Rachel, George and I wish you a Merry Christmas!
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6
George and Family returned home Sunday. Rachel and George are doing great.
Thank you again to everyone for your kind thoughts.
This morning at approximately 7 a.m., George Rocco Holt entered the world at 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 20.5 inches.
Mother and son are doing great.
George’s first name comes from Rachel’s maternal grandfather and uncle, and my maternal great-grandfather. It means “farmer,” a nod to the Holt family’s agrarian past and and present. It is also an acknowledgement that Rachel and I met at George Washington University. It’s a great American name that three Presidents have shared. In addition to all that, we like that it’s a well-known name, but not a common name. It harkens back to a different time.
Rocco is a nod to Rachel’s Italian heritage. Her maiden name is Canuso, and over a century ago, Rachel’s ancestor Vito Rocco Canuso brought the Canuso name to America for the first time.
Obviously, we’re on cloud nine, and appreciate all the well wishes.
Enjoyed seeing everyone at the Oklahoma County GOP Christmas Party tonight, which was held in the 30th District! Also great to see everyone tonight at the Putnam City Foundation Christmas Party. Merry Christmas, everyone.
Rachel’s due date of December 16th is fast approaching. The countdown is on…
I was honored to be a guest at a special meeting of the Warr Acres City Council Thursday night. The purpose was to show our community’s appreciation to three officers from Warr Acres and one officer from Bethany that were involved in a shoot-out in Warr Acres on September 10. Warr Acres Officer Scott Schatzer was shot in the incident. He and his fellow public safety officers were honored by Warr Acres Mayor Pat Woolley and the City Council. Thank you, Officer Schatzer, and all public safety officers for putting your lives on the line to keep us safe.
Enjoyed the Northwest Chamber lunch at the new Golden Corral in Warr Acres. I’m always happy when municipalities like Warr Acres open new businesses the size of Golden Corral, which appeared to be doing very well during our monthly Northwest Chamber lunch.
After a day of knocking doors, spent my evening at the lighting of the Warr Acres Christmas Tree. Thanks for the hospitality from all the great people of Warr Acres!
Here’s a picture of me and the Board of the Quail Creek Homeowners Association at the recent annual meeting.
Quail Creek is a wonderful neighborhood in the far northeast corner of the Thirtieth District.
Following the Capitol Republican Caucus Christmas Party, I went to the City of Bethany Christmas Tree Lighting. Light rain moved it inside City Hall, and Mayor Bryan Taylor hosted us live on Channel 20 as we listened to Bethany Elementary School students sing carols. Christmas is upon us!
You can watch the festivities here.