Monday, August 07, 2017

Yonson & Victor come to visit

In August we enjoyed a brief visit from Yonson and a bit of a longer visit from Victor who was preparing to stay with a host family on Vancouver Island for a year of soccer coaching and training.  We all enjoyed Victor's visit and are looking forward to seeing him more during his stay on Vancouver Island.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Canmore & Calgary, AB Family Vacation

After a bit of planning we decided it would be fun to meet the Manitoba family half way and spend a few days together.   Canmore, AB is close to Banff but a lot less busy so we decided to camp together.  Unfortunately we did not know that the mosquitos had also received a very welcoming invitation and after a couple days most of us were so tired of being eaten by these very nasty critters.  We decided to enjoy a little bit of luxury in a hotel in Calgary - the mosquitos definitely didn't get the invitation.  We enjoyed the city and just hanging together in a comfortable hotel.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Alec's Graduation - CCS

Just a few photos from Alec's big day - finally 12th grade graduation has arrived and he could say he's done school (hopefully "for now").

Monday, May 29, 2017

Vancouver Island, BC Getaway

Here's a few pictures of our little vacation on Vancouver Island.  We had never ventured further than the Victoria area so we thought it was time to visit more of this beautiful island.  We went across to Tofino - stunning but definitely much colder than the other side.  Vincent came with us and had the pleasure of taking Franklin with (from school) and journalling about the adventures he had on this beautiful island!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Trip to Friday Harbor - 25th Anniversary Gift

It's probably been the longest between posts ever - but I'm still hanging in there.  My hope is to turn this blog into an album to make up for all of the scrapbooks and albums I haven't put together these last 15 years.

Our kids bought us an overnight stay at a cute little hotel on Friday Harbor to celebrate our 25th anniversary a year late.   (With two weddings and a 25th anniversary party we just really didn't have much time or desire to get away before this anyway)  Orcas Island is one of our favorite places to go to.  We had a very relaxing time - didn't do a lot but just enjoyed the slow pace with the other Island folk.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

2017 Trip to Mexico

Feb. 2017 - Our trip with Ed and Lorraine to Mexico.  We enjoyed amazing sunshine and hot weather, and more great food than we knew what to do with.  A great time of rest and relaxation.  

Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016 was a lot of fun - must have been so much fun we forgot to take photos.  The guys went to a Vancouver Canucks hockey game, the ladies went to the Light of Christmas in Stanwood.  We managed to get a few family photos with both babies.  We also witnessed the baptism of Selena Rose.   We are so thankful for God's faithfulness through the generations!!

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Christmas 2016

We've been counting down to Christmas 2016 - for more than one reason.  Jocelyn and Jan were expecting their first baby the end of November and at Christmas we were excited to have Jake and Lorelle and Emmaline come to visit us!!  So on December 11th, after much waiting and anticipating we got the phone call that Selena Rose VanSabben had arrived.  Although school was cancelled because of snow we managed to drive down to Bellingham to meet this new little grandchild!!  Vincent was a little disappointed to have to stay in the waiting room - but eventually he got to meet this new little one as well!!!

Christmas was a lot of fun with two little ones added to the family.  After a very fun baby shower for Jocelyn we got together for a gift exchange and dinner together.  Later that week the guys went to watch the Canucks play and the girls went to the Lights of Christmas in Warm Beach as well as have a "Old Movie Night" together.   It was fun to be together again!!!

November 2016

November 5, 2016 was my Dad's birthday & my sister & brother-in-law from Indonesia were on a Missions Tour in Canada so we thought it was a good time for me to fly to Ontario.  I was able to attend a fundraiser dinner with them in Orangeville (and visit with several cousins there) as well as attend a birthday get together for my dad.  It was a very nice time - here's the best we could do for a family photo.  What a special time it was to be together with - this time - as very large extended group of family at James & Yosh's place.  Praising God for his faithfulness through the generations!