Monday, April 19, 2010

President George W. Bush--my Last Brush with fame game person!!!!

I first saw George W. Bush at an event in Flagstaff, AZ in 2002!!!It was an amazing thing to watch all those cars that are a part of his Motorcade drive up!!!!
We had to get there very early 2 -3 hours prior, when we arrived it was cool but sunny, and then it started raining and became very cold very fast!!!!We did not have coats or umbrellas with us, so we were freezing!!!!
I got very involved in the 2004 campaign and I worked very hard, at the Republican phone center and walking door to door to get signatures to keep Republican candidates on the ballot. SO it was quite an honor to get an invitation to the Inaugural festivities!!!!My husband dislikes large crowds, so my sister Reda went with me!!!Some of our friends also were going so we decided to get a suite with them. It was a very fun busy week!!!!
Meeting Arizona Senator Jon Kyle!!!
Our ticket for the concert the night before the election, it was held out on the Ellipse in front of the White House!!!
It started Snowing the day before the election!!!!So we decided to pass on the concert and instead go to the Arizona Inaugural ball!!!! It was held inside the Smithsonian Native American Museum!!!

This is MY Congressman Jeff Flake and his wife and one of his 5 children!!!!
Congressman John Shadegg, he was so sweet and hosted a breakfast at his office that we were invited to and also gave us a VIP tour of the US Capitol Building!!!Sadly Jon Shadegg, one of the only 3 remaining Republican Congressmen in Arizona is retiring this year.

Our ticket to the INAUGURATION!!!! We wanted to get there very early, even though you have a ticket, you do not have an assigned seat or spot, just open standing!!!!The seats are reserved for very important people!!!!It was a cold 3 hours or so, it had snowed about 3-4 inches the day before, so I cleared away the snow and just stood there or jumped about the entire time!!! It was so MAGICAL And EXCITING to be there the time flew by!!!
My sister and I in front of the Capitol building!!!!I have my ear muffs on!!!!I had a really cute coat to wear too but opted for the WARM DOWN Jacket instead!!! Warmth is more important!!!My sister is from Chicago and she was freezing too!!!!
aPresident George W. Bush being sworn in!!!!At this point I was crying!!!What an honor to witness this in person!!!
Waving at the crowd
Our ticket to the parade!!!We had great bleacher seats for this!!!
Here comes the President!!!
If you look close you can see him waving!!!
Our ticket to the Inaugural Ball!!!
George and Laura making an appearance at one of the 9 balls they went too!!!!It was so awesome!!!!
Taking their dance!!!!
Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynn appear!!!
I wore a Red Ball gown!!!
Congressman Trent Franks and his wife Josie and I at the Ball!!!!
At Midnight I had to hurry home!!!!haha

I am finished with all my celebrities!!!
I hope you all have enjoyed seeing them all as I have enjoyed showing them and seeing them all again!!!
Keeping my fingers crossed for a minor "extra" role in the movie being shot here in town right now, it stars Will Farrell and it is called "Everything must go"
I'll keep you posted!!!!
I may start a new Monday Series, my visits to all 50 states!!!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is AWESOME!!! Don't U just love DC?!?!?!?! One of my all time fave places to visit!!! Just touches me every time I go there! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Kissed by an Angel said...

You are a star magnet!! How marvellous though, al the things you have done!! Brilliant!

Deanna said...

Jamie, I have enjoyed reading your Monday posts of brushing with fame. This was fun!

I have the feeling that a new chapter will begin and new brushes with fame will are outgoing and the famous will find their way to you!!! Just watch it happen.

Can't wait.
It's a joy to visit with you,

Chatty Crone said...

I agree you are a star magnet - how blessed you are. That was so awesome.

And all 50 states? You live an enchanted life.


Krystal said...

Ok out of all the amazing people you've got to go see/meet, this one is the best. I love DC first of all, and though it was snowing and cold I think it would be a dream to of done that. You truly have done some amazing things that most people only dream about. You live a beautiful life and I'm glad we get to see parts of it through this blog. I love your red dress. I love President Bush...(one of the best) and I love that you got to go to all of that. I can not imagine out amazing it must of all been. I mean in person...WOW!
I have been busy and have missed a lot on your blog. Love the new hair, love those adorable sandals(to die for) and I love all the fun you've been up to. Vegas, running,tea party, shopping, getting your hair done. Wow you are one busy girl!

linda said...

How very exciting to see history in the making! I would have been jumping up and down too (partly just to keep warm though!)

Great photos!

nancygrayce said...

I would have loved to be a part of all that! I, in no way, think that is your last celebrity! I just know you'll meet many more.

Seaside is a neat little place about 40 minutes from where we live. I've been there many times, but never stayed there. There was a Jim Carrey movie filmed there....I can't think of the name right now.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling you will be posting more celebs in the future...why? you ask...because you have an amazing personality and they are drawn to you...
just like us bloggers!!! I love your hair color by the way...I hope all is going well have a wonderful week friend! Hugs, Jennifer

The Rustic Victorian said...

How totally exciting. I loved President Bush, wish he was there now, keeping us safe.
May God protect you in your journey

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OOOH, I like the visits to 50 states idea! When can you come back to Wisconsin? hehe. You look stunning in every pic Jamie! I love your red dress!
Hugs, Cindy

gail said...

Hi Jamie,,, thanks for visiting my blog:)... What a great post. I know that was such a wonderful memory and a great story to pass down to your grandkids!
Have a wonderful day. (()) gail

The Martin Family said...

Thank you Jamie for letting me go with you that week, we had so much fun and it brought back so many memories.


Tracy said...

Jamie...Truly an honor,for you and your sister to be there...I would have cried tears of pride too!
I had to smile just a wee bit when I saw the pic. of you in the snow... all bundled up...looks kinda like my provance in winter time:)
My week is very busy...packing and all,the grandchildren,and work!
wow, I am pooped!
Happy to be back..thanks for your visit.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

WOW, what a finale! Can't get much higher up than the President!

I've certainly enjoyed all of your celebrities with your Brush With Fame Game!

Julie Schuler said...

I love to visit D.C.

Viki said...

Looks like you had a great time.

Christy said...

Oh how wonderful you got to go and enjoy all the festivities. A fitting reward for all your hard work!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Well if this is your last 'Brush With Fame', I have only ONE thing to say...Can I have your autograph??? Hee-hee! You have met more famous people than any other person I know. Thanks so much for sharing all of this with us. I've enjoyed every single 'Fame' Post.
I was very impressed that you participated in the 'Pat's Run', Jamie. You're amazing.
And I'm sorry about the hair fiasco. : ( I hate hair troubles!!!
Your trip to Vegas looked like it was WONDERFUL!!! Happy Birthday to Jamie and Will. : )
Mary Lou

Jenny said...

Wow...what a star-studded post...including you. You are gorgeous, girl.