Monday, April 21, 2014

Illinois Miss Amazing Pageant

This weekend was a whirlwind of activity! As you know, Cortney participated in the Illinois Miss Amazing Pageant, on Saturday. It was a very organized event run by a host of wonderful volunteers. The participants had to take part in an interview process, where the 4 judges ask them various questions about themselves. My girl tends to get shy and clam up. But her helper, Jasmine said that she shook her shyness by the second judge and answered the rest of the questions.


She was coached on how to introduce herself. Many of the gals in attendance could recite long paragraphs. Cort was able to tell everyone her name and give them her million dollar smile.

She adored the attention,loved having her picture taken all day, and was excited to meet the other girls. :)

It was an amazing experience (no pun intended) for her. For us. The stories the girls and women shared were beautiful and heart warming. It once again reminded us that everyone deserves a chance to shine.

And shine, she did.

She didn't win. But in my book she was the winner from the moment we stepped into the pageant doors.

Have a sweet day my friends, and thank you for letting me share. :)

16 comments:

the primitive country bug said...

Her beauty shines from within! She looks so incredibly sweet, like her mom! Glad she enjoyed her first pageant.

Debby said...

Such a fun experience for her. She looks beautiful. The main thing is that she had a good time. Is that an Origami Owl bracelet she has on.

Ruth G said...

I'm sure this was a memorable event for Cortney! She certainly looked the part of Illinois Miss Amazing and it sounds like she played it, too! Congratulations!

Pat N. said...

She looks so beautiful! Love that darling dress.

Helen Gullett said...

Michele, she is gorgoeus! She looks absolutely beautiful in her dress. I am in love with her smile. Thank you for sharing her story.

Marci Collins said...

She is absolutely beautiful! I can only imagine how proud your family is. Her smile, makeup , dress and jewelry looked perfect - she was glowing! Thank you for always sharing her stories with us Michele. Please pass on all our comments to Cortney!

~amy~ said...

Such a fabulous post Michele!

Katrina Brown said...

Wow, how beautiful! Congrats to Cortney and the family! I know these weekend ventures are a lot of work for everyone involved. What a journey our kids take! We are so lucky to go along!

scootingranny said...

WHat a beautiful daughter and you are such a great mom!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG Michele, Cortney looks SO BEAUTIFUL and he smile always warms my heart!!!
LOVE these photos ... absolutely awesome ... especially that 1st one! WOW!!
And, YEP she's a WINNER in my book! GO CORTNEY!!!
How fabulous that she was able to participate ... a time she will treasure forever! Thanks so much for sharing Cortney with all of us! She sure is an inspiration!!
HUGS!

vdoyle8 said...

Gorgeous!!

Diane said...

She is stunningly beautiful!!! What a gorgeous girl...love her smile, her hair, her dress....just totally beautiful...You go girl,awesome!!!

ScrapaDiddle said...

She is as beautiful on the outside as she seems to be on the inside! Way to go mom!

Diane Hodrick said...

This child glows from the inside out. She is just beautiful. What a great opportunity for her to stretch her wings. Congrats!

Sparky said...

Wow! Cortney looks like a princess!!! What a beautiful outfit for a beautiful girl. I'm so glad she had fun and she's a winner all the way in my book!!! Cortney, your eyelashes are to die for!
~Kris~

Heather Jensen said...

She is beautiful, Michele. These are beautiful photos. I can picture her up on that stage with her beautiful smile. She is lucky to have you as her momma. :)