Hello Bravo lovers, I hope you had an incredible holiday weekend with your family. Mine was fantastic. . .just way too much food. No more turkey, mashed potatoes, and pies for this family for a while.
It was such a nice surprise to see that this episode didn’t have much drama and most of it was focused on important things in life. Woo Hoo! this is my kind of housewife party.
I am excited for you to finally meet two of the most important people in my life. My father died when I was seven years old, so my brother Leo and I were raised by our extraordinary single mom, Ans, who dedicated her life to both of us. Our life was extremely humble so at an early age she taught us to work hard with great pride and integrity. Getting out of my little town in Holland to provide for them was one of my greatest accomplishments.
Watching myself goof around with my brother just makes me so happy because no one knows me like that guy does, and even if I don't see him for a year, our banter continues exactly where it left off. People probably perceive me as a bit boring, because I am a little slow in the humor department but it’s just hard for me to get jokes when they’re told in English. I am always the last one to get it. Still today after speaking English for 30 years, I cannot translate all the fun little words I use in my own language -- and boy do I enjoy my sense of humor in Dutch! Nothing better than a good laugh and giggling over a whole bunch of nothing.
Anyway, even though my whole family lives far away in Holland, it has always been a priority for me to keep them part of the most important moments in our family and my personal life. Gigi's graduation and David’s star ceremony were two of them. Unfortunately, my sister-in-law Lisette and my nieces and nephew were stuck in school and unable to join us.
I had never been to a star ceremony celebration but, as you can imagine, we had an incredible day celebrating my husband and his 40 years of accomplishments in the music industry.