Saturday, April 16, 2011

Big Day

Got a phone call that, because of overly wet fields (we live in Oregon, figures), all soccer games are cancelled for today.  I have two very disappointed boys.  On the other hand, the Warden and I are very relieved.  Today is the day of the American Mothers annual convention.  I hesitated to RSVP yes because of all the crazy running around, but didn't see how I could possibly miss it.  At this point, I'm glad I'm going.  The Warden's glad not to have to do all the running around town by himself.

The convention is from 10am to 2pm.  I would have loved to have gone with friends.  Next year, I'm taking buddies with me.  Let me know if you'd be interested in attending.  We'll make a fun day of it.

Tonight is the gala.  The dress is ready.  Here's a little sneak peek (more like a teaser):

This is the lace on the bodice of the dress and the cuffs of the jacket.
Tonight, is the night of introductions.  They will announce the winner for 2011 Young Mother (GO MELISSA!!!) and Mother of the Year for the state of Oregon, and introduce the nominees for 2012.  The Warden and I will walk to the front while they read my biographical sketch, and the photo of my family will be shown.  He will leave me and walk back to his table, and I will attempt to not make a fool out of myself sitting in front of everyone.  Thank goodness my parents were wise enough to teach their kids how to eat in more formal settings.  I figure if I do make a fool out of myself, at least I'll give everyone some comedy relief, so it's all good.

I will post my biographical sketch and photos tomorrow. 

Pray for me, okay?  I'm gonna need it.  Just getting up to the table without tripping'll be a feat.  I'm a little coordinationally challenged.


Julia Shinkle said...

Good Luck Julie!!! You are going to do great! And go Melissa too!

The dress looks really pretty!

Alyson said...

You'll post a fully decked out picture of you ready for the gala? My fingers are crossed and I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You'll be great!!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to hear about it-- it just sound so fancy! Good luck! You will be amazing!

Crazymamaof6 said...

Awesome! You'll be fabulous! Good luck!

Annette said...

Congratulations on being nominated! Just proves that you are AWESOME! ;-)

Unknown said...

Wah who! You will look Sparkely! (is that how you spell Sparkely?)

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