Every year, we try to do a weekend together with our college roommates, Mandi (mine) and Eugene (Piercen's), and Mandi's husband, Matt. This year, however, Eugene was unable to attend, so we did what we could to make him feel included. We may have gone a bit overboard though as at one time there were five Eugene heads on sticks, and it just felt a little creepy.
We had a glorious time boating, walking in the park with Mandi and Matt's new dog, admiring their new house, hanging out at concerts in the park, eating great food, and just generally relishing their company. It's always good to be with family, and these folks are definitely family (you too, Eugene).