Monday, July 11, 2011

Our lost dog.

Wow, what a week last week!  Just as we were beginning to celebrate Taylor's Birthday and the birthday of our American Independence...Greta, our German Shepherd goes missing.  Three days and two nights of desperation ended on a happy tone though...thanks to the great folks at Louisville Metro Animal Services and an anonymous angel who called in our injured lost princess.  Greta was found on July 6th which happens to be Harper's birthday!  What an emotional week....but Greta is doing great and the girls had great birthdays...they were even on WBKI Louisville talking about it!  Thanks to everyone and to God for Greta's safe return!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20

I just returned from a 12 day road trip... an amazing experience!  First, we headed up to Rochester, NY for events with the VVA Chapter 20 visiting the VOC (Veterans Outreach Center), the Richard's House for Homeless Veterans, and a look at the VETS Court system to see how it works.  Then onto Niagara Falls for the kiddos!  We took the girls to New York City for the first time and did a little sight seeing for a few days then onto Washington, DC for meetings at the Pentagon with the Chairman!  I took the girls by the Vietnam Veterans Wall, Korean Memorial and the WWII Memorial...we also had a chance to go to Fords Theater to see a play about Lincoln's Assassination. After DC it was on to Harper's Ferry to see where sparks flew as the Civil War was about to get under favorite General...Stonewall Jackson...was there at the start....what an amazing town and National Park...the girls got a National Parks Passport to take and get stamped at all the US National cool....we spent the entire day and wish we had more time because it was a breath taking experience...I highly recommend it to everyone!  After that, onto Gettysburg, PA to see the Battlefield that pretty much decided the war...even though the war waged on for almost two more was sooo impressive and very moving...the girls got to see "Devil's Den" and saw the KY Monument to Lincoln where he did the Gettysburg Address.....I thought it was interesting that two KY boys were at the head of the entire Civil War...Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.  What a trip and educational experience for all!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Prayers for Missouri

Every morning I hustle to get the kids ready for school, comb the hair, pack the lunch and then..."whew"...they're gone.  As I closed the door thinking, "what a catastrophe,"...I turn on the news and see a true catastrophe in Missouri.  It's a very humbling moment when you realize the things we worry or stress out about everyday are so ridiculous especially when compared to true suffering to so many of our fellow Americans....please pray for those in Missouri.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Department of Veterans Affairs in Chicago

Had a great time in Chicago speaking to the Departments of Prosthetics for the Department of Veterans Affairs!  Thank you to all who love and work for our veterans!  It is always inspiring to see and meet those who choose to work in the VA Medical Centers nationwide.  Most love the veterans they serve and are more than happy to offer a hand up to a better way of life for all veterans.  So, hats off to you out there who make a difference everyday by serving those who have served our country!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Oaks Day!

So glad the rain has held off for all those wonderful people at the Oaks....Can't wait to watch the Derby always fills my heart with such joy to hear over 150,000 people singing "My Old KY Home" as the horses make their way to the gates!  It really gives me goose-bumps just thinking about it!  have fun out there and be safe!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Art Exhibit in Augusta, KY

Had a wonderful turnout for the opening night of my first art exhibition in Augusta, KY...don't forget it runs through April 17th...the paintings are selling fast!  Thank you for everyone who came and supported me last night!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000: Rosemary Clooney and Comedy Caravan

Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000: Rosemary Clooney and Comedy Caravan: "Come to the Comedy Caravan tonight to honor Rosemary Clooney! I will be performing 'Sweet Kentucky Ham' in her honor and talking a bit..."

Rosemary Clooney and Comedy Caravan

Come to the Comedy Caravan tonight to honor Rosemary Clooney!  I will be performing "Sweet Kentucky Ham" in her honor and talking a bit about the Rosemary Clooney Museum in Augusta, KY.  Starts at 8pm...see you there!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Blinded Veterans Association

Just finished up a speaking engagement with the Blinded Veterans Association at the Louisville, KY VA Medical Center...had a great lunch talking with the group and hearing stories from all the veterans!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

working in the warehouse

Spent the day working in the warehouse shipping dresses to stores...trying to make sense of late production from overseas....thank goodness for great stores that love my dresses!

Monday, March 21, 2011

American Girl!

Awesome song to start off the week!  Happy Monday!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Coming home to chaos

Nothing like traveling and coming home to find a HUGE pile of work awaiting you:>)  Isn't that how it always is?  I am at the studio trying to make sense of all the notes left for me....P.S. My knee is killing me after having to run thru the Chicago airport to catch my connecting, thanks to the fine folks in Customs and Security for slowing things up so that myself and two others coming from Hong Kong had to run like Forest Gump to catch our was quite a sight to see:>) running yelling HOLD THE PLANE....wish someone had caught it on video:>)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Back to civilization!

I am so thrilled to back in Hong Kong!  Went directly to Outback Steakhouse and had a great big Iced Tea and Grilled Chicken!!!!!  Prom designs went great and should have another awesome Prom season in 2012!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Sparkle in the Miss America Crown is gone..

In loving memory of Jean Bartel Miss America 1943...What a wonderful sister she was....I will miss her terribly:>(

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Getting ready to fly

Finishing things up here at home before I fly out tomorrow... lots of sketching still to do and getting ready for my Gallery opening... there is never a shortness on things to do around here... and now the kids want to see "Rango" tonight... wow... Are they cloning humans yet?  Because I would be first in line:>)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

getting ready to go overseas

Just trying to finish things up here so I can head out overseas to work on Prom 2012 Collection for Frenchy's amazing to think that one day I can be in Louisville then the next...standing on the harbour in Hong Kong....amazing!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fashion Sketches

Well, my hand officially hurts from drawing today...I have to get about 25 - 30 pieces ready for my first gallery opening in Augusta, KY for the Augusta Art Guild April 1-17th....

Breakfast at Mimi's

Just finished an amazing breakfast at Mimi's Cafe going over business/ life's amazing how overwhelmed I can get when talking out the extreme details...I wish I could have a flash drive installed in my brain so I could print out a receipt of numbers when asked about the finer details of accounting for accounts receivable....can't wait till I can hire a CFO...then maybe I can get back to creating instead of managing:>)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's sunny today!

So happy to wake up and see the sun outside!  Trying to put final touches on the 2012 Prom Collection for next year...can you believe it? Not finished shipping out Prom for this year yet and am already having to design for next year!  Hopefully they have added a Starbucks in Chao wouldn't that be perfect!

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Warehouse!

Just finishing up a long day in the warehouse shipping out dresses for Prom, I have a new found respect for anyone working in a shipping department!  Now up to the studio to work on my gallery opening April 1st in Augusta, KY...

Welcome to my blog!

So, today I started my blog to let people know a little more about me instead of reading what others think they know about me.  I will try to keep this as up to date as possible and hopefully connect with people on a more personal basis.