Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Whoa. What just happened? #mayorofacl

The kids and I joked that our family should enter the Mayor of ACL contest.
My friends and I kinda laughed about it and talked about what fun it would be.

There was a contest.  My friend, Becky, nominated me.

We made a little video to enter the contest.  Jeff came up with the idea.  The kids were happy to play along.  I mostly just stood where I was told.  :)

Then we got picked in the top 3.  And before I even knew what was happening, I was on the original set of the famous Austin City Limits show being interviewed by Evan Smith.  (WHOA)


And before I knew it, there was a social media election.  I was a nervous wreck.  All of our friends and family rallied behind me.  The kids were on board and had their friends tweeting and sharing like high school kids do.  The moms from the neighborhood were in a bar (campaign central) retweeting and hashtagging and alla that stuff.  While I sat at home with all of my kids asleep and my husband snoring on the couch.  It was best that I was alone because it was all so overwhelming.  At one point I looked at my phone and had over 200 text messages. 

And then I saw this.  I still can't believe it.

It still seems unreal.
I am so thankful.
And excited.

And I will do everything I can to be the best #mayorofacl and an ambassador of fun!

Huge big thanks to all of my friends, family, strangers and social media friends.  Big air hugs coming your way!!!