August 2008 - In Thailand, she meets with refugees from Myanmar. Later attends the summer Olympics with the president and former President Bush.
September 1, 2008 -- Is a speaker at the Republican National Convention.
December 19, 2008 - An official portrait of Mrs. Bush is unveiled at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery.
May 4, 2010 - Her autobiography, "Spoken From the Heart," is released.
May 16, 2010 - Comes out in support of legalizing same-sex marriage and abortion remaining legal on the Larry King Live show.
April 13, 2013 - Becomes a grandmother for the first time after her daughter, Jenna, and her husband, Henry Hager, have a baby girl, Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager.