Sunday, April 26, 2009

Introducing Shannyn, Princess of Genovia, I mean, Fallbrook!

If you haven't heard the news, Shannyn is officially a Fallbrook Princess! The pageant was April 18th, and I'm sorry I don't have the pictures of all my family and friends, those weren't taken on my camera!

I actually LOST MY VOICE on the day of the pageant, and you can imagine how devastated I was. Luckily for me, I was able to get through the interview, and after that I didn't speak for 4 hours to conserve my voice for the introduction and on-stage impromptu question. Talk about a nervous breakdown...I was so dissapointed.....but it worked out just fine!

I got crowned with two other awesome ladies, Christiana Monarez my friend and Alpha Xi sister, and Destiny Altvater, a new buddy! They are beautiful inside and out, and check out and look up Pageant 2009 photos to see more!

The casual wear competition! (saying "I love you" in sign language!) The cheers made me smile!

My evening gown!

Hearing my name!

Miss Fallbrook! :)

Us with one of the Judges and Fallbrook's Honorary Mayor before the awards began!

The very next day at the Avocado, big day! It's werid wearing a tiara for me still!

My wonderful Aunt Norie who came down to support me! Like I said, I had lots of family/friends at the pageant, but sadly don't have the photos yet!

Thanks to everyone who came to support me, and those who were there in spirit! I am so excited for this opportunity and love each of you! The next year will involve me going to ribbon cutting ceremonies, Chamber of Commerce Mixers (twice a month for Bonsall and Fallbrook), Parades, Festivals and Charitable Events.

My personal platform is promoting the Fallbrook Food Pantry and I am ready for action! I have so much love and gratitude, I hope to make you proud!

Friday, April 10, 2009

My Wonderful Life...My Wonderful Family!

I got to go to FRESNO this past weekend! woo hoo! I got to hang out with my Rainbow peeps and also with my awesome family who always keep me entertained!

Every year in Spring I come up to Fresno for an annual conference for Rainbow, this year I was graciously invited to stay at the "Hotel Birchfield" instead of the Radisson! My friend Misty (an officer from my year) and I stayed at Vern and Norie's house, and the whole gang dropped in to hang out- it was fun. Not only did we get to go to Big Hat Days, make delicious hamburgers and s'mores, but I got to walk through a Walgreen's with no shoes on- pretty cool! haha!

Misty and me at Grand can read her like a book! haha

Cousin Travis!
His friend and roomie Luke!
Part of the gang at Big Hat Day...Jennah Bean is staying hydrated and full of cheetos!
Sno-Cones are fabulous in Fresno weather!
That was his second virgin he didn't get ill, I don't know!
Peas in a pod!
Babies don't look in cameras!

Misty on the Ripstick, lookin' cool before the not-so-fun falling part!
woops, crooked picture... haha...Smores!

Thanks family! I had a blast with you and miss you already! I owe ya'll s'mores at my house!