Two Miami friends (who also happen to be twin sisters) and their families came to stay with me last weekend. (You know one of them, because we’ve caught up in Rome, Oxford, and Budapest since I moved to Europe.) That meant five adults, a nearly two-year-old, and a four-month-old sleeping in my apartment. Which also meant borrowing two car seats, a pack-n-play, a bouncey seat, and two fans from friends in Vevey. Needless to say, it was a full house. And it was awesome!
The other bonus of the weekend? My Sophomore year roommate was in Geneva for the weekend visiting her husband who was here for work. It was such perfect timing to have four Miamians together in Switzerland!
While there was an excursion each day for my friends, I only got to join them for one. On Saturday, we drove to Nyon and took a 20-minute boat ride across the lake to a tiny, medieval French town called Yvoire. It was full of flowers and oh-so-beautiful! We roamed around and ate a delicious lunch on a terrace near the water before catching the boat back to Switzerland.
After Yvoire, we all came back to Vevey for a BBQ, and (of course) it rained. This confined everyone to the living room and forced us to eat inside. Good thing we were excited to see each other!!
The positive of the crazy storm was a magnificent rainbow! It was so bright!!
Five dinners together, lots of time spent sitting on the terrace, laughter, reading books with my new little friend, and reminiscing was so fun! I know I say this a lot, but I’m so grateful for relationships that span time and distance, and I’m continually grateful for friends who encourage me, challenge me, and speak truth into my life.
These friends also taught me an important lesson during their stay…the afternoon nap is critical for those under the age of two. Who knew?!