I had planned to go do something for the Salvation Army, but they wanted to split us up and we wanted to do something together. So of course - what did I think about doing...
you guessed it - we made CUPCAKES!!! My mom had the great idea to take the cupcakes to Hospitals around Little Rock, not to the patients, but to the families that were in the waiting room.
We had a blast running up and down the elevators to the different waiting rooms and seeing all of the families that were there. It was so rewarding!! We spent the whole day making cupcakes for the party and decorated our house for the party with wrapping paper and christmas food. I went and picked up chip-fil-a nuggets and mom made these delicious Turkey Sandwiches on Hawaiian Bread! Let me tell you if you haven't had Hawaiian Bread you are MISSING out!
We had some of Mom's Speccial Spinach Dip and then of course Reindeer Trash!! Which is pretzels, cheerios, m&m's, and chex all melted together with White Chocolate! It is soo good. We nearly ate the whole batch!
At the Hospital I met a little boy named Jack in the lobby. He had Autism. As you know - my heart is so full of love and joy for children that have disabilities. I think I ended up giving him and hs grandmother like 4 cupcakes! haha. He was so precious. I talked to him for what seemed like a brief second, but I think it was more like 5 minutes. I asked him about Santa, and the big tree in the lobby, and of course the cupcakes! He was so animated and that one conversation made my whole night worth while.
My mom was the funniest in the bunch. She went with us to take all of the pictures, but she introduced Kristen to EVERYBODY in the waiting rooms of thr Hospital! We were in the elevator with some med flight pilots and she just started a conversation and said you are a lucky man, you are in the elevator with Miss Arkansas! Are we mother and daughter or what!!
We were supposed to go ice skating after the Hospital Visits, but with Kristen we didn't want any broken bones, instead we came back to my house and played Boxers or Briefs for 3 hours! Now it seems like a dirty game. But it's not! It is a funny game to play with your friends and is very similar to Apples to Apples. It was so funny to see the girls react to the cards they were being given by everybody. You see, the person who is it roles the dice and it lands on a color. Then everybody else looks at their cards and reads the sentence that is the color of the rolled dice. After you read your cards - you choose the card that best represents the person who rolled the dice. It was hilarious! It made for some great conversation.
Some great conversation that eventually led to the demise of the game and the start of conversation that lasted until 2 am in the morning! Needless to say - we had a great time and it was so good to see Kristen and be able to encourage her and give her our support before she leaves for Miss America in 2 weeks!
So tune in to ABC the second weekend in January to see who is crowned as the next Miss America! In my opinion - Kristen has a great shot! She was so sweet to come and see us and spend time,during her busy schedule and her preparation for Miss America!
I hope you have a great Christmas!
From the Girls at Miss Arkansas!!
It was a good night!