Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Holidays

What a wonderful Holiday season so far!

For the month of December we have attended:

  • the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert at the Conference Center

  • Hale Theater's production of "A Christmas Carol"

  • the annual Paulsen Norwegian Christmas Eve celebration at the Roberts' (featuring a visit from Santa)

  • the annual Riggs breakfast at Grandpa Riggs', (featuring a visit from the Hesses)

  • food and games at the Cholodowskis

This will soon be followed by outdoor fun in the snow (1 foot so far in Sandy!), games, movies, and more food.

But the greatest moments of all have come when we have been gathered as family and how we have seen our children embrace the spirit of our Savior Jesus Christ by reaching out in love and service to all those around them. Thanks to all who have made this season so great so far.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dean Gull

Orland Dean Gull passed away on November 28 in St. George. He was the husband of Helen Judd Gull, Cleo Judd Riggs' late sister. (Cleo is Robin's mother). He had been battling cancer. Trish and Robin went to the funeral last Wednesday in St. George. Dean and Helen had 11 children and Robin got re-acquainted with a lot of cousins.
It was a wonderful service, full of stories of faith and fun. The stories were mostly about the Gulls growing up in St. George and surrounding areas. Theirs is a family of well-grounded Latter-day Saints, who love to gather as a family (they had an annual family reunion at which they mostly camped out), love to deer hunt, love their Church, and love each other.
Here's the link to Dean's obituary in the St. George Spectrum:

Monday, December 1, 2008

There Is Still Time, Dad!

Trish and I sent Dad Riggs a copy of an article from the Church News about a 114-year-old woman who was baptized in Ghana at the age of 108! She went to the temple at the age of 110!

There's still time, Dad!