Kenny's Eagle Scout Project

Well, here it is! This is Kenny's flyer promoting his Eagle Scout Project which will be a training workshop for teachers, school staff, professionals, school board members, parents etc. on Tourette Syndrome Awareness and I.E.P.s (Individual Education Plans). Kenny is hosting this workshop and will be one of the presenters as well! This training is especially important for general education teachers to be brush up on their knowledge on how to effectively implement I.E.P.s. in the classroom. Please pass on to any teachers you may know! Teachers will receive clock hours for attending this event! This workshop will take place on Saturday, May 11th at Clover Park High School (Lakewood, WA) from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Mark your calendars!

"The Traveling Tic" Blog is Launched!

FINALLY!!! IT'S DONE! Well, I didn't necessarily give up my crown two years ago, but rather I passed it on to my son. Still promoting my platform of "Embracing the Special Needs Child," today I am launching our Blog (Kenny & I) called "The Traveling Tic" documenting our journey as a Mother and Son in the Tourette Syndrome world and Kenny's travels as a TSA Youth Ambassador. I have backdated our journey from when we started our support group 2 years ago with 40 posts. People say I should write a book, I think I just did! LOL! Also, when you have time, I encourage you to read our Tourette Syndrome Story by clicking on the tab attached to the top of the Blog. It explains more in detail our roller coaster of a ride. Hopefully you will be blessed...and hopefully you don't find too many typos! A work in progress this is! Please click on the following link to continue on with me in our journey!:


Hello followers! Thank you for visiting my site! I took some time off to post due to being busy with my boys and their activities to include the exciting opportunities that have been passed down to my older son Kenny who has Tourette Syndrome. We have been very active in the growth of the Support Group we lead for special need families to include diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome, Autism, ADD, ADHD, OCD and other Co-morbid conditions. See above link on our Support Group for more information.

As a result of how our ministry for special need families has evolved, especially for my son Kenny, I have decided to create a Blog for us called the Traveling Tic documenting our journey as Mother and Son in the Tourette Syndrome World. Please stay tuned! I hope to attach the link in about a month updating you on our travels these past 2 years.

2011 SHE Soiree Military Wives Lounge

Well, finally I am posting my last official appearance as Mrs. Washington 2010. What better way than to honor our first line of defense on the homefront - our military wives! God bless these women!
Article from the Fort Lewis Ranger featuring the SHE Soiree Military Wives Lounge I had the privilege of hosting at Life Center in Tacoma, WA. I was so honored to have the opportunity to bless our military wives as I know personally the sacrifices that make everyday being a military wife myself.  

My good friends Kristi and Connie volunteering to act as greeters and hand out Forza Coffee gift cards to our military wives. Thank you to Forza Coffee for being a sponsor a this event!
 Pageant Sisters - so thankful for them volunteering to help!

The Military Wives Lounge - shopping, treats, massage and pampering!

 My dear friend Angie Foster - Director for Touchstone Crystal -
visiting with one of our military wives as she shops.
Healing Kneads Wellness and Massage blessing our military wives with a massage!
Had a great time celebrating our military wives!

Crowning Little Miss Idlewild 2011!

On June 3, Grace Jeong was crowned Little Miss Idlewild 2011! This year her mother bid the highest amount to win a visit from not only one, but two Mrs. Washingtons! Lisa Bluhm, Mrs. Washington 2011 and myself, Mrs. Washington 2010 had the honor of being special guests at Idlewild Elementary to crown Grace - what a sweet girl! The visit included a pizza party for Grace's classmates which included root beer floats and more treats. We also had a blast playing Bingo and giving out prizes to the winners! I have sponsored this event for 5 years now - what fun it was to be able to come back this years as Mrs. Washington 2010!

Moses Lake Memorial Day Parade

Our truck is decorated and ready to go!
Little Miss Washington 2010 and local Moses Lake Princess's
2012 Contestants before the parade
Getting ready to roll!

What a great crowd!
What a fabulous time! I just loved sharing this experience with my sister Queen Lisa!

McCosh Park Before the Parade

Mrs. Washington 2010 and Mrs. Washington 2011
Posing with local beauties before the parade in McCosh Park.

Thank You Sporty's!

Posing with Paul and Chantel at Sporty's! These bears were named after the owner's of Sporty's Bar and Grill who are gracious sponsors of the Mrs. Washington Pageant. They were auctioned off to raise money for the Moses Lake Food Bank.

Meet and Greet at McCosh Park

Gathering for "Meet and Greet" at McCosh Park, Moses Lake
Mrs. Seattle, Tamara Deporter, being entertained by the amazing magician Jeff Evans!

Mrs. Washington 2010 (myself) and 2011(Lisa Bluhm) and our 2012 Mrs. Washington Contestants with Jeff Evans the Magician. He really is the best magician I have ever seen in action at such a close range.

Could not pass up on the opportunity to pose as Biker Chicks!
Mrs. Seattle (Tamara Deporter), myself, and Mrs. Moses Lake (Tiffany Carvo) getting ready for the Trampoline Bungee Jump!

What a blast!

Annual Moses Lake Lip Sync Contest Performance!

The 2012 Mrs. Washington Pageant Contestants waiting for the Lip Sync Contest to begin. It was absolutely freezing that night! As you can see we are huddled close and wearing our coats.

 Making sure our beach balls are pumped up and full of air. Wow, look at the crowd behind me - this is the largest community event of the year for Moses Lake.

 The Amphitheater where we perform every year in front of thousands of people!
Lisa Bluhm, Mrs. Washington 2011, speaking to the audience after being one of the judges for the evening.
 I just love this picture of our Director Pam Curnel and I doing the back stroke. We both love to dance!
Our Director Pam Curnel made all of the costumes as well as choreographed the dance routine for this performance. She did a fantastic job in having us represent the 70's here. Watch out Tina Turner - Pam is in the house!
Our Director Pam Curnel, myself, Pam's daughter Melissa, the Little Miss Washington Queens and the 2012 Mrs. Washington Pageant Contestants striking our end pose.  The crowd went wild!