Our Friends

Before we met, we each had a big circle of friends, who have now become an important part of our life together...
Marco and Barbara have known each other since they were 15...Amir is very fond of her! Barbara's daughter, Bianca became a good friend of Anna's...
Marco sees his high school friends each time he's in Italy!
In 2015, Marco's friends organized a big party for Anna's first birthday, which we celebrated in Italy...They made Anna a huge cake...Can you find Anna in the picture where we all sit at the table?
Patricia was the best friend of Marco's mother...she has a beautiful dog, whom Anna is in love with...
All the friends of Marco's late mother wanted to see Anna when we went to Italy...we had an ice cream party!
Hannah and Nati are the kids of Luigia, one of Marco's best friends...they were adopted from Ethiopia...they were thrilled to show Anna around in Florence...
Sherif is Amir's best friend, they grew up together...he now lives in Minneapolis and has two children, Maddie and Will...they came to meet Anna for her baptism...
Shelley is Amir's colleague and good friend...she is very close to Anna, who calls her Shaya...here, Pam and Shelley take Anna out for an ice cream.
Pam was Amir's professor in college...they are now best friends...we asked her to be Anna's GodGrandmother...she is from New Orleans.
Biesan and Amir have been best friends since 2002....Alina is a colleague of Amir's, she was one of the first people to take Anna out!
Blaine was Marco's first friend when he moved to the US...he and Amir enjoy a good laugh! He is from Bakersfield, CA.
Amir met Lia in college...She was adopted from Korea...Amir talks to her a lot to understand what being an adopted child means.
Biesan's husband Joseph loves to play Scrabble with Marco.
Ferruccio, Paola and Ana (with one N!) are Marco's best friends in the US.
Ana and Paola are Anna's Godmothers...here we are taking a picture in our living room...Bassem and Sherif, Amir's childhood friends, are the Godfathers...
Marco is very fond of Bassem's son, Danny!
Ananya, Mariette, and Fran are Amir's colleagues and good friends...Ananya and Amir went to Honolulu!