Thursday, March 18, 2010

Reading at Kindercare

Who knew reading to several classrooms of children could be so rewarding?! On March 16th, I had the opportunity to read two books to Kindercare in Cedar Rapids, IA. I'm not sure who enjoyed this afternoon more ... me or the children!
Thanks to everyone at Kindercare and Sara Schwerin for giving me this GREAT afternoon!

Interview with Tommy Lang at KCJJ

It was GREAT to talk with Tommy Lang at KCJJ, AM 1630 on March 16th! Tommy and I had a chance to discuss Live ... Learn ... Survive, Man, Woman and Celebrity of the Year and Light the Night. Thanks for the opportunity and assisting me with my passion for advocacy for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

Tommy and I also had time during the interview to discuss my most recent exciting news ... I have been selected to serve as Eastern Iowa's Spokeswoman for The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign! Thanks so much for the honor and it was great to continue to educate the community to enhance our fight against heart disease.

Feel free to click on the post of this title to check out KCJJ's web page.

Minnesota International 2010 Pageants

On March 7th, Susie Overvold was crowned Mrs. Minnesota International 2010. Congratulations to her along with Jenna O'Rourke, Miss Teen MN International 2010 and Carolina Reyes, Miss MN International 2010. What a fabulous pageant! A huge thanks to Allison Stavrakis (MN International Pageant Director) for inviting me to the event!
I had the honor of getting to know Tami Krause, Mrs. MN International 2009; Jessica Scheu, Miss Teen MN 2009 and Maddy Thoele, Miss MN International 2009 during the last year. What an honor to have the opportunity to add these wonderful and inspirational ladies to my life. Congratulations on a wonderful year and best wishes on all your future endeavors!
Pictured above with Ryan and Zipp. Thanks to "my boys" for attending the pageant with me! Zipp was so excited to attend the coronation party after the pageant ... he even donned his crown shirt for the occasion!

It was great meeting Shelly Gompf, Mrs. North Dakota International ... looking forward to seeing you in July!

Pictured above with Susie Overvold, Mrs. Minnesota International 2010 and Holly Ernst Mrs. Minnesota International 2003.

Pictured above with one of my favorite "Teens" ... Jessica Scheu, Miss Teen MN International 2009.