The Fourth of July holiday brought my husband's friend, his wife and their baby into town for a visit. Since our kitchen renovation has the house in shambles, we decided at the last minute to stay out at my parents' house in the country. I'm so glad we did! Some other friends stopped by too, so the weekend became this wonderful mix of sharing stories, laughing, eating, swimming, babies, dogs, sunshine and fireworks. It was a truly special time.