Christmas Time!

Well… I finished my first semester of Pharmacy school!  To be honest… it was a rough adjustment back to school.  However, with a lot of hard work and many long study days… I pulled off a 3.6 GPA from my 19 hour semester!  Now time to relax!!

I was excited to participate in the Christmas Celebrity Karaoke Contest put on annually by The Buzz radio station!!  All proceeds benefit The Youth Home, which is a non-profit organization that assists emotionally troubled adolescents and families become healthier contributing members of the community.  Celebrities like the governor, TV news personalities, and athletes rocked the stage for this great cause.  I was one of three former Miss Arkansas titleholders that participated, and I loved being a part of the group!

Miss Arkansas 2010 Alyse Eady and I performed Gangnam style with several girls from Channel 11 and Channel 7 news stations.  Danny-Joe Crofford pulled the entire performance together and was the best Psy you could imagine… until he pulled out his microphone while emphatically taking of his jacket onstage.  Thankfully… Dawn Scott from Channel 11 blasted through the back curtain to rap the final verse.  It was a great performance… one that will go down in history!  You can see it here:

 Alyse, Danny-Joe, and me!
Christina Munoz, Janelle Lilley, Pam Baccam, Alyson Courtney, Dawn Scott, Lauren Scott, Katherina Yancey, Alyse Eady, me, and David Bazzel

Then, I had my first free Saturday since the beginning of pageant season so I decided to drive to El Dorado!  I was there to support all of the contestants in the Miss South Arkansas and Miss Ouachita River pageants.  I competed in Miss Ouachita River twice and have always thought the directors do a great job with their preliminaries.  I enjoyed seeing the contestants, families, sponsors, and volunteers.  The Miss Arkansas crew really does feel like family! 

 Congratulations to the new Miss South Arkansas Claire Hodgson!
Congratulations to Miss Ouachita River Abby Lindsey!

Sunday was a big day for Miss Arkansas 2012 Sloane Roberts!  We all gathered at the Hot Springs Country Club for Sloane’s wardrobe preview before Miss America!  I can’t even begin to explain how much effort it takes to collect a full wardrobe for Miss America.  However… I have confidence that Sloane will take the stage by storm in her dresses!  We were especially excited when Tony Bowls, designer of Sloane’s evening gown, showed up at wardrobe preview!  After all… he is an Arkansan. 

 Me and Miss Arkansas 2012 Sloane Roberts
 Me and Tony Bowls!
 Miss Arkansas 2008 Ashlen Batson Thomason and me!

I will be spending the next week in Stuttgart with my family for the holidays!  Then, I fly to Dallas for one of my best friend Amy’s wedding.  This is always the perfect time of the year to remember the blessings God has given us through friends and family.  However, God’s gift of salvation through his son Jesus Christ is our greatest gift of all.  We have lots to celebrate!  

Merry Christmas from the Glover family to your family!