Lloyd’s Dad turned 80 years old this past Friday. An event worth celebrating! And celebrate we did, with the rest of the family in BC this past week. The main event took place on Friday evening, March 11th, at Cornerstone, Dad and Marie’s church in Chilliwack BC. About 45 family members, including two of Dad’s siblings from Terrace, BC, were able to attend. We enjoyed a catered meal together, as well as a slide show of Leendert Vanderkwaak’s life and many many stories of the past. Before and after this group event, Lloyd and I were able to spend time with various family members. We stayed at Judy and John’s (his sister) for a few days, and at Mike and Pat’s (his brother) for a few days as well. All of their kids were either already home, or able to make it home for the weekend, so it was a good time for us to catch up with our siblings and also all of our nieces and nephews on the Vanderkwaak side. We arrived back to Des Moines last night, totally tuckered out from the 2 hour time difference in addition to the fact that clocks turned back an hour this past weekend. It didn’t exactly help that we had to get up at 2:00AM yesterday, in time to drive to the airport and catch an early flight! We’re still dragging abit, but very thankful that we were able to make this trip!
And now, after a wonderful week in BC, back to life in Des Moines……..