Thursday, July 15, 2010

Leland's Solo

In church on July 4th, Leland sang a solo of "My Country 'tis of Thee" during the main sacrament service (about 150 people). She did a fabulous job. I am so amazed at her willingness to do such things. The couple who was in charge of putting together a July 4th sacrament service had heard that Leland had sung "Proud to be an American" at a patriotic event before, so they asked if we thought she would be wiling to sing it in church. When I asked Leland if she wanted to sing, she was very excited. We decided to have her sing the 1st and 4th verses of "My Country 'tis of Thee" which is one of the church hymns. I kept asking her if she was nervous about singing in front of a lot of people and her reply was "the more people that are watching me the more excited I am about it." She is alive on stage and loves to perform.

This video is Leland practicing on Sunday morning. I love having a piano in our home even if it only gets played by visitors. Thanks go out to Sister Henrie for accompanying Leland.


  1. I love my cute girl's southern accent - especially when she sings!

  2. I am so crazy in love with that little girl! I would love to have her in Kids Are Music... Ashley... you HAVE to do a Kids Are Music.... it is time to consider it.

    Love you all,