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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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Gathering, Garnering, Pioneers and Potter 7/24/07

Today is Pioneer Day (Utah) a State holiday, remembering when the Mormon Pioneers came into the Salt Lake Valley and Brigham Young declared "This is the right place". We've rememberd our pioneer ancestors as we have gathered at family Reunions. The Shaffer Family Reunion was in Logan on the 13th & 14th. We had a great time. The Jared Pratt Family (jared.pratt-family.org) Reunion was held on the 20th and 21st. Jared was the father of Parley P. Pratt (Tim's GGgrandfather), Orson Pratt and the other brothers. The family has some 70,000 descendants now and growing rapidly. This year is the 200th anniversary of Parley's birth.

We also thought of the Pioneers as Tim spoke to our Stake Youth as they pulled handcarts across the wilderness in a special Trek activity. He was honored to be able to be a part of this great experience. Our youth are amazing and wonderful.


Gloria had her birthday on the 16th. We try to keep the celebrations to a minimum on these acounts. But even though we are getting older we're getting wiser. Tim travelled to Chicago to a seminar increasing his writing skills, and Gloria got away last weekend for a seminar with Heartstrings Design(http://www.heartstringdesigners.com/). She loves being one of their designers and enjoyed the time with one of our great EBM sisters, Lindsey Futrell (Formerly Sister White) and our daughter Elizabeth. Joseph enjoyed seeing Lindsey as well.

Joseph and his friend Matt Smith enjoyed going to a Salt Lake Real soccor game with Dad on Saturday thanks to a great family friend Cisco Soto. Real played Everton, a pretty good British team, and won 2 nil. It was great to get out and enjoy the evening air and the fireworks afterwards.

Last but not least Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out on Saturday. Dad and Joseph finished it over the weekend and Elizabeth and Denny weren't far behind. Mom is moving along steadily, listening to the audio CD version as she works and scrapbooks. The ending is awesome.

1 Comments:

Blogger Finfan said...

It's been a while since I have looked at the blog, I lost the web page but was able to find it again. It sounds like things are going good for the most part, that's nice to hear. Joseph, you probably don't remember me too much, I was an EBM missionary from 99 - 01. I worked on your garage a little bit last year with your cousin. Me, my wife, and our little boy are moving up to Sandy. We just bought a house there, so I will be quite a bit closer. If I can help with any more home improvements just let me know.

Jul 29, 2007, 5:41:00 PM  

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