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Sunday, July 24, 2011

First Family Vacation

 Fun at Trafalga with Grandma Judee
 Fun at the Real SL Game

 Great Grandpa and Grandma Harris' House in Ririe, Idaho

Max, Joseph, and Whitney 

Logan Temple

Fourth of July Fun with Jake 

BYU Gym 

Bre and Pee Wee

Clara and Joseph

Drew, Joseph, and Max 

 BYU Idaho Football Field


 Old Faithful
 At least when Joseph pushed me in I took him with me!

 Sign in the neighborhood my Grandpa developed
We had a wonderful trip to Utah and Idaho.  This was our first vacation as a family of 7.  The drive was long, but we had such a good time that it didn't seem so miserable.  We started in Logan with the Benson's (Buddy and Cheryl).  Joseph connected instantly to Whitney and Max my sweet niece and nephew.  They are two of the nicest teenagers ever.  We stayed up way too late and enjoyed midnight volleyball, a fire and a game of family soccer.  After the Benson's we head down to Grandma Judee's in Spanish Fork.  Grandma spoiled us and we had a wonderful time with her and Aunt Kami's family.  We also made time to go to the Real SL game with the Logan Benson's.  We then headed up to Idaho and stayed one night with the Idaho Benson's (Jeff and DeAun).  The Logan Benson's joined us and we had fun staying together, all 21 of us!  We spent a lovely morning visiting my grandparent's graves and showing the kids around Ririe, the place Grandma B. grew up in.  After that we headed up to BYU Idaho and showed the kids around the campus.  Boy I love that place!  We then headed up to a cabin we rented in Island Park and the Benson's joined us at the Playmill theatre to see the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  We enjoyed a beautiful day in Yellowstone National Park.  It was the great vacation I have ever had and Joseph enjoyed getting to know all the cousins and family.

Joseph's 1st (sixteenth) Birthday!

Joseph Celebrated his 16th Birthday at Chuck E.  Cheese.  This is where he wanted to go.  He had a great time collecting tickets and then gave them all away to his siblings.  We also had a "home" party where he got his first bike.  This was a special birthday as it was the first time anyone celebrated with him.  A year ago he didn't even know when his birthday was.  What a great day we had!

Looking Back

I found some photos off of facebook profiles of volunteers that worked at Joseph's school before we met him.

Baptism Day

Joseph's baptism day was very special.  All of his siblings gave talks and Joseph was baptized by his dad.  We were so proud of him.  He says it was the happiest day of his life.

 Sister's Wiley and Short
 Grandma and Grandpa B