Thursday, November 18, 2010

Honor Veterans Day

Sam is part of the
Wasatch Elementary School Color Guard

He participated in honoring Veterans
during his school program on Veterans Day.

He has also been privileged this year
to spend the time with his
Great - Grandfather Cecil Ray Hansen
and learn to play TAPS on his trumpet.

Sam was able to play an echo
during the program November 11, 2010
in honor of Veterans,
in honor of his Grandfather.


Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the Civil War, when Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison's Landing, Virginia.

The Confederate Army was on the

other side of the narrow strip of land.

During the night, Captain Ellicombe heard the moans of a soldier who was severely wounded on the field. Not knowing if it was a Union or Confederate soldier, the Captain decided to risk his life and bring the stricken man back for medical attention.

Crawling on his stomach through the gunfire, the Captain reached the stricken soldier and began pulling him toward the encampment. When the Captain finally reached his own lines, he discovered it was actually a Confederate soldier, but the soldier was dead. The Captain lit a lantern and suddenly caught his breath and went numb with shock.

In the dim light he saw the face of the soldier.

It was his own son.

The boy had been studying music

in the South when the war broke out .

Without telling his father,

the boy enlisted in the Confederate Army.

The following morning, heartbroken, the father asked permission to give his son a full military burial despite his enemy status. His request was only partially granted. The Captain had asked if he could have a group of Army band members play a funeral dirge for his son at the funeral. The request was denied since the soldier was a Confederate. But, out of respect for the father, they did say they could give him one musician.

The Captain chose a bugler. He asked the bugler to play a series of musical notes he had found on a piece of paper in the pocket of the dead youth's uniform.

This wish was granted.

The haunting melody,

which we now know as "Taps"

used at military funerals, was born

Day is done Fading light Thanks and praises
Gone the sun Dims the sight For our days
From the lakes And a star Neath the sun
From the hills Gems the sky Neath the stars
From the sky Gleaming bright Neath the sky
All is well, From afar As we go
Safely rest. Drawing nigh This we know
God is nigh. Falls the night God is nigh.

You are our HERO ♥

wE hOnoR: November 11, 2010


Sam's HeRo!! ♥

a quick run through before the show

hOnoRiNg Glen Burr

also Honored:
Grandfather Stephen Legrand Adamson
Friend Fred Jackson
Uncle Bill Sykes
Cousin Mike Cullis
Grandfather James Lawrence

a moment of silence

hOnoRing George Fedor

hOnoRing Grandmother

Glenn Burr, Samuel, Josh Burr, Gavin

George, Clarissa, Jeremy, Maureen, Mom Lawrence

J. Spencer Kinard and Glen Burr
Brother Kinard was the voice for the Veterans Program

Grandma Lawrence and Jeremy

Clarissa and Great-Grandpa

Glen, War on Iraq and Grandpa, WWII

Jeremy and Great-Grandpa

Clarissa's Veterans Poster
honored in her school ♥

Honor Veterans Day
Honor our Veterans.
Thank You ♥

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Clarissa and California ♥

Clarissa went to California with
Aunt Sheri, Uncle Aaron,
Zoe, Emma and Eliza!
She spent time at the Temple,
and the Beach.

It was possibly the longest ten days
of my life!
She had a wonderful time
and I am
so happy
she is
home sweet home.

East Football JV

gavin smack in the middle!

Sam and Soccer

Jeremy and his BEST friend Teague

have you ever seen such a smile :)

This summer Jeremy and Teague
finally got to see each other again.
They have been best friends
since the day Teague was born. [per jeremy]

A few years ago Teague moved to Hawaii,
and took a piece of Jeremy's heart with him.
When Teague arrived back home it was like he had
never left,
and for a few days
Jeremy was completely happy.

Teague was baptized while he was here
and it was a wonderful treat to be invited to attend
his special day.

hAppY hAlloWeEn fHe

Family Home Evening
Halloween Party Games
led by Clarissa ♥

the bat dog

*note: the nyloned toes are Gavins?
yep, Gavin or Gavina!

The game was to pick a paper from
the cauldron,
numbers matched up partners.

Mom and Gavin
Dad and Clarissa
Jeremy and Sam

Then a second number was drawn
to assign a pile of
previously unmatched
Take the pile and in 5 minutes create
a costumed something something!
You had to use EVERYTHING in the pile...
see the creativity!!!!

Mom and Gavin's
[we stuffed a few costume parts in a few hiding places,
we used them all!!!]
Precious Gavina!!!Mini Gavin growing from his knee!

Dad and Clarissa
[something is growing from
Clarissas chest....AHHHHHHHH, so scary! :)]

Sam and Jeremy
[the boots don't fit really well,
hard to believe all my kids wore those
at some younger year, sigh]

HAPPY Family Home Evening!

my happiness!

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