March 26, 2009





Finally, the Colorado winter we’ve been anticipating.


March 16, 2009

This week our friend Rich and his dog Lucy drove from Kentucky to Colorado and arrived at our doorstep like this:


He said people stopped him along the way to gawk and take photos.  I’m sure I would have.  When I saw him in front of our apartment I gawked.  And laughed and only resisted the urge to take photos because it was dark.

The next morning he and Lucy moved into our second bedroom.  

Rich has been around a while.  He and Josh went to college together and worked at a boys wilderness camp together over the summers.  


I met Rich on my second date with Josh back in 2005.  Rich cooked for us.  And later that year Rich was in our wedding.  He helped produce memorable and romantic photos like this:

and this:

Since then Rich has traveled and moved around the country.  As have we.  Our paths crossed once again last spring in Colorado before Josh and I left to travel and wander the world for a few months.  


He helped us move everything into the storage space and introduced us to Colorado living.  Rich loves Colorado.  

And now, after a short-lived moved back east, he’s back west.  Something about the sunshine.  Elevation.  Mountains.  We understand completely.  

So this week, once again, we found ourselves moving things into a storage space with Rich.  We’ve cleaned out our second bedroom and he’s taken residence.  We’re glad for the company.  And Rich’s cooking.  Handy-man-ness.  Outgoing personality.  Love of the outdoors.  We’re all looking forward to the challenge, the growth and learning about living in community.

And his dog, Lucy, isn’t too bad either.