We spent most of the day in LeMars on Friday visiting Austin's grandmas and other family members, including an aunt and cousin from Colorado we don't see very often. We enjoyed a trip to the Wells Blue Bunny ice cream parlor!
One of the most special events for me was a gathering of almost everyone on my mom's side of the family with my Grandpa Vander Kooi at the nursing home. I don't know the last time that many of us have been together. My 93-year-old grandpa has been going downhill as of late, so this was a bittersweet time.
|My mom's family|
|The extended Vander Kooi family minus two cousins with spouses and three great-grandchildren|