I knew this day would come. I have been looking forward to it for years. It went off without a hitch. A day at the beach with my two oldest and best friends from childhood and the seven little ones we have collectively produced in the last five year. A surreal moment of memories and reality. Swims to the raft for the first time for the oldest two, an hour at the grocery store for me sorting out what seven children could possible eat in one afternoon, dinner on the deck with all around one table taking in the view and chatty catch ups with friends that are truly family.