|Valerie, Melissa, Kalleen, Tracie, Augusta and Natalie|
|A very flattering picture of me in my back room selling shirts and checking in the volunteers and being totally exhausted|
I'm so happy to work with the cool moms I get to know - that's my big plug for joining the PTA. You become a part of your community. I don't think a photo has ever been taken before of the moms working all dang day long trying to get ready. I truly love these ladies.
I always end the night feeling pretty proud - proud of my kids and the awesome art they create all year long. I feel proud of our amazing school, and proud of the creativity of the teachers and parents in putting together an amazing night. I don't think I've ever felt more elated than I did this year though. I'm not sure why - it was just an absolutely beautiful night. Things ran smoothly, the building looked amazing, we were able to get ample donations, the art was wonderful. My dad even came. He doesn't usually come to stuff like this, but I think he's been needing to get out more so he and Margaret came and they were very impressed and that made me feel great.