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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.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

New Trees, Canadian Leaves & Best Buddies

New Trees
After the last two weeks of deforestation at the Taggarts it was time to renew the forests of Taylorsville this week. With lots of help from Elizabeth and our young friends the Westovers, we got rid of the sawdust (leftovers form grinding the stumps), filled in the old holes and dug new holes for three new trees. Monday Tim and Gloria traveled the valley visiting nurseries examining trees and prices. They came home with two Mulberry trees (like in our front yard) and a maple. By the end of the day the trees were in the ground trying to stretch themselves to provide a tiny bit of shade. Friday and Saturday we patched the lawn a bit with sod and put mulch on the flower beds by Joseph's room.

Canadian Leaves
The pretty kind, but not vegetation! Lisa Aldridge from Alberta spent the week with us. We all enjoy it while she's here and hate to see her go. She and Joseph had lots of fun out and about enjoying the summertime.

MLS All-Stars
Joseph enjoyed the All-star game with friends. It's great to have Major League Soccor in Salt Lake.

Best Buddies
Saturday Morning Joseph had the opportunity to speak to the Best Buddies of Utah Chapter heads at the Sheraton Hotel in Salt Lake. It was a great young group and he did a terrific job talking about setting goals. Afterward they asked him questions and visited about his experience.

Farmers Market
After Joseph's talk to the Best Buddies, he went with nephew Ethan, Gloria and Tim to the Salt Lake Farmers Market. Ethan loved the great handmade toys and things, and the family scored some rasberries, blackberries, crusty bread and more . . . The best part is watching the people. It's a fun crowd. Ethan like the sword the balloon artist made as well.


Blogger Dave and Lacey said...

Looks like you guys have been busy at work! I bet the yard looks great! The best buddies things sounds awesome. That would scare me to death to be front and center like that but I bet you did an awesome job! Glad your summer is going well.


Aug 2, 2009, 11:34:00 PM  

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