Monday, February 3, 2014


When I was a little girl, every birthday and fountain full of coins brought the same be a princess.

The day we moved into Brent's Place was a day I will never forget. Every corner I felt more and more blessed. Our experience with Make-A-Wish has been the same. After Esther made her wish a couple months ago, we've been getting little bits and pieces of the surprise. This last weekend Esther's wish grantors came and delivered all the details, as you can see, Esther was completely enamored.

Along with goodies for Esther, long to. the. floor. gowns and "real" crowns were delivered for each of our princesses along with a pirate hat and sword for Rourke. We will get to spend almost a week in California including two days at Disneyland where we'll have a special meet and greet with the princesses, front row seats for a beautiful light show, and appointments at the Bippity Boppity Boutique where the girls will receive a royal treatment by the Fairy Godmothers, and Rourke will get to step up to be the defender of these beautiful maidens as a royal knight. Esther can't wait to meet Sofia the First. We'll also get to spend some time at Knotts Berry Farm and Rourke is totally excited to eat with his hands (and not have do all that princess stuff) at Medeival Times. We're hoping to be able to see some family and friends who live nearby and to take in the vast beauty and power of the ocean for a day.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado has been phenominal, every need or request has been met with incredible grace and generousity. We are so thankful for this gift to our family.


  1. This is so sweet and so great for your whole family. Your girls will LOVE the Bippity Boppity Boutique!

  2. Mark and I were just talking about if you guys had done a wish yet. So cool! Enjoy the celebrating together.

  3. When I think of what your family has been through and how hard sweet Esther has fought, I'm so thrilled that you'll be able to celebrate how far you've come. This is so deserving!

  4. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw! I really hope she enjoyed Princess Day! What a special treat for everyone!!! That is so cool and sweet!

  5. Hello Alvarados! Dana showed me the picture of his chance meeting with your family on the carousel at Knotts Berry Farm today. How fun!! I reminded Malina over dinner about how we would always pray for God to heal Esther and her face lit up as she remembered. As she prayed that night, she praised God for healing Esther. It was great for her to experience a concrete example of answered prayer. We're still praising Him with you!!!