Labor Day Weekend

Allie and I spent the weekend together [sans Chip & Jamie].  Our men are in Haiti.  
One accomplishment was the completion of a project Allie’s been working on for quite some time.  It relates to her summer reading required for Language Arts class.  She put together a scrapbook based on Warriors Don’t Cry, by Melba Pattillo Beals.  If you don’t know about this important story, I recommend you research it a bit.  Allie’s school is 48% white, son Jamie’s is 42%.  I am excited they experience diversity in their educational life, and find it crazy to think that over half the students at their current schools wouldn’t have been welcome at Little Rock’s Central High.
[Allie reads/eats/listens to DOJO]
We enjoyed a picnic at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, while listening to the music of DOJO.  Sunday morning we went to Vineyard, and heard a stellar message from our pastor, Kevin Clark about being a disciple

And. . . . . Monday we celebrated Labor Day by hiking at Raven Run. . . . .  

 then we finished off the evening watching 

Unfortunately, Allie forgot she needed to practice band [she plays percussion] sometime this weekend.  So. . . . she will have to practice 40 minutes today [Tuesday].  And. . . finish an additional summer reading project.  And. . . complete any other homework.  

The good news is. . . . . the weekend will come again.  And we’ll make our own variation of these.  [If you’ve never stopped by  The Pioneer Woman’s sight, you absolutely MUST!]

And we’ll welcome home our  
Haiti travelers [yay!]. 

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