mom, me, Stevie, my dad and Benjamin
January of 2004 I took Stevie and Benjamin out to visit my
parent's in Tampa, Florida. They are there currently
serving a mission as Mission President responsible for 160
young men and women missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latterday Saints. We have never been to Florida and
so I thought it would be a great opportunity to go down and
visit and see the area. Steve had to work and the older
two children had school, but I have promised that each one
of them will get their turn to go down. Most of the
time was spent tagging along with them on their daily duties
which I found to be a great experience. One of the days
we were there they took us to Clearwater Beach - it was very
beautiful. Below are some pictures from that day.
spent a total of a week there and had so much fun. The
day before we left I told Stevie that we had
to fly home the next day. She got really sad and asked,
"Can't we stay until Christmas?" I said no
and told her she would really miss her siblings and daddy.
She apparently didn't think so. The rest of the pictures
below are random ones from that week.
fell asleep in his chair waiting for us to get out of the
house. This picture
of Ben with his Grandmother,
Mimi Hutchins, is one of my all time favorites.
It's one of the few pictures we have of him smiling so big.