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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Strawberry Festival

If you want to see what went on at the Strawberry Festival, check out our Strawberry Festival page above! Click on the link!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pageant Visit #7: Miss Tustin!

Tonight was a very exciting pageant to watch because my big sister, Chasta Nechvatal was competing for Miss Tustin.  She was Miss Anaheim in 2007, the same year I was Anaheim's Teen.  We grew so close and she has always been in my life every since.  Unfortunately, she was not picked to be Miss Tustin this year, but she was lucky enough to be on the court!  She got awarded 2nd runner-up!  Of course many people were thinking and hoping she would win, but I'm still so proud of you, Cha Cha! :)  The new Miss Tustin is Courtney Trouten.  Congratulations, Courtney!  It will be fun to be with you in Fresno!  It was a tough competition, but it turned out great!

Before the pageant, I went to dinner with some of the most important women in my life.  My mom, Stacy Margolin, Jennifer Gallo, Sherry Cain, Sherry Blades, and I met up at CPK in Tustin.  It was so much fun!  Some old friends Heather French and Carrie Carter were there as well.  Carrie brought her little Natalie along and she was so cute.  She told Natalie that she was going to meet a real princess at dinner and then a whole bunch more at the pageant and she was so excited.  I didn't wear my crown in the restaurant, but I told Natalie that my crown was in the car and that she would see me with it on later. :)  And that's exactly what happened!  I saw Natalie during intermission and she was so intrigued and fixed on my crown.  I loved it...she was so excited... love you, Natalie!

Natalie and I....she is so cute!

The SoCal girls!

Stacy and I

With Momma Sherry at the after party...

After the pageant, we went to the after party at the "On The Border" Restaurant to celebrate with Chasta!  We had so much fun!  Chasta be competing for one of the open titles in San Diego next week, along with a former Miss GG (Cori Coleman) and GG Teen (Bree Morse).  I'll be rooting for them all, especially my big sis, Chasta!

Friday, March 4, 2011

GG Friday Night Lights: Opening Ceremony

It's been a busy past couple months in the world of sports!  First was the start WGG Softball League, then the WGG Little League, and finally a new member of the family, Friday Night Lights!  This group is equivalent to the other little leagues, except the kids play flag football!  How cute is that!  After singing the national anthem at the Softball and Baseball opening ceremonies, I was invited to sing at the Friday Night Lights opening ceremony.  I'm on high demand!

It is always to nice to see the community come together, especially kids learning good values like teamwork and self-confidence.  They're spending time playing on the fields and NOT vandalizing the fields if you catch my drift.  Mayor Bill Dalton was there as well.  It is always an honor to be involved in events with him.  It was a great time tonight!  

and you're never going to believe this, but I FORGOT MY CAMERA!  I know, it's so not like me!  All I have is the news report from Channel 3.  Thanks Channel 3!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

LA Makeup Show with Sonoma Tanning

So after the little league parade, I got in my car and rushed up to LA.  Today was also the LA Makeup Show at the Fashion Institute in Downtown.  This was my first official time driving myself to Downtown and I made it in perfect time!  I wasn't going here only for the fun, I was there to model for Sonoma Tanning.  I modeled for them in Las Vegas at the Miss America tradeshow and I guess Kelly really liked me so she wanted me back in LA.  I didn't find out until today that Jackie Geist, Miss California 2008, was going to be there!  How exciting to hang out with her for 4 hours!  And Katie Enea was there to help with our booth too.  She's the Miss San Diego Director and she was also one of my Miss Garden Grove judges, so it was a nice reunion!
With Jackie Geist

The Sonoma crew!

Well, what a day so far!  I stood around in a swimsuit and heels for about 4 hours with five coats of bronze spray tanning product on my skin.  There were so many different people of all shapes and sizes with pretty much every makeup design you can think of.  It was definitely a new thing for me to see.  Being a girl and playing dress-up is fun!

And by the way, just to give a little commercial...  Sonoma Tanning is a wonderful spray tan service and the product they use is so natural and it feels so good.  I definitely did not walk away looking like a shiny orange and I had five coats on!  Sonoma Tanning spray tans all the contestants (if they want it) at Miss CA and for a lot of other contestants involved with the Miss America Org.  What's even better about it is that you can do it yourself!  You can buy the spray machine or you can buy the natural tanning lotions and mists.  It's very convenient if you're not into the UV Tanning.

Thank you again, Kelly for asking me to be your model!  I am so glad that I could be there to help you!

GG Little League Opening Ceremony and Parade!

The weather forecast was supposed be rainy all weekend and West GG was worried that once again the parade would get rained out!  They would've had to cancel it for the second time in a row because last year it rained too!  Everyone was told that if the event was canceled that they would get a phone call at 6AM.  I woke up at five minutes 'til and I didn't get that unwanted phone call!  The parade was on!  In fact, not only was the weather beautiful, it was like West GG was in a pocket of sunshine.  There were dark clouds surrounding us but not covering us.  God was being nice today! This year was very special in particular because I finally got to be in the parade as Miss GG!  For the past 3 or so years, I have always been in the parade as a court princess (not that there's anything wrong with that).  But I was definitely more excited sit with Jessica in a parade!

My view from the stage...they're all so cute in their uniforms!

This is the first year since I've been in the parade that I was not in the parade with my little brother, Sam.  He grew up as a little leaguer and we were always in the parade together.  Since he's a freshman at Pacifica this year, he's too old for little league. :(  But it's okay, because at least we still had a parade this year! Also, another exciting thing is that we have a new addition to the Miss GG court! Since Veronica Williams won Miss Desert Valley earlier that week, she was no longer able to be on our court.  The girl next in line was Missy Mendoza and we were so happy to have her with us at the parade!  And she gets to hang out with us during the Strawberry Festival too!

The new court with Missy on the far right!

Well, the parade started at 8AM and it was so much fun!  We didn't all sit with each other, but I was glad that Jessica and I sat in a car together.  The parade starts at Edgar Park, which is where I went to preschool, then it ends at Bell Intermediate, my Jr. High!  When we arrived at Bell, we all walked over to the stage to get ready for the opening ceremony.  Once the parade was over and the teams and parents found their spots in the audience, more of the fun began!  I sang the National Anthem and gave a little speech to the kids.  Mayor Bill Dalton spoke as well.  I know he loves the kids and that he supports the little league.  Otherwise, he wouldn't be there, especially so early in the morning!  It was a great ceremony and I know the kids were ready to play ball!

With former mayor, Bruce Broadwater and current Mayor Bill Dalton... and on the right, I'm singing :)

To see more pics, click on this link: more WGGLL pics

It was an amazing morning, but my day was just getting started!  Read the next two posts to see what else I did that day!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Another Trip to CHOC Hospital

Miss Garden Grove was once again asked to visit the kids at CHOC Hospital, and Jessica was able to come too!  After class, I got in my harp-loaded van and drove to CHOC.  Jessica and I met in the parking structure then met up with our favorite chaperone, Patti!  In addition to playing the harp for the kids again,  we got a tour of the hospital from Breanna Weeks.  Breanna is the program manager for the Children's Miracle Network hospitals.  We are lucky enough to have her on hand at CHOC!

 With Breanna Weeks and our lovely chaperone, Patti!

Jessica, Patti, and I learned a lot about this wonderful hospital.  First of all, if you're not aware, CHOC is undergoing a major renovation worth $563 million dollars.  One of the towers beung builr should be open for patients by early 2013.  It is a major project, but it will bless so many children and their families.  Breanna toured us through most floors of the hospital.  She took us to the newborn baby area; we could not go inside, but Jessica and I were able to look into a window where we saw a sweet newborn.  The mother was there standing by her child laying in her special bed.  It was a bittersweet sight.  Next, we were taken to the teenager's hang-out room.  The have to make sure the hospital is a cool place to hang out.  I learned that it is important that such area exists for the teenagers because there, they can still act like any other teenager.  There is more understanding and compassion for teens at Children's Hospitals than at general hospitals.

Breanna took us to the newborn wing where a lot of the children were born premature.  We could not actually go inside but we were able to look through one of the windows and watch a mom stroke her sweet little one in his medical carrier.  It was a beautiful sight.

Unfortunately, since Jessica is still a minor, she was not able to go into the playrooms to visit the kids, so she had to leave.  But Patti and I stayed and we visited with the sweet little kids.  I brought in my big harp into the play room.  They were so excited again to hear me play.  I started playing Disney tunes and they were so entranced.  It is interesting to see how different days have different experiences.  The first time I played for the kids here, they were very into the music, but today it seemed like they were happy playing air hockey and with their Playdoh.  I sweetly left and told them I'll see them soon.

Again, I am so grateful that I have the chance to play the harp for the kids at CHOC.  Those kids are so inspirational and it has been an honor to meet all of them.  I pray that they all get well soon!