The main focus for our trip out this year was a family reunion and celebrating Grandpa and Grandma Kooi's anniversary early (they married in December but let's face it: travel to Iowa in December is difficult!) as well as Grandma's birthday. We also wanted to see all the Kool Koois who don't live near us, which is most of the Kooi clan.
First we went to the home where they live and put on a little program for their friends who live there also.
Next up: We went to a park with The Coolest Shelter House I've Ever Seen and enjoyed great fellowship and fun games. I think altogether we had around 70 people come!
Things got a little goofy, what with chatter about those who couldn't be with us in person...it seems a few people who didn't plan to come showed up anyway!
These were a few of the entries for the photo scavenger hunt we played. There were some creative groups!
Sunday morning we worshiped together at Ireton CRC. What a wonderful way to end our family reunion trip, giving praise to our Lord for the blessings he has given our family over the many years.
Four Generations of Kooi men
We even snuck a quick picture in with G&G before they left to go back home.
I just had to add this "one more" picture of cousins.