Talent Presentation at the Miss America Pageant

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Record setting, three crowns and a wish!

Hello friends!

Last week on Tuesday February 23rd, IHOP hosted National Pancake Day where they gave away a free short stack on pancakes in exchange for donations to the Children's Miracle Network. Jamie Gerhardt (Miss Placentia 2010) and I visited two different IHOP's to help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. At our first stop in Cypress, we broke the corporate record for pancake stacking... we stacked 28 pancakes!! It was quite the task, but with strategy and teamwork, we were able to successfully stack the pancakes! The managers and staff were very excited! At our second stop we were joined by two Children's Miracle Network families from CHOC hospital and we got really messy decorating pancakes with whipped cream, strawberries and all sorts of different syrups! We had so much fun with the families, loved hearing their stories, and the children did an incredible job advocating for CMN and CHOC. What a great day! Thank you to all who participated!

We got creative with pancakes and spelled out "CMN" next to our impressive stack of 28 pancakes!
The team at the Cypress location celebrating the new record!
All ready to cook in our aprons!
The wonderful CMN families... they were awesome!

This past weekend I traveled up to Redwood City for the Miss Redwood City/San Mateo County pageants. The contestants were great and we had a lot of fun bonding before and after interviews! Thank you to Chris and Krista Cheshire for inviting me to the pageant and to Trynie and Paul for hosting me and driving me around! Also, a very big congratulations to Jackie Harris (Miss Redwood City 2010), Pryanka Venkatesh (Miss San Mateo County 2010) and Renee Ferrari (Miss Redwood City/San Mateo's Outstanding Teen 2010).

I returned home on Sunday and yesterday I granted a wish with the Make-A-Wish Foundation! What an incredible night... my "wish kid" was so very grateful and so excited for her wish to come true and it was truly an honor to be a part of the experience!

Quote of the week:
"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple"
- Dr. Seuss