This weekend one of our dearest friends Emily came for a visit, which was incredibly wonderful. There is something so comfortable and joyful about a close old friend. A friend that you clean the house for, but not too much. A friend that can tolerate your hormone induced mood swings (and give you a big hug). A friend that you speak truth to and expect the same in return. A friend that it is just so easy to spend time with, it's as if she's part of the family. We spent so much time laughing and chatting and catching up, it was just perfect. And of course made sure to take a nap each and every afternoon.
And as if that weren't enough, we headed out for some gelato and outdoor play on Sunday afternoon, which made a perfect trifecta. The children ate a flavor called lemon ricotta cardamom and loved it, which sort of blew my mind. On Sunday, we let the kids stay up super late, and we went to the pool after Hugo went to bed, and then came home and watched Wallace and Gromit until our eyes closed from sleepiness. It was awesome.