Just a few days after Urs’s visit in April, the Anastasia family, friends of ours from our old neighborhood arrived for a quick 36 hour visit. They were in London for a family trip and the vacation was unexpectedly extended so they made a quick decision to come to the Netherlands for a visit. We didn’t tell the kids…
We didn’t tell them because their girls are two of Aidan and Liam’s closest friends from home. Especially for Aidan. Aidan and Lindsey have always stayed in touch and even when they’ve gone through the “I’m too shy to actually have a conversation with you until the moment I have to get on a plane despite the fact that we text and email regularly” phase for a few years, they’ve always stayed close.
We had a baseball game that day (surprise!) and Josh and I arranged to get a rental car so that I could head into Amsterdam to pick up our friends. We showed up at our house and had the girls ring the bell. Josh had the boys answer the door and the looks on their faces were priceless. Unfortunately, I wasn’t fast enough with the camera to actually capture that reaction. Like with any visit with this group of friends, we all picked right back up where we left off and it was nice to see Aidan and Lindsey have finally made it past their shy phase.
It’s amazing the stuff you can cover in just 36 hours. We spent a few hours walking around Naarden, took some time wandering around Amsterdam and still had time to go to Keukenhof to see the tulips.
But like our visit with Urs, the best part was getting to have some quality time with our friends and bonus, for the kids to also have time with friends from home (I’m pretty sure this is only the second time kids from home have been to visit). Thanks for visiting Anastasias!!!
Oh and in case you were wondering why it’s called the International Leg Tour – it is all about Rich wearing shorts no matter the time of year. And during their trip, there are several shots of him posing similar to he and Josh above with the “leg” on display!
Knuffels en kussen,