I'll write more when I have time, but let me just say, "Wow!"
My brother, dad and mother-in-law came over to watch and I'm just glad they weren't disappointed in the announcement. I only wish my mom, Big Jim and Rosie and Nana were all still here to see it. they would have all gotten such a kick out of it-- especially my grandparents who watched the show EVERY day. My mom though, would've bought a ticket to the show and likely embarrassed me to no end, so maybe it's okay she has the BEST seat in the house! ;)
A couple quick thank you's:
1. To Julie for her ideas and work to get the message out. My audition tape was entirely her idea and it apparently worked.
2. To Darrin and Tammy on the morning show for telling me about it and then Tammy's campaign managing to push it home!
3. To all the viewers who rooted for me and voted and told their friends to vote.
4. To all my friends on Facebook and in real life, and my family, like my brother who strong-armed every one of his customers into voting.
I may have forgotten some folks, but I will talk much more about this in the next few days!!!
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES??? YES!!!