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What’s next…

What’s next…

Hello friends & happy new year!  We rang in 2014 (a few hours early) with both of our families, celebrating this sweet little one… It was such a good visit with family…we totally vegged & let everyone take care of us & ate way too much of our Mamas’ cookin!  Our long drive back to Texas was filled with conversation […]

Kindness Advent – Days 24 & 25

Kindness Advent – Days 24 & 25

Merry Christmas!  I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating the birth of our Savior and spending time with friends & family. Yesterday was a crazy busy, full day of serving at the church & celebrating our sweet Kaylor, so we decided to double up today & finish strong! This afternoon, I headed over to Starbucks before they closed to […]

Kindness Advent – Day 23

Kindness Advent – Day 23

URGENT COMMUNIQUE Dear readers, Today, the helm of the McGowan family kindness advent has been seized! We, the perpetrators of this secret mission, have sworn upon our lives (and our Ninja Turtle toys) to turn this kindness mission on it’s head for one day. We will not quit until our fair lady has received her share of kindness for all […]

Kindness Advent – Day 22

Kindness Advent – Day 22

Tonight we were all doin’ our thing…the boys were racing cars, Kaylor was pulling every toy out of every bucket in the playroom, I was folding laundry & Aubrey was “closing his eyes for a second” (heehee!;)  All of the sudden, Jett starts freakin’ out because it’s getting dark & he thinks we’ve forgotten our kindness mission.  Sweet boy!! We jumped […]

Kindness Advent – Day 21

Kindness Advent – Day 21

Four or five years ago,  Mr. Harvey blessed some of the pastors at Hope by buying & hanging Christmas lights for us.  He comes back & takes them down and then rehangs them every year.  During the summer months, Harvey has a lawn care business & then hangs lights in the winter while that’s slow.  He also has a cleaning […]

Kindness Advent – Day 20

Kindness Advent – Day 20

Tonight, we headed over to North Park Rehab in McKinney to sings some Christmas carols.  I’ll be honest with you…I really did not want to go.  It’s a 40 minute drive on a good day but during 5:00 traffic, the Friday before Christmas…can you say nightmare?  Both boys fell asleep on the way, which meant late bedtimes at our house […]

Kindness Advent – Day 19

Kindness Advent – Day 19

This afternoon, we headed over to Bright Elementary where one of our favorite teachers works!  We’ve known Megan (aka Miss McDonald) since she was in junior high & she just graduated college in May & got her first job as a 2nd grade teacher…what what!  Side note: my boys had pajama day at preschool today.  I think everyday should be […]

Kindness Advent – Day 18

Kindness Advent – Day 18

Today was a long day and everyone was generally grumpy, so it was good for us to get out of the house, get a little fresh air & pick up some trash.   The boys were arguing over the grabber, so I gave Jett the wheelbarrow & then Grady wanted the wheelbarrow & nobody wanted the grabber anymore…please tell me […]

Kindness Advent – Day 17

Kindness Advent – Day 17

Our dear friends, Eric & Kandis just had their second baby about a month ago.  Those of you with more than one child know that the transition from one to two is a tough one! We wanted to ease their load a bit, so we offered to keep the kids so they could do some Christmas shopping & grab a […]

Kindness Advent – Day 16

Kindness Advent – Day 16

Tonight, the boys headed out to spread a little sidewalk chalk love.  Aubrey told them to make sure & wear a hat so no one would recognize them!;)   They were pretty pumped about doing this mission at night, with flashlights!  I hope a few of you wake up to some Christmas-y chalk art in the morning & it makes […]