So did you watch? Did you see how it ended? Can you believe we had to keep it a secret for sooooooo many months! If you missed it go search on YouTube, I’m sure it’s there. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Okay now that you’re caught up, eeeeeeeeeee! So crazy right?!? I can’t believe that I got to be on the show with the million dollar winner! Okay so you obviously saw me totally lose (it was so embarrassing) but I am nothing but happy for Autumn! She is a totally nice and genuine person and I am so crazy happy for her!
So let’s see… where did I leave off in my story. Oh yeah Pat and Vanna were just walking on stage. We pick up our buzzers and get ready for the first toss up. It goes so fast and I realize I know the answer and click my buzzer only to be beaten by Autumn who solves it. We then go into our introductions. I had practiced what I was going to say on the plane, in the hotel and even back stage but when Pat gets to me I blank! I talked about my kids and our crazy life (we were given specific instructions not to talk about any specifics of our job so I couldn’t give myself a national shoutout) and then it is over and we are on to toss up number two. I pick up my buzzer and realize that I forgot to mention the most important part of my family back home, my hubby! I worry about this and try to concentrate on the puzzle board. Billy solves it and we play a round and then cut to commercial.
During all the commercial breaks we have to get off the stands while they add and remove the special wedges. So as I am handed ice water and my hair and makeup is touched up I mention that I forgot to talk about my hubby. I feel so bad because he is the reason I get to be there. He is at home watching my sweet babies and holding down the fort so I can go on this whirlwind adventure! When we come back from commercial Pat makes a special point to ask me about a certain someone we forgot to talk about. I am thrilled and once again my mind goes blank, I had no idea he was going to do that so I stumble through some shout out to my hubby and we are off again!
During the Jackpot round Billy picks up 1/2 a car and then later picks up the other half of the car. I am so excited for him, and I wanted to whisper the answer to him so much so that he could win that car. It’s truly amazing that you really do want all the other contestants to do well. I never wished either of them to bankrupt or lose a turn, I really wanted all of us to walk away winners! After the jackpot round we broke for commercial and then right back for the mystery wedge round. Then it was time for the Prize Puzzle.
My hubby and I talked a lot about what we hoped would happen on the show. Although money is nice (and certainly helps with a lot of things) the thing I was most excited about winning was a trip. Wheel gives away so many amazing trips and since we had kids so soon after getting together, we have never really taken a trip just the two of us. So when that prize puzzle came up I was focused and determined. The round started and the letters started popping up on the board. About halfway through the round I knew the answer!!! Exploring the ancient Mayan ruins in Belize was going to be a dream come true! You all already know that I love the latin american culture and my hubby is super fascinated by ruins and geological anthropology so I was so excited, all I had to do was wait for it to be my turn. And I waited, and waited. But my turn never came. 🙁 I think that this was the moment in the show where I was the most disappointed. I knew that there would be no more trips on the wheel and so I was out of luck for that.
The third toss up and the speed up rounds came and went and I was left without having solved a single puzzle (besides in my head) or winning a single dollar! Of course no one leaves empty handed so I will be receiving a $1000 dollar check sometime in the next three months! After taxes I figure I’ll get about $800…so who knows a great deal on an amazing 5 night vacation all inclusive for $800? Leave me your suggestions in the comments or email me, because I’m using that money to take a trip with my hubby! We deserve it!!
Thanks for reading and following along with the series! I’ll get back to more of the recipes and crafts you all know and love now! 😉