Russ took Levi on the annual boys' camp-out. This year they brought Levi's cousin, Drake, along and met up with friends for the first day. They traveled around the area to swim in hot springs, fish, and explore. My extended family gathered at the camp ground on the last day for swimming, hiking, s'more making, and reminiscing. My parents took my sisters and me to that same campground every year of our childhood. My heart swells to see Levi stomping around in the water, on the rocks, over the bridge, and up the trail that helped form so many of my fondest memories.
Luke will have fun joining the 'big boys' next year. I look forward to the day when Leif can join them, and I will have a quiet weekend on my own. We will add in a family camping trip within the next year or two.