Given how much “stuff” you need to compete for a week and the fact that Chicago is a pretty easy drive, it seemed to make a lot of sense. I always joked with the girls that the twelve (give or take) hour road trip with me was the prize they were looking forward to the most.
What I found was that this uninterrupted time with each other helped us to form a bond that would carry us through the year of her reign and beyond.
So I’m not sure why it is that I’m always so blown away when I receive a gift from one of these amazing gals that is just so right on the money.
We had a dinner last week to introduce the girls to Kristin, who is the new director for the pageant.
First, there was a canvas wine bag with the saying, “So much wine, so little time!”
Inside the wine bag, is a bottle of Middle Sister Rebel Red wine.
Then came the hand painted Queen wine glass.
And last, but certainly not least, came the beautiful Willow Tree sculpture called “Grandmother”.
The girls know me and Autumn is no exception. I love it and I love them.
Thank you, Autumn, for your beautiful, heart felt gifts.