This week's #GWKThenAndNow is Darrin and Sandy with their five beautiful kids: Wolfgang, Michaela, Reichen, Sophie and Ava.
Sandy and Darrin met in 1986 at a theater festival in Newfoundland, Canada, when they were both 21 years old. Darrin was a choreographer/dancer and Sandy was an actor/singer. It was love at first sight, and they soon moved to Toronto together where they spent many happy years.
In 2000 they decided to start their family; one year later they adopted Wolfgang.
After they married in 2003, they kept expanding their family and by 2006 they had become fathers of three more kids: Reichen, Michaela and Sophie.
About a year after they relocated (for Sandy’s job) to Halifax in 2007, they received a call about a little girl, Sophie’s biological sibling, who was waiting for a forever home. Would they like to expand their family again? Without any hesitation they said yes and welcomed Ava into their family.
They've been out of diapers for five years now, and their eldest Wolfgang is in high school and well into his teens. They’ve had an incredible journey and are a close-knit, loving family who spend tons of time together. While the dads are the first to say that it gets loud and crazy, they wouldn’t change a thing!