.
The ladies of the Edmond Jazzercise were on hand to warm everyone up before the walk!
It was such an honor to be a part of the Edmond Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. I sang the National Anthem as well as "How Great Thou Art" and sat alongside former First Lady Kim Henry (who was the current First Lady at the time) and Edmond Mayor Patrice Douglas. It was an inspiring morning and Mrs. Henry's speech was one I'll never forget. For me, this appearance was truly one of the main highlights of my reign.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's annual golf tournament took place at Gaillardia Golf & Country Club this year and I was asked to be the speaker at the event. I was able to talk about my daughter Hayden and about she lives with the disease. I also showed a video I put together about her that explains what the disease is and what it's like to have it be a part of your everyday life. The event raised over $100,000 for CF research and I was honored to be a part of it.
Remington Park asked me to sing the National Anthem at their Derby Day and what an honor that was! It was aired on tv stations inside race tracks all over the country. One of the horses from the movie Secretariat was even there! I also had the opportunity to judge the hat contest again which is always so fun.
No, I am not wearing white tights.
My best friend, Kristin Miller, sells Stella and Dot jewelry. The items are oh so cute!!! If you haven't checked out their jewelry before, you MUST! You can go to www.stelladot.com/kmiller. Kristin and The Paper Lion (a wonderful gift shop in Edmond) came together and did a fundraising event for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I was so grateful. Both Kristin and The Paper Lion donated a portion of their sales that evening to the CFF. Here I am below with store owner Bruce Maxwell, manager of the store (and Bruce's daughter) Camden Chitwood and Kristin. Thanks for making a difference, you three!
Soooooo, it's been a while since I have posted, huh? It is really is sad that I haven't posted regularly because I have actually had lots to show you! My reign as Mrs. OK is up this Saturday and it made me realize that I better get with it and post these pics while I still can. So get ready because here come a bunch of posts in a very short amount of time! :)