Friday, November 7, 2008


Don (Steve's brother - who is also an Orthopedic Surgeon) came to do surgery with Steve and he brought our cousin Ryan with him. So Savannah and Grace got to skip school today and play! We went out to lunch at the mall and then went over to the arcade. First they played on the bumper cars and that was fun! Of course I didn't bring my camera! Ryan has a history of being so lucky and it proved to be true! The kids were playing games and hitting all the Jackpots!!!! It was crazy! Ryan ended up playing this one game and the tickets just kept pouring out the machine - the kids thought they should go tell the guy because maybe it was broken! In the end Grace ended up with 420 tickets, Savannah got 525 and Ryan had the most with 720! Crazy! We are never that lucky! We will always go with Ryan!
Savannah with all her loot! (amazing you can have that many tickets and
end up getting about $1 worth of junk)
Savannah, Grace & Ryan with all the prizes! Grace got 20 little alligator guys with hers!

Grace has been waiting for this package for 2 weeks - she ordered with her own money some stuff from the american girl store and it finally came today! She was so excited! She has been looking every day for it! One is a letter writing kit! Maybe some of you will be lucky and get a letter on fancy stationary!! hehehehe

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


As most of you know I am a Wish Granter for Make a Wish and Macy's has launched a big campaign called “BELIEVE” just in time for the holiday season. Macy’s is a great supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and we are so lucky that they have come up with another way to give during these tough economic times.

Make-A-Wish Foundation volunteers are encouraged to have children (and adults too!) write letters to Santa Claus and place them in envelopes that are STAMPED AND ADDRESSED TO SANTA AT THE NORTH POLE.

These letters must be returned to a local Macy’s who will have collection boxes at each of their locations.
(if you don’t have a Macy’s in your area, send them to me & will get them to a Macys)

Macy’s will be donating $1 for each letter that is turned in to their stores, up to a $1 million limit.
Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is for you is to get the word out to everyone you know!!!! Collect as many letters to Santa as you can and turn them into your local Macy’s. Have your family and friends, coworkers and neighbors, maybe even your kids’ school get behind the campaign. It is a great way to teach kids about giving in the Holiday Season.

Please remember each letter must be in a stamped and addressed envelope to count.

Please help to fund wishes for the kids in your local area. All it takes is a letter and a stamp! (Okay, an envelope too!)

If you have any questions, please give me a call or send me an email!
Thanks so much!
Best wishes,

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Celebrating Halloween on a Friday got all the kids involved! Derek dressed up as Ninjas and headed out to a haunted Barn, Lauren dressed up as an elf and went Halloween bowling, the rest of the clan headed out with Steve to Trick or Treat! Grace told me it was her favorite holiday! I bet that changes here in a few weeks as we get ready for Christmas!The Scary Ninjas! Derek is Purple - Aaron is Red
Lauren the elf - Annie the cat
Steve and the Trick or Treating crew