Carin and I went to high school together, then she left for Italy and has lived there for the last 20 years. She is married to an Italian and they have three sons together.
Carin returns to Sweden every year as well, but our visits rarely coincide unfortunately. The last time we saw each other was nearly six years ago, when her eldest was only a couple of months old; so quite a bit has happened since then!
We brought some gifts for the boys, since two of them celebrate their birthdays now in the Easter weekend! The Halvan-books, always a hit! Here's Niccolò, who is just about to turn two years on Saturday:
Carin had brought an Italian Easter cake from home, a traditional "Colomba di Pasqua" (= Easter Dove). Mmm, it was delicious!
Carin's brother and his wife also has three boys, so it was quite a feeding frenzy with all those kids around the table!
Here's Theo, Lucas, Alessio and Riccardo:
It was so nice to see Carin again! I really hope it won't be another six years before we will manage to coordinate our Sweden visits again. Some friends are just gold.