Friday, June 22, 2007

So long Summer School...Here I Come San Marcos!

Yeah!! I'm officially on summer vacation. Today was my last day of teaching! Summer School went great this year and all 15 of my students worked soo hard! They deserve a little break, too. Hopefully, they won't forgot everything that I have taught them.
If you don't see a blog from me for a while it's because I'm headed to San Marcos for a mission trip(June 23-30)then I'm home for like one day(seriously)then I'm off again to see one of my best friends Elizabeth in beautiful San Diego, CA! Back to the mission trip part- my church is taking our L.I.T. (Leadership In Training) 4th and 5th grade kids to work with Calvary Baptist Church in San Marcos, TX to do ministry with children who live in nearby apartments. I'm really excited to have the opportunity to go and serve the Lord in this way and to see my L.I.T. girls and boys in action-sharing the Gospel with other children! If you have time this week please lift us up in prayer. You could pray for the following: safe travel to and from(I have to drive one of the vans), that God is already at work in the hearts of everyone that is going and preparing the hearts of the many children that we will be ministering to, a time of growth and unity among our L.I.T. kids and adult sponsors, energy, and that we will have an awesome time serving the Lord! I can't wait to see what God does in San Marcos!! Be on the look out in weeks to come for a full report.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO THE WORLD'S GREATEST DAD!!! This past Sunday I celebrated Father's Day with my dad. I am so thankful to have such a wonderful dad. My dad always supports me, encourages me, and shows me love. He's the best!! We started the day off by giving him his gifts. Charity and Ryan won the award for best gift, but my dad liked all his gifts! My mom got my dad an OSU cover for his grill and a singing card that sang Wild Thing-my dad loved the card and kept listening to it over and over again. Charity and Ryan got my dad a Lionel Train Lamp(way cool). In case you don't know my dad, he loves trains and collecting anything that has to do with them!! They also got him a singing card that sang Can't Touch This. It was hilarious watching my dad sing this song!! I just got my dad a normal card (guess I didn't get the memo), some money, and a picture of myself(a free 8x10 from the church that turned out pretty good, so thought it would be a perfect f-day gift). After gifts, we took my dad to eat at Golden Corral (we didn't really have a lot of other choices in the big town of Duncan). It was pretty good. Then we were off to the the show to see The Fantastic Four movie. If you haven't seen it yet you should. I really enjoyed it, but have low expectations! I had so much fun hangin out with the fam and I have the coolest dad ever!!!

Wedding #1

Saturday night I attended my first wedding of the summer. Last summer I went to a total of eight, yes, EIGHT Weddings-THE SUMMER OF WEDDINGS! I really thought that this summer I would like have no weddings to go to because almost all my single friends are now married, but I already have 2 on my calendar. Any way back to the wedding, it was my dad's best friends daughter who got married. Her name is Becca (she's a twin) and my sister and I used to babysit her and her sister Sarah. We grew up with these girls. I feel so old-they are now 22 years old-all grown up and beautiful. I never in my wildest dreams thought that one of them would get married before me(whatever, still waiting on God's perfect timing...anytime God), but I still hugged her and told her Congrats!! It was a beautiful wedding and the funniest part about it all was that my sister was my date-her husband was out of town working. I had sooo much fun with my sister and haven't laughed so hard in a long time!!

Brunch with the Girls!

This past Saturday Kyna (childhood friend and roommate for 3 years) had all the girls over for a wonderful brunch at her new house. Her house is too cool and the food was amazing! We had fruit, muffins, breakfast burritos, and this really good Brunch Punch. It was so fun to get together with the girls! We need to plan a brunch date at least once a month. Thanks Kyna for your wonderful hospitality!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Way Too Much Six Flags!!

I have been to Six Flags a total of 3 times in my entire life and two of those times have been within the last week. If you don't know me- I'm not a roller coaster kinda girl. I have a weak stomach and I'm scared of heights- not a good combination for an enjoyable day at Six Flags! However, this past Sat. I went to have some fun (I think-yes) with friends. Due to my free Book Club Reading ticket I got from school(thanks to my students for reading and joining the club)I was able to get in for free,yes free! I would never pay full price bc I don't really ride roller coasters and it would be a total waste of money for me. Any way I took my Bonine(motion sickness med.)and was good to go. I rode more rides than I ever have before-which isn't saying alot. We started off with AqauMan(water, bridge, soak and wet),then rode the Mine Train, did the BIG Tower, the Rapids(also a wet ride), the Bob Sled Ride, Log Ride, Old Cars(more fun when I was little and couldn't drive), and Runaway Mountain. I totally got tricked onto this ride-thanks Rach, Scott, and Eric! Runaway Mountain is a coaster, inside a tall mountain, that you ride in the dark. They told me that it was fun and that I would like it. WRONG!! WRONG!! WRONG!! Remember, I don't do roller coasters and this was a roller coaster with the big drops and twirling curves and it didn't help that it was in the dark bc I still had my eyes closed and I still didn't like it at all!! Luckily, that was the last ride for me on that day bc it really got my stomach and I probably wouldn't have trusted them on the other rides. After I left Rach, Scott, and Eric went on the scary, big rides like Batman and Mr. Freeze-their crazy!!
Day 2 at Six Flags was this past Thurs. I went with the children's ministry at Travis. Thank goodness that I went earlier in the week bc I was in charge of a group of five girls and it came in handy knowing my way around the park and knowing ahead of time what rides I could ride and those I shouldn't. I had a great time with my girls and they weren't that crazy about riding roller coasters either, so we enjoyed the same kind of rides-little, non-scary, not fast ones. We did ride the AquaMan like 5 million times and got totally soaked!! It was great!!
I had fun on my two outings to Six Flags this summer, but I think this will be my fix for the next five years or the rest of my life!! For those of you who are roller coaster people you don't have to worry about me being ahead of you in line!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I am the worst friend ever! I forget my good friend Trasey's b-day-sooo very sorry!! Tonight Ames and I met our friend Trasey to celebrate her b-day that we both forget at the Olive Garden. We had a great time catching up on things and laughing over memories that we already had made. Here's a funny story about our friend Trasey: Last time we got together with Trasey we ate at Don Pueblos. We were walking out to the car and Trasey sees a Starbucks cup and rears back and gives the cup a kick with all her might(think she had some frustration she needed to get out), well the cup was full of coffee and it splattered all over Amy's car. Amy was on the other side so she had no idea what Trasey and I were laughing about hysterically. Amy walks around to the other side and sees the mess, but the funny part is Amy thinks that Trasey did this on accident. Trasey tells Amy that she kicked it on purpose thinking nothing would be in it. We were laughing sooo hard!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! I had such a great time with my girlfriends-can't wait until we get together again!!

Sports World

This past weekend was full of sports! It all started on Friday night when TABC (Travis Avenue Baptist Church)had a softball game. The team started off strong-we had a 16-4 lead; however, the other team gave us a run for our money and the final score ended 16-11- TABC on top!! This was our last game of the season so it was great to go out on a win. Hopefully, TABC will be back next year even stronger!!
Then Sunday night Rach and I had some friends over to watch the NBA Finals. Most everyone was going for the Spurs(my vote since the Mavs are out)but we had a few(the Dantzlers) who were going for the Cavaliers. The Spurs ended up pulling off the win-yeah!! This makes the record 2-0. Go all the way Spurs!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Good Bye Mrs. Moore

Thursday afternoon I got together with my teacher friends and we threw a going away party for our former co-worker and friend Amy Moore (not to be confused with my BFF Amy Moore, now Amy Dantzler). We loaded up and headed out to Cleburne to Mari's beautiful house in the country. Thank goodness I wasn't driving and rode with Amy and some other teacher friends. I would have been totally lost. Once we got there, we ate tons of food. We had yummy sandwiches, chips, fruit, and the best cake with strawberry filling inside. The cake was so cute-it had a teacher and student on it. I also, introduced all my teacher friends to my all time favorite game of Spinner. Everyone loved it and Amy was the SPINNER WINNER. I thought this was fitting since it was her going away party. We all had so much fun. Thanks Mari for hosting.
To: Mrs. Moore,
I can't believe that you are really leaving Westcreek. I don't think that it will really hit me until the first day of school when I look across the hall and see Ms. Cooper in your old room or until we have our first drill and I look your way to see where I should take my kids. What will I ever do without you?
I really have enjoyed working with you and getting to know you as a friend. You are a great and wonderful teacher and person. You have encouraged and helped me in so many ways. You will be greatly missed. Good luck to you as you start a new school year at a wonderful school.
Your Friend,
Ms. Bailey=)

P.S. I tried to make this post more exciting and fun by using exclamation marks, but for some reason it wouldn't let me. Stupid computer. Can anyone help me with this problem? Is there some kind of button I can push? What am I doing wrong?

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

An Afternoon With My Parents!!

My parents came down to Ft. Worth this past Sunday to visit me and drop off some shelves they built to go in my bathroom. The shelves are a perfect fit and even though my parents aren't big carpenters they did an awesome job! Way to go Mom and Dad!!
My parents treated me to luch at Salt Grass. I tried to treat them in return for the awesome shelves, but like most parents they would not have that! Next, we were off to do some shopping-my favorite thing to do. My Mom and I got a couple of pairs of cute shoes. My poor Dad just sat on a bench outside of the stores waiting patiently(like most men)for my Mom and I to finish up. After that we headed to the beautiful Botanic Gardens. We wanted to go to the Japanese Gardens but they were closed due to Concert In the Gardens. I've wanted to go to this since Ames lived at her apt. on 7th Street. Hopefully, I'll get to go sometime this month. We also wanted to walk through the rose garden but that was closed to due to CITG. Must be a pretty awesome concert!! Wouldn't know, though!!! So we ended up just walking around the grounds. We still got to see some pretty flowers, though. After being out in the heat we headed back to my house to have a nice, cold glass of lemonade-it really hit the spot! Then my parents headed back to OK. I had a great time with them!! Thanks for building me some shelves.