Sunday, February 06, 2011

Things We Take For Granted

I arrived in Mexico City today.  I have not been to a country like this for a long time.  Although I have seen lots of poverty and such in Brasil 26 years ago and India 6 years ago and such, I realized how blessed we are for living in the United States.  As I was driven from the airport to the hotel, I saw lots of poverty and more.  Lines at the hospital just to be able to get in and see a doctor.  45 deep or so it appeared.

We live in a great country and I am so lucky to do so.  My wife and Children are also blessed beyond belief.  I am sure that I will see lots over the next week whilst I am here.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wake Up Johnnie and Start Posting Again - Boyack Reunion Planning

Well It has been almost 13 months since our last post and it is about time I start posting again.  Last night I had a wonderful call with two of my cousins, second cousins me thinks, and we held a debrief on the Boyack Reunion that they planned and hosted in August.  It is my 'clans' turn to host the reunion in 2012.  It is an even year so that means Boyack fun with 200+ cousins.

The Merrill Clan did a great job and now the Wanda Clan gets to do the 2012 reunion.  I am quite excited for this next reunion as lots of ideas danced in my head throughout the night.  You see, Boyacks have been holding reunions for 60+ years, every two years for four days.  It is a time to bring the family together from near and far for a fun filled four days.

The website is being transposed into a Blog thanks to Cousin Dave in Vegas and I encourage you to turn to that page for updates and more about the upcoming reunion.

Our last participation was at the 2006 reunion in Park City just days before Kurt-Erik arrived.  Here is my post from that reunion  There is nothing quite like reunion time.

Love to all and we look forward to 2012