Sunday, May 4, 2014


Where has the time gone?  These last few months have been a blur.  I'll try to recap the highlights.

Gold Award

Bailey has been a Girl Scout since her second grade.  The Gold Award is the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn.  Bailey organized and hosted a science day event at her high school.  She had around 50 high school volunteers who led experiments and demonstrations for the local elementary aged kids who attended for free.   She had around 185 people attend the event and it was a huge success. 

Here's Bailey talking to her volunteers before the event started. 

The volunteers for this event spent their entire Saturday helping Bailey.  I can't tell you how impressed I was with all of them.  What a remarkable group of young adults. 

Here's some of the attendees walking from demonstration to demonstration.

And yeah - I'm married to this.

This is one of the experiments that was demonstrated. Flaming bubbles. So cool.

And a big group shot of everyone after the event was over.

A high school student wrote about the event and it was in our local paper.  Here's the link.  She couldn't have done this event without her fantastic chemistry teacher.  She inspired Bailey to move forward with this project and was instrumental in getting it done. 

This Saturday we will go to a banquet where Bailey will be pinned with her Gold Award.   Her science teacher will attend with us and I'm really looking forward to this.

In March, Bailey and I helped to organize and attend a Leader and Me Girl Scout camp.  This might have been our last Girl Scout camp together, so it was a really nice weekend.  The weather was chilly, which is perfect for camping, if you ask me.

In April, My mom and I visited the Dallas Arboretum.  I love going there.  Mom was extra patient with me as I took a ton of pictures.  I was trying to get some good ones for our dining room walls.  Here's some of my favorites from that day.

This is Bailey's senior year in high school, so we have been busy with all of that as well.  She attended prom a couple of weeks ago and she had a fantastic time. 

She went with a big group of people and they clearly had a blast together.

I took several pictures for her graduation announcements.  Here's a couple of my favorites. 

I wish Bridget was looking up in this picture - I think it is a good one of Bailey still.

And now we are just counting down to her graduation ceremony.  We are hosting a big celebration the day after her graduation.  And then the next day she will leave to be a Girl Scout camp counselor for the summer camps.  Things just don't seem to slow down here.