Time for an update!
Things are going well for us here in Richmond, though its becoming increasingly obvious to us that we really miss the Shenandoah Valley. Richmond is a fascinating city, filled with vibrant, interesting people. However, we miss the mountains a lot.
This past summer, we spent some time with Josh, Jackie, and their little boy, Parker. Josh and Jackie have family connections to a cabin out in West Virginia. Eli and Parker had a great time interacting and “talking” baby business, and Mel and I enjoyed caching up with friends we had not seen in about a year. It had been an eventful year as well! Both families had relocated from Harrisonburg, had children, and started “grown-up” jobs. Eli also learned about throwing rocks into water, and about how cold mountain creeks could be! Josh and I took a day to climb at Seneca. We spent some time on the Seneca classic Conn’s West (5.4 II). The weather was perfect; low humidity, warm temps, beautiful sunshine. I did manage to tweak my shoulder on the third pitch; truth be told, I still feel that a bit.
Melissa has moved to full time at the small school she teaches at. She primarily teaches 3 and 4 year olds, though she has also been known to spend time in the infant’s class and the older kid’s class. She loves it for the most part, though like every job, there are some parts that are more frustrating than others.
I just got to the halfway point of paramedic school; I’ll be starting the testing process in August. Quite frankly, I’m ready to be done. I’m looking forward to having days off again, instead of working for weeks in a row without a break. I’m also looking forward to being able to spend some time outside again!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words; here are some photos from our family life in the last couple months!
One of my new year’s resolutions is to have more outdoor adventures worthy of blogging. Lately, I haven’t been able to get outside that much, and since this is an outside blog I haven’t been able to write much. Hopefully this will change…
Spring can’t come soon enough!