I was super excited that my BFFie (yes, I call her that) Melissa and her husband Ryan we were able to come too!
Isn't my honey cute? We got him a tie to match my dress. Yes, so cheezy, but I love it.
At the event they did a live auction. Meet Chloe. How adorable is she? Melissa REALLY wanted to take her home, but Ryan did the big veto on that. She is just the most adorable dog ever. Riley Sue could not handle a furry sister.
If you look in the background, you can see Kim Massie. If you are in St. Louis and haven't heard her. Well, to put it lightly, this lady can wail! Check out some of her singing on her Myspace Page. Absolutely fantastic.
My Little brother Geoff was there too. I guess he's not so little, right? For the record,VERY confusing when your husband is a Jeff and brother is a Geoff.
I did a little bidding. I didn't win anything though. I just like yelling out numbers. Luckily, I stopped myself when they were getting into the high dollar items. But, some super cool items were auctioned off.
One of the auction items were original art work that were on doors. They had artists from around St. Louis create original works of art on doors and then the big doors were auctioned off. Think like the painted cows around the country.
So, as you can see, I wore heels. 2 inch heels. I went as short as I possibly could. Jeff really was not a happy camper that I went w/o the boot. But I wore it all day long and put it right back on this morning.
So, I just got a final tally and I think we were able to raise around $75,000! For a first time fundraising event, I'd say not too shabby. AND I was photographed by Ladue News, so maybe I'll show up in there. Always looking for a glitterati moment! I'll post the photos from the photographer once they get posted.