Last Christmas we were disappointed that Grandpa Grapentin’s application to visit us was turned down due to his health. We decided that since he will never be able to visit us, we must instead make the trip out to see him with our 5 children (2 of whom he has never met). Due to the cost of travelling for a family of 7 being so enormous, we decided we would fundraise. The girls did some paintings and we decided we would sell them and some of mine as well. And then we decided to paint grandpa a German Shepherd which he loves and the children’s aunt and uncle their cat Cosmo. And it has just taken off from there.