Here are a few pictures from the final days!
Aunt Bessie and Uncle Phil arrived on Saturday night. It was great to see some familiar faces!
Whoops! Watch the dress! This is my dancing team - Team 2!
Mrs. Hawaii and I became great friends over the week!
Mrs. Indiana won Most Photogenic!
Our choreographers Frit and Frat
Costume rehearsal - more (complete) costume pictures to come later!
Mom, Dad, and Dan arrived on Sunday. I was soooo excited to see them!
Monday morning MENC meeting - Mrs. District of Columbia became a great friend of mine!
Mrs. Wisconsin and I shared the same make-up and hair artists. We LOVE Gary and Jamie!
My eyes after Jamie performed her magic!
A fun look for rehearsals!
At least I was not alone! I think about 40 girls had their hair in rollers or curls that day!
My director, Carl, and I after preliminary competition night.
Mr. and Mrs. Georgia
My sister-in-laws Lisa and Loni arrived in time for Prelims. I am so glad they came!
Mrs. America 2009
This was taken backstage after Finals. We all (Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) have the same directors, Carl and Faith.
Love, love, that husband of mine.
My directors, Carl and Faith
Rosalie, a former Mrs. Arizona and one of my bridesmaids!