Shriner’s Gala

So, a huge thank you to everyone who donated to the Shriners Gala. I think the night was a great success! Ben attended with us. I had to speak, so he introduced me. He was far more comfortable With a microphone than I was! He spent most of the night wandering back and forth between [...]

What a year 2018 was!!!

Wow!  I can't believe another year has flown by.  All in all - it was a fabulous year for us!  Our whole family was healthy this year; we had no hospital stays, and Ben seems to have somewhat caught up from the gaps in his learning from missing so much of  grade one. Here are [...]

Wish Trip Day Three GKTW

Give Kids the World was founded in 1986 by a man (hotelier/philanthropist) Henri Landwirth.  He was born Jewish in Belgium and he, his sister, and parents were sentenced to death/labour camps.  He spent the years between 13-18 living in labour camps (including Auschwitz).  Both his parents were killed, but he and his sister survived.  I [...]

Wish Trip Day Two – Disney Hollywood Studios

We woke up on day two to Jesse telling us about his fantastic turkey leg dream…sigh…  He said thinking about it the next day was just as good, if not better, than the actual experience itself.  The House of Hearts called us first thing to see how everything was going and asked if we needed [...]

Wish Trip Day One

We had a hard time waking the kids the next morning...they were (understandably) a little groggy.  I had to attend an orientation meeting at 9:00, which I did.  I discovered there that they had booked us on a bus to the Magic Kingdom at 10:15 a.m.  I texted Jesse (while in my meeting) to have [...]