It all started when Provo City decided to remodel. Read about it here. I got contacted to give me my old picture of when I was Miss Provo. (For those who haven't heard, here's the info. Year: 1998-99, Talent: Ballet, Contenstants: 12, Platform: Eating Disorders Awareness, Organization: Miss America). After much discussion on where one puts a nearly life-sizedphoto of oneself in a crown (Jason wouldn't put it in his office and I wouldn't put it over the piano) it ended up in the unfinished basement under the stairs with all the other unused art and frames.
The pageant had a reunion. I couldn't attend the dinner - it was held on Sara's birthday. But, I did make it to the pageant itself after Sara's Mad Tea Party. The thought of this totally stressed me out even though I knew I was filler and I knew would only be onstage a short time with lots of other ladies. There was nervousness about the "formal/blingy" dress - I bought three before settling on this one. There was nervousness about size - I've had three kids since my reign, but my diet did me bring down to something I found acceptable. There was severe nervousness about finding a replacement babysitter last minute - thank you for saving me Danyelle and Diane!!
I was wrong to be nervous. It was WONDERFUL! Jason, Laura, and my folks came with me and were proud of me and so sweet. There were so many memories to relive! Laura learned that I used to be exceptional. The other former Miss Provos were wonderful as were the pageant organizers. I thoroughly enjoyed myself!