I got to kick off my busy season with this lovely little family of 4 in a lovely little hideaway in GR. Let me brag about them a bit. ….
The little girl, that’s Margot, she is the first baby girl to arrive in the Richard/Phyllis DeVries tribe and let me tell you that she is stepping into those moccasins just fine! What is clear to see about her is her determination, independence and her climbing skills. I wouldn’t be surprised if she became a ninja one day, a cute little ninja with master skills.
Then there’s Nelson and next to Hugo & Victor, he is my favorite little toddler around. I get to share all my secrets with him and not only does he understand them but he keeps them to himself. His skills are clear when you put him with his Lego’s, or when you get to watch his love pour out. I think that one day, he’s going to build a beautiful little castle for that sister of his whom he loves SO much.
Lastly, his parents, Ben & Kate DeVries. They recently moved back to GR from Chicago, had another baby and got into a new business… You know, nothing MAJOR, just boring normal stuff here folks. Their faith in God , family and each other gets them through the daily hustle in a most honest & beautiful way. Ben, he makes me feel like I really am his sister and Kate, she listens to all my crazy without judgement and always seems to find some thoughtful & kind advice to give.
Whats best of all is that I get to call them family with an enormous sense of pride. #winning!!
Here’s some snaps from our Saturday morning adventure in Grand Rapids.