He got it!
Yeah, that $18,000 scholarship, the one you and all of
your friends and all of your friend's friends voted for—he got it!
And we are so pumped we can't even take a descent photo!
When we got the phone call it was pretty early in the morning...... maybe a titch too early for us lazy little love birds (it was Jason's only day to sleep in a bit) it was 7 in the a.m. And I'm pretty sure neither of us even heard the little phone ring.
When we woke up at 8:00 Jason grabbed his phone, listened to a voice mail and called the CF Care Forward Scholarship peeps back like Speedy Gonzales. I was rubbing my eyes when I heard Jason say, "Say what??? I won??? No way!" (ok, that's not what he really, truly said. but it was like two weeks ago and I just don't have that kind of memory!)
When a girl hears a convo like this she can't help but pop right out of her sleepy stupor! I was up and out of those covers before I knew what was happening. I ran into the living room where Jason was on the phone (he kind of paces when talking on the telly) and squealed and jumped up and down and did a little dance that included, but was not limited to, raising the roof and possibly a shimmy or two. (just kidding about the shimmy, even though I can totally shimmy with the best of em!)
Jason did some silent dancing of his own (silent because he was still on the phone) and then a quick trip was scheduled for the paparazzi to come to southern CA for the filming of the video. And when I say paparazzi I mean two cute HR girls from the east coast and the handy camera man with a shopping fetish (B&H photo is his love).
It was quite an afternoon of filming and by the end of the day we felt like we made ourselves some new best buds! After filming I made dinner for the girls and Jas and I. When I found out that I would be making dinner for the crew I got all sorts of nervous! What are you supposed to make people who brought you a great, big check? So I settled on homemade chicken noodles because they are a Simmons family fave, and upside-down ice cream cake desert for something sweet (and then I ate desert for breakfast for the next 3 days straight).
It was a such good day and I'm so happy that we finally get to tell you all about it!!!
Go ahead and check out the press release and the new video here!
(or just watch the video here.)
And last, but not least, we want to thank you! There is no way we could have done this without you and your family and your friends and their friends and every arm you twisted into voting for Jason.
There were nearly 34,000 votes.
That means you guys are the best pals in the whole entire world!
We love all of you!
He did an amazing job, was great to work with and ladies, his relationship status says he's single...