Ernst & Teuntje Zweegman came from the Netherlands in the late 1800's. They homesteaded their dairy north of Lynden in 1901. Their daughter Helena married Arnoldus Blankers in 1905, and in 1911 gave birth to Bertus, Shawn Langley's grandpa. Grandpa Blankers started farming on his own across the fields, and soon married Angeline. Their daughter Joyce married Ken Douma, who later passed away, and had Rachelle, Shawn, and Heidi. Shawn's mom Joyce remarried to Dave Langley, father of Lisa and Susan, and the rest is "history".