Life is Great in Mesa Arizona

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Dr. Michael Herrera . . .

Mike completed his Family Practice Residency training progam tonight with a wonderful graduation ceremony and program. He received an award as Chief Resident, but he was also awarded the "Resident Teacher of the Year" which is a great honor and tribute to him. One thing that touched my heart was hearing what his patient's said about him and how they loved and appreciated his care and concern for them. I even learned that he has one couple who travels 4 hours each way just to see him in the Residency Clinic. That makes a mom proud and brought a tear to my eye!

We didn't take any formal pictures, but I wanted to share a couple of Mike with the kids. Melissa and his family have sacrificed so much these past eleven years to finally see all of this hard work pay off. But Mike has always made sure that his family comes first. He will be opening his own practice in Gilbert, Arizona and I'm sure he will continue with the same care and compassion he has given during his Residency. So, from the bottom of my heart . . . Mike, congratulations for a job well done! I love you!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Dance Recital

My grandaughter, Jenna, was in a dance recital last Friday night. Because it was held at Mountain View, she said she was in the "High School Musical"! It was a great recital and all of the dancers, girls and boys, were so much fun to watch. The littlest ones were very cute as they jumped and turned and waved their hands in the air.

Jenna performed in two dances . . . one was more jazz and the other to the "Tiki Room" song from Disneyland. She has a natural rhythm and can be caught moving and swinging to almost any song. Jaden and Tanner, her brothers, were not as excited to watch the recital, but in the end they had a fun time. I caught a classic picture of Jaden while we were waiting in the auditorium. It's performances like these that make life special!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Welcome to the World!

Mike and Melissa had a new baby girl on Tuesday, June 12th. Ava Lauren weighed in at 9 lbs 3 oz and is a CUTIE! She looks just like her brother Jax . . . same eyes, nose, and chin. I just love new babies. There is something so sweet and peaceful about them . . . coming straight from heaven, I wish they could talk and share a thing or two.
This make "13" grandchildren for Grandma Sandy. I love it. I wouldn't want it any other way. I am truly blessed with a wonderful family, great kids, super sons and daughters-in-law, and the very BEST grandkids. Life is truly sweet.