Sunday, April 30, 2017

American Cleanup

Hartsville residents were invited to spend a Saturday morning improving the city’s neighborhoods and streets by volunteering for the Great American Cleanup, on April 29.  After meeting at a park to gather tools and instructions, each group of volunteers walked or drove to a neighborhood of their choosing.
Our family took it as opportunity to be a blessing to a part of Hartsville that often is (and probably feels) forgotten. Between the five of us, I think we filled about 15 bags of trash over about 2.5 hours... in a span of only three blocks. The transformation of that little strip was incredible. The obvious hope is that our efforts helped to restore at least a glimmer of pride, or maybe even hope, to those who live around there. But even if it didn't, what it certainly did was serve as a reminder that we don't connect with our own community as often as we'd like. Hopefully this will be a turning point for that as well.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Birthday Robotics

There are few things that Jasmine loves more than putting something together. This birthday gift was no exception.

Oh.. don't mind the Dora hat. Naomi said I had to wear my "safety helmet" while we worked on the robot.

Saturday, April 15, 2017