A long-awaited trip to France to visit our longtime friends, Bene and Stephane Couture. Stephane was our first au pair and was living with us in Herndon when Andrew was born. We began using email and Skype to keep in touch after the Internet became a usable asset. The couple now has their own pre-teen children and live in Normandy. We spent a week with them in October, one of the most enjoyable times we have ever had. We can't wait to go back!