1. Steve holds Mari with her head snuggling his neck. He smiles and gets that blissful-holding-a-baby look.
2. Our daughters' childhood friend has come to visit for the weekend. They have chosen to meet up at our home which is halfway between D.C. and Raleigh. Another of their mutual friends comes over with her family. These four friends have become eleven, including husbands and children.
3. Steve and I escape to our own friends' dinner party. Conversation and laughter keep us out long into the night.