Janet is doing a terrific job as Director of Alpine. She works some very long, hard hours but her job has been very rewarding for her as well. She's fortunate to work with a lot of wonderful people who love, respect and appreciate all the things she's able to accomplish.
This saying appears on a bench near the entrance of the school. When the girls come to Alpine I'm sure many of them think their life as they knew it before is over. . . and hopefully it is. But then with time and much effort by all the staff at Alpine, their lives get turned around, old habits eliminated and new skills learned so that they become like beautiful butterflies.
The landscaping around the campus was beautiful. The grounds crew (which now includes Rylee) had done a great job getting flowers planted, mulch added and everything perfect for a weekend of extended family and friends.
I was glad to have Payton as my little buddy. She and I were together so that Lani and Craig could host the families of their girls who were come to visit for the weekend.
Payton got to ride one of the horses during the Saturday afternoon activities. Six or eight horses are kept at Alpine and are available for the girls to ride. The horses are used in Alpine's equestrian program and also used in their therapy programs.