I really truly loved my experience at Mrs. America. Even though I was completely exhausted every day and literally got maybe 3 hours of sleep each nite, I wouldn't have traded my time at nationals for anything. I came home a tired but better person because of it.
There are SO many people to thank, and I am quite certain I will be spending several months if not years thanking each person who helped me along the way. At the top of this list are:
*Melyn Campbell and Limitless Worldwide,LLC for being my biggest supporters for many years and for being my official product and AD sponsor.
*Diane Lessnau of Soignee for my gorgeous evening gowns.
*Rooted Boutique and Yera Brand for my fashion wear for the week.
*Courtney Graham for letting me borrow your closet of dresses and suitcases.
*Erica Kumar for your inspiration, friendship, and jewelry!
*Daniel McDermott and Kari Kisch for my hair and makeup and for being there for me at any hour I needed.
*Lonnie Somers and Fetal Health Foundation for your generous donation, support, and friendship always.
*Scott Farish and Bravura Health for your generous donation, support, and friendship and for being the best neighbors ever.
*Phillis Shimamoto and Susan Lee for the darling delegate socks from the Sock It To Em Sock Campaign and for your friendship and support.
*Copper Mountain Ski Resort for donating 51 winter beanies.
*Victoria Gartelos and John Faught from the Kempe Foundation for the Starling pins. #togetherwearemore
*My daughter Alexa Nofsinger for being an incredibly supportive and wonderful daughter who took care of her siblings all week long so that I could be gone for a week.
Lastly to finish where I started, I thank my best friend, my soul mate, and my belayer for life, for being by my side always and for supporting me 100% in everything I have EVER done.