Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"D.A.R.E." Graduation

Taylor with her graduation certificate and Medal.....

Mom and Taylor enjoy a proud Moment after coming home from D.A.R.E. Graduation.

Four out of 134 Fifth graders won this prestigious Medal for Excellence.
              Taylor and MiReina her best friend enjoy pictures and kudo's after graduation...

School Principle Mrs. Wooldridge and Henderson Police Officer Hull open the ceremony!

                                Channel 3 Weatherman and Children's Author Kevin Jannison give another awesome speech to the D.A.R.E. Graduates.

          Today we were able to attend Taylor's D.A.R.E. Graduation...  She was selected the top of four students in fifth grade to read an essay she prepared and that was required to pass the class.  The Ceremony was well done and we were able to go to her home room afterwards and enjoy doughnuts and juice afterwards.  Sandi and I  didn't have this program when I was in school.  We were so proud to see her participate in this program and graduate with an  outstanding award for achievement.  I was able to get a ton of pictures and video.  Included is the link from Facebook to view the rest of the videos and pictures.
Taylor, we love you and couldn't be prouder!
  Mom and Dad.....

Monday, March 7, 2011

"NASCAR" Weekend

         We all showed up at the Las Vegas Speedway for the NASCAR event, there was a good turnout.  Lot's of pre-race and post race eats and tailgating.  Everyone enjoyed a nice warm day.  I got raccoon eyes from the sun as did most of us.  Not many crashes but a few.  It's obvious that you have to be a NASCAR fan to enjoy sitting for over three hours but overall it was a good day to relax and enjoy friends.  The Helicopters flew overhead before and after the race shuttling the VIP's back and forth.  Felt like being back on the old Marine Bases of yore.

Good company, good eats, nice day!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Taylor, Marhania, Robert, Cecile, Sandi and Armani at pre-Camp lunch!

                                                           Heading out for "Sea Camp" finally!

                                                Dinner after arrival in San Diego!  Then off to classes!
         Ah yeah, a long awaited Sea Camp arrived today.  After 8 months of waiting the Girls headed off to San Diego for three days of "Sea Camp" a program offered by the School for those interested in Ocean and Marine life.  I insisted that Sandi be a chaperon so this was in the planning for a long time.  Call me the over protective father but it is what it is.  We spent the week packing and preparing for the trip.  Sadly I'm stuck here with near front row tickets to the Sunday's NASCAR event at the Las Vegas Speedway with two hours of pre-race tailgating with all the Military guys and gals, co-workers etc.  I'm hoping for lots of pictures when they get back to add to the  face book page and Blog.  Taylor's best friend Marhania and her father and our friend Robert will be doing most of the activities while there.  I hope they have a great time.  They deserve it!
More Pic's to come!