In January 2005, we placed quality of life at the top of our priorities and made the decision to move to Colorado in the summer. It seems we were debating the pros and cons of Pasadena and Boulder just yesterday – unbelievable how a year can pass so quickly. We hope you enjoy some of our images from 2005.

We couldn’t leave California without a trip to the big island of Hawai’i (February):

[a skink at the botanical gardens]

Record rainfall in March brought a once-in-a-lifetime wildflower bloom in Death Valley and a great display in the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve:

[sunset at the southern end of Death Valley]

[this salt pan was turned into a transient lake – Telescope Peak pre-dawn]

[poppies, goldfields, and lupine, outside of the reserve]

We all celebrated my baby niece’s first birthday in Atlanta:

[Emily and her daddy make a wish]

Having spent quality time with many of our dear friends in Southern California, the saddest part of our move was leaving them.

[Kai, Alex, and Suzanne]

[Kevin, Melinda, Aaron, and Thomas]

On our third trip to Boulder, Colorado we found a wonderful house in a small mountain community: population – 1500, elevation – 8233 feet above sea level. We bought it in the spring!

[Jeremy and Kaweah settle into Colorado living]

After our July 12th move, we spent time exploring our new backyard: the Indian Peaks Wilderness:

[on the way to Blue Lake]

[time for a Scooby Snack near the Continental Divide]

[panoramic of the Rocky Mountains from the summit of Mount Audubon]

…and other nearby playgrounds in Colorado:

[resting on the four-pass loop in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness]

We also met with friends – old and new:

[Fiona dances on the summit of South Arapahoe Peak]

Come September, we visited with family in New Mexico and Colorado:

[my aunt, uncle, and cousin in their New Mexico home]

[Jeremy, his parents, and three crazy black dogs in the San Juans of Colorado]

…and had family visit with us:

[My parents enjoy the golden foliage of the aspen stands in Rocky Mountain National Park]

Autumn was spectacular:

[early color in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness]

[first snow at home]

We took another trip to the South for our niece and nephew fix.

[Ben and his daddy on the porch]

[little Emily is growing up]

Soon after, we welcomed true winter and powder in the Rockies:

[mush! Jeremy gets his nordic legs back in fresh powder]

[one of the many reasons we moved here – a view of the Indian Peaks from Niwot Ridge]

December finds us making good use of the kitchen, getting the tele gear out, loving each day in our new home, and thinking of friends and family.

[holiday truffles to tempt chocoholics]

We wish you the very best for the coming year. Health, Happiness, Good Fortune, and Good Luck.

with love,
Jennifer, Jeremy, and Kaweah

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