Dawson really wanted to go to the zoo for his birthday so we made it happen! We were so happy that grandma and grandpa could come along too. It was a hot day, as you can see from our rosey cheeks. We’re totally wimps when it comes to the heat. I’m not sure how we ever survived a summer in Tucson! Speaking of Tucson, it’s funny how you look back on a place or memory and realize how much you truly loved it, even though at the time it was hard. I’ve thought a lot about our time in Tucson and our life as a military family. The memories are bittersweet but mostly sweet. We grew so much in that short time and learned to love each other so deeply. I’ll always be grateful for that time in our lives.