I have been fortunate to have had many travel and outdoor adventures so far in my life. I look forward to each adventure for the places they take me, the things I see, and the opportunity to share time with friends and the people I meet along the way. As much as they have enriched my life, in some ways traveling, climbing, and even photography can be selfish pursuits. Planning a new adventure always brings excitement tinged with uncertainty and fear of the unknown. I am proud to say that I am beginning one the biggest adventures that one can have in life, and I’m not even leaving home. I enter it with the same mix of emotions, excitement tempered by uncertainty and the fear of what may lay ahead. I know that it will be hard at times, like anything else worth doing, but there is no growth in life without challenge. This one is not about me. The journey: fatherhood.
We recently welcomed our first child into the world, a boy named Cedar. I will spare you the birth photos but will not hold back on some newborn baby photos. The following were taken at 6 days old. He is quite handsome if I do say so myself.