Alida has been my friend for a long time. We were neighbors but we have both since moved. Alida and her husband have the most beautiful home in Raleigh. It is truly amazing. I'm so happy for her, the beautiful life she has built for herself, her amazing family. I think her oldest son has been taller than me since he was 5. Now he towers over all of us. A childhood friend of my son's, it was truly amazing to get to see him as photograph him. Her middle son is so adorable and looks exactly like his gorgeous mom. And then, there is that delicious baby. Did not cry once. And just perfect.