This family is a gem! Shadi & I started chatting during the last weeks of my pregnancy, she was very encouraging and was praying for me because I was going through a very hard time during the final stretch (sidenote: I need to do post about my pregnancy!). She gave me great advice – she had lots of them because clearly she had already done this 3 times! 🙂 We had our babies meet shortly after I gave birth and for the following couple months we hung out with Shadi and Matt every other day…sometimes everyday! We just clicked. The men bonded over sports and fashion. And we bonded over sleepless nights with the babies & all things motherhood. Oh, and we ALL bonded over food, lots of yummy food! Anyways…our friendship grew rapidly and the Strands became family very quickly. They are so kind, so caring and great parents! We miss them so much since we’ve moved and can’t wait to go back and visit them soon! Umm..they also look like models? Am I right?