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Location: Maryland, United States

Friday, May 29, 2009

Piano Recital

Our wonderfully talented, classically trained piano teacher, Mrs. Berlen hosts a Spring and a Christmas recital each year. Usually the spring recital is held at her home but the weather did not cooperate.
John Boy playing "Bugle Boys" in his third piano recital

Handing out awards

These are the pieces we played~

Daniel- Fur Elise by Beethoven

Daniel & Sarah duet- Hungarian Dance #5 by Brahms

Sarah- As the Deer by Martin Nystrom

Amy- The Butterfly by Grieg & Clair De Lune by Debussy

Jennifer- Circle of Friends by David Lang & Revolutionary Etude by Chopin

Susan- Wing as Eagles by Ron Hamilton & Duexieme Ballade by Chopin

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pamplin Park - Petersburg, Virginia

On the way home from North Carolina, we had a long leg stretch at "The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier". Upon entering the museum you choose a soldier whose story you want to follow. You are then given a headphone which will trigger information about your particular soldier as you walk from room to room. You can also plug in the number of an exhibit if you have the time and the interest to learn more. The multi-sensory battlefield simulation, “Trial By Fire" was walked through more than once by our adventurous boys. We do not have any pictures to show in the museum as cameras are banned there.

Inside one of the reconstructed out buildings is a confederate flag carved into a piece of wood along side a Bible

Getting ready for the outdoor portion of our tour

Tudor Hall Plantation

Beautiful landscaping

Each state is represented on a block outside
the museum.

The Breakthrough Trail

Jen and John listening to their audio guides

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Monday we spent in North Carolina at the Brown's Family Farm.

Mrs. Brown holding Triumph, Daniel and John Boy watching a police dog demonstration

Riding in old WWII jeeps was a big hit

It was a delight to be able to say "thank you'' to the veterans

Mr. Doug Phillips and Mr. Scott Brown talk about the meaning of Memorial Day

Mr. Henderson and Mr. Bill Brown shared their experiences in WW2

Wonderful music lead to a festive atmosphere

Talking with veterans was a highlight

Jennifer spends time with Marine Colonel Bill Henderson

The four brothers -3 fought in WWII -1 in Korea

3 Generations - Knox with his mother Kelly and his grandfather Scott Brown in the background

Stinnett siblings with Mr. Ezra Hill, a Tuskegee Airman

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Raft Race

This year's raft race we did in honor of our great-grandfather who we miss so much. Uncle Chris and Uncle Steve mostly worked on the raft and we helped grandma with the 40 plus shirts all with a cowboy theme. Poppy was a great fan of John Wayne and anything cowboy.

Ryan and Uncle Chris

John boy directing traffic

The cowgirls

The cool dudes

Cow Cousins

Hundreds of spectators

Jen and a wagon full of cousins pulled by one strong horse

The Competition

The Inspectors

The Poppy Trail Cheerleaders

Lots of fun fellowship

Bonding time with grandson

Happy little M.J.

Front row seats

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tea Party

Tea Party - A yearly family tradition