As we conclude 2022 and start 2023, I’m sharing a short family update.
Dominic (17) is finishing his senior year at Bingham High School in South Jordan. He’s pre-enlisted in the Marines and plans to depart for boot camp a couple of days after his June 1st high school graduation. He’s a Marine squad leader until he reports to boot camp. He’s getting fit and meets with the Marine poolees weekly to prepare for the next few years. He’s also working part-time at KFC in Riverton.
Eliana (21) moved into her own apartment this summer with a Starbucks coworker/friend and her friend’s brother. They live in Sugar House, near Vickey’s parents in Holladay. She continues to work at Starbucks, Orange Theory Fitness, and some weekends and evenings at Urban Outfitters at Fashion Place Mall in Murray. This fall, she purchased a 2013 Toyota Avalon. Ellie and her roommate are creating an art gallery wall in their apartment.
Vickey moved from Copper Hills to Herriman High School this fall. She enjoys working in a newer school and getting to know her special education team and new colleagues. She was the Copper Hills Black Student Union advisor and was able to start a Black Student Union at Herriman HS. She works with the students to build camaraderie and organize events. She also began taking courses to certify as an instructional coach.
Pete received a promotion at work this fall. He’s now the managing director of business services in the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity. He went from managing a team of four full-time employees to almost 20. His new team administers programs that help Utah entrepreneurs, like the Utah Innovation Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Immigration Assistance Center, and a regulatory relief sandbox. This fall, he also performed in The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee at Sandy Arts Guild and was cast in Hale Centre Theatre’s (Sandy) February to April 2023 production of Titanic The Musical. At church, he’s enjoying teaching the 16- and 17-year-olds in Sunday school.
2022 was a good year for the Codellas. We’re grateful for our association with family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. We give thanks to a loving Heavenly Father for His goodness and the incomparable gift of his Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Here’s to 2023!