|I've never been so excited to see my own face!|
The caller explained I was a finalist and I would need to be available to Skype with KLG & Hoda the following Monday. I was given instructions on e-mailing additional information and a few additional photos. I was so nervous and excited while speaking with her!
Monday rolled around and we excitedly answered the Skype call. It was their sound technician and a producer that made sure we were all systems go. At this point I was still assuming I was just a finalist and was instructed that I would know if I was the "Fan of the Week" when they spun the globe and whoever popped up was the winner. They were all super friendly and kept saying "we hope you are the winner!" I was anxious and the kids had no idea why we were staring so intently into the computer!
Here's the segment!
I was super nervous that I would not get the correct answer to the question they asked in regards to Hoda's book, but luckily I nailed it and won a trip to Ft. Lauderdale! As quick as the segment began we were saying our good-byes and I stayed on the line to exchange details with the producer.
After hanging up I attempted to reach Scott to tell him the good news. He was in a meeting and didn't answer my call, but first received a text from a friend in Texas that he had just saw me on the Today Show. I thoroughly enjoyed receiving texts and calls from family and friends that had seen the show and I even got recognized by strangers in our hometown grocery store on a couple different occasions.
My 15 minutes of fame may be over, but Scott and I are looking forward to our trip to the beach this fall! Being on national tv was exciting and fun and I'm so glad I took a chance and sent them a couple pictures. The downside is Paisley and Lila think we're good friends with KLG and Hoda and ask frequently when we're going to Skype with them again.
Today I am linking up with Polka-Dotty Place https://polka-dottyplace.blogspot.com for Tuesday Talk! Stop by her page and see what she's reading this summer!