Saturday, November 19, 2011

Meeting Former First Lady Laura Bush

Earlier this week, TL's family and I had the opportunity to meet Laura Bush and listen to her speak at The Lesher Speaker Series in Walnut Creek.
We also got the chance to meet her and take pictures with her.  She's very pleasant!
She spoke about her time in the White House, how she met George, and what it was like to be The First Lady during September 11.  She also talked about everything they've done since leaving The White House.  It was very interesting to hear about her personal experiences.

First, we went to dinner at Massimo's, across the street from The Lesher Center of the Arts, the theatre we saw her speak at.
Security was so tight, you would have thought the President was with her.  Secret Service everywhere, not to mention many members of the police department - armed and ready.

Dinner was delicious!
My fabulous MIL and me
TL, me, Laura, Cindy, Joe
The whole gang!
Not a great picture... but this is her after her presentation getting questions from the audience.  (I was nervous to take this picture because Secret Service people were watching everyone like hawks!)

She was very nice and it was interesting to hear her speak about all of her experiences that we've watched unfold in the media for more than a decade.
She also is a firm believer in the power of a woman!

28 comments:

allison said...

what an amazing opportunity! great pictures:)

K said...

What a wonderful day for you to experience! Love your pictures and your outfit is too cute!

Simone said...

How wonderful, I am full of admiration for those First Ladies.

And you look fabulous!! X

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

What a great opportunity as well as great photos! A grand story to be able to tell over and over.

Leslee said...

Oh my Tracy! What a once in a lifetime opportunity...

Such a wonderful experience to share with loved ones...

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

sooo cool!!!

Lauren said...

Such a great experience! Not many people get that chance! That is so cool that you got to meet the First Lady!!

Lauren

http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Mama said...

so jealous! soooo cool! i love my favorite little bush family! :)

Claire Kiefer said...

You got some pretty fantastic pictures, and you look beautiful in all of them. What a unique opportunity--glad you enjoyed it!

Lindsey said...

She's seriously one of the classiest ladies.

Allison said...

How neat! What an incredible experience, Tracy!

Kristin said...

Wow very cool!

Kimberly said...

what fun! love your top.

Kristin said...

that is so awesome!! were you not supposed to take pictures while she was talking?

Kristin said...

Oh wow, that is so cool! What a great experience. AND, I am LOVING your new 'do! :)

Allison said...

Awesome opportunity!

It's A Love Story said...

COol!

Jess said...

That is so cool that you got to meet her! She seems like such a sweetheart.

Stephanie said...

SO cool!! What a great pic of all y'all!!

Jax said...

SO COOL! And you look stunning, friend!

Natasha said...

what a fun event...i would love the opportunity to hear her speak!!! and lady, you look absolutely adorable--loving your new haircut! ;)

Amanda said...

VERY VERY COOL!

P.S. Your hubs and FIL look soooo alike!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

I think it is so neat that you got to meet her! I really enjoyed reading her book, plus i just love learning about First Ladies.

And you look gorgeous in those pictures!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

WOW - what a fantastic opportunity! That is so neat! I saw she was also recently named a Glamour Woman of the Year along with her daughters!

Lauren said...

what great pictures and what a great opportunity!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

How amazing that you got to meet her!

Jessica said...

I didn't realize that she was coming to speak there. I always find out about their speakers after they come there. I love Massimo's! The picture of you, Laura, and TL looks great!

Lauren said...

I'm very very behind on reading blogs, but this is amazing! I love Laura Bush and you are so lucky you got to meet her! I'd love to hear her speak one day!