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Nov
24
Fri
At-Home FAMILY CONNECTION TIME CHALLENGE
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – Nov 26 @ 11:59 pm

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AT-HOME FAMILY TIME CHALLENGE

 

 

Most of us learned to say “Thank you” at a young age, but as we get older, we sometimes forget to add these words—especially when talking to those who are closest to us.  It’s one of the reasons we love the month of November and the chance to give thanks.  We all want to see an “attitude of gratitude” in our homes.

This month, we want to see what your family is thankful for!  Were you given a gift that you share as a family?  Do you have a special family tradition that you are grateful you get to do together?  Is there someone who has shown kindness to your kids?

Show us something or someone YOUR family is thankful for!  Take a picture of you and your family with the thing or person you are thankful for and send it to us!  Post it on our Facebook page (and tag it with #tsufathomechallenge) or email it to info@thissideupfamily.org  between Nov. 24th – 26th!

WHY??!!!

YOU COULD WIN.  All entries will be submitted for a Family FUNnection basket that contains a gift card, board game and more!

THE BIG WHY.  Because Family Time is so important and has been proven to be a key indicator of a child’s success and well-being.  Children who are positively connected to their family relationships are less likely to make poor choices and more likely to become confident, content community participants as they grow up!  That relationship building starts NOW, no matter the age of your child!  It’s never too early and it’s never too late to focus on family connection!  And the results are trajectory-changing, for the family and community strengthening!

Thank you for participating in this purposeful challenge to increase FAMILY TIME in your home and our community.  Winner will be announced Nov. 29th.

FAMILY TIME MATTERS!!!!

Dec
9
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night @ Hughston Elementary
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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It’s Time for One of  Our Favorite Annual TSUF Traditions – Bingo PLUS Gingerbread House Making!

 

EACH FAMILY WILL BUILD THEIR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE AND TAKE IT HOME!  You’ll fill your gingerbread house with written ideas of how to show each other love this Christmas instead of getting caught up in “looks” and “things”. PLUS, we’ll play some BINGO and everyone leaves with a prize!

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection! Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
Hughston Elementary
2601 Cross Bend Road
Plano, Texas 75023

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Dec
12
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series! @ Haggard Public Library (Program Room)
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdThis Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering 

Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Fall 2017


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners to equip and empower parents of Elementary through High School Age kids on the topics listed below. Spend an hour with incredible parenting experts and other parents! 

Sep. 12 – Smart Money, Smart Kids
Oct. 10 – Just a Phase
Nov. 14 – Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World
Dec. 12 – Parenting with Love and Logic
One basic need all children have is to be loved unconditionally; accepted even if they fall short.  Learn how to parent with unconditional love and logic.  Establish healthy control without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.

Certified Parent Coach Amy Egan helps parents reconnect with their kids through teaching simple to learn techniques that when implemented can make dramatic improvements in parent-child relationships.

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.   Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for 12/12!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Dec
31
Sun
6th Annual – New Years Eve Family Celebration – TURN BACK TIME THE BALL DROPS AT 9! @ LegacyChurch
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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This program gets bigger and better every year!  Collin County’s MOST FUN, safest, Family Friendliest way to bring in 2018!

  • TERRIFIC Entertainment Variety Show
  • DELICIOUS Dinner from Cowboy Chicken
  • DELIGHTFUL Desserts
  • FREE Professional Family Portrait
  • AMAZING Silent Auction
  • Family Craft
  • A GIFT for Every Family
  • Countdown and Sparkling Juice Toast at 9pm

Super Affordable! Click HERE to purchase tickets!

Jan
9
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series! @ Haggard Public Library (Program Room)
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdThis Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering
Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Spring 2018


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners to equip and empower parents on This Side UP! Family Value of the Month. Spend an hour with incredible parenting experts and other parents! (You can even register for a FREE 30-minute one-on-one Parent Coaching Session following each POWER HOUR)

January 9 – Dream Big and Go for the Goal
Setting challenging goals that are also realistic and attainable can be difficult at any age.  Learn practical tips and technique to help your child articulate, prioritize, track, and ultimately celebrate success of their short and long term goals.

Coming up!
February 13 – Express Kindness
March 13 – Focus on Health and Wellness
April 10 – Make Family Meal Time a Priority
May 8 – Effective Parent/Child Communication

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.    Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for January 09!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Jan
13
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

This Month’s Family Value –
Dream Big and Go for the Goal!

 

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location coming soon:

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Jan
20
Sat
Single Side Up! One-On-One @ S.O.R.T It Out Room
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:10 am

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Single Side UP! One-on-One

Spend an hour with Single Side UP! leader, Diane Windsor, talking through Budgeting and other practical tools to equip you to lead your family to success!

The Single Side UP! One-On-One sessions are held at our S.O.R.T. It Out Room, right next to our Operating Office!  First-come, first serve.  Spots are limited so please only sign up if you are committed to keeping your appointment!   The $10 registration fee will be returned at appointment sign-in only!

Click HERE to schedule a session!

Location:
S.O.R.T. It Out Room!
1201 E 15th Street
Suite 410
Plano, Texas 75074
(room is 2 doors down from our Operating Offices)

Feb
10
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

This Month’s Family Value –
Express Kindness!

 

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location:
813 E 15th Street
Plano, TX  75074
(2 doors down from Ye Olde Butcher Shop; enter at the Fellowship Hall entrance)

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Feb
13
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series! @ Haggard Public Library (Program Room)
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdThis Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering
Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Spring 2018


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners to equip and empower parents on This Side UP! Family Value of the Month. Spend an hour with incredible parenting experts and other parents! (You can even register for a FREE 30-minute one-on-one Parent Coaching Session following each POWER HOUR)

February 13 – Express Kindness
We all want our children to be kind.  Recognizing kindness is not the same as knowing how to express it.  A simple act of kindness can start a ripple effect that can change lives.  Find out how you can foster a culture of kindness at home that in turns fosters compassion and empathy for others in your child.

Coming up!
March 13 – Focus on Health and Wellness
April 10 – Make Family Meal Time a Priority
May 8 – Effective Parent/Child Communication

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.    Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for February 13!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Feb
17
Sat
Single Side Up! One-On-One @ S.O.R.T It Out Room
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:10 am

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Single Side UP! One-on-One

Spend an hour with Single Side UP! leader, Diane Windsor, talking through Budgeting and other practical tools to equip you to lead your family to success!

The Single Side UP! One-On-One sessions are held at our S.O.R.T. It Out Room, right next to our Operating Office!  First-come, first serve.  Spots are limited so please only sign up if you are committed to keeping your appointment!   The $10 registration fee will be returned at appointment sign-in only!

Click HERE to schedule a session!

Location:
S.O.R.T. It Out Room!
1201 E 15th Street
Suite 410
Plano, Texas 75074
(room is 2 doors down from our Operating Offices)

Mar
10
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

This Month’s Family Value –
Focus on Health and Wellness!

 

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location coming soon:

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Mar
13
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series! @ Haggard Public Library (Program Room)
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdThis Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering
Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Spring 2018


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners to equip and empower parents on This Side UP! Family Value of the Month. Spend an hour with incredible parenting experts and other parents! (You can even register for a FREE 30-minute one-on-one Parent Coaching Session following each POWER HOUR)

March 13 – Focus on Health and Wellness
This topic focuses on practical tools to increase your family’s health/wellness, reduce competition, encourage cooperation, and foster conflict resolution to amplify your family’s health and wellness.  Learn practical tools for increasing nutrition and activity through family connection.

Coming up!
April 10 – Make Family Meal Time a Priority
May 8 – Effective Parent/Child Communication

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.    Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for March 13!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Mar
17
Sat
Single Side Up! One-On-One @ S.O.R.T It Out Room
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:10 am

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Single Side UP! One-on-One

Spend an hour with Single Side UP! leader, Diane Windsor, talking through Budgeting and other practical tools to equip you to lead your family to success!

The Single Side UP! One-On-One sessions are held at our S.O.R.T. It Out Room, right next to our Operating Office!  First-come, first serve.  Spots are limited so please only sign up if you are committed to keeping your appointment!   The $10 registration fee will be returned at appointment sign-in only!

Click HERE to schedule a session!

Location:
S.O.R.T. It Out Room!
1201 E 15th Street
Suite 410
Plano, Texas 75074
(room is 2 doors down from our Operating Offices)

Apr
7
Sat
Single Parent/Kids FREE Clothing Giveaway @ Plano Bible Chapel
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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The Single Side UP! program of This Side UP! Family hosts a Free Single Parent/Kids Clothing Giveaway twice a year.  

Single Parents – this is for YOU and YOUR FAMILY!  
Get ready for the change of season and receive the blessing of great clothes donated by our loving community!


Clothing Giveaway Location:
Plano Bible Chapel
1900 Shiloh Rd, Plano, TX 75074Plano Bible Chapel

 

WE NEED GENTLY USED OR NEW CLOTHING DONATIONS!
WE ARE ONLY COLLECTING CLOTHING DONATIONS; PLEASE DO NOT DONATE NON-CLOTHING ITEMS.

TSUF Operating Office is a drop-off location for clothing donations year round!  Please call 972-633-8783 to make sure someone will be in the office to receive your clothing donation before heading our way.

This Side UP! Family Ops Office
1201 E. 15th Street, Suite 202
Plano 75074

Additional drop-off locations will be available February, 2018!

Apr
10
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series! @ Haggard Public Library (Program Room)
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdThis Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering
Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Spring 2018


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners to equip and empower parents on This Side UP! Family Value of the Month. Spend an hour with incredible parenting experts and other parents! (You can even register for a FREE 30-minute one-on-one Parent Coaching Session following each POWER HOUR)

April 10 – Make Family Meal Time a Priority
Eating together as a family is more than just a meal; it is an opportunity to come together in family unity.  With so much to do and so little time, we can easily be overwhelmed with making time for a daily family meal.  Learn some easy menu ideas plus time management skills to get your family on the same time schedule, the same page, and at the same table.

Coming up!
May 8 – Effective Parent/Child Communication

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.    Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for April 10!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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Apr
14
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

This Month’s Family Value –
Make Family Meal Time a Priority!

 

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location coming soon:

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Apr
21
Sat
Single Side Up! One-On-One @ S.O.R.T It Out Room
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:10 am

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Single Side UP! One-on-One

Spend an hour with Single Side UP! leader, Diane Windsor, talking through Budgeting and other practical tools to equip you to lead your family to success!

The Single Side UP! One-On-One sessions are held at our S.O.R.T. It Out Room, right next to our Operating Office!  First-come, first serve.  Spots are limited so please only sign up if you are committed to keeping your appointment!   The $10 registration fee will be returned at appointment sign-in only!

Click HERE to schedule a session!

Location:
S.O.R.T. It Out Room!
1201 E 15th Street
Suite 410
Plano, Texas 75074
(room is 2 doors down from our Operating Offices)

May
8
Tue
Parenting POWER HOUR Series! @ Haggard Public Library (Program Room)
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Parenting EdThis Side UP! Family has partnered with Plano Public Library System to bring an
invaluable, empowering
Parenting POWER HOUR Series
Spring 2018


This Side UP! Family and the Plano Public Library system are partners to equip and empower parents on This Side UP! Family Value of the Month. Spend an hour with incredible parenting experts and other parents! (You can even register for a FREE 30-minute one-on-one Parent Coaching Session following each POWER HOUR)

May 8 – Effective Parent/Child Communication
Whether parenting a toddler or a teenager, good communication builds self-esteem and mutual respect.  Effective Communication is critical to connecting positively with your child.  We’ll focus on learning results-oriented (and even humorous) techniques to infuse your home with positive communication and laughter.

POWER HOURS are FREE to the community.   Water and Light Snacks Provided.   (We’ll send you home with additional resources on each particular parenting topic, too.)

Following each Power Hour, there will be FREE 30-minute Parent Coaching Sessions from 7:45-8:45 pm.   This Free Parent Coaching is ONLY available to parents who also attend that evening’s Power Hour from 6:30 – 7:30pm.    Click HERE to reserve your 30 minute coaching session for May 8!

Hosted in partnership with Plano Public Library System.

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May
12
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

This Month’s Family Value –
Communicate Effectively!

 

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location coming soon:

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

May
19
Sat
Single Side Up! One-On-One @ S.O.R.T It Out Room
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:10 am

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Single Side UP! One-on-One

Spend an hour with Single Side UP! leader, Diane Windsor, talking through Budgeting and other practical tools to equip you to lead your family to success!

The Single Side UP! One-On-One sessions are held at our S.O.R.T. It Out Room, right next to our Operating Office!  First-come, first serve.  Spots are limited so please only sign up if you are committed to keeping your appointment!   The $10 registration fee will be returned at appointment sign-in only!

Click HERE to schedule a session!

Location:
S.O.R.T. It Out Room!
1201 E 15th Street
Suite 410
Plano, Texas 75074
(room is 2 doors down from our Operating Offices)

Jun
9
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

This Month’s Family Value –
Spend Quality Time Together!

 

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location coming soon:

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Aug
11
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

This Month’s Family Value –
Tackle the Tough Stuff!

 

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location coming soon:

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Sep
8
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

This Month’s Family Value –
Focus on Finances!

 

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location coming soon:

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Oct
13
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

This Month’s Family Value –
Serve!

 

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location coming soon:

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Nov
10
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

This Month’s Family Value –
Have an Attitude of Gratitude!

 

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location coming soon:

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Dec
8
Sat
FREE Family Connection Night
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!
Family Connection Night

This Month’s Family Value –
Love Unconditionally!

 

TSUFamily Connection Nights are a much-needed blast of family fun and connection!

We’ll enjoy a great evening of fun activities and family time!  Go home with a Family Values tool to guide your family, too!  Yes, everything’s totally FREE!

Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).

Host Location coming soon:

Find us at various terrific community locations each month!

Taking families SURVIVING to THRIVING!