Was this week over yet?!?! I THINK NOT! I had to wake up the next morning at 3....fail....to go to Oneida, New York, for a wedding and an appearance!
Wedding = awesome. Congrats Joe and Ashley!!!
The next day was an appearance at the Hazel Carpenter Home to talk about my job as Miss Delaware and how someone prepares for the job of Miss America! I got to take a ton of pictures, sign autographs, and I might have met my future husband (who was 8...calm down...). He dressed up so nicely just because he heard that I was coming. So cute!
Thank you to my wonderful grandmother and aunt for setting up this appearance! :)
Sidenote - there are some times when being Miss Delaware makes you feel like a total celebrity...example.... I finally got home to my grandmother's house to pack up for the return trip to good ol' Delaware. My sister was outside on the front porch talking on the phone and I was laying on the couch...probably eating or something...my sister came in and said "Uhhh...Maria, someone is outside because he heard that Miss Delaware was here and he wants to meet you." UNREAL...especially when you are not even in your own state! Cool!!!!
Me with one of my dance students, Casey! So proud of her!