Pickerel Lake hike--Nick and Claire

Family weekend

Here are some pics, even though I didn’t get many, from this past weekend. We had such a great time hosting all of the Kwaaks–everyone traveling from different places– from Denver (Nick and Jess surprised everyone!!), Ontario (Reuben, Heidi, Eden, and Harper counting down to their big biking adventure), DesMoines (Mom, Dad, and Eddye who [...]

Rehearsal dinner in Hartley--small town with a big heart!


Some of my experiences lately include: A trip out to NW Iowa to see my friend from Dordt, Tonja VanBeek, get hitched! It was so wonderful to see old college friends (not that we’re old–it’s just been over 10 years since I’ve been at Dordt–crazy!). Friends flew in from all over the US. I experienced [...]

Snow days!

Snow days!

We’re on snow day #2 over here. In our 11 years of living in Michigan, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much snow dumped on us at one time. My favorite name for this mass blizzard that I’ve heard so far is “Snowpocolypse 2011.” Feels like it! Today is the 2nd day schools are [...]