Saturday, May 12, 2018

PROM 2018


Hailey went to Prom with Warren Johnson. When Hailey was little, we used to be in a babysitting coop with Warren's family. Hailey doesn't remember it, but she and Warren were childhood friends. It is so fun to see them as friends now too! They had a fabulous time at Prom! #prom2018 
On a side note: I am so proud of the girl Hailey is choosing to become. Finding a modest prom dress isn't easy. In fact, we had to drive to a different state in order to purchase the dress she wore. I am grateful that she is willing to put forth an effort to dress modestly. To me--her modesty makes her even more beautiful. 

You know that famous picture of the lady and man and a pitchfork...? They thought they were being funny.

I am so grateful to these girls. Hailey has found more than friendship with these girls--she has found a family away from home. They support each other. They love each other. They are there for the highs and the lows. They are simply the best.

The "Two" Hailey's

Friday, April 6, 2018



Distinguished Young Women is national scholarship program inspiring high school girls to develop their full potential culminating in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. When I was in high school, I competed in Junior Miss, which is was the name of this program once upon a time. I remember loving my experience with Junior Miss, and because I loved it so much--I convinced Hailey to give it a try. To her--it was the best experience ever. She absolutely grew as an individual and made lifetime friends. A major plus to the whole experience, of course, was the scholarship money she was able to obtain. She placed 1st in Interview; 2nd in Scholastics; and 2nd Runner-Up overall.

Opening Song: Come Alive

 Fitness Routine


Hailey nailed her talent!

2nd Place Scholastics

2nd Place Scholastics

1st Place Interview

2nd Runner-Up

This judge told Hailey that "she was his favorite". He said that he had placed her in first. He said that she was definitely a distinguished young lady that he felt privileged to meet.

Many of Hailey's friends came to support her and cheer her on!

Saturday, February 10, 2018


Sweethearts 2018

Hailey asked Reed Calkins to Sweethearts this year. Reed is just one of those friends that she loves to laugh and joke with. She's known him for forever, and she thought going with a good friend would mean a fun, low-key evening. She was not disappointed. She had a blast dancing the night away with a great group of friends! 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch
We had a fabulous time at the pumpkin patch on Saturday.  You know when you have those moments when all things seem to work together...that was Saturday. It was like I was with a group of my best friends having the time of my life, and to be honest--I was. My favorite part of the whole day was searching for the BINGO animals in the corn maze. I don't usually love getting "lost" in the maze, but I loved the new challenge of BINGO. It made getting "lost" a lot more enjoyable. It was simply a perfect day for the pumpkin patch!

Some of my favorite memories:
~Hailey and Bryan knowing exactly where we were on the Maize Map.
~Holding hands with Amber in the corn maze.
~Bryan using the corn hair to make some extra hair on his face.
~Jake's excitement to also be a leader in the maze.