Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Turning Granny Cartwheels

Alexis did such a FANTASTIC job in her pageant last night. Her momma did a fine job finding this dress cause it showed off those pretty blue eyes of hers. It was her first trip out onto the stage without momma's help and she did it like a pro. Jerri and her mom took all the photos, Nanaw manned the video camera. I think there will be a lot of film with different butts in it even though I was trying to focus around them all during the pageant.
Jillian had her pageant last night too but since it was hot and muggy, and after her bed time, all she wanted was for that dress to be OFF so she could get cool. Jerri took this shot when they were trying on the dresses sometime last week. She's doing her wink.

I put 4 of my photos in the photography exhibit at the Tri-County Fair this year (same place they hold the pageants). I've thought about it the past several years but was so afraid that my "beginner" stuff would look pitiful being shown there with so many wonderfully creative shots by others.

Anyway, the photos of my Butterfly, Zach and Abby, and Jillybeans Wiggle, all won blue ribbons and you can't imagine how excited I was. But then I looked for the Sunflower shot I'd entered and I couldn't find it. I looked some more, and it just wasn't there with all the others being displayed on that side of the hall. I was starting to give up, thinking they'd disqualified it for some reason, when Zach told me there were some pictures over on the other side. I walked over there and looked around the walls and didn't notice it at first even though it was directly in front of me. If my old, butt hadn't been so tired I'd have tried a cartwheel or two, right there on the spot cause there, under the Best of Show Banner was my Sunflower photo with a blue ribbon AND a Best of Show ribbon.

I was a little excited about that.

16 comments:

mreddie said...

Since I have granddaughters and am a pretty good judge of such, I will say that you have two very cute ones there - "the wink" was cute too. How about you getting the blue ribbons and then the best of show - wow, impressive - congrats!! ec

jazzi said...

YESSS! I knew your photos were blue ribbon quality, and now we know there not only blue ribbon, they're best of show!! Fantastic, and congratulations, Miz Brenda! And congratulations to Alexis, too!

AndiePandie said...

Wooot! Winners all around! :D

katerina said...

Well, look at you lot clean UP!

Congratulations, ladies. :)

Cal said...

Congratulations!

T*mmy said...

How pretty both of your gals are! Congrats to Alexis!

And to you my friend, don't ever doubt yourself, I've always thought you were some sort of undercover profesional anyway!

Doin' the ~Happy Dance~ for you!!
:)

Sally said...

Fantastic on all counts! I'm so proud of you gals. I've always thought your pictures were awesome. Way to go!!

Hey, I actually did a cartwheel the other day, and my granddaughter hearing about it said "OMG did she break any bones?" :)

Joan said...

I hope you will talk to us when you become rich and famous!!

Way ta go!!

John Strain said...

Congrats Brenda. You have reason to be proud.

Mary Lou said...

WOW!!! GOOD JOB!!!

PEA said...

Oh my word, those granddaughters of yours are absolutely precious...true princesses for sure!! As for your winning photo entries, well GOOD FOR YOU!!!! That is so terrific and I'm sure a huge boost to your confidence:-) Congrats! xox

cassie-b said...

congratulations to all of you. what a blue ribbon day!

Cindra said...

Isn't that one of Zach's sunflowers? He should be proud, too. It's a gorgeous flower.
I have always loved your photos and was so glad you got a new camera. You have the world's best models and you don't have to pay them a small fortune.
Love those dresses in the entry above. I don't know where your daughter finds those!
Congratulations to all!

Attila The Mom said...

Woooohooooo!! Congrats!

When you become a famous photographer, don't forget about us little people! LOL

Anonymous said...

Congrads....

Love ya. Sis

Tine said...

Wow, congrats!