Fires, downed trees, hotel rooms that were too small. Tight spaces both physical and in my mind. Stretch, breathe, watch John emerge while Sam inhales the world. And my babies turn four. Unexpected gifts: an extended stay with family, the warmth of that embrace. How my boys dealt with so much upheaval and yet are sleeping through the night. Amazing. The work continues on our house: the roof is up, the siding almost done, and I get to pick brand new colors for every room. But I’m ready for the crispness of Fall.