With six grown children (and soon to be five grandchildren) living all over the country, Silvis says it takes effort to stay connected. A few years ago, he and Nancy started the “Milestone Birthday Plan.” “When a kid is reaching a milestone birthday like 30 or 40, they get to pick a place for a trip that we pay all expenses for. At least four out of the six kids and their spouses and their kids have to be able to go and it has to be a familycentric place. Atlantis was the first trip.” 26p5.jpg