A photo from the past week; a visual gratitude journal, of sorts. If you have a blog and want to play along at home, please share by linking to your photo in the comments!

Real friends are the ones you can nap with.

An old friend (somewhat traumatized, we calculated that we have known each other for 15 years) came to visit this week, along with her two awesome kids.

We did all that great touristy stuff…but we also just really enjoyed hanging out at our house and doing nothing.

When all the excitement and entertainment fades away, can you truly relax and just be your authentic self? Those are the people you need to hold tight to.