The Taggart Family -- Life, Family and Friends

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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

This blog is a record of events in the life of Joseph Taggart and his family since his spinal cord injury while body surfing in Guatemala in January 2006.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Joy

The Wonder of Christmas
Being together was enough. But the delight in the children's eyes and the happiness of sharing and giving and caring made it superb. What a joyous day to be a family and remember the Savior through our gifts to each other. Throughout the week family and friends have shared such warm words and gifts of love. Emails and messages from all over the world. Thanks everyone for your love and caring. We thank Heavenly Father for His Son and the message of Peace, Joy and Love that He came to bring.

We share a few images of Christmas here. There are more here:
Christmas '09 at the Taggarts

Friday, December 25, 2009

Celebrating Joseph Smith's Birthday

Christmas on Temple Square
In a Mellenial Day the holiday we will celebrate will be the 23rd of December not the 25th. While we will celebrate Christmas when it occured in early April, we will remember the birth of the Prophet of the Restoration in December.

Our family bundled up and visited Temple Square on Wednesday the 23rd. What a wonderful way to remember the Savior and His birth as well as the Restoration through Joseph Smith. It was so fun to be with the children and share their excitement. It was special when Ethan requested to touch the temple, then peeked in a window to see if Heavenly Father was inside.

The whole family enjoyed the lights and the Spirit and Tim loved shooting photos. Hope you enjoy a few of them. There are more on his Facebook site: Christmas on Temple Square

Friday, December 18, 2009

Back Together Again

This Blog to Get More Love and Attention
Tim has been away for most of the last two months, first to Europe and then to The Philippines for work. The blog has been neglected. We'll try to remedy that in the next couple of weeks.

Christmas is Coming
Things are looking like Christmas at the Taggart Home. Gloria has created another spectacular tree design and has decorated with the help of Elizabeth and the grand-kids. It's a wonderful time of year.

Family Photo
One of the activities when Tim was home for a few days over Thanksgiving was a family photo. It is amazing to see the change in the children from year to year. Ethan is 6 and is in kindergarten, Cheyenne is 4 and little Gavin now 2 years old. They are the calendar that helps us see time fly. Elizabeth and Denny are wonderful parents and Joseph is an awesome uncle.

Philippines Projects
Since Thanksgiving Tim has been in the Philippines working with Kaye Bay and Ruth Barilea, our Church Audiovisual staff, to do the Tagalog language production of the Old Testament Visual Resources DVDs, about three hours of media. Lucy Quinto, the owner of the Digi8 studio is a great friend to the Church and a wonderful talent director. The photo above includes (left to right) Arlene, the language coach assigned by Church Translation, Lucy Quinto, Ruth, Tim and Kaye. All were in the studio 11 hours a day 6 days a week until the project was completed.

When Tim managed a couple of hours the first day and the last to grab some photos of the Manila Temple for the Church and a few other sites it was a joy. Manila is beautiful as are the people. We will add a few photos over time here and on Tim's Facebook page.

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