Toward the end of June,
my family got together for a reunion in the mountains
where we enjoyed a couple of days of
eating good food
having water fights
roasting cinnamon rolls
taking too many pictures
and getting very, very messy.
Camping is always such an exhausting experience for the adults...
but the kids come away with some of the best memories of their lives
and they yearn to repeat it all.
That alone makes it worth the many hours of preparation,
the great deal of clean-up,
the near-sleepless nights,
and the mental energy of constantly counting heads and keeping track of little boys who want to explore.
We are surrounded by such glorious beauty!