February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day



This morning marked the end to a ten day visit from some of our closest friends. I wish I could say we spent the whole time sharing our favorite parts of Sicily with them. That was the original plan. But you know what they say about plans, right? The reality is that the ten of us were crammed into very close quarters and actively engaged in a losing battle against a vicious stomach bug. If that's not the true test of a strong friendship, I don't know what is....ten days, six children (ages 4-10), four adults, three bedrooms, shared bathrooms, too many loads of laundry to count and much, too much vomit. But not only did we all survive, we are all still good friends and in some ways closer than we ever imagined possible. This Valentine's Day has us all appreciating the return of good health, strong friendships, and home-made valentines.  Hope you and your loved ones are also having a happy (and vomit-free) Valentine's Day!

6 comments:

likeschocolate said...

I am so sorry that you were all sick while your friends were there. We had that stomach bug over the Christmas holidays and it was very nasty. Just as one person would start to get better another would get sick. It made it's way through the whole family. It sounds like you made the best of it. Happy Valentines Day!

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Emily said...

Sorry the visit didn't go as planned, but I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tara said...

That's a drag - to be sick when friends are visiting.

A memorable visit to be sure and I bet there was plenty of good mixed in to balance out all the sickies.

Happy Valentines...

Juniper said...

Oh what bad timing! Thankfully they were close friends. Sure you will laugh about in years to come.

Alyson and Ford said...

Sorry about the sickness. Love the valentine hearts! Very nice.

Alyzabeth's Mommy