Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up

What a weekend!  Summed up easily... non-stop 

Saturday morning, bright (ok, it was actually still dark) and early Krystina and I headed to San Diego to be part of the San Diego Color Run 5k.  We ran with 3 Gold Star Wives to remember their husbands and honor them.  I didn’t actually think Krystina would run and finish the entire 3.2 miles but she surprised me.  We ran together in our tutu’s and laughed every time a new color came flying at us.  I couldn’t have imagined a better way to cross a finish line than dancing covered with 4 different colors while holding hands with my beautiful daughter and good friends.  I even decided that I actually like to run... running for something seems to make all the difference in the world.

With Megan, wife of Mike Griffin and Jennifer Tullis, wife of Mike Peterson.  Amazing Gold Star Women

Krystina was ready to run for 'the daddy's that didn't come home. 

Run to Remember: Mike Griffin

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Color Fun

Then headed home to shower and get ready for our evening event at the Laguna Beach Playhouse to watch the Pinkalicious musical with more Gold Star Families.  The show was wonderful and I got the opportunity to know Sandra and her beautiful daughters a little better... I even got to spend some cuddling time with her youngest Lily.  Spending time with our Gold Star Families is always a good time.   

Sunday I was invited to attend the Long Beach & Southern California Cities pageant as a former titleholder.  Justin Rudd always holds a top shelf pageant in a beautiful venue.  It was a great time to follow up with my sister titleholders from 2011, newly engaged, moved, and new careers but we can all come together as sisters.  Sitting in the audience watching young ladies and women ages six through their forty’s strut their stuff following their dreams is very rewarding. 

When it came time for crowning I felt nervous for all of them.  At the end of the day the winners were stunning choices:

Cirrafina Biele, Little Miss Long Beach 2013 | Sierra Hosley, Little Miss Southern California Cities 2013
The Southern California Cities Sisterhood... current and formers

Long Beach & Southern California Cities Former titleholders
Phew...  Next weekend I will be celebrating Veterans Day, honoring our men and women that are willing to put their lives on the line to  protect our freedom.  On Saturday I will be at the Los Angeles Veteran’s Festival at the USS Iowa then on Sunday I will be at the Murrieta Veterans’ Day Parade and Field of Honor.  Being the proud wife of a Veteran and the Granddaughter and Niece of Veterans I am honored to be participating in these events.