Friday, February 19, 2010

A weekend at home!

This is my first weekend home in almost a month and I was so excited to see my parents and celebrate my mom's birthday. I won't tell you how old she is, but she looks more like my older sister than my mother. Happy Birthday, Mom! My dad and I gave her a gorgeous picture frame for the wall that says, " We may not have it all together, but together we have it all." How true that statement is. I am so insanely blessed by God to have the parents that I have. They have been beside me each step of the way and in all of my endeavors.

I also got to spend time with my Aunt and Uncle who will be leaving tomorrow morning for Germany and will be gone for seventeen days! Please keep them in your prayers. I loved seeing one set of my awesome grandparents tonight, and my grandfather experienced the "Hibachi grill" for the first time. Needless to say, he was not impressed and suggested Wendy's, McDonalds, or Burger King. What a hoot! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful start to 2010 and that you all had a great Valentine's Day! I know some have mixed emotions about that holiday, but I find it nice to have the ones you love there regardless of whether they are a significant other or just being with family and friends. Johnny D. and I had a great weekend last weekend at the Jenn Cady photo shoot for their upcoming ad in "Four Points Magazine." Thank you all so much for inviting me to be a part of this experience, it was a pleasure working with you.

I cannot wait to see my "sisters" at workshop next month. It is always a great experience when we all come together at once for the first time! We have so many new, sweet, beautiful, and talented young ladies in the program this year. I can promise you, Miss Tennessee week will leave you with so many memories, and it will be one of the best weeks of your life.

I wish everyone a great weekend and week and check back next week for more updates. I will be headed back to Nashville to attend the last local of the 2010 cycle. Good luck to everyone competing and I hope to see you all soon!

God Bless!

Hannah-Wade Powell

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Another great weekend in Music City!

Well it was another successful weekend in Music City! After classes on Thursday, I made the drive to Nashville and rushed to get ready for the Music City Cares: Haiti Relief Benefit that Johnny D. put on at B.B. Kings downtown. It was an amazing event, and I was so honored to share the stage with recording artists Scarletta, Cody & Chance, Florida/Georgia Line, Nashville Star's Casey Simpson, Taylor Pey, and Johnny D! There was a ton of talent on stage and I was so blessed to be a part of a small effort to help a nation that has suffered the devastating loss of over 100,000 lives! The day started early on Friday morning with another photo shoot. Thanks so much to Jenn Cady and Julia Burton of Jenn Cady Photography for inviting to be featured in one of their ads for Four Points Magazine. It was a blast! The weekend continued with more pageant prep and planning for the 1st Annual Miss Rhythm of Nashville/Children's Miracle Network Gala on April 24th! Mark your calenders! More info to come!!!