Bree's Bucket List Pictures
Step 1 - Get Out The Door! (June 2011 - Picture in the orange blouse)
It was only a quick run to a gas station to fill up the tank while on vacation in central Colorado, but it was one of the toughest doors I've opened in my life.
Step 2 - Go Overseas (November 2012 - Picture at the British Museum, London)
I was lucky enough to have my job send me to England for a week and since it was my second trip there, I had just enough confidence to bring Bree along for the ride. I shopped, visited castles, rode the tube, and toured London all while having an amazing experience.
Step 3 - Really Learn Makeup (December 2012 - Picture in the Silver Blouse)
I went to M·A·C and had them teach me how to do my makeup better. They did one side of my face and I repeated it on the other. Getting into the store in the middle of the mall without wearing any makeup other than beard cover was nerve-wracking! I still use almost everything I learned there whenever I go out.
Step 4 - Climb a Mountain (July 2013 - Picture Atop 14,036 ft Mt Sherman)
My alter ego had developed quite the passion for hiking 14ers while I lived in Colorado and Bree was dying to go. I made quite the adventure out of it with camping and climbing. What a view and what a rush!
Step 5 - To the Theatre! (April 2014 - Picture outside the Buell Theatre, Denver)
I'd been to a small and casual theatre with some friends before this, but this was the main attraction. A great friend was in from out of town and we went to see Rock of Ages. The show was fantastic and we had the time of our lives!
Step 6 - Out with Mom (July 2014 - Picture at the Mall of America)
This is otherwise known as "You can go home again." In the middle of my family's move from Denver to DC, I had a rare occasion to spend a few days at my childhood home while my wife and kids were at her parent's cabin. My mom had known about Bree for about eight months and we took the opportunity for a day of shopping at the Mall of America (where I worked during college). Mom bought me a few things and we had a wonderful day.
Who knows where I'll go, but I've been awfully fortunate to be where I've been and where I'm at. There are plenty of great opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime events here in DC and we'll just have to see what I can take advantage of!
Wearing Light in the Box.
Wife and husband dressed up to attend husband’s company Christmas party. (Wow!)