First camping trip of the season. Sunshine instead of rain. New out of state campfire friends with a gaggle of boys. Old camping friends with shoulders to lean on. Footie pajamas and sneakers. Fort-making in the woods. Hikes to majestic waterfalls. The song of a creek. The symphony of the river. Running in national parks. Refreshing dips in glacial waters. Fireside cocktails. Planting seeds in a new garden room. Purging. Tan babies. Barefoot everywhere babies. Toddlers that will always be babies. Blackberry ice cream. Ginger ice cream. Baseball documentaries on the couch with my boys. Perfect thrifted shorts. Making something new. Being filthy. This heat. Summer starting on the right foot. Counting down to a poolside vacation alone with him.