Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hooray for K!

A few weeks ago, K came home from school and asked if I thought she should participate in the upcoming Az Junior Miss Scholarship Competition. I told her that in my opinion she was strong in each of the areas being judged, and if someone wanted to give her some money, and if she had the time... why not?

After only 3 weeks of practices, the competition was Saturday night. The girls were judged on academics, interview, poise, fitness, talent, etc. K borrowed a gorgeous dress and wore it when she sang an Italian opera. Even with laryngitis and bronchitis, it was beautiful. The amazing hair and bling from Sommer were the perfect touch. She even placed as a runner up in that category. For poise, she wore an amazing red dress that she had gotten for homecoming. We bought it long and strapless, with potential, and amazing Granny made it perfect. K was darling doing the fitness routine, and like I thought originally, strong. From her dad, of course:)

In the end, K was named 2nd runner up, over all. We are thrilled. R surprised us, and got to be there to watch. He had driven to San Diego for a conference, but came home a whole day early and came straight to the theater. What an amazing dad thing to do.

K said the best part was becoming friends with so many great girls, and the money is not so bad, either.

We are so proud of our pumpkin head!

8 comments:

jen said...

WISH I could have been there . . . I have very fond memories of Jr. Miss. I was also second runner up--See, there's a reason I love her!

Matthews Family said...

I am so excited for her. I was going to come but at the last minuet I got a call that some family from my mom's was in town that I haven't seen in 19 years so I thought I would give it a try. That is a huge story I'll tell you some other time. I knew she would do great Karli is such a talented girl I don't know how she does everything that she does.

K.C. + Sherry Layton said...

WOW!!!! Karli, you are amazingly talented! Most girls work at getting ready for that competition for a LONG time! You are so naturally talented and beautiful that you whipped it out in 3 weeks! Seriously impressive! love you guys and i am sad i was not able to see Karli while we were there!

heidi said...

oh wow! that is so neat! good for her!!!

Jana said...

That is so awesome! Way to go girlie!! I'm not at all surprised that she got runner up; she's amazing! Jen, you've done a great job raising confident kids!

Shelley said...

It is so fun to see how cousins grow up! Jen you have a beautiful family. Karli, I remember how adorable you were as a baby full of tons of hair, that's just how your mom makes them. Look at you now...more beautiful than ever on the inside and out. Congrats to all of you!
Your Cox Cousin- Shelley

Jenn C. said...

Congratulations Karli! You are so beautiful and talented!

Barbie said...

Hey there,
So glad to find your blog. I had no idea. K looks spectacular. We still have her and Nathan's picture up from last year. It's our favorite! I love your family pictures.