It's finally here! Miss Minnesota week! I was up until 3am last night because I was too excited to sleep, AND because I was roaming my house making sure I wouldn't forget to pack anything! I spent the entire day in the Twin Cities area doing some last minute shopping with my mom before finally checking into the Crowne Plaza at 6:45pm. I was so happy to have that time to spend with my mom. The night was pretty low key. We turned in our silent auction items; thank you so much to Vetter Stone of Mankato for donating the beautiful stone rose, nativities, and eagle! The contestants and committee had a brief meeting to dicuss the plans for the following day, then we keyed into our crafty sides to create some colorful, sparkling door decorations for our hotel rooms. I am so excited to room with the beautiful Kimberly Jacobson, Miss North Shore! What a sweetheart! We are going to have a great week together!