Picture time!!!April to May

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All the YAVs from Little Rock, Asheville, Miami, Atlanta, and New Orleans together for the Southeast YAV retreat.
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Savannah found a cat
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Andy Thomas, A YAV in Asheville, rocking the hair and beard net.
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Courtney leading game night at the Southeast YAV retreat.
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Patrick and Hillary selfie
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Hillary enjoying the sunset
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Patrick, Hillary, and Courtney
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Hillary taking a picture of the sunset.
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Courtney taking a picture of the sunset.
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All the YAVs at the Southeast YAV retreat getting to know each other.
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YAVs on a tour of Koinonia Farm.
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Another group picture
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Sunday service at the Southeast YAV retreat
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Chris, YAV in Little Rock, and Patrick with a cow.
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Sunset is a great time to pose for pictures
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Photo bomb by Courtney
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Patrick, Hillary, and Cherokee with shaving cream on their faces, playing a game at the Southeast YAV retreat
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Haley, Courtney, Patrick, Hillary, and Riley selfie
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Cherokee, Riley, Hillary, and Patrick on Magazine Street doing some shopping

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Cherokee looking at some funny mugs
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Hillary doing some shopping. Little does she know that we are buying her birthday gift behind her
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Riley and Cherokee looking at bags
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There are these little boxes all over the city and you can leave a book in them and take another. This one was stuffed full of books.

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Some guy painting a beautiful mural
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After shopping we grabbed lunch at Slice, the best pizza in New Orleans.
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I said something funny
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Classic Riley and Patrick
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The whole krewe getting Snoballs!!! Snoballs are the best!!!
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JAZZ FEST 2017!!!!!

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Riley, Haley, Savannah, Patrick and Courtney are the only ones who went today. Free tickets are the best.
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Courtney photo bomb
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Some great jazz by Midnite Disturbers
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That guy could really play the saxophone. It was amazing to listen to.
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Courtney rocking out to Gente de Zona at the Congo square stage
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The Mavericks at the Fais Do Do Stage
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Savannah at Jazz Fest

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Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians playing after Midnite Disturbers
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The crowd at Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers from the nose bleeds
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Close up of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. I was glad I was in the back, too many people for me.
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The crowd at Lorde

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LORDE!!!
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Most of my tutoring kids, K-4th. During the graduation we had for them(Funny Picture)
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All of my tutoring kids, K-4th. During the graduation we had for them(Nice Picture)
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Me and my favorite little kid. He gave me a gift that he made me.
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The four little kids that are in my tutoring class.
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Four square is the official sport of Midcity Tutoring.
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Kimberlyn and Lustein playing rock, paper and scissors after I taught them how to play.
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Playing a game of UNO with some of my favorite kids. They won.
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Maryka helping the kids with their reading.
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The kids had a lot of fun on the water slide!!!

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The Older kids (5-7) got a field trip instead of a graduation so we took them to Sector Six.
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Cindy trying to cross the pit. I tried it and it’s a lot harder then you would think.
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The kids trying to go up and then back down with only their toes.
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Maryka showing them how to do this obstacle

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Wade hanging on as another kid cheers him on.

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She made it all the way across.
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Trying to cross the balance beam. It didn’t work.
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Haley’s Dinner
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We have community meetings every Tuesday and Thursday.
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Layne comes Tuesday and we talk about community stuff.
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The view from the gate at Okra Abbey. The purple semi-circle is called the “Gumbo Pot”
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The river flows though the garden
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The “Gumbo Pot” and the start of the river.
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The shade structure in the middle of the garden a great place to relax and get out of the sun. Okra Abbey has a meal every Wednesday called “Grace and Greens” and people from the neighborhood come and eat lunch and have some great conversation here.
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The end of the river feeds into a Labyrinth.
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The Labyrinth of Okra Abbey
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The last bed in the garden and the Okra Abbey bench.
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The bench reads: Take a rest, a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
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The Layout of Okra Abbey. The Abbey is the work Placement of Haley of the YAVs in New Orleans this year and she has transformed the garden into what its today.
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Each of the main garden beds has a mural, painted by a local artist named Lipkis, that depicts a part of the bible. This one is the Garden of Eden.
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Going from left to right, Abraham and Issac, Hagar, Noah, Moses, and the Songs of David and Ruth there on the end.
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Old testament prophets
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Birth of the Messiah
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Ministry of Jesus
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Community Coloring
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Time to color!!!
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Group selfie
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The day my tire decided to blow out
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Craig, Hillary’s Scottish boyfriend was in town so we went out on the town.
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Cherokee, Haley and Savannah out on Frenchman with Hillary, Craig, and I

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The Art Market on Frenchman Street, one of my favorite places to be.
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A traveling swing set. Only in New Orleans.
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Looks like a lot of fun.
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Great music on the corner of Frenchman street
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Hillary’s Clue Party who’s who.
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Left to right Dr Green(Cherokee), Ms Peacock(Hillary), Miss Scarlet(Courtney), Professor Plum(Riley), Col. Mustard(Savannah) and Haley as Mrs. White
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Went to a great little Mediterranean restaurant all dressed up for CLUE.
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Dr. Green and Mrs White getting to know each other as Col. Mustard looks on.
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Group photo of my YAV family