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Finally Winter At The Homestead

Finally Winter At The Homestead

It has been such an odd winter so far. The temperature has hardly gotten below 50 since the beginning of December. Even Christmas Day was a sunny 74 degrees. We hoped for some snow so we could enjoy the fun and beauty up on our little hilltop homestead. Well, the past few days did not disappoint. On Friday morning over 8 […]

McGowan Renovation – Before & After Part 1

McGowan Renovation – Before & After Part 1

2015 was a year of adventure for us to say the least! A little over a year ago we were just beginning a major renovation on our new home in Tennessee. So many of you have followed our journey and encouraged us along the way. We realize the we posted a lot of “before” and “during” pictures, but once we got in […]

Happy Daddy’s Day!

Happy Daddy’s Day!

We may be a bit biased but we think you’re the absolute best Dad around!!

Kindness Advent – Days 24 & 25

Kindness Advent – Days 24 & 25

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Some of the highlights of our Christmas Eve were celebrating this little cutie…can’t believe she’s 2!! decorating cookies with Aunt Kim (an annual tradition) & worshipping Jesus with family & friends. I am so thankful that my dear friend Katherine captured this moment…I sure love singing with this guy! On Christmas morning, we woke the kids […]

Kindness Advent – Day 22

Kindness Advent – Day 22

This morning, we headed over to the library & hid some handmade bookmarks in random books. This is the first time we’ve done this kindness mission and it was so easy & fun…the kids loved it!! This picture cracks me up! Just keepin’ it real over here, folks! How stinkin’ sweet is this? These kids have a serious love for books […]

Kindness Advent – Day 19

Kindness Advent – Day 19

My kiddos spent the morning coloring & cutting out this sweet little nativity from Made By Joel. Here’s the link, in case you think your little ones might enjoy it too! He has lots of other amazing free printables & if your kids are as craft-crazy as mine, you’re always looking for something new! Today, our kindness mission was to bless […]

Kindness Advent – Days 17 & 18

Kindness Advent – Days 17 & 18

Yesterday, I fell on a giant rock under our house & bruised my tailbone. Yes…you read that right! How can one be so clumsy? This is the culprit to my hiney mishap… Yep…it was as painful as it looks! A big shout out to everyone who offered tips & sympathy! I was thinking this morning, as I was icing my […]

Kindness Advent – Day 16

Kindness Advent – Day 16

We had a change of plans for today. We were supposed to go watch my friend Danielle’s girls so she could have a morning out before her 4th baby was scheduled to arrive on Thursday. I met Danielle & her mom at a clothing store right after we moved to town. It turned out she attends The Church at Indian Lake…small world! She has […]

Kindness Advent – Day 15

Kindness Advent – Day 15

Tonight, we hit up the local dollar store to collect some items for the homeless. Our church will be heading downtown Christmas morning to deliver the goods & we’re so excited to join them with our crew! You can always count on Jettaroo for a crazy pose…that kid marches to his own beat!;) They chose this jacket because it had a camo hoodie & “everyone […]

Kindness Advent – Day 14

Kindness Advent – Day 14

Tonight, we rode around & looked at Christmas lights. We’ve been so busy that we haven’t done anything festive really, so it was nice & much needed family time! On our way out, we pulled through Starbucks & paid it forward to the car behind us. This was a win/win because we showed a little kindness & also got a […]