So I've been meaning to get to the computer and post this awesome event, but it's been so crazy lately so I finally made it. Saturday my dad received the Silver Beaver Award. I wasn't sure what it was so I looked it up before we went so I know what it was and why he received it. So here is what the Silver Beaver Award is...
The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth though service given to the council. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the scouting program and perform community service though hard work, self sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it. Award: The award consists of a silver beaver suspended from a blue and white ribbon worn around the neck.
One of the things that stood out most to me was when he said something to the fact of "in all due respect to Mr. Obama and Mr. McCain, they are not the ones that are going to make a difference, but it's the youth, those you teach that will make the difference."
That hit me as being a parent and making sure I do everything that I can to help and teach my children.
The lunch was amazing, and Craig and Whitney snuck out to get some ice cream from the creamery. The funny thing about that was that after everyone had received their award they spot lighted the stage that all of the recipients had been seated on which was right in front of us. They had them all stand and then they had a man (who did an amazing job) sing a thank you song, but when the spot lights hit them it was shining right on our table because we were sitting directly in front of them. So as everyone around us is looking right at us, Craig, McKenzie, and Whitney all slowly put their ice cream on the table realizing that everyone is looking at us. Not Kathryn, with no shame she just kept on eating her ice cream. This was not a small gathering. Look at the back ground and you can see part of the ballroom. It was so funny. What a great day. I love you dad. Congratulations!
Okay first post of my life, I hope i don't mess this up. ;) I moved out this past monday, there was a lot to pack out and move out of the house to the car and to the apartment. I moved out with Valerie Fox one of my oldest friends alive, who has stuck with me since 5th grade. Well we decided to go right when you can check in so we could have a room together. We got there really really early...had to walk around for about 10 minutes. We were one of the first, we felt really good about it. Well we get into the apartment and wa la all the rooms are taken. One person in each. We were so bummed about it, we had plans to wait till some more of them came so we could work it out. I was on the phone with mother when a girl came out of the room, her name was Katie. We got to talking and then she offered up her bed she had been in since friday. I felt so bad she was unpacked and everything. We helped her move out and we started moving in. More roommates came flowing in. And boy, they are all so fun. We already had a movie night and watched "What Happens in Vegas" we all just bonded that day. I would like to mention...my side of the room is in better shape then Valerie. It would be better if i had space under my bed to put my collection of movies under my bed. ha. I love where i am and the people i am living with. I am excited for classes to start to get the whole college aspect. My roommates include Katie who is a senior at BYU...she thinks. Amber who is a junior trying to get into BYU music department. Taisha who is on the BYU Gymnastics team, but she is a freshman so she is just a stand in for now. Then there is Ally who i really don't know she just came friday, and i have not had the chance to meet her yet. I know moving out on my own is the best for me at this point. Help me learn how to do things. ha not always have a mother to bail me out on everything and do everything for me. This experience will also help me find more about myself. :) I can't wait. Hope my first blog is not boring. Don't know exactly what to say on these things. Love you all!!
That's right, I started a family blog, a Baird family blog. I will send you all the pass words and log in info so you can post when you would like. I just think that we have such an amazing family and this is a fun way to keep a family journal. I will work on keeping the book up to date and put together and then when we decided to print the book off just let me know who wants a copy and we will just print up one for everyone that would like one. I just thought that this would be a good way to communicate, share and keep everyone posted on what is going on. I know that some of us have our own blogs and some of us are on face book, but this is a place that you could copy and paste from your own personal pages or to share your thoughts with the family. I just thought this might be fun, who knows it might not work out. I just feel so blessed to have such an amazing family. Thank you all for making it so amazing! I love you all, and look forward to seeing the thoughtful, touching, fun, exciting, or just plan random post!
We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul- We believe all things, we hope all things, and we have endured many things, and hope to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report of praiseworthy, we seek after these things. -13th Article of Faith