Sunday, January 17, 2010

On the Road Again

A new road was just opened connecting Ocotillo Ridge Elementary school to the Del Lago neighborhood. Previously, there was only one road leading to the school, which made for huge traffic congestion, and a dangerous commute for students. Last Friday there was a ribbon cutting opening the new road. Principal Chesebrough invited the whole school to come. As a member of Site Council, I was invited to help cut the ribbon. It was a great celebration for everyone! I love the picture above of all the kids walking back up to the school.
After watching the huge fight with developers, the county and the school district, I was excited to see this road finally go through. (A great big pat on the back to Tony LoMonaco. It's due to him that we have a road!)

Of course, Scott couldn't help but get his word in that morning. As we arrived, Mr. Chesebrough had speakers blasting the song "On the Road Again." Scott just had to tease him about Willie Nelson being a good role model for the kids. (Long Hair, Drugs, Tax Evasion). We all got a good laugh. Overall it was just a great morning!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Isabelle's Baptism

Isabelle was baptized on December 5, 2009. It was a wonderful day! She looked absolutely beautiful in her dress.
I was overwhelmed by different feelings. First of all my baby was getting baptized. This is a big step for a mom. But I also felt many feelings of gratitude. As we sat together for lunch, after the baptism, I looked around the table at my children, all who are following the commandments. How lucky can a mom get? Then I looked at my extended mom and dad....Scott's mom and her brother-in-law and his family. I felt so fortunate to have such a great heritage. I have so many great examples to base my life on. I know I have been blessed. I felt so much love in that room that day. May I never forget the blessings I have!

Dad and Daughter!
Toller cousins with Grandma.

Our fun family!

Isabelle with Grandpa Gordon and Grandma Carol.

Isabelle with Grandma and Grandpa Baggaley.

Daniel is my youngest brother. (I'm first of 12.) Daniel is younger than Elizabeth! I'm so glad he could be here for the baptism.