Here is a group shot of a bunch of the Italian crew.
The Carpenters were one of these families. They have two girls about the same age as our boys. Back in Norfolk days none of the kids were in school and we did a ton of playdates, weekend get-to-gethers and kid swapping for date nights. I dug out these pictures to show you how little the kids were the last time they all hung out together.
It was such a treat that they came all the way out to Hawaii to visit us. They are on their way to Italy again (lucky dogs) but made it a priority to come visit so the kids to get reconnected. It has been 3 1/2 years since they saw each other. But they hit it off famously. Now I do believe we need to return the favor and go visit them in Italy…don't you agree?????
They were adventurous enough to try Ethiopian food with us at our new favorite restaurant. There was some serious jet lag in this picture.
On Memorial day we went on a family bike ride around Ford Island to visit the historic sites(I think we might have too many bikes as we had enough extras that we only had to borrow one more and all 8 of us could ride). Here at the Utah.