My precious friend, Amy, is originally from east Texas but has lived in Romania for over 15 years. (She went over as a missionary, met & married a Romanian man, and now lives there to raise their family.) She gets to come back to the US about once a year, and this is the THIRD TIME she's expended the effort & money to come visit *me* while she's in America! That's a big deal. Her husband got to come with Amy & the boys when we lived outside Chicago in December 2009, and she also came down to south Georgia February a year ago (2012). I can't tell you how much it means to have a friend who makes that kind of effort. ♥ ♥ ♥
Poor Amy wasn't feeling the greatest after all their travel, so we amended some grander plans for the weekend and stuck around our town...and, OF COURSE, we still had a joyous time!!!
The kids were all excited to play in our neighborhood water park pool:
And their other highlight: