Friday, July 10, 2009

Going to New York City!!!

Hello all my bloggy friends! We're back from Orlando, Florida. But...not for long. Sunday morning, probably around 5 am, we will be on the road again. This time to New York City! Crimson will be signing with Product Model Management, Inc!!!! We are insanely excited about this. We haven't even got there yet and she already has casting calls, aka auditions!

You will have to forgive me for this lopsided photo. It's not Blogger's fault. I am tired and about to go to bed, but I wanted to tell you the great news...and post a couple pics. So, here is my beautiful princess Crimson as Cinderella! (BTW...I handmade the dress she is wearing. It was actually a pageant dress from a couple years ago. I tweaked it a little so she could wear it to the Grand Awards Banquet at AMTC. I named this blog "Designs By A Rose" and this is the first design of mine I've shown. Too funny!)
...and here is my family on the red carpet. Too bad you can't actually see the carpet. Ha! Ha! (Okay, so I need a little powder in this pic...guess I should had the pic taken before the banquet...LOL!)

I honestly don't think Crimson can take a bad pic. I have no idea where she got those genes...I take more bad pics than I do good ones!

Like I said...we'll be leaving out Sunday morning. Please keep us in your prayers. We will be driving to save money and the longest that I've ever driven is about 3 hours. This is a 13 to 14 hour trip! We'll be staying for a week to begin with, possibly 2 weeks. After that, we'll have to decide what to do. So far, I've given it to God and he has shown us the way. I'm just going to keep praying and keep trusting. I know that he will bring us through!

Love to you all,

Thursday, July 2, 2009

At AMTC this week

Crimson says hello from the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando/Kissimmee, Florida! We wanted to show you a few photos from this beautiful place.
This is the entrance to the convention center part of the hotel. AMTC is taking this place by storm! Crimson's agency is taking AMTC by storm too!
I had to show you the alligators...they have an indoor "pond/lake" with alligators and turtles. It's called "Gator Springs."

In case you haven't read any of my previous posts about her competition...this sign pretty much explains it...
One area looks like a castle from medieval times.
I'll post more pics as I have time. She has already competed in "theatre monologue," "singing," "tv commercial," and "spokesmodel." We're about to head back over to the convention center for her "cold read" competition, seminars, and meetings. She will have 4 more to compete in after that. If she gets called back from the singing competition, then she will go on to the talent showcase/competition. Wish her luck!

By the way, if you ever get to stay at a Gaylord Resort. I would recommend it. We've been to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. We didn't stay the night, but the "atrium" there is beautiful and the hospitality is unbelievable. This place, by far, is the most amazing hotel I've ever been to. They treat everyone like they are celebrities. That makes you feel wonderful. For example...we were walking down the hallway and one of the cleaning people was vacuuming. He turned off the vacuum, moved over to the side, and then after we walked by turned it back on. Of course I thanked him. He didn't have to do that and I wouldn't have thought anything if he didn't, but now that he did...I'm going to expect that same courtesy from hotels in the future!

I hope you are having a fantastic week! Talk to you again soon...