Posted by Carrie Wintle on Mar 11, 2019 under

As the weeks pass by, I cling to the small moments that fill my heart with so much joy. The Lord has been too good to me, and I want nothing more than to share that goodness with others.

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Feb 25, 2019 under

This week was one of those “bucket list” kind of weeks.

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Feb 25, 2019 under

I am grateful that I get to share this experience with the people I love most.

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Jan 12, 2019 under

One of the best parts of this year has been sharing it with the people that love me most, my parents.

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Jan 11, 2019 under

Attending local competitions is one of my favorite things to do as Miss South Dakota. It is inspiring to see other young women take the leap of faith and invest in themselves. It takes courage to step onto a pageant stage. 

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Reflecting on 2018 brings me nothing but joy.

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Jan 09, 2019 under

24 weeks as Miss South Dakota. It doesn’t seem possible.

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Jan 09, 2019 under

This year I get to spend Thanksgiving as Miss South Dakota. I am thankful for my family who never stopped believing in me, my friends who continuously cheer me on, and my Savior, Jesus Christ, for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Jan 09, 2019 under

Veteran's Day, school visits, and a meet and greet event made for a busy week. 

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Dec 05, 2018 under

Miss South Dakota Pheasant Hunt

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Nov 26, 2018 under

God showed up in a way a really cool way this week.

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Oct 30, 2018 under

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”

-Judy Garland

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Sep 26, 2018 under

I returned home from Miss America exactly two weeks ago.  

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Aug 27, 2018 under

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance

Never settle for the path of least resistance

Living might mean taking chances

But they’re worth taking

Loving might be a mistake

But it’s worth making

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Aug 27, 2018 under

My time at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is something I will never forget.

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Aug 27, 2018 under

Better late than never. Isn’t that how the saying goes? 

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Jul 29, 2018 under

I was sad to leave Orlando and the exceptional women I met this week. But it’s not goodbye, just “see you later.” Next stop, Atlantic City.

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Jul 29, 2018 under

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Jul 19, 2018 under

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Jul 10, 2018 under

Week three brought 4th of July fun, sponsor visits, Miss America paperwork, and priceless time with the one and only Annie Woodmansey.

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Jul 04, 2018 under

“Happiness is like a cat . . . "

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Posted by Carrie Wintle on Jun 26, 2018 under

My name is Carrie Wintle, and on June 16 a dream that was 10 years in the making came true. I was crowned Miss South Dakota.

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