Monday, October 4, 2010

31 for 21: Be Beautiful, Be Yourself, Continued

Day 4:  This is continued from my post yesterday...

Tim Shriver was presented the 2010 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy award, by Quincy Jones himself.  Tim was a very eloquent speaker and it was obvious he is incredibly passionate for The Special Olympics.  There was also a video montage of some of the athletes that had me very excited for Claire to participate, if she chooses.

The 2010 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Self Advocate Award was passed from DeOndra Dixon to Karen Gaffney. 

Karen Gaffney is an absolutely amazing speaker.  She was completely comfortable in a situation that would have me sweating like crazy.  And, I noticed she only glanced at her notes once during her entire speech.  She is tiny and beautiful!

The fashion show started with models showing off clothes from Saks

But these models were the real stars of the show.  There were 24 models with Ds, and they ranged in age from about 10 to 30.

Her retro dress and glasses were adorable

These guys seemed to be having a great time being escorted by a Nuggets dancer.  The guy on the left totally reminds me of Barney on How I Met Your Mother.  He's very handsome!

This young man was having a blast.  He was dancing and hamming it up the whole way up and down the runway.  You could see he was just eating up the attention.  This young lady is beautiful.  She was crowned Homecoming Queen last year.  She is also TALL.  She was escorted by Chauncey Billups of the Nuggets, and she wasn't much shorter than he was.

While all the models were awesome, these last two pictures were my favorite groups.  These two are your typical pair of high school sweethearts.  He's a football players, she's a cheerleader, and they are so cute together.  This was one of those moments that put a huge smile on my face, and also had me picking out boys for Claire to date....Grady and Lucas are at the top of my list!  :)

This young lady was escorted by Miss Colorado and they were awesome.  They had a whole routine worked out for the end of the runway which included a shimmy, hip bump and blowing kisses.

Darren wasn't able to join me for the event, so my friend Kristen went along instead.  We had a great time and will definitely be attending next year.  We are just debating if we will be guests, or volunteers.


  1. the pictures were worth the wait ... even if it was only a days wait.and,how ever will you choose,Grady or Lucas?Have never "met" those two cuties,till I linked over and Oh.My.Gosh.They are just the cutest things ever!!!

  2. I'm sitting here with a big fat grin on my face - how much fun! You just have to give these precious people credit for getting up on that stage and doing things that would make my knees turn to jelly!

  3. i love the last 2 photos too! What an awesome event!
    A side note: thanks for your kind comments on my blog - always a pleasure when you stop by and comment. Claire is so beautiful.

  4. No way, I can't believe you went to this! We got the invite but couldn't fork the money, maybe next year, it looked like fun!


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