Maple Stirs, Ducks, and Jazz, Oh My!

"The Kennel" Cleveland Browns Bus

Katelyn and I before the parade

Katelyn and I at the Geauga Co. Maple Festival

This past weekend my Jr. 2nd Attendant, Katelyn, and I attend the Geauga County Maple Festival held in Chardon, Ohio. I was able to visit with my beautiful festival queen friends and made so many new ones! Alhough I LOVE traveling with all five of my court girls, I really enjoyed traveling with just Katelyn. I was able to really focus on getting to know the other visiting royalty and making friends instead of constantly making sure my girls were having fun and meeting people too. After the parade we met up with my lovely mother and Sean. We walked around the festival, enjoyed 'maple stirs' and even got to hold a duck!

Me at the dance competition

Today I competed in my very first dance competition. My studio's advanced jazz class has been working on our recital routine to Sam Sparro's "Black and Gold" and we took it to competition. Although I don't know the scores yet, I think we did very well and I'm proud of all the girls and their hard work to make our routine as good as we could get.

Its been a super busy and fun-filled weekend and now, I am worn out. I'm off to catch up on my ZZ's.

With Love,
2009 Olde Canal Days Queen


Restoring Hope

Courtney, Tonya, Me, Kristen, Brianna, Sylvan, Jen on the tour of the Haven of Rest Facilities.

Me, Brianna, and Mrs. Johnson setting up for dinner

Mrs. Guyton, Me, Maddie, Jen, Courtney ready to serve dinner

This past weekend, the Reach group went to the Haven of Rest Ministries in Akron. Rev. Walker, also a Canal Fulton native, lead the group on a tour through the facilities. After the tour, we set up and served dinner to those in need.

The Haven of Rest is a faith based rescue mission that offers food, shelter, clothing, and drug rehabilitation. Not only that, but they offer hope to those going through a difficult time in their life.

Helping out at the Haven of Rest was such an amazing and humbling experience. It really reminds us that people don't just CHOOSE to be homeless when they grow up, they become homeless by certain circumstances. I believe reaching out to the homeless in something that everyone should have on their "bucket lists" because it really is life changing to see what these people go through.

Just something to think about.

With Love,
2009 Olde Canal Days Queen


Amiee For Glee!

Hey everyone! My younger sister, Amiee, auditioned for Glee and could use YOUR help! Please help her reach her dreams of being a singer/actress and vote for her!


Just click on the link, log-in to Myspace, and click on the "Give Gold Star" button! You can vote as many times as you want in a day!

Get voting!

With Love,
2009 Olde Canal Days Queen


#1 and #53

#1 Ride a motorcycle.

Today I rode a motorcycle for the first time. My dad has been trying to get me to ride his bike since he got it a few years ago and I was always too afraid to. It was an alright ride. Not bad, but not completely enjoyable either. I'm just not a "biker chick". Not my style. Plus, I hate having wind go through my hair and on my face.

#52. Go horseback riding.

Today I also went to Haley's and rode her horses! I got to ride Dot, which is the one in these pictures, and also KC. It was a lot of fun!

With Love,
2009 Olde Canal Days Queen


Happy Easter!

Katelyn, Rachel, Easter Bunny, Me, Clarissa

Today the Olde Canal Days girls helped set up the Canal Fulton Community Egg Hunt. We had to put 10,000 plastic eggs all over the  park's fields and help with the registration.


Clarissa, Me, Katelyn, and Rachel goofing off.

Some the hunters.  They covered the entire soccer field!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and enjoy the beautiful weather and holiday with your family and friends.

With Love,
2009 Olde Canal Days Queen

Mark 16:1-8

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here."