Saturday, December 23, 2017

2017-02-16 Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert/ 46th wedding anniversary

We were able to go to the Tabernacle Christmas concert with Paul and Geri Scherbel - beautiful and uplifting. We saw a number of sister missionaries from Temple Square who were able to attend the concert. Some  of these sisters we worked with when we hosted dignitaries during our mission. It was fun to see them. We also saw Joshua who is working at the Nauvoo Cafe in the Joseph Smith Memorial building. We enjoyed the concert and our evening experience at Temple Square - and it made me miss our mission experience.

On December 13 it was the 57th year since my mother passed away. This is always a day of sadness, but also a chance to reflect on the power of the atonement and the resurrection of Christ. 

This past week we also celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary, and Hans's birthday (even though he's in Colorado Springs). Next week we celebrate Joshua's and Thomas's birthdays, and after Christmas we celebrate Hans and Michelle's wedding anniversary. Lots of things to remember and gifts to buy during this holiday season. Gifts are not really that important, but they sure take up a lot of time and energy. Then in early January we celebrate Jeff's, Hana's and Brian's birthdays. It's a lot.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

2017-10-28 Lena Anena Heath is born

We were thrilled to be in Thousand Oaks, CA for the birth of our 24th grandchild, Lena (pronounced Lenna) Anena (after Paula's great grandmother) Heath. She's healthy and safely arrived for her earthly journey. She was welcomed by her 4 siblings who all want to hold and cuddle her.

2017-11-28 Melissa has elbow surgery (again)

Melissa went through a third surgery for her elbow that was broken in a 'terrible triad' in August 2015. She has suffered miserably through this, but we're hopeful she will see a light at the end of a very long tunnel.

Friday, August 21, 2015

2015-08-18 Melissa broke her elbow

 Melissa fell playing tennis and landed on her left elbow which we resulted in a so called  'terrible triad'. A traumatic injury pattern of the elbow characterized by elbow dislocation (often associated with posterolateral dislocation or LCL injury), radial head fracture, and coronoid (top the radius fracture. She saw a doctor recommended by our neighbor, Jim Morgan, and had surgery on Thursday afternoon. Now she has a new ball on the end of her radius bone and lots of rehab in her future.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2014-12-12 Heath sibling dinner

Here are a few family photos over the years. This is with my mother, Marie Thomas in about 1957.

The second photo is with my stepmother, Barbara Kitchens in about 1964.

The third is March 1984 when Paula and I came out for Heidi and Holly's weddings and we skied at Alta with our children. That's why I am sunburned.

The fourth photo was taken in St George in July 1993 after our father passed away.

The fifth photo was taken September 2001 at our home.

The last photo was taken December 2014. Fred has moved to North Carolina so he wasn't at our sibling dinner.

2014-12-17 Roylance Family

Paula gathered her family for a luncheon on December 17, 2014 at our home, and we took advantage of the good weather to capture a few photographs in our back yard. This was the only Roylance Christmas activity that we had during the season.
This photograph of the family was taken in April 2002.

2014 Our Christmas Card

We decided to feature our grandchildren in our Christmas card this year.