As you know, Honeydew and I celebrated our wedding anniversary on Monday.

Last year, we climbed Chief Mountain — with permission — to celebrate our love for one another.

We ate wedding cake at the top and left an offering honoring our dear friend, Lil Bob Burns, another good man who died too young.

We read our vows to one another and wondered what the coming year would bring.

Well, it brought a beautiful baby, and a c-section that prevented me from being able to climb mighty Chief again this year.  And so we drove to Chief’s base, and toasted each other, our business, our baby, and Lil Bob.

I like this new tradition.  I love Chief Mountain.  I thank those who gave us the permission to go there, and to be in the presence of something greater than there are words for, just like love.

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