I had the fortunate opportunity of spending some time with an old friend on our trip. She and I go all the way back to the second grade. When we see each other, it's just a matter of picking up where we left off, as if time hadn't passed at all. She's like the sister I never had. While in her (absolutely charming) home visiting, she gave me the most beautiful book that I wanted to share with you all today. It's presently sitting on our coffee table.