|My sweet friends at the press conference|
|Matthew and I with Scotty Landry, |
the CEO of Make a Wish of North Texas
So Friday night, after 5:00, I received a call from Michael Meadows telling me the good news about Jamie the Giraffe. I think I was in complete and utter shock! I had no idea that they would deciding the name that soon. And then he told me that the winner of the trip had decided to donate it to Make a Wish so that a child with cancer could enjoy a vacation with his or her family. Jeff Fehlis at American Airlines made that possible, and I was over the moon.
|Gregg Hudson, the Zoo's Executive Director unveiling the name|
I wasn't supposed to tell anyone the good news- I called Matthew at work and he was elated. I did tell my family and a few select friends....I am terrible at keeping a secret. Plus, I knew that they would be so excited also! (Tip- don't tell me secrets. I am horrible at keeping them. Just FYI).
|Gregg Hudson presenting us with a photo of Jamie and Momma Katie|
|With Dallas City Council Member Monica Alonzo|
|Watching our girl!|
|Gregg Hudson, Giraffe handlers, and Michael Meadows|
I'm thinking about setting up a picture gallery so that if ya'll go to the zoo, then send me a picture with your little one and a giraffe. (Or you and a giraffe, or your friend/boyfriend/husband or dog). That is, if someone can teach me how to do it. Does that sound like a good idea?
And if you are in Dallas, venture out to the zoo and see Jamie the Giraffe! She's so adorable and definitely worth the drive! :)