A quick tribute to my friend, Nicole. She and her husband were gracious enough to host 10 adults and 10 children at their home in Seattle during our visit. This was no easy task and I fully appreciate all the hard work that went into planning, cleaning, cooking and organizing this event for us. She did not want me to take this picture, as it was the end of the evening and we were all tired. . . .but I think she looks beautiful and I had to include her in this post(notice she is even holding my son--always a huge help). Thanks again, Nicole. . . .I feel so fortunate to call you my friend!!!!