Evan suggested we go visit some of our ancestors' graves this year for Memorial Day and I thought it was a really sweet idea. He gifted me one of these family history charts for Mother's Day a couple weeks ago and as I was typing in the names to order mine I was again overwhelmed with the excitement of geneology research. Who were all these people, really? What happened during their lives? I've got a plan. I want to hang one of these fans in each of our children's rooms and I want to be able to tell them at least one story about every single name on the chart. These people are our roots, drink it in deep.
We headed down to the Springville City Cemetery to see the graves of Thomas Martell and his wife Eliza. As it so happens, they were pretty instrumental in establishing the city way back when. There was also a Memorial Day service going on which gave us a cool opportunity to talk to our babes about this country we call home. A couple days later, Winston went to the movie drawer and pulled out Evan's copy of Captain America. He placed it on top of the entertainment center and said "This guy died for our country, mom." Haha! Close enough, kid.