Meet one of the most awesome families I know. Not only are they beautiful, they are just as amazing on the inside as they are on the outside. Mom has been my best friend since 4th grade, and I cannot imagine my life without her. Having a friend that is so dear and knows you so well (too well!) is one of life’s sweetest blessings. We made it through grade school together, through Henry David Thoreau in 9th grade English, through boyfriends, through break-ups, through college and now through marriage and motherhood. We took these a few months ago on a wonderfully warm evening, and when I was editing them last night (took me long enough huh?!) I couldn’t help but be swept up in the delicious memories of summer.