I’m so thankful my husband and I got the chance to go to Magnolia’s Silobration this year! First, we are big Fixer Upper fans (of course) and I am a big Johnnyswim fan so we really wanted to go. But then, once we found out Jon Foreman was going to be playing too, we decided we HAD to go! I mean, what a line up!
Chip and Joanna Gaines’ work is so inspiring and although we all are super bummed that Fixer Upper Season 5 will be the last season, I really respect them for taking a step back to focus on their family. I’m sure it wasn’t anywhere near an easy decision to make, but in a world where everyone says “family first” as a trendy thing to say and not necessarily always a priority list, a decision like that speaks it all. Their children and family will thank them, if not now, definitely later.
So yesterday, Aaron and I jumped in the car in Houston to make our trek to Waco. I drove so that Aaron could finish up some work and we jammed to everything from worship music for the upcoming services we’re leading, to OutKast, to Jon Foreman to get us ready.
The Magnolia Market
The Annual Silobration Concert
After Jon Foreman, they showed us a sneak peak of Season 5 and everyone was definitely so excited for that. Then, Chip and Joanna came out and they shared their hearts. They expressed their desire to inspire through their work and their sincerity with all the recent decision of the final season. Everyone was super supportive and understanding from the crowd. That’s one thing that Chip and Joanna do easily – they make their “fans” feel like family.
Chip also had an endeavor called “Chipstarter” that he created. He wanted to help someone reach a goal that they had, any goal. 22,000 people sent in videos expressing their goal and why he should choose them. He then selected three people to come to the Silobration so that he could select the winner from the three. He chose a woman who wants to help tell people’s stories through photography, a man who wants to climb Mount Rainer and a couple who wants to adopt a child from Asia. They went through the whole thing, deliberated like judges and then, to everyone’s surprise, they chose all three!! They gave large checks to each contestant so they didn’t have to worry about the financial aspect of that dream anymore. It was pretty amazing!