A Maverick No More

When McGowen Elementary opened its doors on August 27, 2007, we were there. We were a part of many of the “firsts” and “inaugurals” as McGowen formed its identity: family dances, fall carnivals, Mavs Dads events, fundraisers, class parties.  We supported many of the initiatives and helped launch some of the programs that are now … [Read more…]

Watercolour Ponies, Once Again

It seems like only a few days ago I wrote this post about Crisana’s preschool graduation.  But according to my blog, that was May, 2008, meaning six years have passed. And once again, I’m watching those Watercolour Ponies.  Except now, they’re a little bigger, a little more well-defined, a little more recognizable. There are watercolour … [Read more…]

Let the hunt begin…and end

It was a day of firsts…and lasts. Crisana’s very first Promiseland Easter Egg Hunt.  And, at the same time, her very last Promiseland Easter Egg Hunt. Perhaps I should explain a bit. We’ve participated in Easter Egg Hunts with our church before.  When our children were very little, we took part in PCBC’s Resurrection Parties … [Read more…]

When Life Hands You Lemons…

You make lemonade, of course. But if you’re a true entrepeneur, capitalist, or overachiever, you then sell that sweet-tangy nectar at your very own lemonade stand! This summer, as part of our Brownie program for Girl Scouts, our troop was supposed to choose a project to make our community a better place.  Note the use … [Read more…]

Skating on Thin Ice

Okay, I admit.  The ice wasn’t *that* thin.  In fact, it was plenty thick.  And poured over a concrete slab inside an air-conditioned mall.  But still, you have to admit, the title works much better than, “You Should Really Read This Post About the First Time My Daughter Went Ice Skating.” Last year, as outings … [Read more…]