You kids have always been one of my greatest adventures. Every camping trip we have gone on this summer, we plan as a family. We plan our meals together, plan our route together, you kids collect every piece of clothing you may or may not need in anticipation of our getaways. You get to select a favorite book to read, the one stuffed animal you won't be able to sleep without, and your baby blankies to keep you extra warm. I get fun snacks you don’t get to eat very often and any kind of soda your little hearts desire. It’s your escape just as much is it is mine. There is nothing that makes my heart happier than getting outdoors, hiking in mud, watching fish swim in streams, and feeling the warmth of the last of the summer sun on my face. It’s a time for us to unplug. It is more special to me with every trip we go on, because I know the time is coming when you wont be able to live without your friends and WIFI for a whole weekend. Just as much as you are taking in every experience around you, I am just sitting back and taking you all in. The photographs I take of you are some of my most treasured possessions. The memory of experiencing life together will forever be engraved in my heart. You see on our walls what my heart sees always. This moment was very sweet, it was the end of the 4 hour ride to our coveted camp site and you boys were starting to squirm. I said to you “take off your seat belts and look out at the mountains”. That is exactly what you did. And once again I was completely mesmerized by all the beauty there is in this world, especially the beauty right in front of me.