My mom, me, Stevie, my dad and Benjamin   

Jan. 2004


In 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.



We 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.


Ben 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. 






Please don't forget to sign Benjamin's guest book before you leave!