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Jul 12, 2022


Documenting all the changes and travel that has occurred in the last 30-days. Rapid-fire. No structure. Run-on sentences, poor grammar and half-thoughts(!) – see below:

Went to Mexico to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. Every year is better. 

My brother and all-time best friend got married over the 4th of July weekend. We flew home to Oregon for the event and spent the long weekend with family. Weddings, especially when they are your family members are such a time of reflection. I don't spend much time looking backward or going through memories from the past. As the best man, I had an opportunity to look back and think about all the things I love most about my brother, our relationship, and what he means to me. It was super special and it was a reminder of how lucky I am to have a best friend like him.

It's wild how you can become so emotionally attached to a structure. Sad to see the bungalow go, but very thankful for all the memories we were able to make there.  

Not touching on this too much. But we had to leave Sonny with family in Oregon so that Steph could have a procedure here in Denver. Everything went well and she is recovering now. But we will need help for the next 6-weeks and so we'll be splitting time in Portland and Denver. Steph is so strong. Being apart from Sonny has been difficult. A feeling of incompleteness is really the only way to describe it. Every part of my day feels off. Steph flies back to Oregon tomorrow to spend the week. I'll be here. 

If anything, the past month has made me realize how nice it is to be around our families. We've been in Colorado for almost 6-years and autonomy and independence are something we both value – but the support and love we've felt the past month have made us realize how much we miss the west coast. There is also something about seeing Sonny with his family that makes us feel more home.