Friends like Melica are what make my life especially blessed. Add ice cream and popsicles, and you've got bliss.
A new special attribute of our summer life, now that we're back in the US, is that we get to see friends who are coming through DC on their way to various posts. We are super fortunate that Will's Dad lives in Bethesda. In spite of a sea of busy schedules: Melica and Will--and Harlan and Riley and Mia and Emmett--trying to juggle language training and visiting friends and family and the beach; and us Flemings tied to camp, workshops,and trips to our own families, we still managed some amazing moments together . . .
. . . welcoming Baby Emmett in person . . .
. . . visiting one of Melica's favorite parks in Vienna . . .
. . . taking a trip to the zoo . . .
and just hanging out at Chez Fleming!