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The Season of Giving

December 11, 2019
Ronald McDonald House Charities special event

The boys and I were invited to a special event yesterday to celebrate the launch of Round-Up for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC), which allows customers to donate to the charity by rounding-up their purchase to the nearest whole dollar. 


At the event my boys were able to make holiday cards for children staying at the Ronald McDonald House Orange County and decorate cookies. 






Ledger just wanted to be the greeter and wave to everyone. 🥰





For those who don’t know, RMHC helps families with ill or injured children stay together and near the medical care they need. They provide families with home-cooked meals, private bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities, just steps away from the hospital so families can focus on the health of their child.


With each purchase at @mcdonalds you have the option to round up to the nearest dollar to donate to local RMHC’s. Even the smallest of donations can make such a big difference to families, spending time together in a ‘home-away-from-home’. 



To highlight how each donation benefits RMHC families, McDonald’s is unveiling a new “Menu of Moments”. Priceless moments are made possible with the help of McDonald’s customers when they choose to Round-Up for RMHC and keep families together when they need each other most. Even the smallest of donations can make such a big difference to families, spending time together in a ‘home-away-from-home’. 

Imagine:
Ninety-two cents: can help allow a parent to read a bedtime story to their sick child
Forty-two cents: can help provide 10-minutes for a family to sing together
Twenty-one cents: can help ensure five minutes of laughter with the entire family

For families with children receiving medical treatment, it’s those moments, those minutes, those nights with each other that give them the strength and support they need.

So this holiday season, consider rounding up your next order from McDonald's to help make these little moments possible. 

Have a safe and happy holiday season!


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The Magical Chinese Lantern Festival

December 5, 2019

 We had such an incredible kick off to the holiday season attending the opening night of The Chinese Lantern Festival this past week. I can’t even begin to tell you how incredible the light displays are, you truly have to see them in person. Here are a few of our favorites from the festival.








 I am always looking for fun and creative ways to educate, inspire and entertain my boys. This event features mythical creature rides for the kids, food and concessions, authentic live Chinese folk music, Holiday displays and Folk art souvenir booths.  Education, beautiful art pieces and lots of family fun packed into one night.





The music and entertainment is beautiful and peaceful and the 100 yard long Ceramic Chinese Dragon was breathtaking. A major highlight was the mythical creatures that the kids can ride on. My boys were beyond thrilled to ride these amazing creatures and even little Ledger tried one with big brother Link. 





 Look closely at Ledger's face in this photo... 😂




It was a magical night for all of us and there is so much to see and enjoy. I have many more moments than I can share, so I am working on a youtube video to capture all of the beautiful sites we enjoyed together as a family.




The Magical Chinese Lantern Festival will Light the Night at the Pomona Fairplex from November 21st - January 5th including holidays. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate at www.ChineseLanternFestival.com. From the moment we drove in we were awestruck, so we highly recommend this event for a magical night out if you are in the SoCal area.


We shared more of the magic the boys’ experienced on our instagram page and our video will be coming soon on our youtube channel. 







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