I was looking through old pictures and ran across this great one of me and Bob Bennett. This was in 1998 or 1999 when I was in 5th grade. That year I met all of the greats -- Orrin Hatch, Chris Cannon, Merrill Cook. Thanks to Cook, I'm in the Congressional Record. I think that's pretty cool. I won't lie.

I was in DC as Utah's representative for JDRF's Children's Congress. I was able to meet with Utah's representatives to explain why funding for research for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes should be a top priority. It was an amazing experience.

Being in DC with just my mom was a blast. Serious mother-daughter bonding. It was the first time I had my mom to myself for an extended period of time. We went to several museums and sites in DC and Virginia. It was also my first time really being surrounded by history. Inspiring. That's an understatement.

Anyway, there are three things to note about that photograph. First, I think I had just watched Cannon eat about 5 hot dogs in about 60 seconds before it was taken. Second, I look like the proper height for a ten year old. That's because Bennett is 6'6". Third, and most important, I was adorable. Just saying.

2 remarks:

Emily said...

It's the end of an era for Senator Bennett. I thoroughly enjoyed this post!

Anonymous said...

You are adorable! It was a very fun time - the first time in Washington, DC for both of us. It was before all the tight security and we could just wander in and out of museums with no metal detectors! Those were the days. Remember what you wanted to take home as a souvenir? A British flag! Hilarious - even in the 5th grade.