After nine months away, the de Jongs headed North to visit our friends, the Vriends. (Fun fact: Vriend means "friend" in Dutch). Joel and Carolyn have a little boy, Noah, who is 3 months younger than Daniel. We have high hopes for the second generation of de Jong/Vriend friendship! It was fun watching the boy interact and compare notes on who is doing what. We had hoped that Noah would teach Daniel how to use a cup, but alas, no luck.