Some of you my know the story behind DJ's name. We didn't name him after our biological fathers, grandfathers or other branches of the family tree. Rather, we named him after two friends we respect a lot and consider part of our family.
Daniel: Dan Kennedy, an adopted brother on Jen's side. A married father of 4 kids and a great example what a healthy, Christ-loving family looks like.
Joel: Joel Vriend, an adopted brother on Niels' side. Also a fellow Christian, married and recently became a father for the first time.
Besides being excellent examples of how life is to be lived, they are also extremely good friends and we hope to share many more memories between our families in the years to come.
In order for Daniel Joel not to forget his name-heritage, we reserved a little space in his room to help him remember these two men we hope he'll look up to as role models. (We finally got a picture of him with Dan Kennedy so we were able to update that picture.)