Finally I am at a computer and able to post some pics and update all of you on our lives. Unfortunately, I just typed up a long post and lost it while saving so now that I’m good and frustrated and don’t want to type anymore. Short version: Mom and Dad VanderKwaak came out from [...]

She has arrived!

We are are proud to annouce the birth of our first child, a daughter, Eden Skylar VanderKwaak. Eden was born on May 3, 2007 at 11:29pm. Weight: 8 lbs, 14 oz Length: 52 cm EDEN: Pleasure / Delight / Paradise (origin: Hebrew); the name of the gardenlike first home of Adam and Eve SKYLAR: Scholar [...]

Her Task is Done

On the last day of 2006, my grandmother (& namesake), Hilda VanderWier (Kooiman, Tichelaar) passed away into Glory. She was a daughter, mother, wife, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and believer. My grandmother was the last of my grandparents to pass away from this earth. Today we laid her body to rest beside her first [...]