One of the things we were looking forward to most about moving was the ability to see our families and friends at a moment's notice. We would be able to get together for dinner or a day at the beach without planning months in advance and for no reason other than we simply want to see them. If we were lucky, we used to have everyone in the family in the same room once or twice a year and for a holiday or formal occasion. Now that occasion can be as simple as an easy dinner and good drinks and great conversation at our place (or theirs! or anywhere!). To be close to our families is amazing, but to also feel like we can finally be friends too, is the icing (and strawberries and chocolate swirls!) on the tiramisu!!