I’m sure that most women would agree that making friends with other women is difficult. Its amazing to me how little kids can decide in an instant that someone is their new best friend and they are heartbroken when it’s time to part, but us “adults” usually take some time to open up to each other. I met Cathy a week after arriving in Kansas City. Our husbands go to the same school and somehow I ended up hosting a small group of med. school wives (as we call ourselves) one evening. Cathy became my friend from the instant she walked in my door and was the savior I needed in this new and “scary” city. (It also helps that my son Haven is destined to be best friends with Nicholas for life and there would be no objections if he married Isabelle.) As my wonderful friend gets ready to move from Kansas City, I knew we had to capture their beautiful family in the spaces they have called home for the last couple of years.