Friday, November 22, 2013

Miss U(niversity)

Had such a fun, quick, mid-week trip to Oxford to see T compete in the Miss University pageant Wednesday night.  She didn't place but she did very, very well.  She totally nailed her dance routine and rocked the swimsuit portion of the competition!  I was very, very proud!

(photo from T's talent portion which appeared in the Thursday edition of the "Daily Mississippian")

My flight out of BWI was delayed for technical reasons so I was going to miss my connection in Cincinnati. It was an absolute disaster.  Delta got me on a flight to Memphis via Atlanta and it all worked out in the end.  T had rehearsals that evening so her sweet friend Tana picked me up in Memphis and we all grabbed a bite to eat when we arrived in Oxford.  I spent Tuesday and Wednesday night at the AOPi house and it was so nice to meet T's other sisters!  What a wonderful group of girls and they were all very supportive of T!  Oh, and I got to meet a fellow blogger in person!  Hi Summer!  I also got to meet the House Mom, Miss D.  T attended her 8 AM class Wednesday and then we had breakfast at BBB  We ran a couple of errands and took a quick nap in T's room before she got ready for her interview.  After her interview she had her hair and make-up appointments and then I went back to the house to get ready.  Wednesday night was AOPi's big fundraiser, the Pie Sale.  Tana had some extra tickets so I had a slice of apple with Josh and Tana before we headed over to the theater for the pageant. 

After the pageant we went to a cocktail reception at the University Club and the young man who escorted T on stage joined us for drinks.  After the reception we picked up T's friend Megan and headed to Flip Night where we ran into a couple of Cosmo's former BamaLax players.  T was the DD so I was able to enjoy my Tequila Sunrises. 

We had to get up super early Thursday morning for my flight out of Memphis and T was actually back in her room before my flight even boarded.  My flights were uneventful and I was home by 3:30 PM.  It was a quick trip but T will be here Sunday night for the week of Thanksgiving and then home again in two weeks for Christmas.  I luv, luv, luv having all my chicks in the nest! 

Thursday night T had the opportunity to meet the reigning Miss America, Nina Davuluri.  She was in Oxford hosting a discussion on diversity and T was covering it for her Journalism class. 

I say this every time I come back from Oxford, but I'm so glad T made the decision to go to Ole Miss.  She's right where she's supposed to be! 

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