KC Zoo Tiger Donation

To help fulfill Mason's dream and help the Tigers:
KC Zoo Attn Laura Berger "In Memory of Mason Kempf" 6800 Zoo Dr Kansas City, MO 64132

For the beauty of Snow and Magic on Christmas :
Elves of Christmas Present PO Box 3535
Olathe, KS 66063

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dog days of summer

Baseball, super heroes and sunshine; summer...
Good Morning.  Just a quick update as summer is flying by.  Last night as Maverick took a bite of his cheesy chili, the string cheese was hanging from his spoon.  He said "Mason would have not liked this." Mason did not like to see cheese so stringy. My heart fell in an instant as I imagined him at the table.
We are spending this 4th of July at Corporate Woods sitting by the tree we planted for Mason.  My heart aches to hear Mason's laughter, he loved the 4th of July. As the spark will never be the same.

We are excited to be traveling to New York this summer; splashing once again in the waves of Lake Erie and under the waterfalls at Stony Brook.  Baseball season is over, Maverick's team had an awesome year; advancing to the senior division this year and finishing 2nd place. 
Maverick loves pitching

Maverick is excited about selling Wiscurzoos again. The sewing machine is all fired up. He has 138 to sell at the Overland Park Craft Fair in September . We are helping stuff and sew; our goal is to have 300+ available for the sale.  There are 3 sizes, large, medium and small ($10, $6, $4).   At this rate, Wiscurzoos should be complete right before school starts.  The sales will benefit Make-a-Wish, Seasons of Wishes. The sale is September 29 in downtown OP.

KC Zoo; the tiger exhibit should be ready sometime in July.  We will keep you posted of the progress. With the extreme heat we have been unable to visit the zoo as often as we would like.

In August, we are gearing up for the Head for the Cure 5K, see the link below. We would love to have friends and family join us in this inspirational walk/run to help find a cure for brain cancer. A HUGE thanks to American Adoptions and Red Robin for supporting our team this year.  We also will have a raffle again this year for our team.  One of the prizes, a white tiger similar to the one Mason got on Valentines Day.
Win me!!

 You can join or donate to Team Make a Difference for Mason from the link below.  http://www.headforthecure.org/metro-kc/hftc-metro-kc 
The dog days of summer...

The Old Farmer's Almanac lists the traditional timing of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the ancient heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. These are the days of the year when rainfall is at its lowest levels.