Truly wonderful dinner with friends

What a wonderfully fun and special night. I am telling you, you're with good friends when your house looks like a warzone, you have no idea when you last brushed your teeth, everything is loud and crazy, but ultimately, everyone has fun, no one cares and each person feels happy and sated when all is said and done. The kids enjoy each other's company so much that they literally disappear for the whole night except when they emerge at regular intervals for feeding. I can definitely handle that! It's also nice when the food is tops as it was this evening. Mmm! Grilled bread with thyme pesto and lemon cream, coccoli with a taleggio/asiago melt and prosciutto, and the recently discussed soupe à l'oignon from Ali-Bab. Scrumptious! Fun! Happy!