Merry Christmas! Once again it's time to update you on our lives and I've been keeping meticulous records this year. It marks my 10th year in Colorado and Shelby's 4th year. We visited 4 different states, rock climbed over 150 pitches, survived 345 days and counting (we're hoping for 365 this year). We purchased 1 dress, 1 suit, 2 rings and are about to celebrate 9 months of marriage. Adding everything up, it's been a pretty good year!
After a quick 6 month engagement, we got married this past March in South Carolina. The ceremony was at the top of a beautiful mountain and we had a great time celebrating with our friends and family. For our honeymoon, we went to Leavenworth Washington. On the way, we discovered the best biscuit sandwich ever and purchased an entire king salmon, which made for a fun week in the mountains with plenty of delicious food.
We spent a lot of time outside this year hiking, biking, fishing and climbing. Some of the highlights were climbing Spearhead in Rocky Mountain National Park, fly-fishing on the Frying Pan River with Shelby's family, backpacking the Lost Creek Wilderness in Colorado, and a climbing trip to Red Rock Canyon in Nevada.
Shelby is enjoying her new job as a school nurse for Denver Public Schools. She always has good stories like the time a kid told her that she should dress up as Darth Vader because it was like she worked in the death star since she has the office where people come to die! I'm still enjoying being an engineer at ITN Energy Systems, but have far less interesting stories about the batteries I work on.
We've been blessed to have another wonderful year together and will report back in 12 months!