“A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.” – Charles Swindoll
“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood: it’s defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other’s backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up on each other.” – Dave Willis
Leslie and Kevin first met each other while at dragonboat practice. Leslie was new in Vancouver and was looking for something to do. A number of people on the team already knew each other from previous years, so they played a joke on Kevin by toying with his Gatorade. When he tried to drink it, he choked on it, and spat some out onto Leslie’s sweater! It’s all about memorable first impressions ;)
In the spring, Kevin planned a long weekend getaway to Whistler Blackcomb. While on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride, Kevin asked, “If I asked you to marry me, would you say yes?”. “I guess so?”, Leslie responded. So, he asked, “If I asked you to marry me without a ring, would you say yes?”. “I guess so?” she said. Then Kevin got down on one knee and surprised Leslie with an engagement ring.