Monday, January 19, 2009

Late to the Memo

We didn't get the memo that MLK Jr. Day was supposed to be a designated national day of service until this year. I think last year we spent most of the day at the local bouncey house. The boys are getting older and my excuses are running dry, so we gave it a go:

*We took part in our community center's celebration, including listening to speakers, doing an art project and participating in a coat/canned food drive.

*We committed to adopt-a-trail in our town. I am hopeful this will be a fun family affair and not just another thing on my to-do list. I am also hopeful that the peops-in-charge of the program don't vet the blah condition of our own yard before we are given the charge of another patch of earth.

*Asher and Noe wrote and colored "thank you" notes to their West Coast family while I deep cleaned the kitchen (service begins at home, right?)

*I made a loan.

*I had the idea that we could do a family trail clean-up by taking a hike to the lake and cleaning up the trail along the way. However, I couldn't get the boys out the door. I think it was a combination of their Latin blood that prefers sun to snow, and that we kept them outside in the freezing cold all day yesterday to attend various Inaugural events downtown.

Asher and Ed are heading down to the Inauguration early tomorrow. We are determined to make him a part of history, whether he wants to be or not.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Can't wait to hear about your inaugural adventures. My step brother went down there and said it was CRAZY. I think my parents are staying as far away as possible.